1. Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk
    Markets

    Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk

    Use these calculations to uncover the risk involved in your investments.
  2. The Uses And Limits Of Volatility
    Markets

    The Uses And Limits Of Volatility

    Check out how the assumptions of theoretical risk models compare to actual market performance.
  3. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  4. Understanding Supply-Side Economics
    Economics

    Understanding Supply-Side Economics

    Does the amount of goods and services produced set the pace for economic growth? Here are the arguments.
  5. Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges
    Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  6. Corporate Bonds: An Introduction To Credit Risk
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Corporate Bonds: An Introduction To Credit Risk

    Corporate bonds offer higher yields, but it's important to evaluate the extra risk involved before you buy.
  7. Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions
    Fundamental Analysis

    Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions

    Discover a few of the most popular probability distributions and how to calculate them.
  8. Contango Vs. Normal Backwardation
    Options & Futures

    Contango Vs. Normal Backwardation

    Learn about the futures curve and what its shape means for hedgers and speculators.
  9. Understanding Liquidity Risk
    Active Trading

    Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  10. Introduction To Counterparty Risk
    Charts & Patterns

    Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  11. What Is Warren Buffett's Investing Style?
    Active Trading

    What Is Warren Buffett's Investing Style?

    Learn the main principles that Warren Buffet uses in assessing a company. His take on value investing may surprise you.
  12. How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts
    Home & Auto

    How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property.
  13. How Companies Use Derivatives To Hedge Risk
    Active Trading

    How Companies Use Derivatives To Hedge Risk

    Derivatives can reduce the risks associated with changes in foreign exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices.
  14. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium
    Options & Futures

    Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid.
  15. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)
    Options & Futures

    An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  16. How To Convert Value At Risk To Different Time Periods
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    How To Convert Value At Risk To Different Time Periods

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  17. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
    Home & Auto

    How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  18. The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns
    Fundamental Analysis

    The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns

    Learn how the expected extra return on stocks is measured and why academic studies usually estimate a low premium.
  19. Forces That Move Stock Prices
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  20. Interest Rates And Your Bond Investments
    Investing Basics

    Interest Rates And Your Bond Investments

    By understanding the factors that influence interest rates, you can learn to anticipate their movement and profit from it.
  21. Hedge Funds: Higher Returns Or Just High Fees?
    Options & Futures

    Hedge Funds: Higher Returns Or Just High Fees?

    Discover the advantages and pitfalls of hedge funds and the questions to ask when choosing one.
  22. Hedge Funds Hunt For Upside, Regardless Of The Market
    Options & Futures

    Hedge Funds Hunt For Upside, Regardless Of The Market

    Hedge funds seek positive absolute returns, and engage in aggressive strategies to make this happen.
  23. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM
    Fundamental Analysis

    Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn to predict future events through a series of random trials.
  24. Exploring The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average
    Fundamental Analysis

    Exploring The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  25. Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks
    Insurance

    Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks

    Problems with the original accord became evident during the subprime crisis in 2007.
  26. The Impact Of Interest Rates On Real Estate Investment Trusts
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    The Impact Of Interest Rates On Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are high-yield investments, but do they have an inverse relationship with interest rates? Find out here.
  27. The Importance Of Segment Data
    Active Trading

    The Importance Of Segment Data

    Key financials often fail to provide insight into large cap companies.
  28. Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Learn the different accounting and valuation treatments of ESOs, and discover the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your analysis of stock.
  29. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
    Options & Futures

    Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework on a company's performance and reporting practices before investing.
  30. Understanding Economic Value Added
    Markets

    Understanding Economic Value Added

    Discover the simplicity of this important valuation metric. We reveal its underlying ideas and examine each of its components.
  31. Business Intelligence for Dummies
    Stock Analysis

    Business Intelligence for Dummies

    An overview of the Business Intelligence industry and what opportunities it presents for investors.
  32. A Grim Picture for Images? (GYI, JUPM)
    Stock Analysis

    A Grim Picture for Images? (GYI, JUPM)

    An interesting view of the hazards and opportunities of stock photo sector.
  33. Is Oracle Somewhere Inside All Those Acquisitions? (ORCL)
    Stock Analysis

    Is Oracle Somewhere Inside All Those Acquisitions? (ORCL)

    Following its recent earnings release, Oracle's longer-term prospect are interesting.
  34. Progress Software Not in Regress (PRGS)
    Stock Analysis

    Progress Software Not in Regress (PRGS)

    Investors would do well to educate themselves about Progress Software's interesting opportunities.
  35. Is it Time to Enroll at eCollege (ECLG)?
    Stock Analysis

    Is it Time to Enroll at eCollege (ECLG)?

    Investing in education makes a lot of sense with eLearning.
  36. Movie Gallery Sees Epic Increase
    Stock Analysis

    Movie Gallery Sees Epic Increase

    Movie Gallery shares have been pumped up by takeover talk, but value investors will do well to stay away from the stock.
  37. Edgar Online's Big Bet
    Stock Analysis

    Edgar Online's Big Bet

    A detailed look inside the company that developed IMetrix and what the future has in store for EDGR shareholders.
  38. Blackboard's Great Business Model
    Stock Analysis

    Blackboard's Great Business Model

    A look at the education technology company's recent acquistion and prospects for the future.
  39. VOIP will soar, but Vonage needs a lifeline
    Stock Analysis

    VOIP will soar, but Vonage needs a lifeline

    A look inside the VOIP revolution and its implications for investors.
  40. Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations
    Stock Analysis

    Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations

    Taking a peek inside the semiconductor industry.
  41. A Hot Sector?
    Stock Analysis

    A Hot Sector?

    Another example of a sector that "falls between the cracks" - elearning.
  42. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies
    Stock Analysis

    Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors realize.
  43. Shining a Light on Solar
    Stock Analysis

    Shining a Light on Solar

    The solar sector has been home to some great returns but the future remains murky. In this piece we try to shed some light on solar's future and some of the companies involved.
  44. Surveying the Business Intelligence Space
    Stock Analysis

    Surveying the Business Intelligence Space

    Decision makers always want real-time information to make better decisions but often can't get it - can these firms make this problem a thing of the past?
  45. The Little Things That Matter
    Stock Analysis

    The Little Things That Matter

    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject.
  46. The Most Important Metric You Forgot
    Stock Analysis

    The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer look!
  47. Our View on Stock Options
    Stock Analysis

    Our View on Stock Options

    In this piece, David Harper wades deep into the option expensing ruling and what this really means to investors.
  48. Two Keys to Avoiding Disaster - Part 2
    Stock Analysis

    Two Keys to Avoiding Disaster - Part 2

    What does the Investopedia Advisor consider 'strong governance'? Let the Advisor's editor in chief explain.
  49. Our Top Down Approach
    Stock Analysis

    Our Top Down Approach

    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.