Markets Articles

  1. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. Who Does Wall Street Want For President?

    Wall Street seems to benefit more from a president who favors "laissez-faire" policies.
  6. 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.
  7. Some Thoughts On The Shadow Market

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  8. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. ...
  12. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The Rise Of Africa

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  18. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

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

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  20. 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. ...
  21. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

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

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

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

    Discover the steps that the Federal Reserve has taken to help save the economy.
  25. 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 ...
  26. Losing To Win

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

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  28. 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. ...
  29. 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.
  30. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

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

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  35. 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.
  36. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  37. 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 ...
  38. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  44. 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. ...
  45. 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.
  46. Two Roads: Debt Or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer - unless you learn to live on less.
  47. Starbucks Goes Square

    The partnership between Starbucks and Square will likely spur more interest in the mobile payment space.
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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. ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. What Causes Internet Companies To Fail?

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

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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%.
  57. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 4 Investment Mistakes That Could Damage Your Wealth

    The open financial market remains extremely fluid and changeable. Beware of these four fundamental errors.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

    Find out what grain investors need to know to analyze USDA reports.
  67. 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. ...
  68. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  69. The Reality Of Investing In Space Exploration

    While investors are more interested in space than ever before, the options are still very limited.
  70. 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 ...
  71. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

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

    Companies don't elect to leave an exchange so much as they're asked. Find out why.
  73. 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. ...
  74. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here ...
  75. 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. ...
  76. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  77. 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. ...
  78. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

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

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

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  81. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  82. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  83. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  84. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  85. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  86. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  87. 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.
  88. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  89. 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.
  90. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  91. 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.
  92. Microsoft Vs. Apple

    Microsoft may be riding Apple's coattails, but that doesn't mean they won't eat Apple's lunch.
  93. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  94. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase ...
  95. Most Successful Movie Reboots

    These are movie ideas that just keep on giving at the box office.
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  99. 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.
  100. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

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

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
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