Markets Articles

  1. Investors Unsure Of Female-Owned Companies

    This article explores the background and history of why companies led by women are sometimes viewed as bad bets.
  2. 10 Ways To Save Energy And Money

    The average family spends $1,600/year on utility bills - find out how to put some of that back in your wallet.
  3. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth.
  4. Unemployment Benefit Changes Coming Soon

    Here's a rundown of how the intended changes to unemployment benefits in the U.S. will affect U.S. citizens.
  5. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  6. Why Leveraged Investments Sink

    This powerful tool can have you swimming in money or drowning in underwater equity.
  7. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  8. 3 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Economic Recovery

    Here are some reasons why women are poised to be the demographic to turn around the economy.
  9. Good For Facebook, Bad For Google And Apple

    Apple's integration of Facebook is a big win for Facebook, a nuisance to Google and it could end up backfiring for Apple.
  10. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  11. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  12. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  13. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  14. JP Morgan: The Other Side Of The Hedge

    A hedge is supposed to decrease overall risk, but when it's instead used to increase profits, the risk can be multiplied.
  15. Cut Down Option Risk With Covered Calls

    A good place to start with options is writing these contracts against shares you already own.
  16. Why Are We Still Talking About Greece?

    The Greek and Spanish crises continue to spiral beyond control. Find out what could lie ahead for the eurozone.
  17. The Costliest Diseases In America

    America spends truly staggering amounts of money on diseases that are, in many cases, preventable.
  18. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  19. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  20. Could Zynga Exist Without Facebook?

    Investors still see Facebook and Zynga as a happy couple. Find out if the relationship is likely to last.
  21. Whistleblowers Set To Receive First SEC Payouts

    Once payments to whistleblowers begin to go out, the SEC is bracing for a deluge of new allegations of securities fraud to investigate.
  22. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against other risks.
  23. Investing In Emerging Markets

    Discover if passive or active investments are the way to be involved in emerging markets.
  24. What The U.S. Needs To Do To Avoid Austerity Measures

    Here's a look at some of the methods the federal government is using to help economic recovery in the U.S.
  25. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  26. The Gasoline Business Is All About Location

    Gasoline prices can vary tremendously based on where you are in the world. Here are some of the reasons why it varies so much.
  27. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both instruments.
  28. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  29. How The Ex-Patriot Act May Affect You

    This new legislation targets high-net-worth U.S. citizens who want to renounce their citizenship to avoid paying certain taxes.
  30. Career Fields That Guarantee Jobs

    If you take one of these career paths you are very likely to have a job after graduation from post-secondary.
  31. 4 Reasons Natural Gas Is So Cheap

    An unseasonably warm winter wasn't the only reason why prices were cheap.
  32. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  33. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  34. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  35. LinkedIn's First Quarter Results

    LinkedIn currently trades for $10 more than its IPO price. Find out if the rise is justified.
  36. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  37. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  38. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  39. Contango Vs. Normal Backwardation

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  40. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  41. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  42. Financial Companies Need A New Model

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  43. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  44. Airline Mergers And Your Wallet

    See what it means to consumers when airline companies merge.
  45. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  46. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  47. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  48. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded.
  49. Results Of The Facebook IPO Debut

    Here are some still relevant investment considerations now that Facebook has officially gone public.
  50. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  51. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  52. Why BATS Killed Its IPO

    There have been several successful IPOs, however this isn't one of them.
  53. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  54. Making Money In Residential Real Estate

    Even in a down market, local real estate properties have inefficiencies that investors can exploit.
  55. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  56. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  57. Grow Your Finances In The Grain Markets

    Hedging with futures can protect those who buy and sell commodities from adverse price movements.
  58. The Web 2.0 Era Has Begun

    Web 2.0 companies are making money by challenging traditional business models.
  59. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  60. What To Expect During Friday's Facebook Frenzy

    May 18th will unmistakably see some interesting activity. Find out what could happen during Facebook's IPO.
  61. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  62. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  63. The 5 Largest Food Recalls In History

    Food recalls are common, but some food manufacturers are so large that a recall can impact the entire industry.
  64. On The Record: Communications With The Public

    NASD Rule 2211 can make or break your career as a registered principal.
  65. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  66. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  67. The Rise And Fall Of Rare Earth Metals

    Rare earth metals were the hot thing last year and now, nobody speaks of them. Find out what happened.
  68. A Look At The Chances Of Sustained Economic Prosperity

    We look at the overall economy, consumer debt and consumer confidence to see if the signs of economic recovery in the U.S. are real.
  69. How To Invest In Movies

    Investing directly in a movie could be a perilous endeavor. Find out why.
  70. The End Of Nuclear Power: A Boon For Investors?

    Japan will be operating a nuclear power-free electricity grid this summer. Find out what this means for investors.
  71. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

    Governments in the eurozone have been cutting almost everything these days. Discover if the strategy is working.
  72. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  73. 4 Groups That Win If Obamacare Is Repealed

    Here are a few vocal activists who feel the end of Obamacare will be a great boon to their cause.
  74. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  75. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert about their trade positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency trades.
  76. What Samsung's Success Means For Apple

    Apple has been at the top of its game, but it looks like a rival might be closing the gap.
  77. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  78. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  79. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  80. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  81. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  82. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  83. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  84. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to take on the risks, they have great potential.
  85. Bank Of America's Return To Profitability

    The problems for the bank are legion. To add this to your portfolio, please proceed with caution.
  86. Sprint's Tax Problems And Investment Risk

    Sprint's recent tax issues are a reminder for investors to consider corporate taxes as a risk factor in their stock.
  87. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  88. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  89. Should You Care That Samsung Doesn't Need U.S. Investors?

    Many international companies see no need to have fully-listed shares trading on U.S. exchanges.
  90. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  91. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  92. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  93. Meet The Next World Bank President

    The World Bank is essential for the fight against global poverty. Learn about the man next slated for the job.
  94. The Most Counterfeit-Proof Currencies

    The IACA awards provide some of the best insight into the currencies that are proving the most difficult to fake.
  95. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  96. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  97. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  98. 5 Ways To Spot Counterfeit Bills

    The black marker isn't the only way to spot a fake.
  99. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  100. Did Facebook Overpay For Instagram?

    Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Find out if it's worth the price.
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