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  1. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): Know the Risks
    Investing Basics

    Investing in Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without committing a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and can result in huge returns or huge losses.
  2. An Inside Look At ETF Construction
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  3. Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?

    Long the purview of institutional investors and ultra-wealthy individuals, financial services firms are making alternative investment strategies available to a wider audience of investors. Understanding ...
  4. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders
    Investing Basics

    Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
  5. A Guide To Core-Satellite Investing
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    A Guide To Core-Satellite Investing

    Find out how this approach reduces risk and costs so you can maximize your portfolio's return.
  6. Using Time Horizons In Investing
    Investing News

    Using Time Horizons In Investing

    Time-horizon investing is all about planning. You need to think about your goals and select investments based on the amount of time you have until the goal must be funded.
  7. Basics Of The Mechanics Behind Electronic Trading
    Investing Basics

    Basics Of The Mechanics Behind Electronic Trading

    What was once associated with shouting traders and wild hand gestures has now become more closely associated with statisticians and computer programmers.
  8. Reading The MBA Mortgage Purchase Index
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Reading The MBA Mortgage Purchase Index

    By following the trend shown in the MBA Purchase Index, investors can identify investment opportunities in businesses that are poised to benefit, and find cautionary signals around industries and companies ...
  9. How Effective Is The Chinese Wall?
    Investing Basics

    How Effective Is The Chinese Wall?

    Because underwriters work on one side of the Chinese wall and analysts work on the other side, information gathered by the underwriters is not supposed to be shared with analysts.
  10. Adam Smith: The Father Of Economics
    Economics

    Adam Smith: The Father Of Economics

    This free thinker promoted free trade at a time when governments controlled most commercial interests.
  11. The Closing Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set
    Investing Basics

    The Closing Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    When you hear that your favorite stock closed at a record high price, have you ever considered how that price was reached? The calculation effort is far more complex than you might expect. To understand ...
  12. Perpetual Bonds: An Overview
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Perpetual Bonds: An Overview

    A perpetual bond makes interest payments to the investor forever. This type of bond holds a certain appeal to both the issuer and buyer.
  13. Ways To Gauge The Market Open Direction
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Ways To Gauge The Market Open Direction

    Accurately predicting the stock market’s opening moves can be a useful tool. If your projection is accurate, you have opportunity to profit. Of course, the first step is to correctly gauge the market direction. ...
  14. How To Profit From Inflation
    Investing Basics

    How To Profit From Inflation

    Inflation - defined as a sustained increase in the price of goods and services - seems to be inevitable. While rising prices are bad news for consumers, as it takes an ever-increasing amount of money to ...
  15. The Opening Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set
    Investing Basics

    The Opening Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, commonly referred to as Nasdaq, is a computerized marketplace where stocks are traded from 9:30am to 4pm Eastern Standard Time. While ...
  16. Leverage: What It Is And How It Works
    Investing Basics

    Leverage: What It Is And How It Works

    Leverage is an investment strategy of using borrowed money to generate outsized investment returns. Before getting into greater detail on how leverage works in an investment context, it is useful to have ...
  17. What Is A “Broker-Dealer” And Why Should You Care?
    Investing Basics

    What Is A “Broker-Dealer” And Why Should You Care?

    For many investors, the financial services industry is a strange and mysterious place filled with a language all in its own. Terms like “alpha,” “beta” and “Sharpe-Ratio” ...
  18. Tracking Volatility: How The VIX Is Calculated
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Tracking Volatility: How The VIX Is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. Formally known as the CBOE Volatility Index, the VIX is a benchmark index designed ...
  19. Why Companies Issue Bonds
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Why Companies Issue Bonds

    When companies need to raise money, issuing bonds is one way to do it. A bond functions like a loan between an investor and a corporation.
  20. All About Zero Coupon Bonds
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the "coupon") until maturity. For investors, this means that if you make an investment ...
  21. A Peek Into Shareholder Meetings
    Investing Basics

    A Peek Into Shareholder Meetings

    Shareholder meetings can be glamorous, exciting or controversial, but not particularly revelational. Here's a quick look at what to expect.
  22. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your costs basis is a slightly frustrating but fairly straightforward exercise. Your ...
  23. George Soros: The Philosophy Of An Elite Investor
    Forex Education

    George Soros: The Philosophy Of An Elite Investor

    George Soros spent decades as one of the world's elite investors, and even he didn't always come out on top. But when he did, it was spectacular.
  24. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?
    Economics

    Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine Progress Indicator can help.
  25. What Type Of Trader Are You?
    Investing Basics

    What Type Of Trader Are You?

    There are different ways stock traders attempt to profit from market movements. Which of the strategies do you use?
  26. Broker Commissions Are Here To Stay
    Professionals

    Broker Commissions Are Here To Stay

    With two developed nations adopting a firm anti-commission stance, questions have arisen over whether or not the United States should follow suit. Find out why such a development is unlikely.
  27. Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy
    Investing Basics

    Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  28. Wall Street Writers: A Behind-The-Scenes Career
    Professionals

    Wall Street Writers: A Behind-The-Scenes Career

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  29. 10 Financial Gifts To Give Your Daughter
    Savings

    10 Financial Gifts To Give Your Daughter

    Teaching your daughter about money may be a gift you can give that can last for a lifetime.
  30. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  31. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing
    Investing Basics

    Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  32. Test Your Money Personality
    Retirement

    Test Your Money Personality

    Find out which of the five profiles fits your style, and how this will affect your future.
  33. Mitigating Downside With The Sortino Ratio
    Investing Basics

    Mitigating Downside With The Sortino Ratio

    Differentiate between good and bad volatility with the Sortino Ratio.
  34. Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is
    Investing Basics

    Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less how to achieve them.
  35. A Pre-Retirement Checkup
    Budgeting

    A Pre-Retirement Checkup

    Are you on track to post-work bliss? We'll tell you how to find out.
  36. Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?
    Personal Finance

    Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?

    It may put a few extra dollars in your pocket, but it isn't going to replace your primary source of income.
  37. In Retirement, Snowbirds Leave Cold Weather Behind
    Retirement

    In Retirement, Snowbirds Leave Cold Weather Behind

    Rather than shivering away their golden years, retirees can fly south to winter in sunny locales.
  38. Strategies To Reduce Pain At The Pump
    Personal Finance

    Strategies To Reduce Pain At The Pump

    Here's a look at why gas prices are so high and how that can be changed in the U.S.
  39. A Primer On Inflation
    Economics

    A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  40. Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact
    Investing Basics

    Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact

    Don't rely on Wall Street analysts for information on these stocks.
  41. Retire Independently In A Retirement Community
    Retirement

    Retire Independently In A Retirement Community

    Naturally occurring retirement communities can provide a place for retirees to live independent, social lives.
  42. Long-Term Investing: Hot Or Not?
    Investing Basics

    Long-Term Investing: Hot Or Not?

    Forget the latest craze - you're more likely to succeed with a buy-and-hold strategy.
  43. Employees Vs. Investors
    Personal Finance

    Employees Vs. Investors

    Who is more important to the CEO and a company's bottom line? Is it employees or company shareholders?
  44. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  45. What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One?
    Retirement

    What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  46. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  47. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?
    Savings

    Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

    Ensuring long-term financial security takes planning and foresight.
  48. Stashing Your Cash: Mattress Or Market?
    Investing Basics

    Stashing Your Cash: Mattress Or Market?

    Pulling your money out of the market may help you sleep at night, but is it a smart move?
  49. 10 Books Worth Investing In
    Investing Basics

    10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  50. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?
    Budgeting

    Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
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