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  1. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  2. How Gilead Sciences Became A Big Name In Biotech

    How does a company start with an unfortunate bout of dengue fever and grow to be a multibillion dollar corporation?
  3. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  4. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make ...
  5. Pitfalls Of Copycat Investing

    While it may sound good in theory to attempt to mimic the investment style and profile of a successful institution, it is ...
  6. Why You Should Invest In This Vibrant Asian Nation

    Other than tourism and a recent military coup, what's there for investors to know about Thailand? Plenty.
  7. How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  8. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count ...
  9. Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  10. How Do You Use Stock Simulators?

    Stock market simulators let you pick securities, make trades and track the results-all without risking a penny.
  11. Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Right Now

    A new report shows how far renewables will count toward filling our energy needs. Is now the time to invest in green energy? ...
  12. Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A $1 Trillion Market Cap?

    What would it take for a company to be the first to grab the coveted $1 trillion market-cap crown?
  13. How Oracle Remains A Relatively Unknown Software Giant

    Among the world's largest corporations by market cap, few companies are as unfamiliar to the everyday consumer as Redwood ...
  14. What Are The Best Bets In Biotech?

    The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is off nearly 20% as its components busy themselves with hostile bids and frenzied buying ...
  15. Don't Believe The Hype About A Yahoo Turnaround

    Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has recently claimed the company's core display advertising business is starting to show ...
  16. What Makes LinkedIn Different From Facebook and Twitter

    Even with its network of 250 million members, Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn Corp. is often overlooked when it comes ...
  17. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  18. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual Growth Rate

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ways to calculate and determine returns ...
  19. Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming ...
  20. Console Wars Heating Up

    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - ...
  21. What Will Happen To Treasury Yields With Yellen And Tapering?

    Janet Yellen was sworn in as Federal Reserve chair Feb. 3, 2014, ending Ben Bernanke's eight-year tenure. Yellen assumes ...
  22. Signs You Need a Money Manager Now

    Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations?
  23. Introduction To Institutional Investing

    Investopedia explains: Learn about institutional investing and all of the major players in this field.
  24. Evaluating Paid Investing Newsletters

    Investopedia explains: There are many different newsletters available, and investors must decide which is most appropriate ...
  25. Netflix: Should You Buy Or Hold Or Sell?

    Ultimately, an investor has to trust the decisions and strategies of the company’s management. History is on the side of ...
  26. Foreign Investment Routes: The FDI And FPI

    Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment are two of the most common roads investors take to invest in an ...
  27. Diversification Beyond Stocks

    If you think holding several stocks means you're diversified, think again - there's much more to be done to reduce portfolio ...
  28. Seven Market Anomalies Investors Should Know

    Though they're unpredictable and heavily contested, market anomalies can often work in an investor's favor.
  29. What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  30. Patents Are Assets, So Learn How To Value Them

    Innovation is the key to staying on top. Find out how companies protect their ideas and how to figure out how much they're ...
  31. Investing in Foreign Stocks: ADRs and GDRs

    Depositary Receipts are easy ways to invest in foreign stocks, regardless of what part of the world you live in.
  32. Can Investors Trust The P/E Ratio?

    The P/E ratio is one of the most popular stock market ratios, but it has some serious flaws that investors should know about. ...
  33. A Guide To Core-Satellite Investing

    Find out how this approach reduces risk and costs so you can maximize your portfolio's return.
  34. Investment Strategies For Volatile Markets

    Read on to learn some investment strategies when the volatility is high.
  35. The Basics Of Short Selling

    Short sellers enable the markets to function smoothly by providing liquidity, and also serve as a restraining influence on ...
  36. To Sell Or Not To Sell

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

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

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

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

    Don't overlook this overview of a company's well-being.
  41. 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 ...
  42. It's No Accident That Drugs Are Expensive

    Branded drugs are expensive in large part because it's expensive and risky to develop them
  43. 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? ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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, ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Investing During Uncertainty

    The inability to forecast future events can turn the markets upside down. Find out how to stay right-side up.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 7 Controversial Investing Theories

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

    Deregistration can provide opportunities for savvy investors. We'll show you how to cash in.
  54. 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 ...
  55. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

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

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

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  58. 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?
  59. 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.
  60. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  61. 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.
  62. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  63. 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 ...
  64. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

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

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental ...
  68. 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. ...
  69. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

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

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

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

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

    Discover the key elements of a good long-term investment and how to find them.
  74. 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.
  75. 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?
  76. 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 ...
  77. Finding Your Investing Comfort Zone

    Choosing the right investments for you is the best way to feel comfortable with your portfolio.
  78. 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.
  79. Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?

    Analysts cannot predict future events with absolute certainty any better than you can.
  80. 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.
  81. Portfolio Management Pays Off In A Tough Market

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

    Even discount brokers can hit you with some fees that seem unnecessary; here are some to watch out for.
  83. 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 ...
  84. Buy-And-Hold Investing Vs. Market Timing

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

    Learn how to properly use this measure that can help you meet your criteria for risk.
  86. 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 ...
  87. Stock Screeners: Overview & Basics

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

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

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

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

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

    Asset classes are intentionally self-limiting, and their use is incapable of creating true portfolio diversification.
  93. 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?
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 10 Books Worth Investing In

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

    Young investors should build their portfolios around dividend growth and put the magic of compounding to work.
  98. 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.
  99. Developing Nations With The Most Debt

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

    The buy-and-hold investment strategy requires investors to disregard their emotional responses to market movements.
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