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  1. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  2. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  3. If Greece Leaves The Euro, Who's Next?

    If Greece leaves the euro, one of these countries may follow suit.
  4. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  5. Does Quantitative Easing Work?

    The US, Japan, and now the EU have embraced quantitative easing. But what works for the economy of one country doesn't necessarily ...
  6. China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  7. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  8. What Is A Trader's Worst Nightmare?

    A little preparation will make sure you protect your trading space from everyday
  9. Key Home Upgrades That Make Or Break The Deal

    When making a home purchase, pay attention to key features of the home that either should meet a certain standard or should ...
  10. How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

    We look at how the SEC tracks and tries to stop insider trading - a seemingly impossible task.
  11. Axis and Allies: US And EU Sanctions Against North Korea

    A look at the sanctions imposed by United States and the European Union on North Korea, along with their effectiveness.
  12. Build a Profitable Trading Model In 7 Easy Steps

    Trading models can provide a powerful tool for building profit. Traders can use and customize existing trading models or ...
  13. How To Trade Jobless Claims with Binary Options

    Binary options on events typically have economic data such as nonfarm payrolls or jobless claims as the underlying. We explain.
  14. The Future Is Now: All About Futures ETFs

    A new security class - futures ETFs - is gaining popularity. We tell you how futures ETFs work and offer tips.
  15. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  16. How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  17. The Canadian Economy, At A Glance

    The 12 economic indicators described here together provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the Canadian economy. ...
  18. Want To Start Trading Oil? Understand The Basics First

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  19. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  20. Canadian Dollar Continues To Drop, But Why?

    The Canadian dollar-US dollar exchange rate is positively related to oil prices partly due to crude oil's big share of Canada's ...
  21. Is Now the Right Time to Invest in the Euro?

    The euro has been falling...does that mean it's now a bargain?
  22. Bet Against The Euro With EUO ETF

    Investors who believe that the euro will continue to fall in value can gain short exposure to the euro through the ProShares ...
  23. This Indicator Should Always Be Part Of Your Strategy

    The relationship between price, 200-day EMA and its slope of generate useful patterns that assist in price prediction and ...
  24. Sensitivity Analysis For Black-Scholes Pricing Model

    Trading options requires complex calculations, based on multiple parameters. Which factors impact option prices the most?
  25. Examples To Understand The Binomial Option Pricing Model

    Binomial option pricing model, based on risk neutral valuation, offers a unique alternative to Black-Scholes. Here are detailed ...
  26. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  27. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  28. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  29. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysts: What They Do, How Much They Make

    Mergers and acquisitions analysts perform the the analysis and modeling to support buying, selling, restructuring, and combining ...
  30. How You Can Become A Venture Capital Associate

    Venture capital analysts are the junior members of the venture capital firm. They receive compensation that is typically ...
  31. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  32. How To Make Money WIth Real Estate Options

    Buying real estate options is one way to invest in real estate at a lower entry cost.
  33. Why Is China Stockpiling Millions of Barrels of OIl?

    Can China’s recent attempts to build a big oil inventory (at current low oil prices) have a positive impact on its economy? ...
  34. Funding A Startup When Bank Loans Aren't Possible

    There are alternative ways to fund your business start-up when it is not possible to secure a bank loan, but consider the ...
  35. Is A Greek Euro Exit Finally About To Happen?

    The Eurozone crisis involving Greece has been a nagging thorn in the side of the European Union ever since the financial ...
  36. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  37. China: North Korea's One-Stop Economic Shop

    China is essentially North Korea's only trading partner, a one-stop solution for North Korea's economic needs.
  38. How Google Makes Money

    While best known for its search engine, Google's revenue mainly comes from advertising. Here's how the firm uses its stature ...
  39. Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  40. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  41. Consider The Season On Trading Day

    Calendar and clock bias, better known as seasonality, is a frequently misunderstood concept that exerts a huge influence ...
  42. Is it Time to Buy Russian Rubles?

    Does the Russian Ruble now present an opportunity? Or is there more pain to come?
  43. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  44. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  45. Top Ten US Economic Indicators

    We explain the most important economic indicators for the US economy.
  46. Falling Oil Prices Could Bankrupt These Countries

    The price of crude oil has fallen sharply as of late, trading around $45 per barrel down from a high of over $100 just six ...
  47. The Anatomy of Options

    Find out how you can use the "Greeks" to guide your options trading strategy and help balance your portfolio.
  48. Will The ECB's Quantitative Easing Sink The Euro?

    The European Central Bank is embarking on a trillion-euro QE program to revive the eurozone economy, and the euro currency ...
  49. Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah's Death and Oil's Fall

    The recent passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has brought the kingdom's future—and its stance on oil production—into ...
  50. Why Switzerland Scrapped the Euro

    Why did the Swiss scrap its peg to the Euro and what impact will it have globally?
  51. What to Expect After the Swiss Currency Shock

    What to expect for the world economy after the Swiss currency shock.
  52. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  53. The Constant Crisis Of The North Korea Economy

    A peek into the secretive and totalitarian economy of North Korea
  54. No Exit: What Could Happen If the Eurozone Breaks Up?

    There is no exit strategy for nations in the eurozone or the EU because most members acknowledge that they are far better ...
  55. Oil Prices' Impact On Oil Transport Sector

    Short-term changes in oil prices and in the volume of oil produced have a marginal impact on the oil transportation industry ...
  56. A Detailed Look Into China's Options Market

    As the Chinese options market gradually takes shape, we provide an overview, including details of the initial phase and building ...
  57. Rise and Shine With This Pre-Market Checklist

    Your pre-market routine sets the stage for the rest of the trading day. Use this comprehensive checklist to get up to speed, ...
  58. What Are The Latest News On The Beer Industry?

    Beer isn’t a traditional commodity, as there are no futures markets associated with it, but it is considered an alternative ...
  59. Reassessing Your Approach To Bond Investing

    Rethinking your fixed-income portfolio may not resonate in quite the same way as dropping 10 pounds or finally giving up ...
  60. What Is The Current Market Supply For Oil?

    Oil prices skidded by more than 10 %, sparking a sell-off in U.S. equities of 3.5 %, a Treasury rally and global headlines ...
  61. Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Trading in Cheap Options

    Cheap options can be very risky. Reduce your risk by avoiding these 10 common mistakes in trading in cheap options.
  62. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  63. Options -- Accessing Stakes In Apple At Less Cost

    Finding Apple stock costly to trade? Here are multiple ways to trade it through low-cost Apple options.
  64. How CVS Grew Into a Drugstore Giant

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  65. How Demographics Drive The Economy

    Demographics can have a profound effect on the economy. An aging population coupled with a declining birthrate points to ...
  66. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  67. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  68. 5 Ways To Adapt To Tough Markets

    Tough markets undermine profitability and lower self-confidence. Fight back with five simple but powerful rules of engagement.
  69. Dilip Shanghvi's Net Worth: How Did He Get So Rich?

    Dilip Shanghvi made Sun Pharma a huge global business through smart acquisitions and strategic entry into the right market ...
  70. The Economic and Social Effects of Corruption

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  71. Will 2015 Finally Be The Year For Rising Rates?

    Interest rates continued declining in 2014, but as we enter 2015 many investors are asking the same question: Will 2015 be ...
  72. What Is Hollywood Spending On Oscar Campaigns?

    Here's a look at how much Hollywood is spending this awards season to take home the gold at the 2015 Academy Awards.
  73. The Strange New World Of The Bitcoin Exchange Futures Market

    We explain the basics of the Bitcoin exchange and futures market.
  74. Choose The Best Way To Fund Your Startup: Are Loans Or Equity Right For You?

    Which is better for a startup - debt or equity? Here are the advantages, challenges, and criteria.
  75. These Are The Top Brokerage Firms For Options Trading

    Trading options? Here is the list of the best brokerage firms for options trading, with features, functionality, and brokerage ...
  76. Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely ...
  77. Rating Assurant Prepaid Vs. Delta PPO dental plans

    As more consumers – and dentists – join insurance plans, here’s help in choosing benefits that are right for you.
  78. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  79. How Mukesh Ambani Has Expanded Reliance Industry

    Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Industries and increased its revenues, but his public image, and that of his company, ...
  80. P2P Loans: Consider the Payoffs; Assess The Risks

    The available data seems to indicate that P2P loans, although risky, promise great payoffs, and the prospects of good returns ...
  81. The State Of 3-D Printing in 2015

    As 3-D printing technology continues to advance, it's no longer far-fetched to imagine 3-D printers in everyday households. ...
  82. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  83. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  84. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  85. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  86. The Biggest Biotech Companies

    These biotech firms want to revolutionize medicine. If successful, they may see high profits, but investing in these companies ...
  87. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  88. Arbitrage Opportunities in Spread Betting

    While the opportunities are few and far between, investors may use arbitrage to take advantage of price differences in financial ...
  89. What Exactly Does A Portfolio Analyst Do?

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of ...
  90. The Exciting World Of The Top Spread Betting Brokers

    Spread betting can be fun, but it's risky and you will want a reliable broker. Here are the top spread betting brokers.
  91. World's Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    Ready for the high-risk, high-return hedge fund investments? Here is a list of the top hedge fund investment firms.
  92. Apple As An Example Of How a Protective Collar Works

    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus ...
  93. A Quick Guide for Futures Quotes

    Here is a quick guide to futures quotes.
  94. Apple As An Example Of How to Use a Bull Call Spread to Trade

    Here's how you can use a bull call spread to trade stocks.
  95. Credit Risk Analyst: Boring Title, Great Job

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  96. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  97. What The Golden Globe Winners Earn And Are Worth

    When it comes to awards shows, the winners not always are the biggest earners. We take a look at how much the Golden Globe ...
  98. Should You Forget About The 'B' & 'R' In 'BRIC?'

    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  99. The Top Uses For P2P Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) currency exchange networks offer a viable and cheaper alternative for buying and selling currencies.
  100. Canadian Oil Sands: Only Lucrative At The Right Price

    Canadian oil sands projects are economically viable at oil prices above US$84.99/bbls, and they provide many benefits to ...
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