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  1. Do Natural Gas Prices Always Follow Oil Trends?

    Prices for oil and natural gas are highly correlated. But investors should be aware of different factors affecting the prices ...
  2. Avoiding the 5 Most Common Rent-to-Own Mistakes

    Pitfalls that a prospective tenant-buyer could encounter on the road to purchase – and how not to stumble into them.
  3. Renting vs. Owning: Which is Better for You?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, renting might make more financial sense than you think.
  4. The Origins of the Chinese Stock Market Collapse

    Learn about some of the reasons for the volatility in the Chinese stock market, including expansion of margin lending and ...
  5. When Are Rent-to-Own Homes a Good Idea?

    Lease now and pay later can work – for a select few.
  6. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the British Pound

    The best times to trade the British pound are centered around economic releases at 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am ...
  7. The 4 Biggest Russian Mining Companies

    Discover information about the metals and mining industry in Russia, along with information on some of the largest Russian ...
  8. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  9. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
  10. How to Use Blockchain to Buy and Sell Gold

    Most people still haven't heard of the term "blockchain," but chances are you will soon. A blockchain is a tamper-proof, ...
  11. Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  12. These 5 Countries Move the Supply of Oil

    Learn which countries are the largest source of change in the global supply of oil. Oil prices crashed in 2014 as supply ...
  13. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
  14. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First? (USO)

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  15. The End of US Foreign Oil Dependency

    Learn about how U.S. production of oil is increasing on an annual basis and how oil imports are dropping, and why Congress ...
  16. When Getting a Rent-to-Own Car Makes Sense

    If your credit is bad, rent-to-own may be a better way to purchase a car than taking out a subprime loan – or it may not ...
  17. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold (GLD, GC)

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  18. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  19. Who Are Iran's Biggest Allies, and Why?

    Learn about the alignments, largely based on shared anti-U.S. interests, that Iran maintains with the countries of Lebanon, ...
  20. Who Will Be the Tesla of the Airline Industry? (TSLA, AIR)

    Explore the move toward producing electric-powered airplanes and learn what companies are in the forefront for developing ...
  21. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  22. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Oil Companies

    Learn about key financial ratios investors will want to use when analyzing oil companies, and what these ratios say about ...
  23. Looking to Invest in Oil Tankers? Try These 3 Stocks (NAT, SFL)

    Obtain information on the oil shipping industry, and discover three of the most widely traded oil tanker stocks to obtain ...
  24. Looking to Invest In Oil? Be Patient

    Learn about the best time to pick a bottom in oil. Oil prices have been destroyed due to excess supply and slowing demand ...
  25. The 5 Biggest Canadian Mining Companies (POT, AGU)

    Learn about the largest Canadian mining companies by market capitalization, including potash production, gold production ...
  26. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  27. Gazprom and Shell: The Right Partnership? (RDS.A, GAZP)

    Learn about Shell and Gazprom, what industry they operate in and if they're competitors. Understand if their recent partnership ...
  28. ETF/ETN Analysis: iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil

    Learn about iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil exchange-traded notes and how investors can use this ETN to profit from short to intermediate ...
  29. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil (UWTI, DWTI)

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil exchange-traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  30. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil (DWTI, UWTI)

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil exchange traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  31. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  32. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  33. How to Trade Options on Government Bonds

    A look at trading options on debt instruments, like U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities.
  34. Why High Yield Still Has A Role To Play

    An asset class of this bull market has been high yield debt, as many searching for income in a low-rate world have turned ...
  35. Oil Exploration Companies Pose High Risk for Investors (NYSE ARCA: XOP, NYSE: PXD)

    Learn why oil exploration companies pose high risks for investors. Oil exploration stocks are highly leveraged to the price ...
  36. It Might Be Too Late for Inverse Oil ETFs (SCO, DWTI)

    Learn why investors seeking to short the price of oil may want to be careful when using leveraged ETFs, and see how oil prices ...
  37. China Looking to Deleverage its Existing Debt

    Learn about a possible debt bubble developing in China, and how the Chinese government may be selling assets to deleverage ...
  38. Understanding the Oil & Gas Price Correlation

    Learn how the correlation between the commodity prices for natural gas and oil changed from 2004 to 2015 due to increased ...
  39. 2 Hedge Fund Managers Who Predicted the Oil Crash

    Learn about a pair of hedge fund managers who predicted the massive decline in crude oil prices and made substantial amounts ...
  40. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider (BX, T)

    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  41. UWTI Market Cap Continues to Grow

    Investigate the market cap growth of the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and find out why investors are jumping in ...
  42. No Solace in Small Caps

    In the U.S., second-quarter earnings season has generally been better than expected. However, it has failed to inspire investors.
  43. Long on Oil? Hedge Falling Oil Prices with Options

    With no end to the oil slump in sight, here are some risk management strategies using options to protect your oil positions.
  44. UCO Vs. UWTI: Two Different Leveraged Oil ETFs

    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF and VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and the mechanics ...
  45. American Oil Production's Amazing, Crude Future

    Is America producing more crude oil than it is consuming? How is technology changing the American oil industry? What will ...
  46. Top 3 Leveraged Natural Gas ETFs/ETNs (UGAZ, DGAZ)

    Find out about the top leveraged ETFs that track natural gas, such as the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas and ProShares ...
  47. Backtesting Value-at-Risk (VaR): The Basics

    Learn how to test your VaR model for accuracy.
  48. Top 3 Natural Gas ETFs (UNG, FCG)

    Explore the variety of options that are available through exchange-traded funds for investors looking to obtain exposure ...
  49. China's Connection to the Recent Gold Crash

    Learn about the connection between the Chinese stock market crash and gold's crash. China is the world's largest source of ...
  50. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  51. What Are the Best Positioned Emerging Markets?

    As the Fed is poised to raise rates for the first time, many investors fear that higher rates could hurt the performance ...
  52. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics of VXX and the suitability ...
  53. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Livestock (COW, UBC)

    Discover the basic information on the three primary exchange traded funds that offer investors exposure to investments in ...
  54. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Platinum (PPLT, PTM)

    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that investors utilize to obtain exposure to the platinum ...
  55. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Aluminum (IYM, AA)

    Discover information about how investors can use ETFs to obtain exposure to the aluminum market, including information on ...
  56. How to Navigate Today’s Bond Markets?

    Bond markets today are presenting investors with multiple challenges, since unconstrained bond funds are an alternative solution ...
  57. Why to Expect More Volatility Ahead?

    Stocks rebounded last week with the U.S. market taking the lead. However, investors should be aware of these two signs pointing ...
  58. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Commodities (GLD, DBA)

    Explore diversifying an investment portfolio through investing in commodities ETFs, and get information on some of the best ...
  59. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Copper (JJC, COPX)

    Learn about some of the best available ETFs, both commodity-based and stock-based, that investors can use to gain exposure ...
  60. Top ETFs for Investing in Coffee (JO, CAFE)

    Learn about the market for coffee, one of the largest agricultural markets, and two ETFs that investors can use to obtain ...
  61. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the Russell 200 Index (IWL, IWY)

    Learn about three ETFs that track the Russell Top 200 Index and how these ETFs have a very high correlation with the S&P ...
  62. Top ETFs For Investing in Greece (GREK, TWGGX)

    Find out if it's time to add the GREK ETF -- the only major Greece-centric exchange-traded fund in the world -- as a risk/reward ...
  63. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Grains (JJG, GRU)

    Learn about how investors can use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to obtain exposure to potential ...
  64. Why The Dollar’s Strength Can Continue

    Overall, the U.S. dollar has rallied this year, with the Dollar Index (DXY) now up by roughly 8 percent year-to-date, but ...
  65. How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using Options? (MSFT)

    Does "Capital-Protection" guarantee in an investment product sound attractive? Wait! Here's how you can create a better one ...
  66. The Story Behind Gold's Mini-Flash Crash

    The gold market was rocked last week by a sudden drop in prices. There are a number of factors that can lead to a flash crash ...
  67. How to Make Money by Trading Index Options

    Index options are less volatile and more liquid than regular options. Understand how to trade index options with this simple ...
  68. How To Hedge Put Options Using Binary Options

    Want to hedge your plain vanilla long put option position with binary call options? We show you how.
  69. How To Hedge Stock Positions Using Binary Options

    Here’s a step-by-step method to hedge your long (and short) positions in stocks, using binary options.
  70. 4 Structured Product Types Wealthy Clients Love

    High-net-worth investors find structured products appealing for a variety of reasons. Here's a look at four types.
  71. Is It Time To Buy Commodities?

    Despite the news, the Athens Stock Exchange is down less than 5 percent year-to-date, while the Shanghai Composite remains ...
  72. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  73. Will Greece Return to the Drachma?

    More drama from Greece, as rumors swirl about a return to the drachma.
  74. How To Hedge Call Options Using Binary Options

    Here is a step-by-step walk through how to hedge a long call position with binary options.
  75. Understanding Bull Spread Option Strategies

    Bull spread option strategies, such as a bull call spread strategy, are hedging strategies for traders to take a bullish ...
  76. Some Overseas Markets May Prove More Resilient

    Though global markets sold off and have continued to slip in recent days, stocks in Europe and Japan are still faring better ...
  77. Southwest & Cheap Oil: The Perfect Combination?

    Discover how falling oil prices (and well-timed futures contracts) benefit Southwest Airlines.
  78. As Fed Prepares To Move, Gold Is Losing Its Luster

    Last week’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress returned investors’ focus back to the fundamentals, and a general ...
  79. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  80. Selling Your Gold for Cash? Read This First

    Not all offers are equal. Here's how to discover what price your item can command.
  81. Will the Selloff in China Hurt the Global Economy?

    Though China is the world’s second largest economy, its volatility in the stock market is unlikely to have an impact on the ...
  82. Five Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

    After a relatively calm few months, market volatility is back. If you are an investor, we help you prepare your portfolio ...
  83. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy? (KMI)

    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  84. Is It the Perfect Time To Buy Seadrill? (SDRL)

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  85. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  86. Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain (SBUX, GMCR)

    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  87. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  88. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  89. Should You Add Metals To Your Portfolio? (SLV, GLD)

    This study examines how various metals have performed over the last 10+ years, with analysis of whether you should consider ...
  90. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  91. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  92. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  93. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  94. Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index

    The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, but only for the right stocks.
  95. Intro to NYSE Binary Return Derivatives

    The New York Stock Exchange is entering into binary options trading. Here’s a quick introduction to how NYSE Binary Return ...
  96. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  97. Prospering In The Next Bear Market: Here's How

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  98. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  99. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  100. How The New NYSE Binary Options Work

    The New York Stock Exchange has launched its own version of binary options called Binary Return Derivatives Options or ByRDs. ...
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