Markets Articles

  1. The 5 Most Economically-Free Countries In The World

    Here are the top five from the Heritage Foundation's influential 2012 ranking of the most economically-free countries.
  2. Stock Exchanges Around The World

    We tell you about five of the most popular stock exchanges from around the globe.
  3. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  4. Forex Automation Software For Hands-Free Trading

    Automated forex trading software scans the market for favorable trades based on your input. Find out more about this valuable forex tool.
  5. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Reasons The Fiscal Cliff Matters This Holiday Season

    The fiscal cliff could affect holiday shopping, holiday travel and employment.
  6. Minis Provide Low-Cost Entry To Futures Market

    These contracts provide access to commodities without a huge capital commitment.
  7. Trading In The Pre- And Post-Market Sessions

    After-hours trading may have benefits for traders, but there are some potential problems.
  8. Pin Down Stock Price With Real Options

    How can you assign a value to what a company may do with its business in the future? We explain how it works.
  9. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  10. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  11. Can Deere Run Again In 2013? (DE, CAT, CNH, AGCO)

    Deere is doing okay, but the Ag markets may have peaked.
  12. Is France The Euro Nation To Worry About?

    France may well be the hill on which the euro crisis rallies or on which it dies.
  13. Forget The Stop, You've Got Options

    Using options instead of stop-loss orders adds finesse and control in limiting losses.
  14. Major Indexes Near Pre-Recession Levels: Is History Repeating Itself?

    The markets look to be moving back to where they were before the recession. Does this mean another is on the way?
  15. 6 U.S. Cities With The Most Expensive Parking Spots

    These cities have high parking fees, and some spots go for as much as $1 million.
  16. 4 Big Businesses Built With Small Cash

    These four entrepreneurs built multi-million dollar companies with as little as $100. Find out who they are and how they did it.
  17. Implied Volatility: Buy Low And Sell High

    This value is an essential ingredient in the option pricing recipe.
  18. 4 Most Expensive Cities In The U.S. For Gas

    Gas prices in these cities are high. Here's a look at how much it costs to fill up in these cities and why it's so much.
  19. 5 Most Expensive Cities In The U.S. For Car Insurance

    It costs a lot to insure your vehicle in these cities across the U.S.
  20. Getting To Know Stock Screeners

    Finding good stocks can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But these invaluable tools can help.
  21. Why The Price Of Crude Oil Is Dropping

    There are many reasons why the price of crude oil is falling, and Sandy is only one of them.
  22. Offset Risk With Options, Futures And Hedge Funds

    Though all portfolios contain some risk, there are ways to lower it. Find out how.
  23. Cutting Edge Options Trades: The Zero-Premium Hedge

    This options trade is essentially free and can have huge profit potential, but it's not without its risks.
  24. Precious Metals Funds: A Golden Opportunity?

    Used intelligently, precious metals can help an investor obtain decent returns in a terrible market.
  25. The Barnyard Basics Of Derivatives

    This tale of a fictional chicken farm is a great way to learn how derivatives work in the market.
  26. The Forex Three-Session System

    Market hours for Tokyo, London and New York determine volatility peaks. Find out why.
  27. A Forex Trader's View Of The Aussie/Gold Relationship

    We look at why this relationship exists and how you can use it to produce solid gold returns.
  28. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  29. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy and sell property.
  30. Introduction To Incentive Stock Options

    Here are some basic highlights of how ISOs work and the ways they can be used.
  31. The Relationship Between Japanese And Chinese Economies

    China counts on Japan for its manufacturing savvy, while Japan needs China's market to help it grow out of an economic funk.
  32. The Best Applications For Online Trading

    This article looks at technology in the financial market and the use of online applications.
  33. Will Germany's Bailout Save Europe?

    Germany has committed even more money to what may prove to be a fruitless cause.
  34. Is There An Investing State Of Mind?

    The right investment philosophy can help traders remain profitable during these troubled economic times.
  35. Strategies To Reduce Pain At The Pump

    Here's a look at why gas prices are so high and how that can be changed in the U.S.
  36. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  37. The Art Of Speculation

    Speculators believe that the market overreacts to a host of variables. These variables present an opportunity for capital growth.
  38. Understanding Order Execution

    Find out the various ways in which a broker can fill an order, which can affect costs.
  39. 5 Scariest Scenarios For Today's Retail Investors

    Here are five current and potential events that could shape the market in the near future.
  40. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  41. Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    To protect yourself from an attack, don't swim in this ocean.
  42. A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  43. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  44. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all bad.
  45. Is Kickstarter A Viable Platform For Business Startups?

    This article assesses the merits of Kickstarter, the risks involved and whether it is viable for serious investors.
  46. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  47. The Psychology Of Poverty

    Though there are many factors that influence consumers' spending habits, household income is one of the most influential factors.
  48. Using LEAPS With Collars

    This options strategy will help you lock in profit while keeping your upside potential.
  49. Is Your Stock Headed South?

    Don't let your portfolio go with it! Find out which signs to watch out for.
  50. Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact

    Don't rely on Wall Street analysts for information on these stocks.
  51. DCF Valuation: The Stock Market Sanity Check

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  52. Mac To The Future

    Here is a history of Apple products and how the products have evolved over the years.
  53. Fundamental Speed: The "Duck-And-Jab" Approach To Forex

    By using economic releases in a timely way, buyers can beat the "big players" without endless chart analysis.
  54. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  55. $1 Salaried CEOs Making Millions

    Some CEOs who are paid $1 annually are actually among the highest-paid when all forms of compensation are taken into account.
  56. U.S. Or Canada: Which Country Is Best To Call Home?

    There are unique benefits to living both above and below the 49th parallel. Find out which of these great nations best suits your value system.
  57. Looking For Profit In Privately-Held Companies

    Private companies offer unique opportunities for those with the knowledge and resources to take advantage.
  58. The Credit Crisis And The Carry Trade

    When boom times turned to bust, these trades proved devastating for traders and the broader markets.
  59. 3 Industry-Impacting Innovations On The Horizon

    Here are some industry-impacting innovations that could potentially belong in the famed Carousel of Progress.
  60. Covered Call Strategies For A Falling Market

    Find out how to come out on top, even when the market is dropping.
  61. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  62. Countries That Thrive On A Weak European Union

    The current eurozone crisis is having a heavy impact on the global economy and certain nations may leave the EU as a result.
  63. Could Alchemy Threaten The Gold Market?

    Some of the dreams of medieval alchemists may finally be coming true, but what does that mean for the market?
  64. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  65. The True Cost Of Poverty

    Nearly 47% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. Despite safety nets, lower-income people still face challenges.
  66. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  67. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  68. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  69. How To Invest In Commodities

    Find out which futures, options or funds will be your perfect commodity portfolio fit.
  70. The Advantages Of Investing In Aggressive Companies

    Often the most attractive companies are also a little fierce - learn how to spot healthy corporate aggression.
  71. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'.
  72. 6 Decisions That Cost Companies Millions

    Here are some of the worst business decisions of all time, made across a broad range of sectors and industries.
  73. Growth Doesn't Matter For Mid Caps

    Featuring the right amount of growth and stability, mid caps represent a great opportunity to play the marketplace.
  74. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  75. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  76. The Benefits Of Having A Floating Island For Startups

    The Blueseed project is an ambitious idea, but it will definitely have its perks once it's up and floating.
  77. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  78. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing countries.
  79. Is Now The Time To Buy Put Options?

    A market correction is sure to occur sometime in the near future. Discover if hedging can protect your portfolio.
  80. Who Does Wall Street Want For President?

    Wall Street seems to benefit more from a president who favors "laissez-faire" policies.
  81. The Apples And Exxons Of Years Past

    Discover some of the corporate giants of the past and how their share prices have fared in following years.
  82. Some Thoughts On The Shadow Market

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  83. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  84. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  85. How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    While stringent, the new fuel efficiency standards will mean more for the average American than just less trips to the pump.
  86. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  87. Understanding The Risk In The BRICs

    The BRICs offer much in the way of portfolio and economic growth, however, there are some pretty big risks for individual investors.
  88. What Does QE3 Mean For The Market?

    What does the Fed's recent announcement mean for the U.S. economy? Read on to learn more.
  89. Stock Market Simulators: Play Your Way To Profits

    Online stock simulators make learning about stocks as fun and easy as playing a game.
  90. How To Talk Like An Investor

    Learn all the lingo you'll need to start investing or to impress your coworkers around the water cooler.
  91. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  92. The Rise Of Africa

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  93. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were.
  94. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  95. Developing Nations With The Most Debt

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  96. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  97. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  98. Beware Of Bad Companies That Won't Die

    Lousy companies can live on for quite a long time, sucking in investors' hopes and capital.
  99. How The Federal Reserve Fights Recession

    Discover the steps that the Federal Reserve has taken to help save the economy.
  100. Who You Know Might Matter More

    The saying: "It's not what you know, but who you know," might just be true. Here's a look at why connections are so important in business and job searches.
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