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  1. The Art Of Speculation

    Speculators believe that the market overreacts to a host of variables. These variables present an opportunity for capital ...
  2. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  3. Understanding Order Execution

    Find out the various ways in which a broker can fill an order, which can affect costs.
  4. 5 Scariest Scenarios For Today's Retail Investors

    Here are five current and potential events that could shape the market in the near future.
  5. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  6. A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  7. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all bad.
  8. Is Kickstarter A Viable Platform For Business Startups?

    This article assesses the merits of Kickstarter, the risks involved and whether it is viable for serious investors.
  9. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  10. Using LEAPS With Collars

    This options strategy will help you lock in profit while keeping your upside potential.
  11. The Psychology Of Poverty

    Though there are many factors that influence consumers' spending habits, household income is one of the most influential ...
  12. Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact

    Don't rely on Wall Street analysts for information on these stocks.
  13. DCF Valuation: The Stock Market Sanity Check

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  14. Fundamental Speed: The "Duck-And-Jab" Approach To Forex

    By using economic releases in a timely way, buyers can beat the "big players" without endless chart analysis.
  15. Mac To The Future

    Here is a history of Apple products and how the products have evolved over the years.
  16. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  17. $1 Salaried CEOs Making Millions

    Some CEOs who are paid $1 annually are actually among the highest-paid when all forms of compensation are taken into account. ...
  18. U.S. Or Canada: Which Country Is Best To Call Home?

    There are unique benefits to living both above and below the 49th parallel. Find out which of these great nations best suits ...
  19. Looking For Profit In Privately-Held Companies

    Private companies offer unique opportunities for those with the knowledge and resources to take advantage.
  20. The Credit Crisis And The Carry Trade

    When boom times turned to bust, these trades proved devastating for traders and the broader markets.
  21. 3 Industry-Impacting Innovations On The Horizon

    Here are some industry-impacting innovations that could potentially belong in the famed Carousel of Progress.
  22. Covered Call Strategies For A Falling Market

    Find out how to come out on top, even when the market is dropping.
  23. Countries That Thrive On A Weak European Union

    The current eurozone crisis is having a heavy impact on the global economy and certain nations may leave the EU as a result. ...
  24. Could Alchemy Threaten The Gold Market?

    Some of the dreams of medieval alchemists may finally be coming true, but what does that mean for the market?
  25. The True Cost Of Poverty

    Nearly 47% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. Despite safety nets, lower-income people still face challenges. ...
  26. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  27. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  28. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  29. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  30. How To Invest In Commodities

    Find out which futures, options or funds will be your perfect commodity portfolio fit.
  31. The Advantages Of Investing In Aggressive Companies

    Often the most attractive companies are also a little fierce - learn how to spot healthy corporate aggression.
  32. 6 Decisions That Cost Companies Millions

    Here are some of the worst business decisions of all time, made across a broad range of sectors and industries.
  33. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'. ...
  34. Growth Doesn't Matter For Mid Caps

    Featuring the right amount of growth and stability, mid caps represent a great opportunity to play the marketplace.
  35. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  36. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  37. The Benefits Of Having A Floating Island For Startups

    The Blueseed project is an ambitious idea, but it will definitely have its perks once it's up and floating.
  38. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  39. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing ...
  40. Is Now The Time To Buy Put Options?

    A market correction is sure to occur sometime in the near future. Discover if hedging can protect your portfolio.
  41. Who Does Wall Street Want For President?

    Wall Street seems to benefit more from a president who favors "laissez-faire" policies.
  42. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  43. The Apples And Exxons Of Years Past

    Discover some of the corporate giants of the past and how their share prices have fared in following years.
  44. Some Thoughts On The Shadow Market

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  45. How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    While stringent, the new fuel efficiency standards will mean more for the average American than just less trips to the pump. ...
  46. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  47. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  48. Understanding The Risk In The BRICs

    The BRICs offer much in the way of portfolio and economic growth, however, there are some pretty big risks for individual ...
  49. What Does QE3 Mean For The Market?

    What does the Fed's recent announcement mean for the U.S. economy? Read on to learn more.
  50. How To Talk Like An Investor

    Learn all the lingo you'll need to start investing or to impress your coworkers around the water cooler.
  51. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  52. The Rise Of Africa

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  53. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were. ...
  54. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  55. Developing Nations With The Most Debt

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  56. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  57. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  58. Beware Of Bad Companies That Won't Die

    Lousy companies can live on for quite a long time, sucking in investors' hopes and capital.
  59. How The Federal Reserve Fights Recession

    Discover the steps that the Federal Reserve has taken to help save the economy.
  60. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  61. 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 ...
  62. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  63. 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. ...
  64. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

    Is courting LGBT customers as risky for businesses as people think? Read on to find out.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Chinese Companies Are Leaving U.S. Markets

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
  68. 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.
  69. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  70. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  76. 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 ...
  77. Two Roads: Debt Or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer - unless you learn to live on less.
  78. 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.
  79. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  80. 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. ...
  81. Starbucks Goes Square

    The partnership between Starbucks and Square will likely spur more interest in the mobile payment space.
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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. ...
  85. 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. ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. What Causes Internet Companies To Fail?

    MySpace and Digg were once Internet powerhouses, today they're much less popular. Where did they go wrong?
  88. 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.
  89. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  90. 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%.
  91. 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 ...
  92. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 4 Investment Mistakes That Could Damage Your Wealth

    The open financial market remains extremely fluid and changeable. Beware of these four fundamental errors.
  100. 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.
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