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  1. What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    Make sure your golden years are golden, not merely a struggle for existence.
  2. Trading The MACD Divergence

    Currency traders can use this method to avoid stop-order triggers before the real reversal.
  3. Score a Cheap Mortgage, Here’s How

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  4. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

    Making this dream come true takes work, but it's well worth the effort.
  5. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  6. An Introduction To Day Trading

    This article will take an objective look at day trading, who does it and how it is done.
  7. 3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    Learn the best ways to foresee market corrections and how to profit from them.
  8. Big Data in Financial Services Comes With Some Risks

    Big data is playing a larger role in finance but its application does not come without risks.
  9. How To Place Orders With A Forex Broker

    Learn how to set each type of stop and limit when trading currencies.
  10. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  11. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  12. What Happens When You Trade Often and Time the Market?

    This is how market timing and frequent trading can negatively impact returns.
  13. A Guide to Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of bank account suits your specific needs.
  14. Top Tips for Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  15. How Bond Tents Help Retirees Protect Income

    Bond tents can be a useful tool for retirees to protect their income during a bear market.
  16. The Pros of Separately-Managed Accounts

    Investors who want a more personalized approach to managing their money should consider separately-managed accounts.
  17. How to Owe Nothing on Your Federal Tax Return

    You have the control to determine whether you owe in April. Learn more here.
  18. Does the S&P Follow the Consumer Confidence Index?

    Are the ups and downs of the Consumer Confidence Index similar to those of the S&P 500?
  19. How Brokerage App Robinhood Makes Money

    Stock brokerage app Robinhood aims to spur Millennial investing with $0 trades.
  20. Is Trump The Next Reagan?

    Will President-elect Donald Trump unleash a new era of big fiscal spending?
  21. High-Frequency Trading: A Primer

    An in depth look at how high-frequency trading works and who the players are.
  22. Options Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  23. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You? (SSO, DDM)

    This specialty vehicle promises dramatic short-term results, but can also magnify risk.
  24. Should You Bite on Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  25. The Flaws of Technical Analysis When Picking Stocks

    Is technical analysis of stocks an accurate science, and a worthwhile endeavor?
  26. Day Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Interested in day trading? From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, here's a tutorial on how to trade ...
  27. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  28. Forget Gold—Base Metals Are Back

    Everyone is talking about gold hitting a monthly high, but don’t let the shiny metal blind you to what is happening with ...
  29. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  30. How To Trade the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through ETFs (ETFC, EWH)

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the eighth largest in the world and easily accessible through ETFs.
  31. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  32. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  33. Using Trend Following Investing to Beat the Market

    With billions of dollars being invested in trend following strategies, these models are in high demand from investors, hedge ...
  34. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  35. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  36. What to Do When Economic Storms Threaten Investments

    Investing during a financial storm is scary for you and your portfolio, but there are many ways to weather it.
  37. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  38. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  39. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore. ...
  40. Top 4 Mistakes That Cause Futures Traders To Fail

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  41. Why Bonds May No Longer Be Able to Save Stocks

    Historically low bond yields have helped boost stocks in recent years. We discuss why this may no longer be enough.
  42. High Beta Stocks Are Outperforming Low Volatility Stocks (SPHV, SPLV)

    After two years of low volatility stocks outperforming higher beta counterparts, that trend has reversed.
  43. The 5 Most Powerful Candlestick Patterns

    Statistics show unusual accuracy for the buy and sell signals of certain candlestick patterns like abandoned baby, evening ...
  44. The Complicated Relationship Between Negative Rates and Local Stock Markets

    We examine the multiple factors behind the lackluster stock market performance in regions with negative interest rate policies.
  45. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Can Regular Investors Beat The Market?

    With the big name competition out there, hard-working people who invest have a tough time beating the market.
  48. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you. ...
  49. 4 Biases That Can Make You A Bad Investor

    Find out how to spot these four biases, and start making more logical investing decisions.
  50. Removing The Barriers To Successful Investing

    Learn how to stop using emotion and bad habits to make your stock picks.
  51. Logic: The Antidote to Emotional Investing

    Playing follow-the-leader in investing can quickly become a dangerous game. Learn how to invest independently and still come ...
  52. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  53. 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. ...
  54. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  55. Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. ...
  56. The Two-Hour-A-Day Trading Plan

    A lot of stock activity takes place at the beginning and end of the trading day. Find out how you can use this to benefit ...
  57. 4 Key Elements To Create A Successful Trading Plan

    A successful trading plan addresses four key elements of trading: prediction, timing, volatility and risk.
  58. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

    Ask yourself these three questions to figure out which strategy is best for you.
  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. 5 Rules For Picking Great Day Trade Entries

    The following five rules will help traders find high profit potential, low risk, intra-day trades.
  61. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  62. Would You Profit As A Day Trader?

    Market timing is surrounded by controversy, but does it work?
  63. How To Become A Day Trader

    We look at the training, tools, equipment and strategies needed to succeed as a day trader.
  64. Why Advisors Will Be Key in a Low-Return World

    The human factor in an advisory relationship should be strong enough to override market and portfolio performance, giving ...
  65. China May Be Poised for a Breakout

    The emerging markets continue to rally; China may refuse to get left behind.
  66. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  67. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  68. Countries Friendly to Russian Business

    Russia's largest trading partners include China and the European Union. Learn about the goods and services that Russia exchanges ...
  69. How Momentum Investing is Making a Comeback

    Momentum investing is making a comeback, though recent studies have shown it has been a viable strategy all along.
  70. Some Cautionary Advice for the Novice Day Trader

    The lure of day trading is the stuff of investor dreams: Making lots of money in little time. But it can be very dangerous. ...
  71. Top 5 Books to Learn Technical Analysis

    Here are five of the best books written on technical analysis to help traders and investors understand and apply technical ...
  72. Top 5 Books to Become an Option Trader

    For individuals aspiring to become options traders, here are five of the best books that offer help in understanding and ...
  73. Behind Symantec's 26.5% Rise in 10 Years (SYMC)

    Symantec's relatively volatile stock was driven primarily by financial results and changing outlook over the 10-year period ...
  74. Why You’ll Never Get a Stock Tip Out of Me

    Playing the long game might not be as exciting as following a cocktail party stock tip, but it's likely to make you far more ...
  75. How Commodities Spread Betting Works

    Commodity spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of various commodities. Here's how it works.
  76. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust: 6-Month Snap Shot (SPY)

    The stock market's need for a breather, anticipation surrounding Fed policy and the Brexit all drove SPY's price movements ...
  77. 2 M&A Deals That Burned Hedge Fund Short Positions (SCTY, TSLA)

    SolarCity Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee merger deals burned two of the most prominent hedge fund short sellers and caused ...
  78. Top 5 Books to Become a Professional Trader

    For people who want to learn how to trade and invest for themselves, there are a wealth of excellent books on trading available ...
  79. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  80. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  81. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  82. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  83. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  84. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  85. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  86. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  87. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  88. 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 ...
  89. Why Stock Picking Is a Loser's Game

    If you are trading in and out of individual stocks and you are not illegally insider trading, you are a total loser. Here's ...
  90. How Financial Spread-Betting Companies Make Money

    How to evaluate spread-betting companies and find the right broker.
  91. The Volatility Surface Explained

    Learn about stock options and the "volatility surface," and discover why it is an important concept in stock options pricing ...
  92. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  93. This Bull Market Is Supported by the Index Funds Investment

    The massive growth of index funds has been supporting the bull market and could lead to a steeper correction when it happens.
  94. Best Undergraduate Degrees For Day Traders

    We look at some popular undergrad majors for those wanting to begin a career in the exciting world of fast-paced trading. ...
  95. Know the Forces At Play Behind the Buy/Sell Cycles

    Weekly Stochastics uncovers patterns of buying and selling pressure that can be predicted and capitalized upon by observant ...
  96. 6 Signs You Are Addicted To Investing

    An addiction to trading can ruin your life and relationships. Not to mention the monetary costs. There are telltale signs ...
  97. 5 Things to "Deliberately" Do to Improve Your Trading

    Most traders are putting in trading hours, but not improving. Here are deliberate steps that can take your trading to the ...
  98. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  99. Multiple Time Frames Can Multiply Returns

    Short-term and intermediate charts complement the underlying trend and refine entries and exits.
  100. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
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