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  1. How to Use an Inheritance to Secure Your Retirement

    Getting an inheritance can safeguard your retirement strategy, if you're using it correctly.
  2. The Compounding Perils of Risk, Fees, Taxes & Withdrawals

    The impact of risk, fees, taxes and withdrawals can take a toll on portfolios.
  3. How Emotions Can Lower Your Investment Returns

    Don't let emotions or the media reduce your investment returns, stick to the investing fundamentals.
  4. The Role Global Property Plays in Diversification

    Investing in global real estate can be a smart way to diversify a portfolio.
  5. Learning to Invest? Don’t Try to Outguess the Market

    Attempting to outguess the market is not a viable investment strategy.
  6. How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  7. How to Create a Low-Risk, High-Return Portfolio

    Modern portfolio theory states diversification will create a lower-risk, higher-return portfolio.
  8. How to Use Down Markets to Build Wealth

    How to take advantage of a recession instead of being afraid of one.
  9. The Benefits of Investing in More Than Index Funds

    Index funds dominate much of the market. But that doesn't mean they should be your only investment.
  10. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  11. Financial Markets: Capital vs. Money Markets

    Find out the similarities and differences between these two commonly used components of the financial markets.
  12. The Future of Impact Investing: CAIS 2017 Summit

    Panelists at the 2017 CAIS Summit share their unique approach to impact investing.
  13. Deere & Co.: How it Makes Money (TTC, AGCO)

    The history, market share, and future prospects of Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world.
  14. Series A, B, C Funding: What It All Means and How It Works

    Series A, B and C funding rounds have nothing to do with the alphabet. Instead, it refers to the development stage of startups ...
  15. Should Your Investments Take the Summer Off?

    The warmer months are generally a time when things cool off in the stock market.
  16. Factor Based Investing: Combining Active & Passive Strategies

    Factor based investing brings together the best of both passive and active investing strategies.
  17. How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  18. Diversify Your Portfolio With These 6 Essential Steps

    Follow these six essential steps to create a diversified portfolio within your risk tolerance.
  19. How McDonald's Makes its Money (MCD) (FB, MCD)

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  20. How to Spot Fake Financial News When You're Investing

    Take these steps to decipher the flood of information and determine what’s worth your attention.
  21. Just How Different Are Hedge Fund Investing Strategies?

    Before investing in hedge funds, be sure to consider all the facts.
  22. How You Can Invest During the Trump Presidency

    Now that the first 100 days are over, how can you expect this presidency to affect your portfolio?
  23. Should the Media Affect Your Investing Strategy?

    Don't let the media sway you from sound investing decisions, like having a diversified portfolio.
  24. Why Options Trading Is Not for the Faint of Heart

    Trading options is not easy and should only be done under the guidance of a professional.
  25. How Priceline Group Makes Money (EXPE, PLCN)

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  26. Net Neutrality Issue (Again): Pros and Cons

    FCC's chairman, Ajit Pai, is taking up the fight against net neutrality.
  27. 5 Factors to Consider Before Picking Stocks

    Using these five factors along with a qualitative assessment can help you select strong stocks.
  28. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis is His Key to Success

    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  29. Don't Let the Media Influence Your Investments

    A short-term overreaction to a media story can have a devastating effect on your investments.
  30. How Millennials Can Use Impact Investing to Do Good

    Millennials can utilize impact investing to make the world a better place.
  31. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  32. Investing in Green Technology – the Future Is Now

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  33. Do Your Research When Using an Active Manager

    When it comes to using active managers for your portfolio, it pays to do your research.
  34. Don't Make These Closed-End Fund Mistakes

    Here are the three most common mistakes investors make when purchasing closed-end funds (CEFs).
  35. Investing Basics: What You Need to Know

    Understanding the basics of investing is essential to building a solid personal finance foundation.
  36. The Best Options Trading Advice: Don’t!

    This is why you should leave trading options to the pros.
  37. Penny Stocks to Watch for May 2017 (CYTR, DELT)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in summer 2017.
  38. Some Types of Index Funds Can Hurt Retirees

    When it comes time to divest, you need to be able to sell high, not low, but broad-based index funds won’t let you do this. ...
  39. Socially Responsible Stocks: do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments. ...
  40. Join the Index Revolution and Boost Your Investment Returns

    Put the odds of a successful investment experience in your favor with index investing.
  41. How Honeywell Makes its Money (HON)

    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.
  42. 3 Trends to Watch in ESG Investing

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  43. The Fed’s New Normal: Raising Rates

    Policy makers seem determined to bring rates back in line with historic norms.
  44. Unicorns, Starbucks and Successful Investing

    When you invest, don't look for unicorns. Instead, diversify your portfolio to minimize risk.
  45. Does Mixing Faith and Finances Work in Investing?

    Biblically responsible investing can help you maintain your beliefs while increasing your net worth.
  46. Banks Lead Stellar Week 2 Earnings (JPM, C)

    Over half of the companies that have so far reported first-quarter results beat sales and earnings expectations — the best ...
  47. Embrace Bear Markets as a Fact of Investing

    Bear markets are a necessary part of investing. Trust your financial plan to get you through.
  48. How to Financially Prepare for a Market Downturn

    Regardless of the president's promises, a market downturn will occur, and you should be prepared.
  49. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  50. Investing Within Your Risk Tolerance Comfort Zone

    Investing within your risk tolerance comfort zone can keep you from making bad decisions.
  51. Investing in a Post-Brexit World: Ideas From CAIS 2017

    Panelists from the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit reveal their outlook for the year.
  52. Who Are You Investing For?

    How you should invest your portfolio depends in large part on who you are investing for.
  53. How Market Pricing Should Fit in Your Investing Strategy

    There is a science to investing. Here we talk about embracing one aspect - market pricing.
  54. Unicorn Profile: Grab

    Grab, Uber's largest competitor in Southeast Asia, has already handled 19 million rides
  55. A Sensible Approach to Allocating Wealth

    Allocating wealth involves protecting lifestyle over the long term and wealth creation.
  56. 3 Investment Options for Changing Levels of Inflation

    Many investors are bracing for rising inflation. Here are three ways to prepare your portfolio.
  57. The Top 10 Brokerage Firms For Day Trading

    Day traders have different needs from long-term investors. Investopedia rates the top 10 brokerage firms for day traders.
  58. Why Timing the Stock Market Is a Bad Idea

    When a market top looks inevitable how should investors proceed?
  59. Why Dollar-Cost Averaging Is a Good Idea

    Dollar-cost averaging can help an investor cope psychologically with market ups and downs.
  60. The Truth About Investing Using Stop Losses

    Stop losses are supposed to save you money when a stock's value falls, but they end up costing more.
  61. Why Reducing Investment Losses Is So Important

    It's more important to reduce the percentage of potential loss than to try to beat the market.
  62. 3 Market Factors to Consider This Spring

    Here are a few things to consider when looking at the current state of the U.S. stock market.
  63. Portfolio Management For the Under-30 Crowd

    Young investors have some advantages over their older counterparts. Read on to learn how to build a portfolio that will grow ...
  64. When Interest Rates Rise: Best Investment Strategies

    Interest rates are on the rise. Here's what that means for investing strategies.
  65. Don't Rob Yourself With Underperforming Investments

    Safe but underperforming investments will lose you money in the long-run.
  66. Your Investments May Not Be as Diversified as You Think

    Momentum trading focuses on investments that are performing well instead of passive allocation.
  67. How to Take Advantage of the Next Bear Market

    Take advantage of the next bear market and watch your investment in great companies grow.
  68. 7 Stock Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    No investor is flawless. Here are some common investing fallacies and a step-by-step guide on how to avoid them when buying ...
  69. 6 Types of Diversification for Your Portfolio

    Here are six forms of diversification you should include in your portfolio.
  70. Reduce Your Investment Fees to Get Ahead Financially

    With lower portfolios returns forecasted it's even more important to reduce your investing fees.
  71. Tracking Volatility: How the VIX is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  72. $500 or $5,000: The Best Ways to Invest For a Small Budget

    Got a small budget? Here are some investing tips.
  73. How Active Investing Leads Investors to Index Funds

    Investing in index funds is more active investing than passive investing.
  74. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  75. Should Water Be Privatized?

    Could water privatization mean lower costs, greater efficiency and higher quality compared to public sector providers? A ...
  76. The Bull Market Anniversary and Long-Term Investors

    Bull and bear markets shouldn't really matter to long-term investors.
  77. It's Time to Divest From Fossil Fuels and Invest Sustainably

    Investors are increasingly making a difference by changing how they invest.
  78. Investing in the World's Most Profitable Whiskies

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  79. Why Investors Should Be Data Dependent

    Here's why staying data dependent, process driven and risk conscious is crucial for investors.
  80. Black Holes & Karl Marx Theories Undone by Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is slowing down with just about average returns on investments.
  81. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  82. Stilettos and Stocks: A Take on Asset Allocation

    Just like your shoe collection, your investment portfolio should be diversified.
  83. Is Your Fear of Investing Costing You Money?

    Don't let too much cash in your accounts hurt your bottom line. Invest it according to your needs.
  84. 3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing

    These three steps are essential to achieve a healthy and growing portfolio.
  85. Don't Let Valuations Drive Your Investing Decisions

    Base your investment decisions on data, processes and risk rather than on valuations.
  86. Will This Market Rally Last Forever?

    No one knows how much longer this market rally will continue, but it will end.
  87. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  88. Top 5 Books Every Young Investor Must Read

    Reading these respected books by finance legends will help you begin investing on the right foot.
  89. Why Your Portfolio Underperforms the S&P 500

    Comparing your portfolio to the S&P 500 can be disappointing and cost you in the long run.
  90. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  91. Are You Investing or Gambling?

    We look at ways in which gambling creeps into trading and what may drive an individual to trade - or gamble - in the first ...
  92. Buy When There's Blood in the Streets

    Contrarian investors find value in the worst market conditions. Find out how they do it.
  93. Investors Like These Are Most Likely to Be Taken Advantage Of

    People most at risk for investment fraud aren't naive beginners. Surprising results from a recent study – and how to fight ...
  94. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  95. How Dumb Money Can Become Smart Money

    An online brokerage grades its clients on their trades, and guess what? Their returns improve.
  96. How to Invest in the Growth of Insurtech (BRK.A, PGR)

    Here's how insurtech is providing a new opportunity for investors.
  97. Be Prepared For the Next Market Downturn

    Make changes to your portfolio while the market is stable and expect market fluctuations.
  98. Best Strategy for Short-Term Savings Goals

    For the best return when you have short-term savings goals, consider bonds. They're less risky than stocks and earn more ...
  99. Ray Dalio Stepping Down from Bridgewater Leadership Role

    The billionaire and author of eccentric investor letters made the announcement on his LinkedIn page.
  100. Finding Your Risk Tolerance and Investing Style

    Active, passive and income investing strategies all have differing risks and returns.
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