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  1. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  2. The Future Of Stock Trading: Neutrino Beams

    If neutrino beam technology realizes its vast potential, it will revolutionize the way trading is conducted in equity markets. ...
  3. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and ...
  4. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  5. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  6. Investing In Oil And Gas UITs

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  7. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  8. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  9. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  10. 5 Things To Consider Before Relocating For Work

    Upfront planning and analysis can help keep you from jumping into a situation that can hurt your wallet or your future career ...
  11. Pinterest: The Next Social Media Giant

    Pinterest is on its way to becoming the next household name in social media.
  12. How To Avoid Investing Too Conservatively

    With the right balance of risk, you can beat the effects of inflation and protect your portfolio.
  13. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  14. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  15. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  16. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities. ...
  17. Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  18. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  19. Investors Unsure Of Female-Owned Companies

    This article explores the background and history of why companies led by women are sometimes viewed as bad bets.
  20. 10 Ways To Save Energy And Money

    The average family spends $1,600/year on utility bills - find out how to put some of that back in your wallet.
  21. Unemployment Benefit Changes Coming Soon

    Here's a rundown of how the intended changes to unemployment benefits in the U.S. will affect U.S. citizens.
  22. Why Leveraged Investments Sink

    This powerful tool can have you swimming in money or drowning in underwater equity.
  23. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  24. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth. ...
  25. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  26. 3 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Economic Recovery

    Here are some reasons why women are poised to be the demographic to turn around the economy.
  27. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  28. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  29. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  30. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  31. JP Morgan: The Other Side Of The Hedge

    A hedge is supposed to decrease overall risk, but when it's instead used to increase profits, the risk can be multiplied. ...
  32. Cut Down Option Risk With Covered Calls

    A good place to start with options is writing these contracts against shares you already own.
  33. Why Are We Still Talking About Greece?

    The Greek and Spanish crises continue to spiral beyond control. Find out what could lie ahead for the eurozone.
  34. The Costliest Diseases In America

    America spends truly staggering amounts of money on diseases that are, in many cases, preventable.
  35. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  36. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  37. Whistleblowers Set To Receive First SEC Payouts

    Once payments to whistleblowers begin to go out, the SEC is bracing for a deluge of new allegations of securities fraud to ...
  38. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against ...
  39. What The U.S. Needs To Do To Avoid Austerity Measures

    Here's a look at some of the methods the federal government is using to help economic recovery in the U.S.
  40. The Gasoline Business Is All About Location

    Gasoline prices can vary tremendously based on where you are in the world. Here are some of the reasons why it varies so ...
  41. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  42. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to ...
  43. Investing In Emerging Markets

    Discover if passive or active investments are the way to be involved in emerging markets.
  44. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  45. 4 Reasons Natural Gas Is So Cheap

    An unseasonably warm winter wasn't the only reason why prices were cheap.
  46. Career Fields That Guarantee Jobs

    If you take one of these career paths you are very likely to have a job after graduation from post-secondary.
  47. How The Ex-Patriot Act May Affect You

    This new legislation targets high-net-worth U.S. citizens who want to renounce their citizenship to avoid paying certain ...
  48. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  49. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  50. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  51. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  52. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  53. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  54. Contango Vs. Normal Backwardation

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  55. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  56. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  57. Financial Companies Need A New Model

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  58. Airline Mergers And Your Wallet

    See what it means to consumers when airline companies merge.
  59. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  60. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  61. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  62. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  63. Results Of The Facebook IPO Debut

    Here are some still relevant investment considerations now that Facebook has officially gone public.
  64. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  65. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  66. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  67. 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.
  68. Why BATS Killed Its IPO

    There have been several successful IPOs, however this isn't one of them.
  69. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  70. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  71. The Web 2.0 Era Has Begun

    Web 2.0 companies are making money by challenging traditional business models.
  72. Grow Your Finances In The Grain Markets

    Hedging with futures can protect those who buy and sell commodities from adverse price movements.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  76. 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.
  77. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

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

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

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

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  81. 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.
  82. How To Invest In Movies

    Investing directly in a movie could be a perilous endeavor. Find out why.
  83. 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.
  84. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

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

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

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

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  93. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

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

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

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Bank Of America's Return To Profitability

    The problems for the bank are legion. To add this to your portfolio, please proceed with caution.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
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