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  1. How To Choose Between Bronze, Silver, Gold And Platinum Health Insurance Plans

    Here, we explain the different coverage levels within the new Health Insurance Marketplace and help you choose among the ...
  2. Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  3. Introduction To Retirement Money Market Accounts

    Money market funds are used in retirement plans and accounts because they are liquid, stable and pay competitive rates of ...
  4. Insider Selling Isn't Always A Bad Sign

    Predated trades at regular intervals can instill confidence, not fear, for investors.
  5. Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  6. The Difference Between Emerging And Frontier Markets

    Emerging and frontier markets offer investors global diversification in return for higher risk. These sectors have performed ...
  7. Analyzing An Acquisition Announcement

    These deals can make or break investors' returns. Find out how to tell the difference.
  8. How Analyzing Economic Trends Will Help You Save Money

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you to save and make money.
  9. Introduction To Coincident And Lagging Economic Indicators

    Investors can learn a lot, or very little, from these indicators once they know how to use them.
  10. American Vs. European Options

    These two options have many similar characteristics, but it's the differences that are important.
  11. An Introduction To Gamma-Delta Neutral Option Spreads

    Find the middle ground between conservative and high-risk option strategies.
  12. Managing Interest Rate Risk

    Learn which tools you need to manage the risk that comes with changing rates.
  13. Evaluating Country Risk For International Investing

    Investing overseas begins with determining the risk of the country's investment climate.
  14. It's No Accident That Drugs Are Expensive

    Branded drugs are expensive in large part because it's expensive and risky to develop them
  15. Profiting In Bear And Bull Markets

    There are many ways to profit in both bear and bull markets. The key to success is using the tools for each market to their ...
  16. Breaking Down The Balance Of Trade

    The balance of trade is a key indicator of a nation’s health. Investors and market professionals appear more concerned with ...
  17. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  18. How To Calculate The Bid-Ask Spread

    It's very important for every investor to learn how to calculate the bid-ask spread and factor this figure when making investment ...
  19. The Iron Condor

    This market-neutral strategy isn't for everyone. Read on to find out if it is for you.
  20. Financial Risks That Don't Pay Off: The Cost Of Reckless Financial Behavior

    Despite the recessions, citizens continue to take financial risks and spend outside of their means without fully appreciating ...
  21. Will Immunotherapy Disrupt The Oncology Market?

    Immunotherapy could radically change the treatment of cancer, and the revenue opportunities for pharmaceutical companies.
  22. Introduction To American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

    Investors should look beyond the confines of the U.S. borders to diversify and maximize returns. ADRs are one way to diversify ...
  23. Cashing In On Corporate Restructuring

    Companies use M&As and spinoffs to boost profits - learn how you can do the same.
  24. Why Companies Stay Private

    Many private companies prefer to stay private and find alternate sources of capital. Find out what firms have to gain by ...
  25. Investing During Uncertainty

    The inability to forecast future events can turn the markets upside down. Find out how to stay right-side up.
  26. Ways To Gauge The Market Open Direction

    Accurately predicting the stock market’s opening moves can be a useful tool. If your projection is accurate, you have opportunity ...
  27. An Overview Of Commodities Trading

    Commodities markets, both historically and in modern times, have had tremendous economic impact on nations and people. Investing ...
  28. Why High-Income Earners Are Not Safe From The Threat Of Bankruptcy

    Few people have much sympathy for the woes of those earning six figure or more each year. But, given that high-income earners ...
  29. The Copper King: An Empire Built On Manipulation

    Find out how Yasuo Hamanaka's actions in the copper market forever changed the rules for commodity traders.
  30. How To Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    If the current level of economic growth is to be maintained and improved upon, citizens must play their part by practicing ...
  31. Should You Trust Your Instincts On Gold?

    The trouble with gold is that even as stocks are going up and the gold price is hurting, investors and central banks are ...
  32. The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

    Gone are the days when consumers lined up en masse to purchase $600 phones. Today, the consumer is looking towards more budget-minded ...
  33. Learn The Lingo Of Private Equity Investing

    Because of the non-public nature of private equity, it can be difficult to the learn the lingo. We break it down here.
  34. The Importance Of Work Experience For Students

    Issues facing unemployed graduates stretch far beyond an ailing economy. Use your work experience during school to ensure ...
  35. Retail Banking Vs. Corporate Banking

    Retail banking refers to the division of a bank that deals directly with retail customers. Also known as consumer banking ...
  36. An Introduction To CFDs

    The benefits of these securities abound, but high leverage also magnifies potential losses.
  37. How To Make $1 Million In Finance

    The best opportunities to maximize sheer earning power are in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. Find out ...
  38. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  39. Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?

    Rising tuition fees and an ailing job market continue to perpetuate a cycle of spiralling student debt and lost opportunities. ...
  40. Private Equity A Trendsetter For Stocks

    In this article, we'll show you how private equity sets the trend for stocks everywhere.
  41. OTCBB and OTC Markets Group

    The majority of larger companies that trade publicly choose to list their stocks on one of the major exchanges - the NYSE ...
  42. Using Index Futures To Predict The Future

    Want to know whether the stock market will open up or down? Check out the index futures.
  43. Top 8 Most Tradable Currencies

    Currencies can provide diversification for a portfolio that's in a rut. Find out which ones you need to know.
  44. How Exchange Risk Affects Foreign Bonds

    Investors include foreign bonds in their portfolios to take advantage of higher interest rates or yields, and to diversify ...
  45. Trading GDP Like A Currency Trader

    Investors that understand and utilize the U.S. GDP report have a significant advantage over those that don't.
  46. Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  47. What You Need To Know About The Dow's 354-Point Plunge

    The Dow’s 354-point plunge Thursday was the worst drop since the presidential election. FOX Business Network stocks editor ...
  48. Big Pharma Faces 'Pay For Delay' Lawsuits

    Unless you follow the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, it’s likely that you’ve never heard of pay to delay. Instead of ...
  49. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are ...
  50. Banker's Acceptance 101

    A banker's acceptance, a common way of financing international trade activity, provides a relatively safe, short-term vehicle ...
  51. The Impact Of Currency Conversions

    Will a rising or falling dollar hurt you or your company? In this article we explore the impact of currency converisons on ...
  52. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  53. How To Interpret Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling Involving Myriad

    Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is a blow to Myriad but investors haven't yet digested the ruling.
  54. Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments

    Learn how a country's current account balance reflects the country's economic health.
  55. Can Financial Education Rebuild America’s Economy?

    Find out why financial education will help America to re-establish itself as the world's (undisputed) leading economy.
  56. Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should Know

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  57. How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?

    Find out how this index tracks market movements and where it falls short.
  58. Forex Outlook For June 2013

    While June’s excitement may prove to be a bit more muted than May, there are many events unfolding that forex traders should ...
  59. How To Get A Job At The SEC

    Want to make a good living taking on those renegade trading rascals on Wall Street? Here are some tips to help you get in ...
  60. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine ...
  61. Understanding The Case-Shiller Housing Index

    This index is a widely-used and respected barometer of the U.S. housing market and the broader economy.
  62. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  63. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  64. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese Yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  65. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and ...
  66. Make Your Precious Metal Choice Less ‘Golden’

    The recent rout in gold prices has affected the rest of the precious metals space as well. However, unlike gold, platinum ...
  67. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits ...
  68. Why The Consumer Price Index Is Controversial

    Find out why economists are torn about how to calculate inflation.
  69. Predict Inflation With The Producer Price Index

    Find out how the PPI can be used to gauge the overall health of the economy.
  70. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

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

    Find out how to stay on top of data reports that could cause volatility in oil and gas markets.
  75. 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.
  76. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  77. 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 ...
  78. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

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

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

    This weekly economic release contains important information concerning unemployment levels and insurance.
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

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

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general ...
  85. 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. ...
  86. Becoming A Registered Investment Advisor

    To become a registered investment advisor requires specific licensing, qualifications and regulations, but the greater freedom ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Trading The Non-Farm Payroll Report

    Discover how to trade the NFP report without getting knocked out by the irrational volatility it can create.
  91. 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.
  92. 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 ...
  93. The Best Way To Buy Silver

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

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

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

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
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