Markets Articles

  1. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  2. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  3. Why BATS Killed Its IPO

    There have been several successful IPOs, however this isn't one of them.
  4. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  5. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  6. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  7. Grow Your Finances In The Grain Markets

    Hedging with futures can protect those who buy and sell commodities from adverse price movements.
  8. The Web 2.0 Era Has Begun

    Web 2.0 companies are making money by challenging traditional business models.
  9. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  10. What To Expect During Friday's Facebook Frenzy

    May 18th will unmistakably see some interesting activity. Find out what could happen during Facebook's IPO.
  11. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  12. The 5 Largest Food Recalls In History

    Food recalls are common, but some food manufacturers are so large that a recall can impact the entire industry.
  13. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  14. On The Record: Communications With The Public

    NASD Rule 2211 can make or break your career as a registered principal.
  15. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  16. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  17. The Rise And Fall Of Rare Earth Metals

    Rare earth metals were the hot thing last year and now, nobody speaks of them. Find out what happened.
  18. How To Invest In Movies

    Investing directly in a movie could be a perilous endeavor. Find out why.
  19. A Look At The Chances Of Sustained Economic Prosperity

    We look at the overall economy, consumer debt and consumer confidence to see if the signs of economic recovery in the U.S. are real.
  20. The End Of Nuclear Power: A Boon For Investors?

    Japan will be operating a nuclear power-free electricity grid this summer. Find out what this means for investors.
  21. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

    Governments in the eurozone have been cutting almost everything these days. Discover if the strategy is working.
  22. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  23. 4 Groups That Win If Obamacare Is Repealed

    Here are a few vocal activists who feel the end of Obamacare will be a great boon to their cause.
  24. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert about their trade positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency trades.
  25. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  26. What Samsung's Success Means For Apple

    Apple has been at the top of its game, but it looks like a rival might be closing the gap.
  27. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  28. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  29. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  30. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  31. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  32. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  33. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  34. Bank Of America's Return To Profitability

    The problems for the bank are legion. To add this to your portfolio, please proceed with caution.
  35. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to take on the risks, they have great potential.
  36. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  37. Sprint's Tax Problems And Investment Risk

    Sprint's recent tax issues are a reminder for investors to consider corporate taxes as a risk factor in their stock.
  38. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  39. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  40. Should You Care That Samsung Doesn't Need U.S. Investors?

    Many international companies see no need to have fully-listed shares trading on U.S. exchanges.
  41. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  42. Meet The Next World Bank President

    The World Bank is essential for the fight against global poverty. Learn about the man next slated for the job.
  43. The Most Counterfeit-Proof Currencies

    The IACA awards provide some of the best insight into the currencies that are proving the most difficult to fake.
  44. 5 Ways To Spot Counterfeit Bills

    The black marker isn't the only way to spot a fake.
  45. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  46. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  47. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  48. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  49. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  50. Did Facebook Overpay For Instagram?

    Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Find out if it's worth the price.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. The Economy Gets A Boost

    Increased cosumer spending is helping the economy recover.
  57. Apple Passes Google's Stock Price

    As Apple surpasses another milestone, discover what the price means for this company.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  62. 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.
  63. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  64. 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.
  65. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  66. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  67. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. The Basics Of Currency Trading

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

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  72. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

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

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  77. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  78. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

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

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  80. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  81. 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.
  82. A Primer On Coal

    With the right knowledge, investors can better understand coal and gain exposure with the investment vehicles available.
  83. 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.
  84. U.S. Government Cracks Down On Insider Trading

    The FBI is taking an interest in some shady dealings in the upper echelon.
  85. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  86. 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.
  87. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  88. 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.
  89. Series 63, Series 65 Or Series 66?

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

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

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  92. 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.
  93. Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  94. Naked Call Writing: A Risky Options Strategy

    Learn about this aggressive trading strategy to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  95. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

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

    Until recently, insider trading laws did not apply to members of Congress. Find out what's changed.
  97. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  98. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  99. Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  100. 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.
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