Markets Articles

  1. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  2. The Benefits Of An Investment Club

    Don't want to be a passive investor? Discover how investment clubs allow you to take control of your portfolio.
  3. Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation For Real Returns

    Inflation-protected securities are part of the equation, but they're not a perfect solution.
  4. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  5. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Federal Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce debt, and throughout history some of them have actually worked.
  6. Trade Forex With A Directional Strategy

    Opening long or short positions to cash in on a trend is one of the simplest ways to trade forex.
  7. 5 Places With Good Jobs And Cheap Housing

    Having a great job without affordable housing (or vice versa) can be a real headache. These cities offer both.
  8. Government Subsidies For Business

    Many industries rely on government assistance in both good times and bad. What are the benefits of these programs, and how do they impact the consumer?
  9. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  10. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your portfolio.
  11. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  12. Renting In The Most Expensive Cities: What You Get

    With New York City not even making the top 10, you'll be surprised to learn what cities have the most expensive rent.
  13. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  14. The Strategic Oil Reserves Explained

    Strategic oil reserves are one of the least known and least understood national security measures in the United States.
  15. 5 Reasons You Should Care About Greece

    The country is in trouble, but how does that affect your portfolio?
  16. Potholes In The Golden BRIC Road

    The BRIC countries offer amazing opportunities for growth and investment success, but investors should not overlook the significant challenges that lie beneath.
  17. China's Real Estate Bubble

    Major cracks are beginning to surface within the Chinese real estate market.
  18. 5 Signs We're Already In A Double-Dip Recession

    Is the United States still in recovery or has the economy relapsed?
  19. A Primer On Private Equity

    Private equity investing is becoming more accessible for individual investors; find out how you can get involved.
  20. Taking Another Look At Auto Stocks

    The automotive manufacturers in the U.S. may be on their way to recovery.
  21. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  22. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know.
  23. Why High Oil Prices Are Good For The Environment

    High gas prices may be a frustrating side effect of the nation's oil crisis, but there's actually an upside to sticker shock at the pump - it's good for the environment.
  24. 5 Economies That Have Been Downgraded This Year

    Several countries have seen the rating agencies downgrade their debt this year.
  25. Get Active In Your Bond Portfolio

    Find out why being a couch potato with your bonds actually could be mashing your results.
  26. Pros And Cons Of Offshore Investing

    Tax loopholes are shrinking, but there are still plenty of viable prospects. Get the big picture.
  27. The Currency Board: Understanding The Government's Bank

    Currency board, central bank - what's the difference? Find out more about this little-known monetary authority.
  28. 3 Ways Price Momentum Can Burn Your Portfolio

    Momentum traders are always trying to ride the herd. In these three situations, however, they may end up getting trampled.
  29. 5 Factors That Could Send The United States Economy Into A Double-Dip Recession

    A decline in consumer confidence and stock market correction could be enough to sink the economy again.
  30. What We Can Learn From 2011 Tech Leaders

    With the rapid achievements that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google have realized, many lessons can be learned about what makes a business successful.
  31. 5 Reasons To Fear The Stock Market

    Is the stock market a place to make money or is it a financial wolf in sheep's clothing?
  32. How Gold Affects Currencies

    There is a strong correlation between gold's value and the strength of currencies trading on foreign exchanges.
  33. The Australian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    With its unique relationship to the Japanese yen, the AUD is an important currency for FX traders.
  34. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  35. The Canadian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Canada is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the U.S. dollar, making it more important in the forex market.
  36. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  37. The Euro: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out the reports and events that determine the euro's worth, and how we can predict movements in its valuation.
  38. Newlyweds: 5 Money Matters For A Recession-Era Marriage

    Follow these five tips to have a financially - and emotionally - healthy marriage.
  39. A New World For Bond Investors

    The bond market has seen numerous shocks in a short period of time. What will the aftermath look like?
  40. Hedging With Currency Swaps

    The wrong currency movement can crush positive portfolio returns. Find out how to hedge against it.
  41. Accounting For Intercorporate Investments

    Understanding these investments is key to determining the value and future prospects of any business.
  42. Top 5 Most Stable Stocks

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  43. The Gas Price Rollercoaster

    Gas prices in the United States continue to fluctuate, but they are slowly dropping.
  44. An In-Depth Look At The Swap Market

    The swap market plays an important role in the global financial marketplace; find out what you need to know about it.
  45. The U.S. Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    The U.S. dollar is by far the most significant currency in the global market. Find out what you need to know if you want to trade it.
  46. Choosing Between The Suburbs And The City

    The location in which you decide to live can deeply influence your well-being, so choose wisely!
  47. 5 Reasons Not To Fear The Stock Market

    Fear of stocks is running high again, and that often means it's a good time to get into the market.
  48. 6 Steps To Successfully Switching Financial Careers

    Save time and money by following these tips to a smooth career transition.
  49. Intro To The Cattle Crush

    The cattle crush makes it possible to utilize hedging opportunities as a risk management technique.
  50. New Technology: Pay Without Your Wallet

    Google Wallet and smartphone app Card Case are making your purse or pocket that much lighter.
  51. 5 Investors Who Move The Market

    These big names have a profound effect on the trading world.
  52. Top Portfolio Protection Strategies For 2011

    With fears over market volatility still at the tops of our heads, these strategies may be your best options for success.
  53. 5 Catastrophes And The Stocks They Hurt

    Earthquakes, tsunami, outbreaks, snow storms etc. Which stocks suffered in particular for each disaster?
  54. Is Your Investment Strategy Going Extinct?

    Investors need to be aware that time moves on and often leaves trendy investing techniques in the dustbin.
  55. Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  56. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the effort of short-term options trading.
  57. How Equities Affect The FX Market

    We look at how you can predict a currency movement by studying the stock market.
  58. 6 Reasons Gold Could Go Higher

    Gold seems to be everywhere, but will it really deliver the way analysts are predicting?
  59. The Forex Greeks And Strategies

    We look at the different kinds of Greeks and how they can improve your forex trading.
  60. Why You Should Not Invest In Gold In 2011

    Though gold has seen impressive growth in the last five years, this may not be the best time to jump in.
  61. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  62. Forex: Trading The U.S. Nonfarm Payroll Report

    The U.S. nonfarm payrolls will always serve as an important piece of news for the currency investor and trader.
  63. The Risks Of Sovereign Bonds

    Sovereign debt can play an important role in providing international diversification to individual investors.
  64. How Global Events Affect The Forex Market

    Learn how politics, war and natural disasters move the forex market, and how you should respond.
  65. Buying Stocks When The Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but when it is used carelessly, it can amount to throwing money away.
  66. Strategies For Part-Time Forex Traders

    We present some ways that you can still profit in forex, even with an inconsistent trading schedule.
  67. Is Silver The New Gold?

    With silver on the move, gold could quickly become yesterday's news.
  68. Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?

    Fortunately, high gas prices are not inevitable. Here are some events that would help reduce the cost of oil.
  69. The Basics Of Covered Calls

    Learn how this simple options contract can work for you, even when your stock isn't.
  70. How Eurozone Debt Benefits Americans

    The European debt crisis has prompted investments that can benefit American economic recovery - and even boost our savings.
  71. FX Exit Strategies: Keeping Your Profits

    There are several useful methods for exiting a position, all which are easy to execute and can be implemented into a trading plan.
  72. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  73. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by without any more borrowing. We'll look at the issues at stake.
  74. QE2: The End Is Near

    With the end of a major easing program in sight, there is great uncertainty about what will happen to the financial markets and larger economy.
  75. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  76. Do Small Investors Move The Market?

    As trading technology improves access, individual investors may have more of a say in the direction of the market.
  77. Country Risk: What Happens When A President Dies?

    The sudden death of a country's leader can have dramatic and far-reaching effects on both domestic and world economies.
  78. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  79. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  80. The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    Every currency has specific features that affect its underlying value and price movements in the forex market.
  81. Using The ISM Manufacturing Index To Find Forex Trends

    Learn the details behind the ISM Manufacturing Index and how you can use this data to find trends in the foreign exchange market.
  82. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  83. 5 Signs Gold Has Peaked

    Although many investors are still bullish on gold, there are indications that the run up is approaching its end.
  84. The Stages Of A Forex Trend

    Learn how to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  85. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  86. How Rising Gas Prices Affect Consumer Decisions

    Find out the major ways consumers have adjusted their spending to compensate for the ever-increasing costs of fuel.
  87. An Introduction To Real Estate Futures

    These futures are intended for institutional use, but retail investors looking to speculate on prices can benefit as well.
  88. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  89. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  90. 9 Cars That Can Rebuild The American Auto Industry

    These top offerings are helping to rejuvenate Detroit's lagging auto sales, and the overall economy.
  91. 5 Economic Reports That Affect The Euro

    There are hundreds of reports affecting the FX market. Find out which ones are the most relevant for traders.
  92. 5 Reports That Affect The U.S. Dollar

    These five reports provide short- and long-term insight into the valuation of the U.S. dollar.
  93. 5 Big Companies' Biggest Blunders

    These companies were once at the top of their leagues, but have since fallen to near-obscurity.
  94. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  95. The Pros And Cons Of Trading Forex In An Overseas Account

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 could impact whether overseas accounts benefit FX investors.
  96. Take A Tour Of The Futures Trading Pit

    Discover why controlled chaos can mean an exciting investment experience for you.
  97. Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex market.
  98. Tiger Trading: Long-Term Charts For Short-Term Currency Trades

    Stock traders can add currencies to their portfolios by using this patient investing strategy.
  99. Should You Buy Gold To Hedge Against U.S. Debt?

    Given America's debt situation and the current economic climate, piling into gold might seem like a no-brainer. But it isn't quite that simple.
  100. 7 Companies Affected By Rising Gas Prices

    Higher gas prices don't just hit us at the pumps - these industries also feel the ripples.
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