Markets Articles

  1. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  2. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  3. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  4. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  5. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  6. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  7. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  8. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to ...
  9. Bank Of America's Return To Profitability

    The problems for the bank are legion. To add this to your portfolio, please proceed with caution.
  10. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  11. Sprint's Tax Problems And Investment Risk

    Sprint's recent tax issues are a reminder for investors to consider corporate taxes as a risk factor in their stock.
  12. International Financial Reporting Standards

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  13. Should You Care That Samsung Doesn't Need U.S. Investors?

    Many international companies see no need to have fully-listed shares trading on U.S. exchanges.
  14. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  15. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  16. Meet The Next World Bank President

    The World Bank is essential for the fight against global poverty. Learn about the man next slated for the job.
  17. The Most Counterfeit-Proof Currencies

    The IACA awards provide some of the best insight into the currencies that are proving the most difficult to fake.
  18. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  19. 5 Ways To Spot Counterfeit Bills

    The black marker isn't the only way to spot a fake.
  20. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  21. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  22. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  23. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  24. Did Facebook Overpay For Instagram?

    Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Find out if it's worth the price.
  25. Translating "Fed Speak" Into Plain English

    Confused by the Fed's lingo? Find out what it can tell you and learn how to decipher it.
  26. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  27. Play Foreign Currencies Against The U.S. Dollar And Win

    Don't panic when the dollar drops. Learn to exploit the greenback's decline and profit from it.
  28. Explaining RBC's Wash Trade Accusations

    On April 2, U.S. regulators accused RBC of operating a wash trading scheme. Find out what this means.
  29. The Economy Gets A Boost

    Increased cosumer spending is helping the economy recover.
  30. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Buying a stock can be much easier than deciding when to sell it. Learn when it might be time to sell.
  31. Apple Passes Google's Stock Price

    As Apple surpasses another milestone, discover what the price means for this company.
  32. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  33. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  34. A Look At Apple's Share Buyback And Dividend

    Steve Jobs wouldn't be happy with the recent news out of Apple. Find out what to expect of Apple's dividend.
  35. A Newbie's Guide To Reading An Options Chain

    Learning to understand the language of options chains will help you become a more informed trader.
  36. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  37. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  38. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  39. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  40. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection. ...
  41. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  42. What Does Your Mutual Fund Say About You?

    How your fund votes on proxy issues will reveal whether it's acting in your best interest and according to your beliefs. ...
  43. The Basics Of Currency Trading

    Trading in the currency market isn't easy. We tell you what you need to know before starting.
  44. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  45. Problems Loom For The Chinese Economy

    In 2010 China became the world's second largest economy, yet some analysts see problems ahead. Find out why.
  46. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

    According to a survey published by Barclays Capital, these commodities should do well in 2012.
  47. No Wonder Companies Don't Want To Go Public Anymore

    There has been a dearth of IPOs in recent years, yet it seems like small companies aren't going public anymore. Find out ...
  48. The Basics Of Investing In Foreign Government Bonds

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  49. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  50. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  51. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  52. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  53. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  54. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  55. The Mystery Behind SNC-Lavalin's CEO Resignation

    The recent crisis surrounding Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has caused shareholders, employees and managers ...
  56. A Primer On Coal

    With the right knowledge, investors can better understand coal and gain exposure with the investment vehicles available. ...
  57. U.S. Government Cracks Down On Insider Trading

    The FBI is taking an interest in some shady dealings in the upper echelon.
  58. The Relationship Between The Dow And American Identity

    We look at the history of the DJIA and try to understand its importance in the U.S.
  59. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  60. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  61. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  62. Series 63, Series 65 Or Series 66?

    When joining the world of investment professionals, you must take the right exams.
  63. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  64. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  65. A Look Inside The Yelp IPO

    Yelp faces challenges now that it's had its IPO. Learn about this company's history and where it's headed.
  66. Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  67. Naked Call Writing: A Risky Options Strategy

    Learn about this aggressive trading strategy to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  68. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  69. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  70. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  71. The Fed's Stress Test On Banks

    The Fed announced the results of its test to see which banks could put the entire financial system at risk.
  72. Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  73. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  74. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  75. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  76. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  77. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  78. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company. ...
  79. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  80. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  81. Examining Republican Candidate Portfolios

    We summarize and examine what has been revealed about Republican candidate investing styles.
  82. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed ...
  83. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  84. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  85. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  86. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  87. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  88. 5 Careers That Are Disappearing

    Understanding labor trends can help college students decide on majors and businesses choose strategic direction.
  89. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  90. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  91. What Happened At MF Global?

    The story of MF Global is a telling example of a collapse with unfortunate ongoing consequences.
  92. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  93. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  94. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  95. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  96. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  97. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  98. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  99. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  100. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
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