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  1. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  5. 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.
  6. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  7. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  8. 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.
  9. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  10. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  11. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  12. When A Founder Resigns: Is It A Bad Sign?

    Discover three examples where company performance suffered after a founder or co-founder left.
  13. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  14. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  15. 4 Leverage Ratios Used In Evaluating Energy Firms

    These four leverage ratios can help investors understand how oil and gas firms are managing their debt.
  16. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  17. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  18. Research In Motion's New CEO: Can He Turn It Around?

    New CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't think change is needed.
  19. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  20. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  21. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  22. Planning For Progress: The World Economic Forum

    Learn about the history of the World Economic Forum and the issues driving the 2012 conference in Davos.
  23. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  24. Critical Economic Issues For Elections

    With a presidential election upon us this year, we show you the correlation between the election and the markets.
  25. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  26. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  27. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  28. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
  29. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  30. Biggest Industry Ups And Downs Of 2011

    We look at the market's biggest winners and losers and see what's in store for the upcoming year.
  31. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  32. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  33. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  34. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  35. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  36. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds with a group of people.
  37. WARNING: Stocks May Be About To Collapse

    Fund manager John Hussman has gone so far as to issue a "warning" that stocks may be about to collapse.
  38. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  39. An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
  40. How Nonprofits And Commercial Groups Can Help The Economy

    As the White House Summer Jobs Initiative takes effect, we look at the benefits of collaboration between for and nonprofit ventures.
  41. How Shale Fracking May Hurt Your Investment

    With news that shale drilling has caused earthquakes, you may want to rethink your investments.
  42. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  43. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  44. The Seven-Day Extension Fade

    It's possible to pick a top or bottom with no indicator support. We'll show you how this strategy works.
  45. Understanding The Ticker Tape

    We explain the meaning and use of that reel of symbols whizzing across your TV or computer screen.
  46. The Keystone XL Pipeline Explained

    If you haven't heard of the Keystone XL Pipeline, here's what you need to know.
  47. Is Yahoo!'s Real Opportunity What You Think It Is?

    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  48. Currency All-Time Highs And Lows

    These four major currencies have seen some wild swings in the floating market since 1990.
  49. How Moving Can Affect Your Finances

    Here are the factors you need to look at to determine whether moving to a new area will leave you with more money on a regular basis.
  50. The "Turn To The Carry" Trade

    This variation on the turn to trend setup can help longer term traders make more potent trades.
  51. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  52. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  53. How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  54. The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  55. How Does The Strait Of Hormuz Affect My Gas Prices?

    We look at where the Strait of Hormuz is and what it has to do with oil prices.
  56. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  57. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  58. Are LED Lightbulbs Worth The High Cost?

    Congress voted to put the new light bulb legislation on hold, but should that give you reason to put off ditching the incandescents?
  59. A Bullish Start To 2012

    2012 kicked off with a great first day, but does that mean the rest of the year will follow that trend?
  60. Investigating The Securities Police

    Learn about the history of FINRA and how this organization protects investors.
  61. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  62. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  63. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  64. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  65. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor credit rating.
  66. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  67. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  68. 5 Dumb Things Investors Do With Their Money

    With a long-term perspective, investors can make many wise investment choices and avoid these dumb decisions.
  69. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

    Confused by all of the new acronyms used by the media to describe the European debt crisis? We can help.
  70. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  71. What New Tax And Regulatory Changes May Mean For You

    There has been a lot of debate over new tax legislation this year. How will Americans be affected by any changes?
  72. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  73. 6 Currencies With A Bright Future

    Have a rewarding new year by investing in these currencies.
  74. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  75. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  76. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  77. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  78. The 3 Best Countries For Children And Parents

    These countries top the list when it comes to education, childcare, healthcare and child development.
  79. Market Makers Vs. Electronic Communications Networks

    Learn the pros and cons of trading forex through these two types of brokers.
  80. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  81. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  82. Gold Is Broken, But Don't Count It Out

    Gold has broken through its 200-day moving average. Find out if you should be worried.
  83. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  84. 5 Alternatives To Starting Your Own Business

    Want to start your own business but don't want the hassle of doing it by yourself? Find out how.
  85. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early is a bad idea.
  86. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  87. Kim Jong Il's Death And The Markets

    The sudden change in leadership in North Korea brings even more uncertainty to the markets.
  88. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be?
  89. The Debt Ratings Debate

    Lack of competition and potential conflicts of interest have called the value of these ratings into question.
  90. Viewing The Market As Organized Chaos

    Find out how a cat and a ladybug prove markets are both random and efficient.
  91. Can Research In Motion Be Saved?

    RIMM's rise and fall have been breathaking, but is there still a future?
  92. The Seasonality Of The U.S. Dollar

    The long-term history of the U.S. dollar suggests that it is often stronger earlier in the year.
  93. Why Crude Oil Prices May Not Affect Pump Prices

    When oil rises in price, the price of gas at the pump usually rises as well. Why doesn't it always happen?
  94. How To Make Social Security Work

    What's going to happen to Social Security by the time you retire? What can be done to help it?
  95. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  96. How Did Italy Get To This Point?

    Italy is in the spotlight amid the eurozone crisis. Discover why and if the problems can be fixed.
  97. An Introduction To The Chartered Business Valuator Designation

    Business valuation is a fast growing field. Discover how you can take advantage with a CBV designation.
  98. "Do The Right Thing" For Trade Breakouts

    Often in life, the right action is the hardest to take. Discover how to get on the right side of a trend.
  99. Diamonds Are No Longer BHP's Best Friend

    Word is out that BHP may be getting out of the diamond business.
  100. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
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