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  1. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  2. Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities in gold and diamonds.
  3. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Futures

    There are at least four factors that affect change in futures prices, including risk free-interest rates, particularly in ...
  4. What Are The Advantages Of Not Adopting The Euro?

    European Union countries that do not use the euro have a few advantages over eurozone countries. Investopedia explores how.
  5. When And How To Tackle Earnings Reports

    Trading earnings news for consistent profits requires considerable discipline and patience.
  6. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  7. Top 3 High Yield Stocks with Growth Potential

    High yield and growth potential don't often go hand in hand, except when it comes to these three stocks.
  8. How India Makes Money

    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  9. How Lack Of Leadership Is Making Things Worse In Europe

    Lack of effective leadership is impeding the resolution of economic crisis in Europe.
  10. How Oil Will React To A Revolution In Venezuela

    The downward trend of the price of oil over the past year is having devastating consequences for the Venezuelan economy, ...
  11. Why 2015 Does Not Look Like Y2K

    The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record last week, as a broader rally in stocks helped nudge it past ...
  12. How To Play Potential Market Opportunities In 2Q?

    The first quarter played out as expected, but there were a few surprises, including a strengthening dollar and how far interest ...
  13. Auto Insurance: Paying By The Mile Vs. Monthly

    Would you benefit if you bought your auto insurance by the mile instead of simply paying a flat monthly premium?
  14. An Introduction To Trading Silver Futures

    Silver Futures are becoming popular trading instruments. Here is a primer on how to trade them.
  15. How Auto Insurance By The Mile Works

    If you don't drive much, would auto insurance cost less if you paid by the mile? Consumers in some states are finding out.
  16. Putin Says Russian Economy Healing - Is He Right?

    Putin claims the Russian economy has turned the corner. Is he right or is it just the oil price?
  17. American Airlines & US Airways Merger: It Matters!

    While the two airlines' merger creates a new giant in the industry and reduces choice for consumers and employees, investors ...
  18. Can Tradier's Brokerage API Replace Traditional Brokers?

    Tradier, an up-and-coming brokerage firm that’s carving a niche for itself as the world’s “first brokerage API company,” ...
  19. How Big Data Has Changed Insurance

    No longer confined to technology, big data has become integral to providing solutions to the insurance industry's long standing ...
  20. Due Diligence Tips for Investing in Alternatives

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  21. Top Foreign Debt ETFs & Funds for Diversification

    Foreign fixed income options for investors seeking capital preservation and diversification
  22. The 5 Industries Driving the U.S Economy

    Jobs are being created by the millions, wage growth is picking up and foreign trade is only 30% of the nation’s GDP.
  23. Africa's Rapid Tech Advancement Drawing Investors

    The rapid adoption of technology, and the proliferation of startups, in Africa have created excellent investment opportunities.
  24. How the UK Makes Money

    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  25. How Low Can Oil Prices Go?

    Record low oil prices are a welcome development for consumers, but oil companies are struggling with choosing market share ...
  26. Take Note Of Key Trends That Are Gaining Momentum

    Technology is on the rise and rapidly evolving. Prospective tech investors need to pay attention to trends and which sectors ...
  27. How to Invest in the Shanghai Composite Index

    If you want access to China's A-Share market, this is how to do it.
  28. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now?

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  29. Top 4 High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  30. How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  31. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  32. How Big Data Has Changed Healthcare

    Like many other industries, healthcare has adapted to data analytics not only for its financial returns but also improving ...
  33. How China Makes Money

    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  34. How To Outperform Warren Buffett Using Market Simulators

    That moment when you realize you just booked $108 million dollars in less than an hour: it puts butterflies in your stomach.
  35. Best Websites For Big Pharma Jobs

    If the big numbers (jobs, career options, locations) of big pharma are pulling you toward that industry, here's how to find ...
  36. SEC-Regulated Options Brokers

    Investopedia provides a List Of SEC-Regulated Options Brokers
  37. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  38. Will The US Economy Rebound In The 2nd Quarter?

    Most investors know that U.S. 1st quarter growth numbers aren’t pretty. Economic statistics have been missing expectations ...
  39. The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off ...
  40. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  41. The Funds Keep Flowing Into Indian Tech Startups

    Investors are increasingly turning their attention to Indian tech startup companies. Billions of dollars are flowing into ...
  42. How The GDP Of The US Is Calculated

    The US GDP may not be a perfect economic measure, but the ability to compare it to prior periods and other countries makes ...
  43. Will Tesla Cars Ever Be Affordable?

    Tesla cars are highly sought after, but also command a very high price tag.
  44. What Are The Best Mobile Banking Apps?

    As a society we expect to have 24/7 access to everything in our lives, our bank accounts included.
  45. Weak Oil, Sanctions' Bite, Mean Misery for Russia

    Low oil prices, coupled with crippling sanctions, will mean Russia will suffer declining growth and vicious inflation for ...
  46. One Silver Lining Of Slower Global Growth

    Stocks struggled last week amid more evidence out of the world’s largest economies that global economic growth isn’t accelerating ...
  47. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  48. How to Pick the Best Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks can make you rich, but you have to be patient.
  49. 5 Gold Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Five dividend paying gold stocks to put on your watch list.
  50. For Now, a Future Without Putin Seems Unlikely

    Putin's actions have alienated the West and led to harsh economic sanctions against his country, but his favorability remains ...
  51. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  52. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  53. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  54. Fundamentals Of How Canada Makes Its Money

    In terms of industry, Canada is best known for oil and gas production, but the second largest country in the world has quite ...
  55. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  56. How To Profit From Solar Energy

    Once regarded as too expensive and inefficient, solar energy is now becoming a more viable option for consumers and businesses ...
  57. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  58. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  59. Is Organic Really Worth The Extra Money?

    It's the shopping decision that seems to pit thrift against family health. Find out when buying "organic" matters most.
  60. How To Trade Orange Juice Options

    How do orange juice options work and which factors determine the orange juice valuations? Here's a sneak peak into the world ...
  61. 4 Quality Dividend Stocks You Need to Consider

    Looking for quality stocks that also pay dividends? Consider these four.
  62. Top 6 Gas Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    A look at the top 6 dividend paying gas stocks.
  63. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  64. New Battery Technology Investment Opportunities

    With the advent of mobile computing and electric cars, the importance of batteries for electrical power will continue to ...
  65. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  66. 10 Must-Know Questions To Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps to talk to the seller.
  67. Getting To Grips With Energy Markets

    The wholesale energy market is quite different from traditional financial markets and potential trader need to thoroughly ...
  68. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  69. Are These the Top Monthly Dividend Stocks?

    Interested in monthly dividends? Here are two stocks to watch.
  70. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  71. An Introduction To Trading Forex Futures

    We explain what forex futures are, where they are traded, and the tools you need to successfully trade these derivatives. ...
  72. Will “Internet-Only” Banks Change Chinese Banking?

    Private players offering internet-only banking services to a large section of China's population must overcome some challenges ...
  73. U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing ...
  74. Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first ...
  75. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  76. The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting ...
  77. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  78. Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?
  79. Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  80. Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition ...
  81. When To Expect Fed Liftoff Now

    “When will the Fed raise interest rates?” That has been the question of many investors since the Fed indicated it was prepared ...
  82. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  83. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  84. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  85. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  86. Is Germany Carrying The European Economy?

    Germany has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for the European Union and for good reason.
  87. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  88. Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  89. How Long Can Gas Stay Cheap?

    The current gas prices means a lot for the economy and our pockets. Let's explore how long we can expect gas prices to be ...
  90. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  91. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  92. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  93. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  94. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  95. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  96. Healthcare Stocks: A Prescription for More Gains?

    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  97. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  98. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  99. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  100. Is It Worth Buying A Second Home To Rent?

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
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