Markets Articles

  1. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse.
  2. Profiting From Carry Trade Candidates

    Capitalize on the yield of the interest rate differential by using flags and pennants.
  3. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for.
  4. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  5. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets.
  6. Gold Scams To Watch Out For

    Buying and selling gold can be extremely lucrative, but there are also many risks associated with gold. Here are some useful tips.
  7. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  8. Early Monopolies: Conquest And Corruption

    This structure can be very effective, but it is also known for its abuse of power.
  9. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  10. Recession-Proof Sports Leagues

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  11. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  12. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that have been sold?
  13. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've just gotten in.
  14. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  15. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  16. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the online tools available.
  17. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers.
  18. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  19. How Gold Performed In 2011

    It was a wild ride for gold in 2011; we look at what caused gold's price movements, and where it's headed next.
  20. 5 Upcoming Market-Moving Events

    If you can anticipate the news that these reports contain, your portfolio will be in for some huge gains.
  21. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling.
  22. 6 Ways To Keep Your October Gains

    October was for the record books, but what should you do to hold on to your investment gains?
  23. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  24. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  25. 9 Events That Moved The Markets In October

    October is behind us but what was behind those big gains? Here are 9 events behind market volatility last month.
  26. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  27. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  28. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  29. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  30. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  31. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  32. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable investment?
  33. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  34. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  35. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  36. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  37. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because of numerous factors.
  38. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  39. An Introduction To Securities Markets

    The global securities market is constantly evolving. Discover the most popular market structures currently in use.
  40. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  41. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  42. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  43. Divergence: The Trade Most Profitable

    Comparing price swings helps traders gain insight into price momentum.
  44. How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  45. How A Eurasian Union Could Control The World's Energy

    Putin recently said that he wanted to form a Eurasian Union. What would this union look like and what affect would it have on the global economy?
  46. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  47. Countries That Still Have The Golden AAA Credit Rating

    The U.S., Italy, Greece and others have lost the coveted AAA rating, but some countries have managed to hold onto it.
  48. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  49. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  50. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you should look out for.
  51. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  52. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk.
  53. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  54. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  55. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it.
  56. The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  57. How To Fight The Resource Curse

    Countries focusing on commodity exports face a potentially crippling problem. Find out how to prevent Dutch disease.
  58. A Primer On Cross Currency Triangulation

    This method to transact business in euros while making profits at home is essential. Find out how it's done.
  59. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  60. Beginner's Guide To Auto Insurance

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  61. How SNB Hopes To Revive The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss National Bank is solving problems by printing more money. Could this spell economic disaster?
  62. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

    Forex trades are subject to receiving interest or being debited interest if positions are held overnight.
  63. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  64. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  65. How Saving Too Much Can Sap Economic Growth

    Many emerging Asian economies have high savings and low consumption rates. We look at how this impacts their economic development.
  66. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  67. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  68. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure and commercial buildings needed for the millions of new urbanites that flock to the cities from the countryside each year.
  69. 5 Ways To Get A Fair Price For Your Gold

    The price of gold continues to go higher and higher. When is the right time to sell, and how do you know if you're getting a good deal?
  70. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  71. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  72. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  73. The Bloomberg Terminal At A Glance

    The Bloomberg Terminal is one of the most popular tools for real-time financial information. Find out what it is and what it can do for you.
  74. Cities With The Fastest Internet Speeds

    How fast can you download music or movies? Depends on where you live. Broadband use has exploded over the past decade, but there are clear winners and losers when it comes to speed.
  75. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  76. What's The Difference Between Retiring In Canada And America?

    American and Canadian governments provide many of the same types of services, but the subtle differences between the two countries are worth noting.
  77. The Scariest Days On Wall Street

    Wall Street has had no shortage of breathtaking drops and gut-clenching routs. Here's a look at some of the worst crashes, routs and days of infamy.
  78. 5 Things You Shouldn't Do During A Recession

    These tips can help you avoid financial risk, and are especially important during an economic slowdown.
  79. How Will Bank Regulation Affect British Banks?

    We look at the proposed changes to Britain's banking system, and see whether it will be able to stay competitive.
  80. 5 States That Are Bad For Retirees

    High taxes, poor healthcare and high crime are some of the reasons these states are bad places to retire.
  81. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  82. What The Double-Dip Recession Means For Countries Around The World

    How will the possibility of a double-dip recession affect nations around the world?
  83. How Obama's Tax Cuts Could Affect Your Retirement

    Obama's tax cuts are supposed to help stimulate the economy, but how will they affect your retirement plans?
  84. The 6 Scariest Possibilities For The U.S. Economy

    The U.S. economy is at risk from many factors, and some are more likely than others.
  85. Retail FX Spreads: Do They Even Matter?

    Learn how retail forex spreads affect your ability to trade currencies.
  86. The Importance Of Time Value In Options Trading

    Move beyond simply buying calls and puts, and learn how to turn time-value decay into potential profits.
  87. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  88. Top 4 Things To Know About The Last Double-Dip Recession

    The financial media and investors are haunted with the prospect of a double-dip recession. We look to the past to see if a double-dip recession is in our future.
  89. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  90. Can Operation Twist Jumpstart The Economy?

    We look at the Federal Reserve's Operation Twist, and see whether it's got what it takes to right a shaky economy.
  91. Top 5 Low-Risk Investments To Close Out 2011

    Negative sentiment on global economic growth prospects has actually pushed many asset classes into appealing territory.
  92. What Causes Bubbles?

    A look at how asset bubbles are formed according to different schools of thought.
  93. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  94. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sovereign Debt Defaults

    Sovereign debt defaults are scary, but should they be? They are actually more common than you think.
  95. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  96. Where's The Market Headed Now?

    Whether up, down or sideways, learn about some of the factors that drive stock market moves.
  97. Should You Invest In Emerging Markets?

    Emerging markets are risky, but the rewards they can create make them a worthy addition to any portfolio.
  98. Why Britain Withdrew From The ERM

    Britain may have dodged a bullet, but it certainly was not an innocent bystander and still managed to become collateral damage.
  99. Getting Started In Forex Options

    Stocks are not the only securities underlying options. Learn how to use FOREX options for profit and hedging.
  100. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
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