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  1. Mutual Funds or ETFs: Which is Better?

    Trying to decide between a mutual fund or ETF? Here's what you need to know.
  2. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  3. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  4. 5 Signs That You Have a Lousy 401(k) Plan

    Knowing whether a 401(k) plan is good or not so good is important. This will help participants decide how much to invest ...
  5. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  6. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  7. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  8. Portfolio Tips For Pursuing The Outcome You Want

    If you have a portfolio, you probably know why you’re invested. Whether it’s a 401(k) or a brokerage account, your portfolio ...
  9. With Rates Low, Where Can Advisors Find Yield?

    There are many different options — both conventional and unconventional — available for financial advisors seeking yield ...
  10. Due Diligence Tips for Investing in Alternatives

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  11. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  12. Top Bachelor Degree For A Hedgefund Career

    From economics to statistic analysis, certain bachelor's degrees make graduates more qualified for landing highly sought ...
  13. 10 Most Famous Hedge Fund Managers

    The most famous hedge fund managers have made billions, but their fame might not always result from their financial successes.
  14. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  15. Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  16. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  17. How Janus Capital Makes Money

    Before investing in Janus, it is prudent to understand how it makes money and what costs detract from shareholder wealth.
  18. Mutual Funds: How Many is Too Many?

    How many mutual funds are too many when it comes to a well diversified portfolio?
  19. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  20. How To Start A Hedge Fund In The UK

    Starting a new hedge fund in the United Kingdom is more complex than in the United States. We discuss UK laws and regulations ...
  21. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  22. How To Mimic A Hedge Fund Strategy

    Hedge fund replication strategies are beneficial to individual investors who would like hedge fund-like returns without the ...
  23. At Look at REITS vs. Real Estate Mutual Funds

    REITs and real estate mutual funds have their differences, but they both offer liquidity and easy access to diversified real ...
  24. How To Start A Hedge Fund In Canada

    Would-be hedge fund managers in Canada need to understand the laws and regulations that must be followed in order to start ...
  25. How To Apply Technical Indicators To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds do not readily lend themselves to technical analysis, but investors can use common indicators to evaluate mutual ...
  26. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  27. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  28. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  29. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Mutual Funds

    These 10 mutual funds offer strong potential for 2015. Here's why.
  30. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  31. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  32. Pimco and Vanguard: A Tale of Two Fund Managers

    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  33. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  34. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  35. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  36. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  37. Why Mutual Funds Lose Their Five-Star Ratings?

    Ratings help people feel confident about their decision before purchasing. Morningstar’s rating system helps people to find ...
  38. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  39. Are Alternative Mutual Funds, ETFs Right for You?

    Alternative mutual fund and ETFs are gaining popularity but are they a good idea for your regular Joe investor?
  40. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  41. Active Funds: Getting What You Are Paying For?

    Fund investing could have hidden costs that can potentially make a big impact on your final return, particularly over the ...
  42. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  43. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  44. This Investment Strategy Could Be Your key To Success

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  45. Tired Of Mutual Funds? Try This Alternative

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they ...
  46. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  47. Gary Gordon Positions Your Portfolio For 2015

    Seeking Alpha, the popular financial web portal, interviews Gary Gordon for its Positioning for 2015 series. Here is a transcript ...
  48. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
  49. A Look At Pimco's Total Return Fund Post-Gross

    Pimco has stabilized its Total Return fund, but its returns are still shaky and its sales load is still a fat one.
  50. 10 Equity Mutual Fund Bargains

    10 equity mutual funds bargains for any investor or financial advisor.
  51. Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  52. How Does Janus's Fund Lineup Look Now?

    With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
  53. Thank You, Pimco: BlackRock Drops Bond-Fund Fees

    Blackrock has lowered its fees to snag money leaving Pimco's bond funds. But by how much and who's following suit? Read on.
  54. What Bill Gross's Arrival Means To Janus Capital

    Janus Capital's history now has two distinct eras: Before Gross and After Gross. Here's a look at the new Janus and its entry ...
  55. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  56. 5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  57. Mutual Funds Commonly Found In Retirement Plans

    If you have a 401(k), these fund names should ring a bell. Here's how and why.
  58. Will ETFs Eventually Replace Mutual Funds?

    Will mutual funds be replaced by ETFs? Possibly, but it's not too likely and probably not anytime soon.
  59. Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco

    Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?
  60. Choosing The Right ETF Index To Reach Your Goals

    The key to choosing ETFs for your portfolio is understanding how they pick stocks and making sure their investment philosophy ...
  61. Alternatives To Pimco's Total Return Fund

    News of Bill Gross’ resignation has roiled the fixed income market. Given the sizable outflows from the Total Return fund, ...
  62. Pimco Investor? Consider This Before Bailing

    If you own a Pimco bond fund, consider this advice before you drop the firm over the departure of Bill Gross.
  63. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of ...
  64. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
  65. IRA Assets And Alternative Investments

    Interested in non-traditional investing? Make sure you follow the rules to avoid prohibited transactions.
  66. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  67. Green Investors Get Heard

    Find out how to make your portfolio and the companies in it greener.
  68. The Uptick Rule Debate

    This rule was deemed ineffective and repealed in 2007, but critics argue it protects the market from bear raids.
  69. CDOs And The Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  70. Eliot Spitzer - Man Of A Thousand Scandals

    Learn about the Wall Street scandals Eliot Spitzer prosecuted before perpetrating his own.
  71. Should You Buy Banks' "Toxic" Assets?

    The Public-Private Investment Progam is part of the government's effort to fix the failing financial sector. But is it a ...
  72. Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  73. Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse

    Learn how a deadly mix of greed and leverage cost investors millions.
  74. How To Avoid Falling Prey To The Next Madoff Scam

    Due diligence does work, but the loose reporting standards for hedge funds make extra care and attention necessary.
  75. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  76. The Best Morningstar Tools For Analysts

    Morningstar, both the free standard and premium version, furnishes users with a plethora of analytical and tracking tools.
  77. Trade Like A Hedge Fund Master

    Simple techniques can limit losses - but at a cost.
  78. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky. ...
  79. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your ...
  80. Can High Fund Returns Be Deceiving?

    Don't focus too much on a mutual fund's recent returns. To pick a winner, look at how well it is poised for future success, ...
  81. Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools ...
  82. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary requirements. Here’s what’s at stake.
  83. An Introduction To Target Date Funds

    Target date mutual funds can be an alternative to bonds and CDs for investors who do not wish to actively manage their savings. ...
  84. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a ...
  85. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing ...
  86. These Astute Bets Helped Hedge Funds Win Big

    Some astute bets helped hedge fund managers increase their average take by 50% in 2013, though the majority of funds were ...
  87. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  88. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth. ...
  89. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  90. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  91. Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  92. An Introduction To Stock Market Indexes

    Investopedia explains the five most talked about indexes and what makes them all different.
  93. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  94. Right Fund For You: Closed End Or Open End Fund?

    Open-end and closed-end funds are vehicles that enable investors to invest in professionally-managed portfolios of securities. ...
  95. Quant Strategies - Are They For You?

    Using the power of modern computers and the input of many financial experts, these models automatically execute trades for ...
  96. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  97. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  98. Mutual Funds: Does Size Really Matter?

    The growth of mutual funds isn't always cause for celebration. Read on to find out why.
  99. Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?

    Long the purview of institutional investors and ultra-wealthy individuals, financial services firms are making alternative ...
  100. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
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