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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. How to Trade Options on Government Bonds

    A look at trading options on debt instruments, like U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Backtesting Value-at-Risk (VaR): The Basics

    Learn how to test your VaR model for accuracy.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. How to Navigate Today’s Bond Markets?

    Bond markets today are presenting investors with multiple challenges, since unconstrained bond funds are an alternative solution ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

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

    More drama from Greece, as rumors swirl about a return to the drachma.
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Southwest & Cheap Oil: The Perfect Combination?

    Discover how falling oil prices (and well-timed futures contracts) benefit Southwest Airlines.
  48. 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 ...
  49. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

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

    Not all offers are equal. Here's how to discover what price your item can command.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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?
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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?
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  72. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  73. Good Economic News The Cynics May Be Missing

    Headline data about the U.S. economy hasn’t been great, but the economy is actually stronger than it’s getting credit for. ...
  74. How To Profit From Oil Volatility With The Following Strategies

    The recent volatility in oil prices presents an excellent opportunity for traders to make a profit if they are able to predict ...
  75. How To Short Amazon Stock

    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  76. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  77. Structured Notes: What You Need to Know

    Structured notes are complex, high risk and might not be suitable for individual investors. Here's why.
  78. Will Oil Ever Go Back Up To $100?

    Experts have yet to reach a consensus on whether oil will return to $100, but recent events could give us some clues to its ...
  79. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  80. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  81. How Are Stock Options Taxed & Reported?

    That depends on the type of stock option you have. A rundown of the tax treatment for statutory and nonstatutory, or non-qualified, ...
  82. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  83. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  84. How Are Futures & Options Taxed?

    We present a basic introduction to the US tax processes of futures and options.
  85. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  86. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  87. Is The Yuan The New Greenback?

    China is increasingly top of mind for investors. While bulls see an opportunity in a massive equity rally, bears are focused ...
  88. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  89. The Farmer's Grip on Japanese Politics

    If you live in Tokyo, Japan's biggest city, then your vote is cheap. If you want your voice to count, move out to the countryside ...
  90. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  91. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  92. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  93. Tax Treatment For Call & Put Options

    A brief intro to the complex US tax rules governing call and put options with examples of some common scenarios.
  94. How To Buy Options On the Dow Jones

    We show why buying options on the Dow Jones is a good alternative to trading the exchange-traded fund.
  95. When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers ...
  96. Why To Look For Opportunities Overseas

    While U.S. equities can continue to climb and post further gains before the end of the year, the best opportunities may still ...
  97. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  98. Understanding Gold Quote Prices

    Willing to trade gold but puzzled by gold price quotes and terminology? Investopedia explains how to read gold price quotes.
  99. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  100. A Look at The U.S Shale Oil Production Industry

    A convergence of sustained bank financing, falling production costs and rising oil prices might position the US shale industry ...
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