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  1. 6 Steps To Successfully Switching Financial Careers

    Save time and money by following these tips to a smooth career transition.
  2. Is Your Investment Strategy Going Extinct?

    Investors need to be aware that time moves on and often leaves trendy investing techniques in the dustbin.
  3. Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  4. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the ...
  5. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  6. The Forex Greeks And Strategies

    We look at the different kinds of Greeks and how they can improve your forex trading.
  7. Buying Stocks When The Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but when it is used carelessly, it can amount to throwing money away. ...
  8. 10 Ways To Avoid Losing Money In Forex

    When approached as a business, forex trading can be profitable and rewarding. Find out what you need to do to avoid big losses ...
  9. The Basics Of Covered Calls

    Learn how this simple options contract can work for you, even when your stock isn't.
  10. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  11. FX Exit Strategies: Keeping Your Profits

    There are several useful methods for exiting a position, all which are easy to execute and can be implemented into a trading ...
  12. The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    Every currency has specific features that affect its underlying value and price movements in the forex market.
  13. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  14. Using The ISM Manufacturing Index To Find Forex Trends

    Learn the details behind the ISM Manufacturing Index and how you can use this data to find trends in the foreign exchange ...
  15. 6 Proven Methods For Selling Stocks

    These common techniques can help investors take some of the emotion out of deciding when to sell a stock.
  16. The Stages Of A Forex Trend

    Learn how to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  17. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  18. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  19. Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex ...
  20. Tiger Trading: Long-Term Charts For Short-Term Currency Trades

    Stock traders can add currencies to their portfolios by using this patient investing strategy.
  21. How To Interpret Technical Analysis Price Patterns: Triple Tops And Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot, but once you learn them, they can be powerful patterns.
  22. Should You Trade Forex Or Stocks?

    Deciding which markets to trade can be complicated, and many factors need to be considered in order to make the best choice. ...
  23. The Death Of The Trading Floor

    Electronic trading has almost completely replaced face-to-face human trading.
  24. An Alternative Covered Call Options Trading Strategy

    This different approach to the covered-call write offers less risk and greater potential profit.
  25. How To Become A Successful Part-Time Forex Trader

    Getting started in this potentially profitable market is easier than you might think.
  26. What We Learned From The Last Oil Shock

    The last oil shock in the 1970s carries some valuable lessons for consumers facing a repeat today.
  27. Forex Careers: 5 Professional Designations

    There are no strictly forex programs, but there are still some advanced education alternatives for forex traders.
  28. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks. ...
  29. How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase their profits and minimize risks.
  30. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" To Gauge Trends

    Find out how this smart tool can help you achieve superior analysis.
  31. Trading Gold And Silver Futures Contracts

    If you are a hedger or a speculator, gold and silver futures contracts offer a world of profit-making opportunities.
  32. Adding Leverage To Your Forex Trading

    The use of margin to trade in the foreign exchange market can magnify profit opportunities.
  33. Forex Investing: How To Use The Golden Cross

    Many currency traders know about the golden cross, but most don't utilize it. Learn how you can profit from this FX trend ...
  34. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  35. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  36. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching ...
  37. Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Foreclosure is the biggest fear of any struggling homeowner. These tips just might save your credit rating.
  38. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  39. The Morning Forex Fake-Out Trade

    By watching for false breakouts, reversals and using multiple exits, a forex trader can capture a large portion of the daily ...
  40. Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  41. A Guide To CEO Compensation

    Make sure you assess whether a CEO has a stake in doing a good job for you, the shareholder.
  42. Information Overload: How It Hurts Investors

    There's a fine line between staying informed and being overloaded with financial information.
  43. How The Power Of The Masses Drives The Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  44. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  45. Find Forex Profit With The RSI Rollercoaster

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  46. Investing In The Metals Markets

    Learn the many options available for investing in the earth's chemical elements, such as gold, silver and rare-earth metals. ...
  47. The 6 Most Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    It's impossible to avoid all risk, but these strategies can help protect you against the worst of it.
  48. 7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest In Oil

    The prediction of record oil prices isn't enough to make this commodity a good investment.
  49. How To Use FX Options In Forex Trading

    Currency options are another versatile tool for forex traders. Find out how to use them.
  50. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  51. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  52. Uncover Forex Profits With The Turn Trade

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  53. Make Better Options Trades With The Average Monthly Range

    We'll show you how to use the average monthly trading range to score better returns.
  54. A Beginner's Guide To Scalping In The Forex Markets

    We look at what scalping is, how to do it and the characteristics of a successful forex scalper.
  55. 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. ...
  56. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  57. 8 Basic Forex Market Concepts

    We go over some of the things you need to understand before you can trade currencies.
  58. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  59. Fueling Futures In The Energy Market

    The energy market influences every aspect of our lives, and these four options are its driving force.
  60. 5 Tips For Selecting A Forex Broker

    Discover the best ways to find a broker who will help you succeed in the forex market.
  61. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  62. How To Use The Forex Pure Fade Trade

    This intraday strategy picks tops and bottoms based on a clear recovery following an extreme move.
  63. Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns

    Small, gradual changes in a portfolio manager's stated strategies can be a big risk for investors.
  64. 5 Life Insurance Questions You Should Ask

    Confused about $1 million dollar insurance advertising claims? Decide whether they'll pay off for you.
  65. Adding Alpha Without Adding Risk

    Learn how to generate higher returns in your portfolio while keeping the same risk profile.
  66. Top 4 Fibonacci Retracement Mistakes To Avoid

    Using Fibonacci incorrectly can have disastrous consequences. Find out which common moves to avoid.
  67. The Dangers Of Deflation

    We look at what life would be like in a deflationary environment, and what you can do to protect your investments.
  68. How To Trade Forex On News Releases

    When economic data comes out, it can have a marked impact on the currency market. Find out how to profit.
  69. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  70. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
  71. How To Read The Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you about the market mood.
  72. How To Become A Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  73. An Introduction To Reverse Convertible Notes (RCNs)

    When stocks are stagnant and fixed-income yields are crumbling, RCNs come to the rescue!
  74. An Introduction To Managed Futures

    Their inverse correlation with stocks and bonds make these alternative investments worth getting to know.
  75. Option Price-Volatility Relationship: Avoiding Negative Surprises

    Learn about the price-volatility dynamic and its dual effect on option positions.
  76. How The Loch Ness Monster Affects The Economy

    Do sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and UFOs lead to massive market fluctuations?
  77. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn ...
  78. The Secret To Finding Profit In Pairs Trading

    Read about a market-neutral trading strategy using relatively low-risk positions.
  79. Interpreting Volume For The Futures Market

    Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume using open interest.
  80. How To Manage Bull Put Option Spreads

    Learn how to halt options losses when the market moves quickly in an unfavorable direction.
  81. Point And Figure Charting Basics

    Learn how to construct and read these price charts designed to highlight entry and exit points for longer-term positions. ...
  82. Is A Reversal On The Way? Consult Traders' Index

    Use this indicator to gauge the end of a price trend.
  83. 2 Indexes That Help Assess Market Behavior

    The Herrick Payoff Index and New-High New-Low Index are some of the more interesting (and often complex) measures of crowd ...
  84. 5 People Blamed For The Financial Crisis

    The housing bubble, and the resulting financial crisis, has many different parents to blame.
  85. How Market Psychology Drives Technical Indicators

    The tenets of market psychology underlie each and every charting tool.
  86. The Pros And Cons Of A Pegged Exchange Rate

    A pegged currency can give a country many advantages, but these advantages come at a price.
  87. Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  88. Should Employees Be Compensated With Stock Options?

    Learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this type of payout.
  89. The Controversy Over Option Expensing

    There has been much debate over whether companies should treat employee stocks options as an expense. This article examines ...
  90. Why You Shouldn't Buy Investments You Know

    Though it's got merit, buying what you know could hold you back from achieving greater investment yields.
  91. Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations

    Tax deferred annuities can be complex arrangements. Discover some of the situations that arise when an owner or annuitant ...
  92. Capturing Profits With Position-Delta Neutral Trading

    This trading strategy will show you how to gain from a decline in implied volatility on any movement of the underlying.
  93. Time To Graduate From Mutual Funds?

    A few years ago, newly arrived investors were warned that they would lose $10,000 before they learned enough to make any ...
  94. An Introduction To Weekly Options

    The weeklys are a powerful tool that can create quick profits or quick losses, depending on how you use them.
  95. Options Trading Strategies: Understanding Position Delta

    Learn more about the position delta hedge ratio and how it can tell you the number of contracts needed to hedge a position ...
  96. Understanding Volatility Measurements

    How do you choose a fund with an optimal risk-reward combination? We teach you about standard deviation, beta and more!
  97. How To Use A European Open Forex Strategy

    Forex traders need to be aware of both price movements and the time of day. Learn FX strategies that incorporate these factors ...
  98. How To Build A Trading Indicator

    Wondering how people like Elliott and Gann built their famous trading tools? Learn the basics of constructing an indicator. ...
  99. Dynamic Current Ratio: What It Is And How To Use It

    Learn why this ratio may be a good alternative to the current, cash and quick ratios.
  100. Introduction to Types of Trading: Fundamental Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that focuses on company-specific events.
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