Stocks Articles

  1. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  2. Profiting From Panic Selling

    When everyone rushes to dump their stocks, you may find yourself with a great buying opportunity. Learn about it here.
  3. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  4. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  5. Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  6. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  7. Speed Resistance Lines

    Learn how to measure the uptrend and downtrend lines on a finance chart.
  8. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  9. Biggest Industry Ups And Downs Of 2011

    We look at the market's biggest winners and losers and see what's in store for the upcoming year.
  10. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  11. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  12. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  13. Trading The MACD Divergence

    Currency traders can use this method to avoid stop-order triggers before the real reversal.
  14. An Introduction To Consensus Indicators

    Learn how the herd is almost always wrong, or at least late in jumping on the bandwagon.
  15. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  16. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
  17. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  18. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  19. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  20. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  21. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  22. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  23. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  24. Using Volume Rate Of Change To Confirm Trends

    Wise traders rely on indicators that show a trend in volume, because without supportive volume, a price movement has no conviction.
  25. Great Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    Looking for something to stuff those stockings with? We've got a few stock suggestions for you.
  26. Continuation Patterns: In-Depth Look At Triangles

    We take a closer look at ascending and descending triangles to help traders predict the ultimate breakout direction.
  27. Continuation Patterns: Introduction To Triangles

    The three types of triangle continuation patterns look different, yet provide similar information. Find out how.
  28. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for.
  29. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  30. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions the Green Bay Packers.
  31. Using The Force Index For Short- and Medium-Term Trading

    Here are the guidelines for making trading decisions using the force index in both a short and intermediate perspective.
  32. Discovering The Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  33. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  34. Continuation Patterns: Rectangles and Pennants

    Flags and pennants indicate direction of activity of the prevailing trend. Learn how.
  35. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  36. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  37. Technical Analysis Works In Forex Markets

    Technical analysis is a hotly debated topic. Discover evidence showing that it works in forex markets.
  38. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've just gotten in.
  39. Confirming Price Movements With Volume Oscillators

    Use this indicator to validate a change in price direction and moving averages.
  40. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  41. Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  42. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  43. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  44. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  45. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  46. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  47. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  48. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  49. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  50. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  51. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  52. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  53. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk.
  54. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  55. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  56. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  57. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  58. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for your portfolio.
  59. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  60. The 7 Pitfalls Of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk. Discover the pitalls and how to avoid them.
  61. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  62. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  63. Top 5 Low-Risk Investments To Close Out 2011

    Negative sentiment on global economic growth prospects has actually pushed many asset classes into appealing territory.
  64. Analyzing The Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    Find out how this ratio can help you evaluate companies and make investment decisions.
  65. Relative Valuation: Using Stocks To Value Other Stocks

    This effective approach will help you understand which stocks you should be investing in.
  66. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  67. The Biggest S&P Missteps

    The S&P is generally respected, but several missteps have damaged the company's reputation.
  68. The Top Position Holders In The DJIA

    Find out who the major players are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and who has been kicked out recently.
  69. Finding Success Where Indicators Fail

    Trade what you see: Follow the charts, buy breakouts and honor stops. We'll look at a case study to show you how.
  70. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector.
  71. What Google's Pending Deal Means To You

    Google’s most recent deal bulks up defenses against Android patent infringement claims, and opens opportunities to operate as a dominant integrated smartphone vendor.
  72. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  73. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  74. Intermarket Relationships: Following The Cycle

    Find out how commodity, bond, stock and currency markets interact.
  75. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used by all traders to make sure they are getting the best price.
  76. 10 Questionable Investments

    These areas make for very poor investment choices right now.
  77. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  78. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  79. How Buybacks Warp The Price-To-Book Ratio

    Relying on price-to-book can get ugly if a company has repurchased stock. Learn why.
  80. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

    This momentum indicator was designed to predict when major market moves would occur.
  81. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  82. The Flaws Of Using Mass Sentiment To Be Contrarian

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  83. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  84. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your portfolio.
  85. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  86. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them.
  87. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know.
  88. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  89. Valuing A Company Using The Residual Income Method

    Learn the underlying basics behind the residual income model and how it can be used to place an absolute value on a firm.
  90. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  91. Day Trading Strategies For Beginners

    From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, learn how to trade wisely.
  92. Top 5 Most Stable Stocks

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  93. Accounting For Intercorporate Investments

    Understanding these investments is key to determining the value and future prospects of any business.
  94. Top Portfolio Protection Strategies For 2011

    With fears over market volatility still at the tops of our heads, these strategies may be your best options for success.
  95. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  96. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  97. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  98. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  99. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  100. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
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