Investing Basics

  1. Is the World of Indexed Investing Too Big?

    Has indexed investing taken too much of the market from active investing?
  2. Top 3 ETFs That Track the Dow for 2017

    Tracking blue chip stocks of the DJIA is simple with these 3 exchange-traded funds.
  3. Top 4 Small-Cap Stocks for 2017

    Looking at growth outlooks and price targets, these 4 small-cap stocks could have a stellar rest of 2017.
  4. Why Buy This Expensive Bitcoin Trust Instead of Actual Bitcoin?

    The world of Bitcoin investing is new and can be intimidating. Fortunately, there is a trust to simplify things.
  5. Women in Finance

    Investopedia speaks with some of the leading women in finance, covering their careers, influences and lessons learned along ...
  6. Mrs. Watanabe

    The archetypical Japanese housewife, who seeks the best use of her family’s savings. Though historically risk-averse, Mrs. ...
  7. Weak Longs

    Refers to a type of investor who holds a long position but is quick to exit that position at the first sign of weakness. ...
  8. Chart of the Week: Fear Not the Short-Term Volatility

    Richard explains why we believe the potential near-term market volatility could be a buying opportunity.
  9. Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy

    Buying up failing investments and turning them around helped to create the "Icahn lift" phenomenon.
  10. When Advisors Should Do More Than Manage Portfolios

    Dr. Michael Finke explains how advisors can better serve aging clients.
  11. Investing During Market Bubbles and Bursts

    Don’t fear bubbles and don’t avoid certain markets because some people believe they may burst.
  12. 7 Ways Sales Commissions Hurt Investors

    Although sales commissions are still common they are rarely, if ever, good for the investor.
  13. Understanding Support and Resistance Levels

    Understanding support and resistance levels can help investors decide to buy or sell a security.
  14. Can a Company Declare a Dividend that Exceeds Earnings Per Share?

    Many well-known Fortune 500 companies have paid dividends in years where they posted negative earnings per share.
  15. What does a Quantitative Analyst Do?

    What does a quantitative analyst actually do? We asked them.
  16. Want to Forecast the New iPhone's Impact on AAPL?

    Take a sneak peek at how Daniel Jassy, CFA uses Excel to forecast the latest iPhone's impact on AAPL.
  17. What are the different types of preference shares?

    The four types of preference shares – callable, cumulative, convertible and participatory - each have different benefits. ...
  18. What are the types of share capital?

    Companies can obtain capital through common and preferred stock.
  19. Which is better a cash dividend or a stock dividend?

    The purpose of dividends is to return wealth back to the shareholders of a company. There are two main types of dividends: ...
  20. 6 Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    Several strategies can help an investor protect against the worst.
  21. DUNS Number

    A nine-digit numbering system which uniquely identifies an individual business. This number can be used to access a database ...
  22. 3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing

    These three steps are essential to achieve a healthy and growing portfolio.
  23. John Bogle on Starting World's First Index Fund

    Vanguard founder John Bogle shares how he started the investment management company over 40 years ago.
  24. Invest Wisely by Diversifying, Not Chasing the Hot Dot

    “Past performance is not a guarantee of future results” is included in every contract for a reason.
  25. Pay Attention to These Economic Indicators

    Vanguard's Chief Economist on the three economic forces you should watch for.
  26. 3 Top Quality Stocks

    Investors define quality stocks as those that offer more reliability and less risk.
  27. Rise of the Robo Advisors

    The financial advisory business is facing an impending transformational change.
  28. Selling a Stock: When Is the Right Time?

    Having a plan for when to sell a stock is a crucial part of investing.
  29. Gold Shines as Washington Stumbles

    Russ discusses the trend behind the surprising gold rally this year, and why the political drama in D.C. means it may continue. ...
  30. Wanda Group: The Chinese Conglomerate You've Never Heard Of

    Learn about the Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's largest and most successful conglomerates.
  31. What are the Advantages of Ordinary Shares?

    Dividends and ownership rights are two advantages of investing in ordinary shares, such as
  32. The Difference Between ETFs and Closed-End Funds

    While ETFs and closed-end funds share similarities, they also have distinct differences.
  33. The Top 3 Benefits of Investing Early

    Three very compelling reasons to start investing when you are young.
  34. Top 10 British Broker-Dealer Firms In 2017 By AUM

    Here are the top 10 broker-dealers in the U.K. by assets under management.
  35. Top 5 Dividend Stocks in the FTSE for 2017

    Of the top 100 companies on the London stock exchange, not all of them payout dividends. For those that do, here five top ...
  36. Top 5 Stocks On The FTSE to Watch For In 2017

    These five top stocks from the FTSE 100 deserve a second look. Here's why.
  37. Should Investors Take the Buffett Challenge?

    Just because you invest in an index fund doesn't mean you'll profit like Warren Buffett.
  38. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

    When trading is done for the day on a recognized exchange, all stocks are priced at close. The price that is quoted at the ...
  39. The Power Of Dividend Growth

    Dividends may not seem exciting, but they can certainly be lucrative. Learn more here!
  40. Ryanair vs. EasyJet: What's the Difference?

    Ryanair and EasyJet are similar airline carriers, but offer investors two very different opportunities.
  41. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  42. Stock Buybacks: Breakdown

    Find out what these company programs achieve and what it means for stockholders.
  43. 3 Best Coffee Stocks for 2017

    Market watchers are predicting a jump in coffee this year. If java's your morning jam, try these top coffee stocks.
  44. Top 3 British Pound ETFs

    If you're betting on a recovery after Brexit, you might want to consider these British pound ETFs.
  45. Top 3 ETFs for Investing in Water in 2017

    It may be time to look at a scarce commodity that isn't getting the investor attention it deserves.
  46. How Fiduciary and Suitability Standards Differ

    There are big differences between how advisors and brokers qualify investments for clients.
  47. 4 Private Equity Real Estate Investment Strategies

    Investing in private equity commercial real estate offers four different levels of risk.
  48. Buffett's Early Days as a Value Investor

    Warren Buffett has been honing his investing process for years.
  49. The S&P 500 Is Flashing a Major Warning Signal

    Over the last few weeks, volatility has reemerged in the broader markets.
  50. Understanding Market and Full Risk Cycles

    Investor need to understand the four stages the markets tend to experience.
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