Stocks Articles

  1. CEO Savvy And Stock's Success Go Hand In Hand

    A CEO shapes the direction a business will take. We provide four clues to help you determine which ones have the right stuff.
  2. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  3. Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  4. Failed Takeovers During The Recession

    Takeover attempts were popular in late 2008 to 2009, but some deals just didn't make it.
  5. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  6. The Basic Language Of Candlestick Charting

    If you want to use candlestick charting to get a sense of where a stock is headed, you need to learn how to read this unique charting language.
  7. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  8. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

    This technical indicator is underused in the currency markets, but it can help you isolate profitable opportunities.
  9. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  10. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  11. Accounting For Differences In Oil And Gas Accounting

    How a company accounts for its expenses affects how its net income and cash flow numbers are reported.
  12. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  13. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  14. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  15. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in.
  16. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  17. Getting On The Right Side Of The P/E Ratio Trend

    Buying at the right time is crucial, but how do we know when that is?
  18. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  19. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future.
  20. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
  21. Finding Market Movement With The ADX

    Take a closer look at this indicator, which refines your insight into the strength of a prevailing trend.
  22. Let Your Intuition Guide Your Investments

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  23. Buying Into Corporate Research & Development (R&D)

    Investors take note: companies that cut research and development are in danger of saving today but losing big tomorrow.
  24. When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for.
  25. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  26. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  27. Using Technical Analysis In The Gold Markets

    The quest for this shiny commodity has made millionaires of paupers and, on the flip side, ruined many an investor.
  28. Financial Statement Manipulation An Ever-Present Problem For Investors

    The SEC has taken steps to eliminate this type of corporate fraud, but it remains a real risk for investors.
  29. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  30. 3 Technical Tools To Improve Your Trading

    Find out how volume, the Aroon indicator and Fibonacci numbers can improve your profits.
  31. Sorting Out Cult Stocks

    Is that crazy product going to be the next big thing? Learn how to evaluate these companies here.
  32. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  33. Simple Strategies For Capitalizing On Trends

    Find out how following a trendline bounce or a new swing high or low can help you get into a trend early.
  34. The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.
  35. A Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    We look at six stocks Warren Buffett stands behind, why he likes them and why they may be a good fit for your portfolio too.
  36. Mutual Fund Style Drift Not Always A Bad Thing

    Style drift has a bad reputation, but it can be a sign that your fund is thriving.
  37. Forbes' Top Small Companies: Where Are They Now?

    How did these companies fare after topping the Forbes list of America's best small cap companies?
  38. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and keeping.
  39. 3 Factors That Drive The U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency.
  40. Analyzing Mutual Funds For Maximum Return

    Using a few simple metrics will help you pick the right fund for your portfolio.
  41. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must be observed.
  42. Pivot Strategies: A Handy Tool For Forex Traders

    Make more educated trading decisions by identifying major turning points.
  43. Going All-In: Comparing Investing And Gambling

    People often compare stocks to gambling, but how close are they really?
  44. The Secret To Consistent Returns In Any Market

    Despite the market’s recent volatility, there are some investors who haven’t seen negative returns. Learn their secret.
  45. Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment Insight

    These calls can be an investor's most direct line to information about a company's operations.
  46. 5 Ways Winter Can Help Your Portfolio

    Use the winter downtime to improve your investing knowledge and technique.
  47. Fundamentals And Technicals: Together At Last

    It's a big mistake for a fundamental investor to ignore technical analysis. Find out how to become chart smart.
  48. Why Successful Business Owners Sell Out

    Learn the motives that drive companies into the arms of an acquirer.
  49. Speed Read SEC Filings For Hot Stock Picks

    SEC forms can be a real headache. Find out how to make your research more efficient - and more effective.
  50. Economic Moats: A Successful Company's Best Defense

    Find out why some companies thrive while others flounder.
  51. Elliott Wave Theory

    Acquaint yourself with the principle built on the discovery that stock markets did not behave in a chaotic manner.
  52. Market Cycles: The Key To Maximum Returns

    You need to understand the various phases of the market cycle to avoid bubbles and make the best investments.
  53. Mergers: The Sign Of Economic Recovery?

    Recent mergers by big players show economic optimism.
  54. Company Survival: Cash Conversion Cycle Is Key

    Find out how to use this figure to analyze a firm's financial condition.
  55. Do "Widow And Orphan" Stocks Still Exist?

    Is there such a thing as a safe stock providing high dividend income? It may be time to redefine the terms "widows" and "orphans."
  56. Taking Stock Of Discounted Cash Flow

    Learn how and why investors are using cash flow-based analysis to make judgments about company performance.
  57. An Introduction To Oscillators

    Find out how this indicator may help improve the average investor's entry and exit points.
  58. Forecast The FX Market With The COT Report

    Three empirical findings on futures data can help currency traders determine buy and sell points.
  59. 5 Secular Trends Investors Must Know

    Investors can count on secular trends to be just as important today as in the future. Check out some industries for the long-term.
  60. The New World Of Emerging Market Currencies

    Take advantage of foreign currency markets without stepping out of your house.
  61. Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies Cheat

    Pressure to be the best can sometimes push corporations to cheat. Learn how they do it and how to spot it.
  62. Recession 2009: By The Numbers

    During a recession there are a lot of numbers thrown around. Find out what those economic statistics really mean.
  63. Understanding The Mutual Fund Style Box

    Evaluate your investments with this simple tool.
  64. Reduce Your Risk With ICAPM

    Avoid unnecesary risks involved in CAPM calculations by also incorporating ICAPM into the mix.
  65. The ABCs Of Mutual Fund Classes

    Do you understand how the various types of shares differ? We give you the pros and cons of each.
  66. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  67. Litigation: Are Your Investments At Risk?

    Don't let company lawsuits hit you unprepared. Learn how to uncover how they might affect you.
  68. Common Clues Of Financial Statement Manipulation

    Search for the "bloody" fingerprints in accounting crimes.
  69. Financial Forecasting: The Bayesian Method

    This method can help refine probability estimates using an intuitive process.
  70. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  71. Random Reinforcement: Why Most Traders Fail

    This phenomenon can cause a trader to abandon a proven strategy or risk everything on chance. Find out how to avoid it.
  72. Extreme Investing: World's Riskiest Investments

    These investments may pose a greater risk, but for brave investors, they're worth the stress.
  73. The Getty Oil Takeover Fiasco

    It was the largest takeover in history and one of the most dramatic. Learn all about the fate of Getty Oil.
  74. Corporate Kleptocracy At RJR Nabisco

    The excess of the '80s brought about reckless spending and indulgent management. This is a story of both.
  75. Intermarket Analysis: Pinpointing Reversals And Confirming Trends

    Learn how to confirm your analysis based on intermarket trends by watching global markets and particular stocks to pinpoint reversals.
  76. The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run.
  77. Financial Physics: "Natural" Market Laws

    Physics uses math to define the laws of the universe; here, we look at what laws explain the financial universe.
  78. Pharma Patent Trolls: Cheap Drugs At A Steep Price

    Though patent trolls can help patients achieve cheaper medication in the short-term, everyone pays for it in the long term.
  79. The Real Cost Of Drinking Coffee

    How much is your morning jolt hurting your wallet? More than half of Americans drink coffee every day, and the costs add up.
  80. How To Avoid Falling Prey To The Next Madoff Scam

    Due diligence does work, but the loose reporting standards for hedge funds make extra care and attention necessary.
  81. Technical Top-Down Investing: Analyzing The Market

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in.
  82. Get Organized With An Investment Analysis Form

    Your research will be easy if you compile all the decision-making information you need.
  83. On This Day In Finance: July 3 - Dow Jones Publishes Its First Stock Average

    On July, 3, 1884, Dow Jones & Company published its first stock market index.
  84. What Would Full Disclosure Mean For The Market?

    In the wake accounting scandals, more people are calling for full disclosure. But what would that even help?
  85. Assessing Bank Assets: Are Your Savings Safe?

    Learn how to determine if your assets are safe or if your bank has spread itself too thin.
  86. On This Day In Finance: July 2 - Asian Financial Crisis

    in 1997, the Asian financial crisis gains traction as the Thai baht begins to float.
  87. How U.S. Firms Benefit When The Dollar Falls

    When the greenback is weak, smart investors will invest in multinational companies to benefit.
  88. On This Day In Finance: June 30 - The End Of The Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    On this day in 1957, the RFC officially closed its doors.
  89. 8 Reasons M&A Deals Fall Through

    Mergers and acquisitions can mean big success. But what about all the deals that fall through?
  90. On This Day In Finance: June 26 - Federal Credit Union Act Signed

    On June 26, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law The Federal Credit Union Act
  91. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he died in debt.
  92. On This Day In Finance: June 25 - Microsoft Inc. Is Born

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  93. Accretion / Dilution Analysis: A Merger Mystery

    This analysis tool is an effective way to value mergers and acquisitions. The deal's on the table, but should you sign the papers?
  94. Spotting Trend Reversals With MACD

    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  95. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  96. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  97. On This Day In Finance: June 11 - CFA Day

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  98. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  99. What's In Store For GM Stockholders?

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  100. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
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