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  1. Socially Responsible Investing Continues to Grow

    Whatever term you use to describe it, socially responsible investing continues to rise in the U.S.
  2. What’s Wrong with Target Date Funds?

    Target date funds seem convenient, but you pay for that convenience with fees and other factors.
  3. Thoughts for Those Investing Over the Next 10 Years

    Review your financial plan with lower assumptions to prepare for the worst in the next 10 years.
  4. Sustainable Investing Still Makes Sense

    Companies embracing sustainability are succeeding, making sustainable investing worthwhile.
  5. Building a Balanced, Low-Cost Portfolio

    Build a balanced portfolio with asset allocation and sub-asset classes and rebalance it annually.
  6. How to Put Your Pay Raise to Work

    Put your pay raise to work and you can end up with a windfall.
  7. Taking the Emotion out of Investing

    The health of your investment portfolio depends on your ability to take emotions out of investing.
  8. Making Money with Managed Futures Funds

    Managed futures funds can be lucrative, but investors should be wary of incurring hidden costs. Ask for a clear explanation ...
  9. How Retail Is Moving From Malls to the Internet

    Investors in the retail sector need to be aware of the shift from stores to online shopping.
  10. Deciding Between Mutual Funds and ETFs

    Mutual funds and ETFs are both investment funds, but they are not as similar as you might think.
  11. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one. Read about how to choose your ...
  12. Investment Grade Bonds and Your Portfolio

    If you are worried about rising interest rates, consider these investment grade bond alternatives.
  13. Best Investment Accounts for Young Investors

    What are the best investment accounts for young investors? A few types to consider.
  14. What Can We Learn From Harvard’s Investing Mistakes?

    Here's what individual investors can take away from the Harvard endowment's losses.
  15. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  16. Will Trump Make Bitcoin Great Again? (PYPL)

    Many young Trump supporters are also pro-Bitcoin.
  17. The Myths and Risks of Concentrated, Single-stock Investment Positions

    Allocating too much of your portfolio to a single stock comes with many risks.
  18. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  19. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  20. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  21. Opinion: The Fed is a Dead Dove Walking

    Yellen missed a layup opportunity to raise rates into an acceleration of growth and inflation.
  22. Sector Rotation: the Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  23. What Investors Get Wrong About Dividends

    Are you guilty of buying into the dividend fallacy? A groundbreaking new study shows just how wrong some investors are about ...
  24. Every Investor Should Know This Boring Financial Term

    Think of standard deviation as a thermometer for risk, or better yet, anxiety.
  25. Stocks, ETFs to Watch During Donald Trump's Presidency

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  26. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1000. Here's how.
  27. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  28. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Learn the basic tenets that helped this famous investor earn his fortune.
  29. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
  30. Cut Your Investment Fees to Be a Wall Street Deadbeat

    There are now many ways to proactively minimize fees associated with our investment portfolios.
  31. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame.
  32. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 20 million Investopedia readers ...
  33. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  34. 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money

    Saving money can be a chore, but these tricks put money in your pocket with no effort at all.
  35. Why a Long-Term View Is the Key to Investing Success

    Staying well within your risk portfolio will allow you to avoid short-term reactions to the market.
  36. Repeat After Me: Valuation Is Not a Catalyst!

    Valuation is a powerful reasoning tool for asset allocation only if you've done the associated fundamental analysis.
  37. What Happens When You Try to Time the Market?

    This is how market timing and frequent trading can negatively impact returns.
  38. Why Investors Need to Focus on the Long-Term

    Paying too much attention to short-term performance can hurt your long-term investment strategy.
  39. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  40. How to Use Ethical Investing to Invest in Your Beliefs

    These steps will help you invest ethically without jeopardizing your financial goals.
  41. Tips for More Tax-Efficient Investing

    It is prudent to take tax considerations into account when constructing taxable investment portfolios.
  42. What Are the Characteristics of Successful Investors?

    Successful investors have a healthy life balance, are disciplined, and measure success properly.
  43. How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
  44. How to Piece Together Your First Portfolio

    Here are some questions to consider when investing your money and building up a portfolio.
  45. How to Figure Out Your Investment Timeline

    Timing has a big impact on what you can expect of your investments. Here are some guidelines based on how long you have. ...
  46. MLP Investors to Benefit Under a Trump Tax Regime (AMLP,EMLP)

    Trump’s new tax plan could spell big savings for investors in master limited partnerships.
  47. Four Ways Boomers Benefit from Rising Rates

    Here are four ways that Baby Boomers can take advantage of rising interest rates.
  48. Best and Worst Investments If You’re 50 or Older

    It’s always important to be diligent about choosing the right investments for your portfolio. What are the best investments ...
  49. The Pros of Separately-Managed Accounts

    Investors who want a more personalized approach to managing their money should consider separately-managed accounts.
  50. The Problem With Stocks That Pay Dividends

    A portfolio should be diversified across more than dividend-paying stocks.
  51. Tapping Emerging Markets Via Multi-Asset Investing

    What are the best ways to build exposure across emerging markets asset classes, including equities, fixed income and currencies?
  52. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is stepping down after 30 years as CEO; we take a closer look at this well-caffeinated American ...
  53. Is It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

    Failing to rebalance a portfolio results in higher risk without higher returns.
  54. Top Penny Stocks for December 2016

    Penny stocks have now entered a seasonality positive period. Here are top penny stocks to watch.
  55. 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?
  56. Understanding Stock Valuations: Price-Earnings Ratio

    Understanding stock valuations is essential to uncovering worthy portfolio candidates. Ignore them at your own risk.
  57. The Biggest Lie Your Advisor Might Tell You

    Has your financial advisor talked to you about the factor that makes or breaks financial success?
  58. How ESG, SRI and Impact Funds Differ

    These are the differences between socially-dimensioned investments, which are an increasingly popular choice among investors. ...
  59. Three Ways to Prepare Your Portfolio for President Trump

    It's easy to panic about big changes – or think you can game them. What to do instead as the economy (and your portfolio) ...
  60. Managing Risk Instead of Trying to Beat the Market

    Risk management can produce much more stable long-term returns than trying to beat the market.
  61. Dividend Reinvestment: Grow Your Investments Faster

    Dividend reinvestment is a smart strategy for growing your investments faster over the long term, but it’s not a get-rich-quick ...
  62. Top 5 Books Every Young Investor Must Read

    Reading these respected books by finance legends will help you begin investing on the right foot.
  63. Stock Picking: The Flaws of Technical Analysis

    Is technical analysis of stocks an accurate science, and a worthwhile endeavor?
  64. What Are the Benefits of Passive Investing?

    These are the benefits of a passive, long-term investing strategy.
  65. Best Stocks, ETFs for a Clinton Presidency (TAN, ITA)

    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election these are the stocks and ETFs that should be on your watch list.
  66. The Best Investment Strategies for a Low-Yield Environment

    Our current economic environment is challenging, so you need to have the best investment strategies for your situation. A ...
  67. Trying to Beat the Market? Consider These Steps Instead

    Trying to beat the market? These methods are much more likely to lead to investing success.
  68. The Advantages of an Active Management Strategy

    A look at active management and what it potentially offers investors.
  69. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans are due to spend $8.4 B this year on Halloween.
  70. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  71. What You Should Know About High-Yield Dividend Stocks

    High-yield dividend stocks can be an enticing alternative for income, but it's important to research them carefully before ...
  72. Baseball and Investing: How to Win at Both

    The paths to winning big in baseball and winning big in investing are very similar.
  73. Why Do Investors Still Choose Active Management?

    A look at active management and why passive management is a better choice.
  74. 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 ...
  75. Protecting Your Investments From Economic Storms

    Investing during a financial storm is scary for you and your portfolio, but there are many ways to weather it.
  76. Will the New President Impact Your Portfolio?

    The U.S. President is often called the most powerful person in the world, but they don’t run the economy any more than they ...
  77. The Top 5 Disney Individual Shareholders in 2016 (DIS)

    The top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company for 2016 and their connections to the hugely successful media corporation.
  78. A Better Way to Think About Diversification

    Here's why diversifying your portfolio to the extreme is one of the best investment strategies around.
  79. The Importance of Making an Annual Financial Plan

    Making an annual financial plan is a smart way to ensure staying on track with your retirement, savings and investing goals ...
  80. 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. ...
  81. How Fantasy Football Will Sharpen Your Investing

    There are at least a few lessons to be learned from fantasy football that can be applied to investing. Here are six.
  82. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  83. Wealth Preservation: "All I Know Is That I Know Nothing"

    Investors can derive great value from humility. By keeping the adage "all I know is that I know nothing" in mind, they can ...
  84. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening (SPY, UUP)

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  85. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  86. Smart Beta Factor Investing: What Are the Most Popular Funds? (USMV, EFAV)

    Smart beta ETFs allow an investor to focus on specific factors. Here are some of the most popular smart beta ETF vehicles. ...
  87. Diversification Strategies: Stocks Vs. Gold

    When it comes to asset allocation, is gold a solid diversifying asset class?
  88. 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.
  89. Your Risk Tolerance and Market Volatility

    It's important to understand that to invest in our future, we do not have to ride the stock market all the way down or stay ...
  90. How to Create a Smart Beta Investment Strategy (MTUM, VLUE)

    Learn how to use different smart beta ETFs exploiting various factors in your investment portfolio.
  91. 3 Reasons Against a Smart Beta Allocation in Your Portfolio

    3 reasons why you may want to think twice before allocating Smart Beta to your portfolio.
  92. Traps Leading to Market Underperformance Part III

    Many investors rely on the wrong things when it comes to evaluating and then acting upon their investments. Here are three ...
  93. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  94. Investing: How to Focus on What You Can Control

    There are plenty of distractions and concerns outside of our portfolios, but to win the investing race we must stay focused ...
  95. Investment Decisions: How Do You Make Them?

    Your decision-making criteria reveals a great deal about your investing beliefs, and your outlook for the future.
  96. Tactical Allocation Funds: A Sucker's Play?

    John Rekenthaler of Morninstar has illustrated that the dismal performance of tactical allocation funds makes them a sucker's ...
  97. 3 Graphene Companies to Invest In (SSNLF, INTC)

    One-sixth the weight of steel and 200 times stronger, graphene could revolutionize several industries.
  98. 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 ...
  99. GS Disagrees With the Stock Market's Most Common Theme (SPY)

    Goldman Sachs turned bearish in May 2016 and has doubled down as the stock market breaks new highs. Find out the reasons ...
  100. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
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