Markets Articles

  1. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  2. 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.
  3. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  4. 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.
  5. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  6. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  7. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

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

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  9. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  10. How The SEC Regulates Social Media

    The SEC continues to develop requirements and regulations to reflect the new information age.
  11. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  12. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  13. How Occupy Wall Street Affected The Market

    What was once a front page story has now become an afterthought in the minds of Americans.
  14. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  15. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  16. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  17. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  18. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  19. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  20. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  21. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  22. How The Volcker Rule Affects You

    Find out if the Volcker Rule will just affect big banks, or if it's something you should worry about.
  23. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  24. When A Founder Resigns: Is It A Bad Sign?

    Discover three examples where company performance suffered after a founder or co-founder left.
  25. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  26. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  27. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  28. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  29. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  30. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  31. Planning For Progress: The World Economic Forum

    Learn about the history of the World Economic Forum and the issues driving the 2012 conference in Davos.
  32. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  33. Research In Motion's New CEO: Can He Turn It Around?

    New CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't think change is needed.
  34. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  35. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  36. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  37. Critical Economic Issues For Elections

    With a presidential election upon us this year, we show you the correlation between the election and the markets.
  38. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  39. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  40. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  41. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  42. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
  43. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  44. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  45. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  46. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  47. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  48. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  49. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds ...
  50. WARNING: Stocks May Be About To Collapse

    Fund manager John Hussman has gone so far as to issue a "warning" that stocks may be about to collapse.
  51. How Nonprofits And Commercial Groups Can Help The Economy

    As the White House Summer Jobs Initiative takes effect, we look at the benefits of collaboration between for and nonprofit ...
  52. How Shale Fracking May Hurt Your Investment

    With news that shale drilling has caused earthquakes, you may want to rethink your investments.
  53. An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
  54. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  55. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  56. The Seven-Day Extension Fade

    It's possible to pick a top or bottom with no indicator support. We'll show you how this strategy works.
  57. The Keystone XL Pipeline Explained

    If you haven't heard of the Keystone XL Pipeline, here's what you need to know.
  58. Currency All-Time Highs And Lows

    These four major currencies have seen some wild swings in the floating market since 1990.
  59. Is Yahoo!'s Real Opportunity What You Think It Is?

    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  60. How Moving Can Affect Your Finances

    Here are the factors you need to look at to determine whether moving to a new area will leave you with more money on a regular ...
  61. The "Turn To The Carry" Trade

    This variation on the turn to trend setup can help longer term traders make more potent trades.
  62. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  63. How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  64. How Does The Strait Of Hormuz Affect My Gas Prices?

    We look at where the Strait of Hormuz is and what it has to do with oil prices.
  65. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  66. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  67. A Bullish Start To 2012

    2012 kicked off with a great first day, but does that mean the rest of the year will follow that trend?
  68. Are LED Lightbulbs Worth The High Cost?

    Congress voted to put the new light bulb legislation on hold, but should that give you reason to put off ditching the incandescents?
  69. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  70. Investigating The Securities Police

    Learn about the history of FINRA and how this organization protects investors.
  71. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  72. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  73. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor ...
  74. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  75. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  76. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  77. 5 Dumb Things Investors Do With Their Money

    With a long-term perspective, investors can make many wise investment choices and avoid these dumb decisions.
  78. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

    Confused by all of the new acronyms used by the media to describe the European debt crisis? We can help.
  79. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  80. What New Tax And Regulatory Changes May Mean For You

    There has been a lot of debate over new tax legislation this year. How will Americans be affected by any changes?
  81. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  82. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  83. 6 Currencies With A Bright Future

    Have a rewarding new year by investing in these currencies.
  84. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  85. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  86. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  87. The 3 Best Countries For Children And Parents

    These countries top the list when it comes to education, childcare, healthcare and child development.
  88. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  89. Market Makers Vs. Electronic Communications Networks

    Learn the pros and cons of trading forex through these two types of brokers.
  90. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  91. Gold Is Broken, But Don't Count It Out

    Gold has broken through its 200-day moving average. Find out if you should be worried.
  92. 5 Alternatives To Starting Your Own Business

    Want to start your own business but don't want the hassle of doing it by yourself? Find out how.
  93. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  94. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  95. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early ...
  96. Kim Jong Il's Death And The Markets

    The sudden change in leadership in North Korea brings even more uncertainty to the markets.
  97. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be?
  98. The Debt Ratings Debate

    Lack of competition and potential conflicts of interest have called the value of these ratings into question.
  99. Viewing The Market As Organized Chaos

    Find out how a cat and a ladybug prove markets are both random and efficient.
  100. Can Research In Motion Be Saved?

    RIMM's rise and fall have been breathaking, but is there still a future?
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