Markets Articles

  1. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  2. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  3. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

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

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  5. 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.
  6. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  7. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  8. 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.
  9. Airline Mergers And Your Wallet

    See what it means to consumers when airline companies merge.
  10. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  11. 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.
  12. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  13. 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. ...
  14. Results Of The Facebook IPO Debut

    Here are some still relevant investment considerations now that Facebook has officially gone public.
  15. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  16. Why BATS Killed Its IPO

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

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  18. 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.
  19. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  20. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

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

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

    Web 2.0 companies are making money by challenging traditional business models.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  27. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  28. On The Record: Communications With The Public

    NASD Rule 2211 can make or break your career as a registered principal.
  29. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  30. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  31. How To Invest In Movies

    Investing directly in a movie could be a perilous endeavor. Find out why.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

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

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

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

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  43. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

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

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

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  46. 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.
  47. Bank Of America's Return To Profitability

    The problems for the bank are legion. To add this to your portfolio, please proceed with caution.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  54. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  59. 5 Ways To Spot Counterfeit Bills

    The black marker isn't the only way to spot a fake.
  60. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  61. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

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

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

    Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Find out if it's worth the price.
  64. 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.
  65. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Apple Passes Google's Stock Price

    As Apple surpasses another milestone, discover what the price means for this company.
  69. 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.
  70. The Economy Gets A Boost

    Increased cosumer spending is helping the economy recover.
  71. 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.
  72. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  77. 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.
  78. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  79. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection. ...
  80. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  81. 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. ...
  82. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  83. 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.
  84. The Basics Of Currency Trading

    Trading in the currency market isn't easy. We tell you what you need to know before starting.
  85. 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 ...
  86. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

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

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  88. 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.
  89. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  90. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  91. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  92. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  93. 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.
  94. A Primer On Coal

    With the right knowledge, investors can better understand coal and gain exposure with the investment vehicles available. ...
  95. The Mystery Behind SNC-Lavalin's CEO Resignation

    The recent crisis surrounding Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has caused shareholders, employees and managers ...
  96. U.S. Government Cracks Down On Insider Trading

    The FBI is taking an interest in some shady dealings in the upper echelon.
  97. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  98. 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.
  99. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  100. 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.
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