Markets Articles

  1. Predict Inflation With The Producer Price Index

    Find out how the PPI can be used to gauge the overall health of the economy.
  2. Is The Gold Pain Over?

    After falling more than 13%, gold has staged a rebound but is that for fundamental reasons or the work of value investors? Will gold reward investors who didn't give up or is there more pain ahead?
  3. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  4. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting facts.
  5. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate among investors. The question remains: Is there anything to it?
  6. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  7. Uncovering Oil And Gas Futures

    Find out how to stay on top of data reports that could cause volatility in oil and gas markets.
  8. The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  9. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  10. Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And After-Hours Trading Sessions

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can access opportunities and hedge against risk outside regular trading hours.
  11. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  12. Leading Economic Indicators Predict Market Trends

    Leading indicators help investors to predict and react to where the market is headed.
  13. Introduction To The Continuing Claims Report

    This weekly economic release contains important information concerning unemployment levels and insurance.
  14. Trading Forex Trends With MACD And Moving Averages

    Although based on short-term trading, keeping the long-term picture in mind will help investors trade with the trend.
  15. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash amount instead of investing it in other assets. This is because having cash on hand gives an investor the flexibility to acquire an asset or assets at bargain prices when the opportunity arises, such as during periods of uncertainty when cash is king.
  16. Lessons Learned From the Banking Crisis

    There are lessons to be learned on how to handle severe financial downturns, and while the Fed is learning, politicians may not be.
  17. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

    When a government tightens its belt in tough economic times the entire nation feels the squeeze.
  18. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general course of action against such activity. This article provides basic information about the Williams Act, the use of company stock with differential voting rights, ESOPs as a defense mechanism, poison pill strategies, white knight investor alternatives, and greenmail as an alternative to blackmail.
  19. What Is Wrong With Gold?

    Despite its historic and symbolic appeal, this metal is simply a commodity. Here we explore its meaning as an investment.
  20. Becoming A Registered Investment Advisor

    To become a registered investment advisor requires specific licensing, qualifications and regulations, but the greater freedom may be worth it.
  21. Should You Add A Securities License To Your Qualifications?

    Clients love planners who sell securities, but a securities license takes a lot of work. Learn if the stress and study are worth it.
  22. Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and land the business career you've always wanted.
  23. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily moves, small adjustments in the face of a bull or bear market could be a prudent move.
  24. Trading The Non-Farm Payroll Report

    Discover how to trade the NFP report without getting knocked out by the irrational volatility it can create.
  25. The Effect Of Trade On International Growth

    According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade value grew by 20% in 2011, to $16.7 trillion.
  26. Investopedia Forex Outlook For April 2013

    Looking forward into April, traders should watch for potential profit taking in the U.S. after its run-up and a potential bottom for the euro, after the aftermath of the Cyprus decision to tax all depositors has worn off. U.S.
  27. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  28. Inspecting A Country's Debt

    Tensions over just how to handle debt are pitting the rich world against the developing world like never before.
  29. Exploring Non-Dollar Currencies For Forex Trading

    Learn how investments in foreign currencies can diversify your portfolio.
  30. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  31. Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout

    Find out the other options Cyprus could use to resolve it's financial troubles, since its proposal to tax bank deposits didn't work out.
  32. Economic Trends We Can All Profit From In 2013

    The National Small Business Association may not be optimistic about 2013, but we'll show you a few trends that suggest the economy can grow this year.
  33. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The World

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find out what the global rankings are forecasted to be for these economic powerhouses.
  34. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  35. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ways that you can add gold to your portfolio.
  36. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental stewardship. After moving past their high-growth stages, many developed nations have enacted policies over the years designed to help fix and prevent environmental issues and work in harmony with the land.
  37. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences of your strategy.
  38. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic indicators is vital for every investor in the marketplace.
  39. Forex: Demo Before You Dive In

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  40. Investopedia Forex Outlook For March 2013

    Overall, Q4 GDP stats did little to stabilize the teetering global economy. Despite the stumble, financial markets remain mostly bullish on the future.
  41. Bloated Budget? How To Trim The Fat

    Blood, sweat and tears should belong in the gym, but your money deserves some training time too.
  42. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    You don't need a degree to understand your money, begin saving and pay down debt.
  43. Build A Dividend Portfolio That Grows With You

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  44. Exploring European Options

    The ability to exercise only on the expiration date is what sets these options apart.
  45. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  46. Breaking Down The Fed Model

    Learn what pundits mean when they say that stocks are undervalued according to the Fed model.
  47. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  48. All The Cliffs You Need To Know About

    In addition to the oft-cited fiscal cliff, there are economic, tax, political, geopolitical and earnings pitfalls to avoid.
  49. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  50. Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  51. Build Your Small Business During Downswings

    Here we offer some cost-saving measures to strengthen your business even when the market is weak.
  52. How To Identify A Micro-Cap Scam

    Discover how to distinguish a real investment opportunity from a fraudulent one.
  53. Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  54. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  55. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles.
  56. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  57. Trading Double Tops And Double Bottoms

    We look at how Bollinger Bands help accurately project entry and exit points for pattern traders.
  58. Barclays To Cut 3,700 Jobs

    Find out why Barclays is cutting about 3% of its workforce and what this means for the company.
  59. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Living comfortably can be easy if you follow a simple plan.
  60. Small Caps Boast Big Advantages

    Find out why little companies have the greatest potential for growth.
  61. Revenue Projections Show Profit Potential

    Examining how a company makes money can offer clues about its earnings potential.
  62. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 4

    How can a trader use the Elder-Ray oscillator as the second screen of this system? Find out here.
  63. Countries With The Fastest And Slowest GDP Growth

    Discover which countries have shown the most growth since 1980, and which have shown the more ignominious fizzle and pop.
  64. How Does The Affordable Care Act Affect Your Taxes In 2013?

    Here is a look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect your taxes in 2013 and beyond.
  65. How The Apple TV Will Change The Industry

    If the iTV is real, it could revolutionize the industry, as Apple has already done with the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
  66. Ethanol: One Of Several Factors Fueling Corn Prices

    The present and future value of corn plays a role in your investments as well as your wallet.
  67. Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  68. Risk Tolerance Only Tells Half The Story

    Just because you're willing to accept a risk, doesn't mean you always should.
  69. The Impact Of Mark Carney Leaving Bank Of Canada To Take Over Bank Of England

    Canada's loss is the U.K.'s gain, as Mark Carney goes overseas to take over the Bank of England.
  70. Is Apple Finally Going To Announce The Apple TV In 2013?

    If Apple is planning an actual TV, it will have to shake up the industry, as previous Apple products have done.
  71. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 2

    Market tide is the basis for making trading decisions in this three-part system.
  72. The Underground Internet Economy Of Cybercrime

    Cybercrime represents an underground economy worth $114 billion. Let's take a look at how this economy operates.
  73. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 1

    Learn to take advantage of both trend-following and oscillator techniques to analyze your trading decisions.
  74. The Economic State Of The World: What We Can Expect In 2013

    As 2013 begins in earnest, this article addresses the state of the global economy and what we can expect from the 12 months ahead.
  75. Invest Like A Pro

    By following the strategies of the pros, even a beginner can learn to invest like an expert.
  76. Apple iWatch: Is It About Time?

    If there any truth to the rumors of an upcoming Apple iWatch, how would it impact Apple's other products and the evolution of technology?
  77. How Much Money Could Instagram Make Off Your Photos?

    Instagram's new user agreement not only led to a public outcry from its users, but also caused many to close their accounts.
  78. Can You Be Sued If You Give A Bad Review On Yelp?

    Negative and positive online reviews can impact the overall success of a business, but do negative reviews equate to defamation?
  79. Finding Your Investing Comfort Zone

    Choosing the right investments for you is the best way to feel comfortable with your portfolio.
  80. Investors: Rely On Your Gut

    Find out how your personality and natural instincts can direct your investment choices.
  81. Are The NYSE Trading Floor's Days Numbered?

    The Intercontinental Exchange plans to buy the NYSE Euronextfor $8.2 billion. This article examines the implications of the potential sale.
  82. Improving Economy: Job Availability At 4-Year High

    Which industries are providing the most jobs at the beginning of 2013?
  83. Has High Frequency Trading Ruined The Stock Market For The Rest Of Us?

    HFT is a controversial trading strategy. This article looks at how HFT affects the retail investor.
  84. Should Germany Leave The Eurozone?

    Germany may be better off leaving the eurozone behind, instead of continously propping up struggling economies with little return.
  85. 7 Misconceptions About The Federal Reserve

    There are many fallacies about the Fed. The following misconceptions are among the most popular.
  86. Finding Your Margin Investment Sweet Spot

    Borrowing to increase profits isn't for the faint of heart, but margin trading can mean big returns.
  87. Using Options To Pay Off Debt

    We tell you about four option strategies that could provide a way to pay off your debt.
  88. Investment Choices For Wealthy People

    Here is an overview of some investment vehicles that are available to wealthy investors.
  89. Commodities Of The Future

    Our rising global population is putting all sorts of pressures on the planet's natural resources.
  90. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  91. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
  92. Navistar Is Terrible Today, But That May Not Be Relevant (NAV, CMI, PCAR, OSK)

    Navistar's current results are terrible, but the future is about the restructuring plan.
  93. Oracle Shows More Strength Than Expected (ORCL, CRM, MSFT, CSCO)

    Oracle keeps delivering.
  94. Fox Business Network's Shibani Joshi: Santa's Tech Shopping List For Every Member Of The Family

    Here are some last-minute tech gifts for everyone in your family.
  95. Benckiser Buys More Of The Coffee Business (CBOU, SBUX, RBGPY, KRFT)

    Reimann family holding company is paying $340 million for Caribou Coffee, and paid $1 billion for Peet's in July. Is it looking to take on Starbucks?
  96. General Mills Still A Good News, Bad News Story (GIS, K, CPB, KRFT)

    General Mills is muddling along, but isn't a tremendous value today.
  97. Sanderson Farms Does OK This Quarter, But Long-Term Value May Be Elusive (SAFM, PPC, TSN, HRL)

    Sanderson Farms struggles to build value in a very tough commodity business.
  98. 5 Biggest Tech Losers For 2013 (MSFT, INTC, RIMM, HPQ)

    Here's look at what could be the big disappointments in tech in 2013.
  99. 5 Biggest Tech Gainers For 2013 (FB, GOOG, NFLX, RIMM)

    Here's a look at the five Biggest Tech Gainers for 2013.
  100. Hard-To-Value Finisar Could Be In For Better Days (FNSR, JDSU, CSCO, CIEN)

    Finisar should be poised to benefit from a telecom spending recovery.
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