Markets Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Investing In EAGLEs

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

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

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

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  6. 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.
  7. A Primer On Coal

    With the right knowledge, investors can better understand coal and gain exposure with the investment vehicles available.
  8. 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.
  9. U.S. Government Cracks Down On Insider Trading

    The FBI is taking an interest in some shady dealings in the upper echelon.
  10. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

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

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

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

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

    Learn more about stock options, including some basic terminology and the source of profits.
  18. 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.
  19. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

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

    Until recently, insider trading laws did not apply to members of Congress. Find out what's changed.
  21. Naked Call Writing: A Risky Options Strategy

    Learn about this aggressive trading strategy to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  22. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

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

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  24. 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.
  25. Getting To Know The "Greeks"

    Understanding price influences on options positions requires learning about delta, theta, vega and gamma.
  26. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  27. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  28. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  29. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  30. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  31. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company.
  32. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  33. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  34. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed income.
  35. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  36. Examining Republican Candidate Portfolios

    We summarize and examine what has been revealed about Republican candidate investing styles.
  37. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  38. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  39. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  40. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  41. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  42. 5 Careers That Are Disappearing

    Understanding labor trends can help college students decide on majors and businesses choose strategic direction.
  43. What Happened At MF Global?

    The story of MF Global is a telling example of a collapse with unfortunate ongoing consequences.
  44. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  45. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  46. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  47. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  48. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  49. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  50. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  51. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  52. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  53. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  54. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  55. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  56. How The SEC Regulates Social Media

    The SEC continues to develop requirements and regulations to reflect the new information age.
  57. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  58. How Occupy Wall Street Affected The Market

    What was once a front page story has now become an afterthought in the minds of Americans.
  59. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  60. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  61. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  62. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  63. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their student loans.
  64. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  65. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  66. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  67. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  68. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  69. How The Volcker Rule Affects You

    Find out if the Volcker Rule will just affect big banks, or if it's something you should worry about.
  70. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  71. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  72. When A Founder Resigns: Is It A Bad Sign?

    Discover three examples where company performance suffered after a founder or co-founder left.
  73. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  74. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  75. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  76. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  77. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  78. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  79. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  80. Planning For Progress: The World Economic Forum

    Learn about the history of the World Economic Forum and the issues driving the 2012 conference in Davos.
  81. Research In Motion's New CEO: Can He Turn It Around?

    New CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't think change is needed.
  82. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  83. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  84. Critical Economic Issues For Elections

    With a presidential election upon us this year, we show you the correlation between the election and the markets.
  85. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  86. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  87. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  88. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
  89. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  90. Biggest Industry Ups And Downs Of 2011

    We look at the market's biggest winners and losers and see what's in store for the upcoming year.
  91. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  92. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  93. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  94. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  95. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  96. WARNING: Stocks May Be About To Collapse

    Fund manager John Hussman has gone so far as to issue a "warning" that stocks may be about to collapse.
  97. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  98. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds with a group of people.
  99. How Shale Fracking May Hurt Your Investment

    With news that shale drilling has caused earthquakes, you may want to rethink your investments.
  100. An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
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