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  1. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  2. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  3. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  4. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  5. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  6. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
  7. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  8. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  9. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  10. Know Your Counterparty When Day Trading

    This can provide insight into how the market is likely to act based on your presence, orders and transactions.
  11. Water Cooler Finance: Mergers, Hostile Bids And SEC Probes

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has once again emerged with offers being made in tech, biotech and even fertilizer. ...
  12. Compound Annual Growth Rate: What You Should Know

    The CAGR is a good and valuable tool to evaluate investment options, but it does not tell the whole story.
  13. Market News That Seems Promising - But Isn't

    Not all good news is created equal. Find out how some positive stock market news can actually be bad news for investors. ...
  14. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  15. Forex: The Moving Average MACD Combo

    Learn a strategy with clear entry and exit levels that will get you into a trend at the right time.
  16. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  17. 6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

    These formulas can help you pick better stocks for your portfolio once you learn how to use them.
  18. Cash: Can A Company Have Too Much?

    Cash is something companies love to have. But if they are not using it there could be problems.
  19. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  20. Can Perpetual Contrarians Profit As Traders?

    Succeeding as a contrarian is all about knowing when to act on your opinion about the next turn in the market.
  21. Weighted Moving Averages: The Basics

    We take a closer look at the linearly weighted moving average and the exponentially smoothed moving average.
  22. Proxy Voting Gives Fund Shareholders A Say

    You have the right to take part in important company decisions - even if you cannot attend the meetings.
  23. Premier Stochastic Oscillator Explained

    This oscillator has been used since the 1950s by traders and investors to anticipate areas where the market may change direction. ...
  24. Getting Started In Forex

    Before entering this market, you should define what you need from your broker and from your strategy.
  25. Water Cooler Finance: A Diving Dow And Rotting Eggs

    With an attempted hostile takeover, the Bank of America lawsuit, surprising earnings and a diving Dow, business news doesn't ...
  26. Use ROA To Gauge A Company's Profits

    Do you rely too heavily on ROE? Consider using return on assets for a more complete picture.
  27. Range Bar Charts: A Different View Of The Markets

    While range bars are not a type of technical indicator, traders can employ this useful tool to identify trends and interpret ...
  28. Stop Hunting With The Big Forex Players

    Learn to bank short-term profits by placing stops away from the crowd.
  29. Why Investors Stick With Failing Stocks

    Investors often delude themselves into sticking with bad decisions. Find out why this happens and how you can avoid this ...
  30. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  31. Forex: Should You Be Trading Trend Or Range?

    In FX, it's not the price environment that decides this for you. Learn the differences to see which you prefer.
  32. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  33. Dangerous Advice For Beginner Investors

    Sometimes investment tips can do more harm to your portfolio than good. One size fits all may work for ponchos and raincoats, ...
  34. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  35. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  36. Combining Trend-Following and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches to successful trading might be melding these two seemingly disparate methods ...
  37. Forex: The Memory Of Price Strategy

    Hate getting stopped out right before the price reverses? This forex trading strategy may help.
  38. Profit Without Predicting The Market

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
  39. Bloodletting And Knights: Medieval Investment Terms

    From bloodletting to ye olde black knights, things on Wall Street are getting downright medieval!
  40. BP's Broken Window

    The broken window fallacy is an economic tale of caution about ignoring unintended consequences - something the BP disaster ...
  41. Adjusting A Long Call Into A Butterfly Spread

    There are many key advantages offered to options traders who deal only in the underlying securities.
  42. Tips For Creating Profitable Stock Charts

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  43. Capture Profits Using Bands And Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities. ...
  44. Intangible Assets Provide Real Value To Stocks

    Intangible assets don't appear on balance sheets, but they're crucial to judging a company's value.
  45. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  46. What Are Corporate Actions?

    Be a savvy investor - learn how corporate actions affect you as a shareholder.
  47. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  48. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid.
  49. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  50. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  51. Capitalize On False Breakouts In The Danger Zone

    Sometimes you have to be a predator to profit. Find out how to cash in on false breakouts.
  52. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  53. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  54. Backtesting And Forward Testing: The Importance Of Correlation

    Correlations between backtesting and forward performance testing results can help you optimize your trading system.
  55. What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  56. The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into The Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears so you know when to buy and when to short. ...
  57. Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.
  58. Advantages of TRIX - Triple Exponential Average

    This powerful tool not only filtrates market noise but also tends to be a leading rather than lagging indicator.
  59. Catching A Falling Knife: Picking Intraday Turning Points

    Trying to pick the absolute top and bottom points can lead to excessive losses. This strategy allows you to hedge your risk. ...
  60. Make The Currency Cross Your Boss

    Tap into a world of possibilities by going beyond the simple pro- or anti-dollar trade.
  61. When To Sell Stocks

    Buying at the right price determines profit, but selling at the right price locks it in.
  62. Operational Risk: A Must-Know For Investors

    This type of risk is often overlooked, but it can mean the downfall of a company - and its investors.
  63. Using Pivot Points In Forex Trading

    Learn to combine this powerful tool with traditional technical tools for greater returns.
  64. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  65. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over ...
  66. Master Futures Trading With Trend-Following Indicators

    The futures market is a lot less scary when these indicators are used to establish current trends.
  67. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  68. Using Feedback To Improve Your Trading

    Positive and negative trading experiences can affect the way you trade. Find out how.
  69. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
  70. The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns

    Learn how the expected extra return on stocks is measured and why academic studies usually estimate a low premium.
  71. Seasonal Trends In The Forex Market

    Uncover the predictable behaviors of some currencies throughout the calendar year.
  72. Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

    Stocks are soaring despite high unemployment, foreclosures and relatively low consumer spending. Can it last?
  73. Forex: Keep An Eye On Momentum

    Using the simple MACD histogram could change how forex traders analyze currency pairs for good.
  74. Discovering the Absolute-Breadth Index and the Ulcer Index

    It's time to acquaint yourself with these lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  75. Investing In Fads

    From high-flying to fading fast, fads can mean big money for nimble investors.
  76. Investors Need A Good WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality.
  77. How's Your Mutual Fund Really Doing?

    Determine how fund managers are doing by sizing them up against their peers.
  78. Simple Vs. Exponential Moving Averages

    These technical indicators help investors to visualize trends by smoothing out price movements.
  79. Look At Me! I Beat The S&P!

    How investment advisors use the wrong benchmarks to make poor performance look good.
  80. Spotting Creative Accounting On The Balance Sheet

    Companies have ways of manipulating their balance sheets that investors should be aware of.
  81. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  82. Beer Mergers: Are The Micro Brewers Doomed?

    What does the consolidation in the beer industry mean for investors and, more importantly, beer drinkers?
  83. Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value

    Find out how calculating a reproduction cost for a company can beat out the dividend discount model.
  84. An Introduction To Ichimoku Charts In Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  85. Airline Stocks Look Set To Soar

    This maligned sector is in better shape than most investors believe.
  86. Free Cash Flow: Free, But Not Always Easy

    Free cash flow is a great gauge of corporate health, but it's not immune to accounting trickery.
  87. Financial Villains: Where Are They Now?

    We check in with these news-making fraudsters to see whether they cleaned up their acts after a decade or more.
  88. Forex: How To Scalp Fundamentally

    Learn why event-driven scalping in the currency market involves balancing fundamentals with technicals.
  89. 6 Reasons Why Products Fail

    There are a number of reasons outside of marketing and the actual product that can lead to unmitigated failure.
  90. Can Global Investors Profit From GDP Watching?

    GDP growth is not necessarily a solid indicator of stock market returns in emerging markets. Find out what to watch instead. ...
  91. Forex: Money Management Matters

    Currency trading offers far more flexibility than other markets, but long-term success requires discipline in money management. ...
  92. Why Dividends Matter

    Seven words that are music to investors' ears? "The dividend check is in the mail."
  93. Trade The Covered Call - Without The Stock

    The standard covered call can be used to hedge positions or generate income. This calendar spread may do so more effectively. ...
  94. Active Managers' Market-Beating Claims Debunked

    New, more precise mutual fund style analysis shows active management still underperforms over time.
  95. Creative Accounting: When It's Too Good To Be True

    Accounting practices have matured, but there are still plenty of ways that companies can disguise their financial results. ...
  96. January Barometer: Did It Work?

    Find out whether this superstitious belief is worth following or little more than water cooler chatter.
  97. Advanced Option Trading: The Modified Butterfly Spread

    This strategy provides traders with the flexibility to craft a position with unique risk/reward characteristics.
  98. Cashing In On A Commodities Boom

    They're hard to predict, but commodities cycles provide valuable information for traders.
  99. Analyzing Show Biz Stocks

    The glitz and glam of Hollywood could help put some more glitz in your pocket.
  100. 5 Money Managers to Watch in 2010

    We look at managers that could be poised to deliver market-beating returns in 2010, and how we can participate.
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