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  1. Investing Vs. Speculating: How They Differ

    The difference between investing and speculating may surprise you.
  2. Think Twice Before Buying Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

    Municipal bonds are relatively safe, tax-exempt securities--but they are not without drawbacks. Due diligence is required. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. How Financial Times Are Changing

    Today there are probably better ways for you and your advisor to spend time than actively trying to beat the market.
  5. Methods of Handling Risk: A Quick Guide

    Discover the five methods to manage pure risk, and learn how they can be implemented to mitigate risk with health and life ...
  6. Understanding Penny Stocks' Risks and Rewards

    Penny stocks can soar in a short period, but dabbling in them is a dangerous game. Here is a breakdown on the risks and rewards ...
  7. How to Invest in Penny Stocks (ADAT, ANAD)

    Is the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too strong to ignore? Then here's a guide to investing in penny stocks.
  8. Elements of Insurable Risks: A Quick Guide

    Explore the elements of insurable risk: due to chance, measurable and definite, predictability, noncatastrophic, random selection ...
  9. How to Make Decisions About Your Stock Options

    Always make sure your financial plan is based on you and your goals for your future, especially when it comes to vetting ...
  10. Putting Your Money to Work for the Greater Good

    There are several ways to put your capital to work for social or charitable causes, while also facilitating moves that support ...
  11. Top 3 European Investment Trusts (JEO.L, HEFT.L)

    Discover three of the best-performing European investment trusts for investors to consider as vehicles to obtain exposure ...
  12. 5 Ways You Can Invest in Panama From Abroad

    Learn about five ways to invest in Panama, including buying stock, ADRs and real estate, conducting business in the Pacifico ...
  13. 5 Ways to Invest in Chile From Abroad (BSAC, ECH)

    A solid credit rating, relatively strong economy, low corruption and transparent bureaucracy make Chile a popular recipient ...
  14. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  15. 4 Reasons to Move to Canada

    There's more to our northern neighbor than Hockey Night and maple sugar.
  16. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Banks' Bottom Lines

    Examine the impacts of low interest rates on banking industry profits and find out if negative interest rates will have a ...
  17. VMMXX: Overview of Vanguard Prime Money Market

    Find out if the Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund is a suitable choice for investing cash in today's low-interest-rate environment.
  18. DSEEX, PXTIX: Smart Beta Mutual Funds vs. Smart Beta ETFs

    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  19. 3 Ways You Can Invest in Costa Rica From Abroad

    Learn about the three ways to invest in Costa Rica: through its Bolsa stock exchange, through real estate or by investing ...
  20. What You Learn at University Investment Clubs

    University investment clubs are where Wall Street and the classroom intersect.
  21. CPFXX, SPAXX, VMFXX: Top Government Money Market Funds

    Discover three of the most popular and best performing government money market funds well suited for investors seeking capital ...
  22. Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 30 Years

    Find out how you could potentially earn hundreds of thousands of dollars by just investing $100 a month in stocks during ...
  23. Market Timing Tips & Rules Every Investor Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  24. Buying Stocks When the Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but can amount to throwing money away when used carelessly.
  25. 4 Best Passive Income Investments

    Generating income from passive investments begins with knowing which ones are the best fit for your portfolio.
  26. Why Spain's Sovereign Debt Is Outshining Italy's

    Spanish 10-year government bonds have been trading at a lower yield than Italy, which has significantly larger economy
  27. Follow Warren Buffett, Beat the Market

    Warren Buffett was once asked what is more important to become a successful investor: intelligence or discipline? His answer ...
  28. Is the Presidential Election Really Hackable?

    Electronic voting booths need upgrades, but 3/4s of the country still votes on paper.
  29. A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  30. 4 ETFs With FANG Stocks (FDN,PNQI,QQQ,SKYY)

    These four ETFs offer exposure to FANG stocks, each in a different way.
  31. How To Be The Perfect Copycat Investor

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett has attracted copycats over the years, and that could be because copying Buffett’s strategy ...
  32. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF (AAPL, INTC)

    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  33. Behind Oracle's 172% Rise in 10 Years (ORCL)

    Earnings and acquisitions have driven the historical share price for Oracle Corporation.
  34. A Historical Guide to the Gold-Silver Ratio

    Regardless of the direction in gold and silver prices, investors can make money by trading on the price relationship between ...
  35. Analysis Paralysis: How to Manage Stock Research

    Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis; find out how to do an effective and manageable job of stock watching.
  36. 3 ETFs That Beat the S&P 500 (SPLV,RSP,NOBL)

    These three ETFs have consistently beat the S&P 500 since their inception.
  37. August 2016 Top Penny Stocks (CDTI)

    Penny stocks are generally risky; however, these five experienced an incredible run in July 2016 and look like they may keep ...
  38. How To Profit From Inflation

    While rising prices are bad news for consumers, inflation can be quite profitable for investors.
  39. Avoid These Common Investing Psychology Traps

    There are a number of very common psychological traps or errors that investors typically make. You can save a lot of money ...
  40. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  41. 7 Quality Stocks That Don’t Pay a Dividend (PCLN,BIIB,FB,GOOGL)

    These seven S&P 500 companies can afford to pay a dividend, but they prefer to invest in growth.
  42. 3 Stocks That Could Benefit from Civil Unrest (PZZA,DPZ,AMZN)

    Civil unrest could lead to increased sales for these three companies.
  43. Behind Amazon's 1,772% Rise in 10 years (AMZN)

    The primary drivers behind Amazon's historical stock price growth.
  44. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices (DD,DOW,MOS)

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  45. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China (AAPL,GOOGL,MSFT)

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  46. Behind Microsoft's 127.4% Rise in 10 Years (MSFT)

    The most influential factors behind Microsoft's historical stock price price include tech valuations and the company's evolving ...
  47. 4 Investment Manager Excuses to Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  48. FREEX: Risk Statistics Case Study for Real Estate Mutual Fund

    Analyze risk statistics to determine how FREEX fits into a portfolio designed to optimize expected return based on a given ...
  49. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  50. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  51. Goldman Sachs' 2016 Stock Picks Report Card (AMZN, CMG)

    Goldman Sachs picked 35 stocks at the end of last year that it thought would perform well. Here's how they have done so far ...
  52. 4 Retailers Immune to Amazon (AMZN,TJX,ROST,DG)

    Amazon crushes most brick-and-mortar retailers, but these four have been immune so far.
  53. One Thing to Never Do When the Stock Market Goes Down

    We could all use a little reminder.
  54. Best REITs Right Now for Returns, Dividends (AMT,PLD,WY,DLR,EPR)

    These five types of REITs have showed no signs of slowing down.
  55. Explaining Apple's 1,057% Rise in 10 years (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's strong history of returns to understand how financial performance, investor outlook and market conditions ...
  56. A History of the S&P 500 Dividend Yield

    Find out why the dividend yield for the S&P 500 Index remains historically low, and what dividend yields used to look ...
  57. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  58. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  59. The Benefits of Fundamental Indexing

    Fundamental Indexing shuns outside price influence and prefers to value its components using intrinsic factors, making it ...
  60. Vanguard Mutual Fund With 65% Equity & 35% Bonds (VWELX)

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  61. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  62. Quantum is Coming (GOOGL,MSFT,INTC)

    Alphabet's forthcoming Chrome Canary browser is just the "canary" in the coalmine--quantum computing is coming faster than ...
  63. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  64. Is Investing in Stock Splits Profitable? (TOFR)

    Is it possible to beat the S&P 500 by investing in a basket of stocks that split?
  65. 5 ETFs With Amazon Exposure (AMZN,XLY,FDN,RTH)

    These ETFs all have Amazon as their top holding, which gives investors exposure to the stock as well as diversification. ...
  66. 6 Rules for Successful Dividend Investing

    There are some important rules to maximize dividend investing value.
  67. How to Make Money With Just $10,000

    Find out how five leading investors recommend investing $10,000, including top contrarian, dividend-focused, value investing ...
  68. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  69. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC,IBM,GM)

    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  70. Behind Costco's 180% Rise in 10 years (COST)

    Analyze Costco's historical stock price performance to determine what has driven growth. How have market performance and ...
  71. 9 S&P 500 Companies With No Long-Term Debt (FB,CMG,PAYX,ISRG)

    These nine S&P 500 companies have no long-term debt which means they should be capable of weathering turbulent markets. ...
  72. These 5 Stocks Just Hit 52-Week Lows (DHT,FRO,JMEI,KVHI,RLGT)

    The five stocks all just hit 52-week lows. Are they bargains or highly speculative investments?
  73. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  74. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY,IRBT,WING,FELE)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
  75. How to Use Home Equity for an Immediate Income Play

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially if the mortgage is paid off, to invest ...
  76. How Often the 10-Year Yield Underperforms the S&P 500

    Learn why the S&P 500 Index dividend yield exceeds the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys for only the third time in history ...
  77. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play ...
  78. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? (QCOM)

    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  79. Will iPhone Sales Decline in 2016? (AAPL)

    Learn about a report that says lack of innovation and economic weakness may lead to a dramatic slowdown in sales of Apple's ...
  80. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you over-diversify your portfolio, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  81. Behind U.S. Equities' Declining Buybacks and Dividend Payments

    Learn what a decline in share repurchases and dividend payouts by corporations means for equity markets, and whether it is ...
  82. If You Had Invested Right After Costco's IPO

    Find out how much your investment would be worth if you had invested $1,000 during Costco's IPO and how much you would have ...
  83. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  84. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  85. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  86. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Opportunistic Credit

    Learn why PIMCO believes the high-yield market is entering a new stage of the investment cycle, including areas in which ...
  87. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL,FSLR)

    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  88. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU,TLT,GLD,VGK,SPY)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  89. Things That Will Break "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  90. 5 Investing Strategies if the Market Crashes (HDGE, BIS)

    Identify how to protect your investments from a market crash, and potentially save your portfolio from heavy losses in the ...
  91. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the ...
  92. Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term (SPX,NDX,INDU)

    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from ...
  93. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  94. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  95. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  96. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  97. Bank of America's Top 5 Conviction Investment Themes (BAC)

    Discover the top five conviction investment themes for the remainder of 2016 according to the latest report from Bank of ...
  98. Leverage: Is It Good for Your Portfolio?

    Discover the concept of financial leverage. Learn multiple ways to get leverage in your portfolio, and decide if leverage ...
  99. 5 Tempting Sin Stocks (RAI,MO,TAP,CZR,BYD)

    These five sin stocks have performed well over the last year. Will this trend continue?
  100. 8 Rapidly Growing Companies (AHS,TREE,SAVE,SFN)

    These eight companies are all growing rapidly. Does this equal stock appreciation?
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