Options And Futures Articles

  1. To Sell Or Not To Sell

    Learn some tips on how to exit a position to the best of your advantage.
  2. What Are Frontier Markets?

    Frontier markets refer to equity markets in small nations that are at an earlier stage of economic and political development ...
  3. Diversification: Protecting Portfolios From Mass Destruction

    This investing strategy retains its charm as a protection against random events in the market.
  4. The Difference Between Emerging And Frontier Markets

    Emerging and frontier markets offer investors global diversification in return for higher risk. These sectors have performed ...
  5. Pay Attention To The Proxy Statement

    Don't overlook this overview of a company's well-being.
  6. Yield Investing: Dividend, Earnings And FCF

    There are numerous ways to value investments, and many investors prefer a specific valuation method. Yield investing is one ...
  7. It's No Accident That Drugs Are Expensive

    Branded drugs are expensive in large part because it's expensive and risky to develop them
  8. The Closing Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    When you hear that your favorite stock closed at a record high price, have you ever considered how that price was reached? ...
  9. Lessons On Corporate Dividend Payout And Retention Ratio

    Why are dividend payout and retention ratios important to consider when investing in company stock? What companies have high ...
  10. What Is Spread Betting?

    The temptation and perils of being over leveraged is a major pitfall of spread betting. However, the low capital outlay necessary, ...
  11. Introduction To American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

    Investors should look beyond the confines of the U.S. borders to diversify and maximize returns. ADRs are one way to diversify ...
  12. Investing During Uncertainty

    The inability to forecast future events can turn the markets upside down. Find out how to stay right-side up.
  13. Ways To Gauge The Market Open Direction

    Accurately predicting the stock market’s opening moves can be a useful tool. If your projection is accurate, you have opportunity ...
  14. The Opening Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, commonly referred to as Nasdaq, is a computerized marketplace ...
  15. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  16. Don't Take Dividends For Granted

    Companies have been paying dividends to their shareholders since the 1600s and have given investors good reason to hold onto ...
  17. 7 Controversial Investing Theories

    We take a closer look at the theories that attempt to explain and influence the market.
  18. Digging For Profitable Delistings

    Deregistration can provide opportunities for savvy investors. We'll show you how to cash in.
  19. Investing In Stock Rights And Warrants

    Many companies choose to issue rights or warrants as an alternative means of generating capital to avoid dilution of existing ...
  20. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  21. How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?

    Find out how this index tracks market movements and where it falls short.
  22. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  23. What Type Of Trader Are You?

    There are different ways stock traders attempt to profit from market movements. Which of the strategies do you use?
  24. Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing

    We all have biases. The key to better investing is to identify those biases and create rules to minimize their effect.
  25. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  26. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  27. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  28. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash ...
  29. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general ...
  30. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily ...
  31. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

    Irrespective of age, sex and other such factors, no normal investor wants an unsuitable investment. How much people really ...
  32. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental ...
  33. Mining Stocks: Understanding Feasibility

    In this article, we'll look at the feasibility study as it relates to mining stocks and what it is actually telling investors. ...
  34. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  35. Build A Dividend Portfolio That Grows With You

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  36. Analyst Forecasts Spell Disaster For Some Stocks

    The type of stock that analysts cover can heavily influence their predictions.
  37. Best Gifts Under $10 For Men

    Here are some unique and affordable gift ideas for the special men on your list.
  38. How To Make A Winning Long-Term Stock Pick

    Discover the key elements of a good long-term investment and how to find them.
  39. Steady Growth Stocks Win The Race

    Take a page from the fable of the tortoise and the hare by investing in these constant growth stocks.
  40. The Best Investments For 2013: Where To Commit Your Money

    All things considered, the fiscal portents for 2013 appear to be far brighter than they were just six months ago.
  41. How To Save To Start An Investment Portfolio

    How should aspiring investors best allocate funds for investing, and how much money should you have before you begin?
  42. Why Facebook Interns Make More Than The Average Intern

    With Facebook interns earning more than the average American, how do technology companies justify paying these recruits so ...
  43. Finding Your Investing Comfort Zone

    Choosing the right investments for you is the best way to feel comfortable with your portfolio.
  44. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  45. 4 Best Holiday Jobs

    These part-time jobs are a great way to earn a little extra money around Christmastime.
  46. Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?

    Analysts cannot predict future events with absolute certainty any better than you can.
  47. Finding Solid Buy-And-Hold Stocks

    Find out how to look at the big picture - even when the market's short-term outlook is less than rosy.
  48. Portfolio Management Pays Off In A Tough Market

    A clear rebalancing strategy is a critical component of portfolio management, particularly in tough economic times.
  49. Uncovering Hidden Broker Fees

    Even discount brokers can hit you with some fees that seem unnecessary; here are some to watch out for.
  50. 5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

    The game of Monopoly can increase your chances of having a better and useful understanding of prudent financial and investment ...
  51. Buy-And-Hold Investing Vs. Market Timing

    If volatility and emotion are removed, passive, long-term investing comes out on top.
  52. Beta: Gauging Price Fluctuations

    Learn how to properly use this measure that can help you meet your criteria for risk.
  53. Barking Up The Dogs Of The Dow Tree

    One well-known and successful strategy for cashing in on dividends is the Dogs of the Dow. Here's what you need to know about ...
  54. Stock Screeners: Overview & Basics

    Finding good stocks can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But these invaluable tools can help.
  55. Quantitative Analysis Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge fund analysis requires more than just the metrics used to analyze mutual funds.
  56. Looking For Profit In Privately-Held Companies

    Private companies offer unique opportunities for those with the knowledge and resources to take advantage.
  57. A Beginner's Guide To Mining Stocks

    Here's a look at mining stocks and what they can bring to your portfolio.
  58. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  59. Diversify Your Strategies, Not Your Assets

    Asset classes are intentionally self-limiting, and their use is incapable of creating true portfolio diversification.
  60. Stashing Your Cash: Mattress Or Market?

    Pulling your money out of the market may help you sleep at night, but is it a smart move?
  61. 5 Space Ventures We Might See In Our Lifetime

    While these technological innovations may seem far-fetched, there is a chance we could see them in our lifetime.
  62. How To Talk Like An Investor

    Learn all the lingo you'll need to start investing or to impress your coworkers around the water cooler.
  63. 10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  64. Creating A Dividend Portfolio For Young Investors

    Young investors should build their portfolios around dividend growth and put the magic of compounding to work.
  65. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  66. Developing Nations With The Most Debt

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  67. Equity Investing For The Buy-And-Holder

    The buy-and-hold investment strategy requires investors to disregard their emotional responses to market movements.
  68. Chinese Companies Are Leaving U.S. Markets

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
  69. 5 Investing Risk Factors And How To Avoid Them

    Each investment product has specific risks that come with it, while some risks are inherent in every investment.
  70. 3 Companies That Raised Dividends In 2012

    One way for investors to grow their wealth is by investing in strong dividend payers with a history of increasing payouts.
  71. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  72. The Reality Of Investing In Space Exploration

    While investors are more interested in space than ever before, the options are still very limited.
  73. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  74. Overcoming Compounding's Dark Side

    Understanding how money is made and lost over time can help you improve your returns.
  75. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  76. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  77. 5 Ways The Greek Crisis Could Affect Your Personal Finances

    Keeping an eye on what is happening in Europe could help prepare you for what the future may hold.
  78. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  79. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  80. The Pitfalls Of Diversification

    Diversifying may reduce risk, but what does that mean to your overall ROI? Find out here.
  81. How To Fire-Proof A Portfolio

    Losing a job shouldn't mean losing all of your financial flexibility.
  82. The Good And Bad Of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  83. Building Client Trust

    Find out how you can strengthen your client's trust in you professionally.
  84. Investing Vs. Gambling: Where Is Your Money Safer?

    Many people who have never invested before see it as just another form of gambling. Find out the truth.
  85. 5 Money Transfer Tips For Foreign Workers

    If you are working in the U.S. as a foreign worker, here are some tips for sending money back home.
  86. 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.
  87. 5 Misconceptions About Discount Brokers

    While discount brokers are the perfect choice for some investors, their business model could be detrimental to others.
  88. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  89. The Best Portfolio Balance

    Investing isn't an exact science, it's trial and error. Find out why.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. States That Spend The Most On Lottery Tickets

    Here are the areas in the U.S. that spend plenty of money on lottery tickets.
  93. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  94. Profiting From Panic Selling

    When everyone rushes to dump their stocks, you may find yourself with a great buying opportunity. Learn about it here.
  95. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  96. A Beginners' Guide To Managing Your Money

    Discover what you need to know before becoming your own money manager.
  97. 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.
  98. 6 Misconceptions About Investing Young

    Investing is not only for yuppies and rich old men. Start investing early to protect your future.
  99. How The Internet Has Changed Investing

    Discover the significant impact the Internet has had on how we invest and view the markets.
  100. The History Of The Modern Portfolio

    Learn how the writings of John Burr Williams and Harry Markowitz led to the creation of the investment portfolio.
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