Markets Articles

  1. Did Facebook Overpay For Instagram?

    Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Find out if it's worth the price.
  2. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  3. Translating "Fed Speak" Into Plain English

    Confused by the Fed's lingo? Find out what it can tell you and learn how to decipher it.
  4. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  5. Explaining RBC's Wash Trade Accusations

    On April 2, U.S. regulators accused RBC of operating a wash trading scheme. Find out what this means.
  6. Play Foreign Currencies Against The U.S. Dollar And Win

    Don't panic when the dollar drops. Learn to exploit the greenback's decline and profit from it.
  7. Apple Passes Google's Stock Price

    As Apple surpasses another milestone, discover what the price means for this company.
  8. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Buying a stock can be much easier than deciding when to sell it. Learn when it might be time to sell.
  9. The Economy Gets A Boost

    Increased cosumer spending is helping the economy recover.
  10. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  11. A Look At Apple's Share Buyback And Dividend

    Steve Jobs wouldn't be happy with the recent news out of Apple. Find out what to expect of Apple's dividend.
  12. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  13. A Newbie's Guide To Reading An Options Chain

    Learning to understand the language of options chains will help you become a more informed trader.
  14. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  15. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  16. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  17. The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market

    Contrary to popular belief, speculators are important for the market. Find out exactly what they do.
  18. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  19. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  20. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  21. What Does Your Mutual Fund Say About You?

    How your fund votes on proxy issues will reveal whether it's acting in your best interest and according to your beliefs.
  22. The Basics Of Currency Trading

    Trading in the currency market isn't easy. We tell you what you need to know before starting.
  23. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  24. Problems Loom For The Chinese Economy

    In 2010 China became the world's second largest economy, yet some analysts see problems ahead. Find out why.
  25. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

    According to a survey published by Barclays Capital, these commodities should do well in 2012.
  26. The Basics Of Investing In Foreign Government Bonds

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  27. No Wonder Companies Don't Want To Go Public Anymore

    There has been a dearth of IPOs in recent years, yet it seems like small companies aren't going public anymore. Find out why.
  28. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  29. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  30. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  31. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  32. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  33. Advocacy Group Seeks To Change Name Of S&P 500

    "Brokers Against Unpleasant Sociolinguistics" are campaigning to change the name of the S&P 500 Index.
  34. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  35. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  36. A Primer On Coal

    With the right knowledge, investors can better understand coal and gain exposure with the investment vehicles available.
  37. The Mystery Behind SNC-Lavalin's CEO Resignation

    The recent crisis surrounding Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has caused shareholders, employees and managers alike to curse les cieux and see rouge.
  38. U.S. Government Cracks Down On Insider Trading

    The FBI is taking an interest in some shady dealings in the upper echelon.
  39. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  40. The Relationship Between The Dow And American Identity

    We look at the history of the DJIA and try to understand its importance in the U.S.
  41. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  42. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  43. Series 63, Series 65 Or Series 66?

    When joining the world of investment professionals, you must take the right exams.
  44. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  45. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  46. Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  47. A Look Inside The Yelp IPO

    Yelp faces challenges now that it's had its IPO. Learn about this company's history and where it's headed.
  48. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  49. No More Insider Trading For Congress

    Until recently, insider trading laws did not apply to members of Congress. Find out what's changed.
  50. Naked Call Writing: A Risky Options Strategy

    Learn about this aggressive trading strategy to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  51. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  52. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  53. The Fed's Stress Test On Banks

    The Fed announced the results of its test to see which banks could put the entire financial system at risk.
  54. Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  55. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  56. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  57. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  58. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  59. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  60. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company.
  61. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  62. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  63. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
  64. Examining Republican Candidate Portfolios

    We summarize and examine what has been revealed about Republican candidate investing styles.
  65. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed income.
  66. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  67. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  68. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  69. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  70. 5 Careers That Are Disappearing

    Understanding labor trends can help college students decide on majors and businesses choose strategic direction.
  71. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  72. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  73. What Happened At MF Global?

    The story of MF Global is a telling example of a collapse with unfortunate ongoing consequences.
  74. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  75. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  76. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  77. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  78. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  79. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  80. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  81. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  82. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  83. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  84. How The SEC Regulates Social Media

    The SEC continues to develop requirements and regulations to reflect the new information age.
  85. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  86. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  87. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  88. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  89. How Occupy Wall Street Affected The Market

    What was once a front page story has now become an afterthought in the minds of Americans.
  90. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  91. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  92. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  93. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  94. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their student loans.
  95. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  96. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  97. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  98. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  99. How The Volcker Rule Affects You

    Find out if the Volcker Rule will just affect big banks, or if it's something you should worry about.
  100. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
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