Markets Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  3. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  4. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad.
  5. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

    Is courting LGBT customers as risky for businesses as people think? Read on to find out.
  6. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  7. When Your Bond Comes Calling

    Callable bonds can leave investors with a pile of cash in a low-interest market. Find out what you can do about it.
  8. Chinese Companies Are Leaving U.S. Markets

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
  9. When Financial Crisis Strikes The Bank Of Mom And Dad

    If you really want your kids to learn to be financially responsible adults, it's time to stop giving them money.
  10. Don't Ignore These Emerging Markets

    BRIC nations aren't the only emerging markets worth investing in. Poland, Indonesia and Peru are also on the rise.
  11. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  12. The Biggest SEC Takedowns Of 2011

    The SEC has filed 735 enforcement actions in the 2011 fiscal year ended September 30. Here are some of the biggest.
  13. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  14. Using Closed-End Funds To Build Your Core At A Discount

    Closed-end funds offer portfolios a chance to buy assets at discounts to intrinsic values. This is most apparent in the blue-chip stock space.
  15. How The Severe Drought Will Affect Americans

    The drought in the American Midwest is having a drastic effect on the fishing industry, the shipping industry and the farming industry. It will also impact your wallet at the grocery store.
  16. How PFG Pulled Off 2 Decades Of Fraud

    Peregrine Financial Group's Russell Wasendorf Sr.'s admission of a nearly 20-year-old fraud echoes the Madoff affair.
  17. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  18. Are Women's Portfolios Better Than Men's?

    A recent study found that women's portfolios tend to perform better than men's. This is likely because women are more averse to risk.
  19. Why The Economic Recovery Is Slower For Women

    Why are men getting their jobs back quicker than women? Here's a look into why women are not recovering in the job market as fast as men are.
  20. Starbucks Goes Square

    The partnership between Starbucks and Square will likely spur more interest in the mobile payment space.
  21. Why More Than Half Of American Breadwinners Are Women

    Women are closing the gender gap, and today many supply the main source of income for their households. Find out why.
  22. Two Roads: Debt Or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer - unless you learn to live on less.
  23. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  24. Countries With The Best And Worst Investor Protection

    Discover which countries do the most to protect the little guy from scheming executives and shady back-room deals.
  25. 4 Misconceptions About The Eurozone Crisis

    The eurozone crisis is complicated and rapidly changing. One such misconception is that Greece is the cause of the problem.
  26. 3 Companies That Raised Dividends In 2012

    One way for investors to grow their wealth is by investing in strong dividend payers with a history of increasing payouts.
  27. Canada's Commodity Currency: Oil And The Loonie

    When the price of oil goes up, don't worry about how much gas is going to cost - get even by making a play on the Canadian dollar.
  28. 3 Ways To Indirectly Invest In Apple

    Here are a few companies that should profit off the success of Apple and could be a more viable investing option for many.
  29. Are Private Student Loans The Next Lending Crisis?

    The CFPB is keeping an eye on the student loan market because it believes it uses the same lending policies as mortgage lenders did during the subprime lending crisis.
  30. What Causes Internet Companies To Fail?

    MySpace and Digg were once Internet powerhouses, today they're much less popular. Where did they go wrong?
  31. 4 Natural Disasters Affecting The American Economy

    2012 has already seen more than its fair share of significant natural disasters and the economy is suffering for it.
  32. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  33. The Stock Market Loves The Olympics

    Over the last 26 Summer Olympics, the average rate of return of the DJIA during the games was an impressive 4%.
  34. How A Country's GDP Relates To Its Gold Medal Count

    Data shows that countries that are winning a smaller percentage of gold medals are seeing their share of the worldwide GDP decrease as well.
  35. How To Find Venture Funding

    If your startup idea doesn't capture the attention of a venture capital firm, don't fret. Here are some other ways to fund your startup.
  36. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  37. Apple's Earnings Miss Is Not Surprising

    For other companies, the type of growth Apple posted in Q3 would be enough to make most analysts drool with excitement, but this is Apple and everyone wants to be dazzled.
  38. 6 Gold Medal Stocks Set To Climb

    Stocks that have direct ties to the Olympic Games may be perfect for a longer-term spot in your portfolio.
  39. Netflix Has A Bumpy, Crowded Road Ahead

    Netflix's recent earnings report do not paint a rosy picture for the company, as domestic subscriber growth slows in the face of stiff competition.
  40. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing revenue streams is becoming increasingly important.
  41. 3 Ways To Invest In A Volatile Environment

    Here are three different ways to use the low volatility index to invest in a volatile market.
  42. Why Does Apple Stock Go Down After WWDC?

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has served as a showcase for its new products for 23 years, but that doesn't help its stock.
  43. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  44. 4 Investment Mistakes That Could Damage Your Wealth

    The open financial market remains extremely fluid and changeable. Beware of these four fundamental errors.
  45. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  46. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

    Find out what grain investors need to know to analyze USDA reports.
  47. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity.
  48. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

    Find out why these enticing options can spell trouble for your bottom line.
  49. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable than if they were solid gold.
  50. The Reality Of Investing In Space Exploration

    While investors are more interested in space than ever before, the options are still very limited.
  51. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  52. Why Companies Change Exchanges

    Companies don't elect to leave an exchange so much as they're asked. Find out why.
  53. A Look Behind Shell Corporations

    Shell corporations are used for many purposes, some legal and others not. Find out why they play an important role in markets.
  54. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here are some things you will need to know.
  55. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  56. 5 Hot ETFs You Don't Know About

    There are more than 1,000 ETFs currently offered to investors. Here are five that have seen impressive growth as of late.
  57. Should You Buy Facebook When It's Cheap?

    Investors are conflicted over whether Facebook is a great value play. Find out if you should get in while it's affordable.
  58. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

    Learn what mistakes cause hedge funds to collapse and how to avoid similar problems.
  59. The Modern Day Resume

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  60. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  61. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  62. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  63. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  64. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  65. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  66. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  67. 5 Of The Best Work Abroad Programs For Young People

    If you are a young person looking to experience the world, these education and career paths offer you that opportunity.
  68. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  69. 5 Grocery Items Affected By The Rising Price Of Corn

    These items have a direct relation to the production of corn, and may have rising prices this summer.
  70. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  71. Microsoft Vs. Apple

    Microsoft may be riding Apple's coattails, but that doesn't mean they won't eat Apple's lunch.
  72. How To Pick A Mutual Fund In A Troubled Market

    Here are some tips to help the amateur investor pick the right funds in the current state of the market.
  73. Most Successful Movie Reboots

    These are movie ideas that just keep on giving at the box office.
  74. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase production.
  75. 5 Ways The Greek Crisis Could Affect Your Personal Finances

    Keeping an eye on what is happening in Europe could help prepare you for what the future may hold.
  76. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  77. How Investors Can Negate The Euro Crisis

    The eurozone crisis shows no sign of abating. Here are a few tips you can use to weather the financial storm.
  78. How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it can be done.
  79. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  80. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

    Find out which one offers the easiest, most cost effective options.
  81. Financial Implications Of Moving Abroad

    Here's what you need to know about getting your finances in order if you move outside the U.S.
  82. The Flow Of Company Information

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
  83. What To Expect From The Housing Market In The Remainder Of 2012

    Continued positive data could indicate that the housing sector has finally reached the bottom, and may be on the rise again.
  84. The 8 Most Volatile Sectors

    Volatility often frightens investors. Here are some unstable sectors to watch out for.
  85. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  86. The Future Of Stock Trading: Neutrino Beams

    If neutrino beam technology realizes its vast potential, it will revolutionize the way trading is conducted in equity markets.
  87. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and fiscal policies.
  88. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  89. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  90. Investing In Oil And Gas UITs

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  91. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  92. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  93. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  94. 5 Things To Consider Before Relocating For Work

    Upfront planning and analysis can help keep you from jumping into a situation that can hurt your wallet or your future career track.
  95. Pinterest: The Next Social Media Giant

    Pinterest is on its way to becoming the next household name in social media.
  96. How To Avoid Investing Too Conservatively

    With the right balance of risk, you can beat the effects of inflation and protect your portfolio.
  97. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  98. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  99. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  100. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities.
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