Stocks Articles

  1. Traps That Lead to Market Underperformance Part II

    There is a vicious investing cycle that impacts many young and first-time investors.
  2. How U.S Investors Can Buy Nintendo Stock (NTDOY)

    Those who wish to buy stock in Nintendo due to the success of "Pokemon Go" can do so on U.S. exchanges. Find out how.
  3. Top 5 Penny Stocks for September 2016

    These five penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in coming months.
  4. Is Dividend Investing Still Viable?

    The performance of dividend stocks, ETFs and mutual funds is hot right now. Do they still offer upside potential for clients? ...
  5. Equity Returns: Key Drivers Over the Past 30 Years

    Equities enjoyed robust gains between 1985 and 2014, but a 2016 McKinsey report warned that these returns could soon deteriorate ...
  6. Investing Vs. Speculating: How They Differ

    The difference between investing and speculating may surprise you.
  7. Think Twice Before Buying Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

    Municipal bonds are relatively safe, tax-exempt securities--but they are not without drawbacks. Due diligence is required. ...
  8. Traps That Lead to Market Underperformance Part I

    There are many psychological traps that lead to defeat in investing. But I've noticed this one more than others over the ...
  9. How Financial Times Are Changing

    Today there are probably better ways for you and your advisor to spend time than actively trying to beat the market.
  10. NIRP: Bonds Won't Diversify Your Portfolio Anymore (MS, BLK)

    Using bonds to diversify portfolios has grown more complex. Learn more about the new environment and effective investment ...
  11. Methods of Handling Risk: A Quick Guide

    Discover the five methods to manage pure risk, and learn how they can be implemented to mitigate risk with health and life ...
  12. Understanding Penny Stocks' Risks and Rewards

    Penny stocks can soar in a short period, but dabbling in them is a dangerous game. Here is a breakdown on the risks and rewards ...
  13. How to Invest in Penny Stocks (ADAT, ANAD)

    Is the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too strong to ignore? Then here's a guide to investing in penny stocks.
  14. Elements of Insurable Risks: A Quick Guide

    Explore the elements of insurable risk: due to chance, measurable and definite, predictability, noncatastrophic, random selection ...
  15. How to Make Decisions About Your Stock Options

    Always make sure your financial plan is based on you and your goals for your future, especially when it comes to vetting ...
  16. Putting Your Money to Work for the Greater Good

    There are several ways to put your capital to work for social or charitable causes, while also facilitating moves that support ...
  17. Top 3 European Investment Trusts (JEO.L, HEFT.L)

    Discover three of the best-performing European investment trusts for investors to consider as vehicles to obtain exposure ...
  18. 5 Ways You Can Invest in Panama From Abroad

    Learn about five ways to invest in Panama, including buying stock, ADRs and real estate, conducting business in the Pacifico ...
  19. 5 Ways to Invest in Chile From Abroad (BSAC, ECH)

    A solid credit rating, relatively strong economy, low corruption and transparent bureaucracy make Chile a popular recipient ...
  20. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  21. 4 Reasons to Move to Canada

    There's more to our northern neighbor than Hockey Night and maple sugar.
  22. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Banks' Bottom Lines

    Examine the impacts of low interest rates on banking industry profits and find out if negative interest rates will have a ...
  23. VMMXX: Overview of Vanguard Prime Money Market

    Find out if the Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund is a suitable choice for investing cash in today's low-interest-rate environment.
  24. DSEEX, PXTIX: Smart Beta Mutual Funds vs. Smart Beta ETFs

    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  25. 3 Ways You Can Invest in Costa Rica From Abroad

    Learn about the three ways to invest in Costa Rica: through its Bolsa stock exchange, through real estate or by investing ...
  26. What You Learn at University Investment Clubs

    University investment clubs are where Wall Street and the classroom intersect.
  27. 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 ...
  28. CPFXX, SPAXX, VMFXX: Top Government Money Market Funds

    Discover three of the most popular and best performing government money market funds well suited for investors seeking capital ...
  29. Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 30 Years

    Find out how you could potentially earn hundreds of thousands of dollars by just investing $100 a month in stocks during ...
  30. Market Timing Tips & Rules Every Investor Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  31. Buying Stocks When the Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but can amount to throwing money away when used carelessly.
  32. 4 Best Passive Income Investments

    Generating income from passive investments begins with knowing which ones are the best fit for your portfolio.
  33. Why Spain's Sovereign Debt Is Outshining Italy's

    Spanish 10-year government bonds have been trading at a lower yield than Italy, which has significantly larger economy
  34. Follow Warren Buffett, Beat the Market

    Warren Buffett was once asked what is more important to become a successful investor: intelligence or discipline? His answer ...
  35. Defining the 3 Types of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  36. Is the Presidential Election Really Hackable?

    Electronic voting booths need upgrades, but 3/4s of the country still votes on paper.
  37. A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  38. 5 Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  39. 4 ETFs With FANG Stocks (FDN,PNQI,QQQ,SKYY)

    These four ETFs offer exposure to FANG stocks, each in a different way.
  40. 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 ...
  41. How To Be The Perfect Copycat Investor

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett has attracted copycats over the years, and that could be because copying Buffett’s strategy ...
  42. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF (AAPL, INTC)

    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  43. Behind Oracle's 172% Rise in 10 Years (ORCL)

    Earnings and acquisitions have driven the historical share price for Oracle Corporation.
  44. A Historical Guide to the Gold-Silver Ratio

    Regardless of the direction in gold and silver prices, investors can make money by trading on the price relationship between ...
  45. Top 5 Small-Cap ETFs (IWM,IJR,VB,VBR,IWO)

    These five small-cap ETFs have all appreciated since their inception, have low expense ratios and pay a dividend.
  46. Analysis Paralysis: How to Manage Stock Research

    Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis; find out how to do an effective and manageable job of stock watching.
  47. 3 ETFs That Beat the S&P 500 (SPLV,RSP,NOBL)

    These three ETFs have consistently beat the S&P 500 since their inception.
  48. August 2016 Top Penny Stocks (CDTI)

    Penny stocks are generally risky; however, these five experienced an incredible run in July 2016 and look like they may keep ...
  49. How To Profit From Inflation

    While rising prices are bad news for consumers, inflation can be quite profitable for investors.
  50. Avoid These Common Investing Psychology Traps

    There are a number of very common psychological traps or errors that investors typically make. You can save a lot of money ...
  51. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  52. 7 Quality Stocks That Don’t Pay a Dividend (PCLN,BIIB,FB,GOOGL)

    These seven S&P 500 companies can afford to pay a dividend, but they prefer to invest in growth.
  53. 3 Stocks That Could Benefit from Civil Unrest (PZZA,DPZ,AMZN)

    Civil unrest could lead to increased sales for these three companies.
  54. 4 Stocks Vulnerable to Amazon (AMZN,CONN,WMT,TGT)

    Amazon has stolen market share from many, but these four companies in particular have been hit hard.
  55. Low Rates Force Advisors to Rebuild Bond Ladders

    Prolonged low interest rates have some advisors taking a new approach with their bond-laddering strategies.
  56. Behind Amazon's 1,772% Rise in 10 years (AMZN)

    The primary drivers behind Amazon's historical stock price growth.
  57. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices (DD,DOW,MOS)

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  58. How Travel Stocks Have Performed Since Brexit

    Have travel stocks rallied or faltered since Brexit?
  59. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China (AAPL,GOOGL,MSFT)

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  60. Utilities Aren’t Just For Yield (VTI,XLU)

    Investopedia columnist Michael Gayed explains a surprising correlation: When utilities are leading, stock market volatility ...
  61. Behind Microsoft's 127.4% Rise in 10 Years (MSFT)

    The most influential factors behind Microsoft's historical stock price price include tech valuations and the company's evolving ...
  62. 4 Investment Manager Excuses to Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  63. FREEX: Risk Statistics Case Study for Real Estate Mutual Fund

    Analyze risk statistics to determine how FREEX fits into a portfolio designed to optimize expected return based on a given ...
  64. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  65. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  66. 5 Stocks with Momentum (BURL,COH,SWHC,HLF,LUV)

    These five stocks have momentum. How strong are their fundamentals?
  67. The Best Ways to Invest $500 to $5,000

    Got a small budget? Here are some investing tips.
  68. Goldman Sachs' 2016 Stock Picks Report Card (AMZN, CMG)

    Goldman Sachs picked 35 stocks at the end of last year that it thought would perform well. Here's how they have done so far ...
  69. 4 Retailers Immune to Amazon (AMZN,TJX,ROST,DG)

    Amazon crushes most brick-and-mortar retailers, but these four have been immune so far.
  70. One Thing to Never Do When the Stock Market Goes Down

    We could all use a little reminder.
  71. Best REITs Right Now for Returns, Dividends (AMT,PLD,WY,DLR,EPR)

    These five types of REITs have showed no signs of slowing down.
  72. Explaining Apple's 1,057% Rise in 10 years (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's strong history of returns to understand how financial performance, investor outlook and market conditions ...
  73. A History of the S&P 500 Dividend Yield

    Find out why the dividend yield for the S&P 500 Index remains historically low, and what dividend yields used to look ...
  74. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  75. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  76. The Benefits of Fundamental Indexing

    Fundamental Indexing shuns outside price influence and prefers to value its components using intrinsic factors, making it ...
  77. Vanguard Mutual Fund With 65% Equity & 35% Bonds (VWELX)

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  78. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  79. Quantum is Coming (GOOGL,MSFT,INTC)

    Alphabet's forthcoming Chrome Canary browser is just the "canary" in the coalmine--quantum computing is coming faster than ...
  80. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  81. Is Investing in Stock Splits Profitable? (TOFR)

    Is it possible to beat the S&P 500 by investing in a basket of stocks that split?
  82. 5 ETFs With Amazon Exposure (AMZN,XLY,FDN,RTH)

    These ETFs all have Amazon as their top holding, which gives investors exposure to the stock as well as diversification. ...
  83. 6 Rules for Successful Dividend Investing

    There are some important rules to maximize dividend investing value.
  84. How to Make Money With Just $10,000

    Find out how five leading investors recommend investing $10,000, including top contrarian, dividend-focused, value investing ...
  85. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  86. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC,IBM,GM)

    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  87. Behind Costco's 180% Rise in 10 years (COST)

    Analyze Costco's historical stock price performance to determine what has driven growth. How have market performance and ...
  88. These 3 Stocks Just Hit Highs: More Room to Run? (AMZN,PEP,SJM)

    These three stocks just hit 52-week highs. Will this upward trend continue?
  89. 9 S&P 500 Companies With No Long-Term Debt (FB,CMG,PAYX,ISRG)

    These nine S&P 500 companies have no long-term debt which means they should be capable of weathering turbulent markets. ...
  90. These 5 Stocks Just Hit 52-Week Lows (DHT,FRO,JMEI,KVHI,RLGT)

    The five stocks all just hit 52-week lows. Are they bargains or highly speculative investments?
  91. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

    These stocks might continue to rally, but they come with high risk.
  92. 5 Stocks Being Unfairly Punished (NFLX,SFM,KR,CVS,WBA)

    While these stocks are currently moving lower, their underlying businesses remain strong.
  93. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  94. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY,IRBT,WING,FELE)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
  95. How to Use Home Equity for an Immediate Income Play

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially if the mortgage is paid off, to invest ...
  96. How Often the 10-Year Yield Underperforms the S&P 500

    Learn why the S&P 500 Index dividend yield exceeds the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys for only the third time in history ...
  97. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as ...
  98. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play ...
  99. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? (QCOM)

    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  100. Will iPhone Sales Decline in 2016? (AAPL)

    Learn about a report that says lack of innovation and economic weakness may lead to a dramatic slowdown in sales of Apple's ...
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