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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

    Find out what grain investors need to know to analyze USDA reports.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Reality Of Investing In Space Exploration

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

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  8. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

    Find out why these enticing options can spell trouble for your bottom line.
  9. 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.
  10. Why Companies Change Exchanges

    Companies don't elect to leave an exchange so much as they're asked. Find out why.
  11. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  16. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

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

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  18. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  19. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  20. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  21. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  22. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  23. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  24. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  25. 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.
  26. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Microsoft Vs. Apple

    Microsoft may be riding Apple's coattails, but that doesn't mean they won't eat Apple's lunch.
  30. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase production.
  31. 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.
  32. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  33. Most Successful Movie Reboots

    These are movie ideas that just keep on giving at the box office.
  34. 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.
  35. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  36. 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.
  37. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

    Find out which one offers the easiest, most cost effective options.
  38. 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.
  39. The Flow Of Company Information

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
  40. 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.
  41. The 8 Most Volatile Sectors

    Volatility often frightens investors. Here are some unstable sectors to watch out for.
  42. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and fiscal policies.
  43. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

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

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  48. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  49. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Pinterest: The Next Social Media Giant

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

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

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  55. 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.
  56. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  57. 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.
  58. Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  59. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Why Leveraged Investments Sink

    This powerful tool can have you swimming in money or drowning in underwater equity.
  65. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  66. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  70. 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.
  71. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Cut Down Option Risk With Covered Calls

    A good place to start with options is writing these contracts against shares you already own.
  75. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  76. 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.
  77. The Costliest Diseases In America

    America spends truly staggering amounts of money on diseases that are, in many cases, preventable.
  78. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  79. 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.
  80. Could Zynga Exist Without Facebook?

    Investors still see Facebook and Zynga as a happy couple. Find out if the relationship is likely to last.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Investing In Emerging Markets

    Discover if passive or active investments are the way to be involved in emerging markets.
  85. 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.
  86. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  87. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 4 Reasons Natural Gas Is So Cheap

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

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

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

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  94. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  95. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  96. LinkedIn's First Quarter Results

    LinkedIn currently trades for $10 more than its IPO price. Find out if the rise is justified.
  97. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

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

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  99. 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.
  100. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
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