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  1. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  2. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  3. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were. ...
  4. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  5. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  6. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  7. Beware Of Bad Companies That Won't Die

    Lousy companies can live on for quite a long time, sucking in investors' hopes and capital.
  8. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  9. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  10. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  11. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  12. The Basics Of Money Flow

    Learn how this indicator uses both price and volume to record a more complete picture of price action.
  13. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  14. 3 Things Investors Can Learn From Traders

    By incorporating some of the best practices of top traders, investors can greatly improve portfolio returns.
  15. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  16. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  17. Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS. ...
  18. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity. ...
  19. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  20. Using DCF In Biotech Valuation

    Valuing firms in this sector can seem like a black art, but there is a systematic way to pin a price on potential.
  21. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  22. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  23. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  24. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  25. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  26. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  27. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  28. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  29. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  30. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  31. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  32. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  33. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened. ...
  34. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth. ...
  35. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  36. How To Choose Stocks For Day Trading

    Discover some of the contributing factors in determining what stocks are best for day trading.
  37. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against ...
  38. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  39. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  40. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  41. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  42. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  43. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  44. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  45. Airline Mergers And Your Wallet

    See what it means to consumers when airline companies merge.
  46. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  47. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  48. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  49. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade. ...
  50. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  51. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  52. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  53. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  54. Neural Trading: Biological Keys To Profit

    Learn about neural networks, which is software designed to simulate the human brain in order to make better trading decisions. ...
  55. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  56. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  57. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  58. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  59. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  60. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  61. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  62. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  63. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  64. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  65. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  66. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Buying a stock can be much easier than deciding when to sell it. Learn when it might be time to sell.
  67. How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  68. 5 Tips On When To Buy Your Stock

    Here are some ideas to help you identify stocks that have a good chance at making you money.
  69. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  70. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  71. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  72. High-Tech Fibonacci

    Fibonacci developed this system in the Middle Ages. See how it can provide accuracy without sacrificing readability.
  73. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  74. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  75. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  76. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  77. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  78. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  79. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  80. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  81. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  82. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  83. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

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

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

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

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  87. 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.
  88. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

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

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

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  91. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
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