Investing Basics

  1. Healthcare Slammed As Trump Vows To Fight Drug Prices (AGN, PFE)

    Today President-Elect Trump once again stated he wants to take on drug pricing.
  2. Why Your Portfolio Didn't Keep up With the S&P 500

    The S&P 500 rose almost 12% in 2016 but many individual portfolios didn't have the same result.
  3. Top 4 Copper ETFs of 2016 (JJC, COPX)

    After a rough year, copper futures are beginning to make a comeback. Here are the top copper ETFs by volume.
  4. ETF Bubble or No Bubble? (SPY, IWM)

    Index funds are taking an ever larger piece of the ETF pie, and this raises liquidity concerns for investors.
  5. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  6. Keeping Investments on Track During Times of Change

    For goals like saving for retirement or your children’s education, taking the long view is critical.
  7. Don't Let Sequential Risk Ruin Retirement Plans

    Trying to plan your retirement date around future market forecasts can be futile.
  8. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" retirement portfolio can differ from one investor to another, but some themes hold true no matter what.
  9. The Biggest Investment Challenges for 2017

    Steve Sanduski, President of Belay Advisor, explains what he's doing to prepare for 2017's market challenges.
  10. Learn to Invest in 10 Steps

    Want to invest but don't know where to start? Learn how to make your money work for you with these tips.
  11. Top Hedge Fund Managers to Watch in 2017 (ADSK)

    Though in a flailing industry, these managers may be able to turn around fortunes for their firms.
  12. The Biggest Hedge Fund Failures of 2016 (VRX,PSH.AS)

    In a bad year for hedge funds, these firms stood out for their failures.
  13. Tim Cook's Salary Declines As Apple Revenues, Profits Drop (AAPL)

    The Apple CEO's salary fell by 15% in 2016 as his company's revenue and profits declined.
  14. How to Invest During Your Retirement Years

    Having the right investment strategy is crucial for retirees who do not want to outlive their money.
  15. 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.
  16. PAGES: The Rational Optimist

    Jared Dillian, editor of "The Daily Dirtnap" shares why Matt Ridley's "The Rational Optimist" is his favorite financial read.
  17. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

    Using dividends for retirement income can provide a hedge against a variety of risks, but investors need to be aware of the ...
  18. Apple Paid Record $20 Billion+ to App Store Developers in 2016 (AAPL, NTDOY)

    Customers spent almost a quarter of a billion dollars in the company's app store.
  19. Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Ekes Out 9.4% Gains in 2016

    He outperformed his peers in a terrible year for hedge funds. *Golf clap*.
  20. What to Expect from REITs Under President Trump

    REITs have been hit hard over the past couple of months. Here's why, and what to look for next.
  21. Clarity: My Favorite Term

    Adam Dell shares his favorite financial term.
  22. 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.
  23. 3 Ways to Prime a Portfolio with ETFs for 2017

    Building a portfolio can be a daunting task, especially at an economic and political turning point like now. Here are three ...
  24. Jared Dillian: Inside Track

    Jared Dillian, author of STREET FREAK: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers and editor of "The Daily Dirtnap" shares his ...
  25. Brexit Deal Needed, or Bankers Leave London: Jamie Dimon (JPM)

    JPM and French banks look to move finance jobs out of London if markets remain unstable.
  26. 9 Apple Products that Changed the World (AAPL)

    Investopedia looks at Apple's 10 most disruptive innovations over the last 40 years.
  27. Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs of 2016 (SOXX, SMH)

    See why these 5 stellar semiconductor ETFs separated themselves from the pack in 2016.
  28. Who's Most Likely to Get Wall Street Bonuses?

    See what areas of finance were most likely to get you a bonus last year.
  29. Marketing Plan

    A marketing plan is a business's operational document for advertising campaigns designed to reach its target market.
  30. Affiliate Fraud

    Affiliate fraud refers to any false or unscrupulous activity meant to generate commissions from an affiliate marketing program. ...
  31. Affiliate Marketing

    Affiliate marketing is an advertising model where a company pays compensation to third party publishers to generate leads ...
  32. Marketing Strategy

    A marketing strategy is a business' overall game plan for reaching people and turning them into customers of the product ...
  33. Contextual Advertising

    Contextual advertising refers to an automated process where a promotional message is matched to relevant digital content.
  34. Top Hedge Fund Managers of 2016

    These hedge fund managers came out on top of a rough 2016.
  35. How to Make the Most From Real Estate Investments

    If you own commercial real estate, there are ways to create extra income without extra work.
  36. Which European Hedge Funds Had the Lowest Returns for 2016?

    Paris Cafe: In another tough year for European hedge funds, only a few firms came out on top
  37. Fed Expectations Throw Investors a “Curve”

    The economic outlook for 2017 may rest in large part on the global yield curve. We explain what it means, and why it matters.
  38. Top 5 Performing ETFs (SILJ, BRZU)

    These five ETFs doubled investors’ money by using aggressive approaches.
  39. Top 3 ETFs to Track the Nikkei in 2017 (JPNH, HJPX)

    The Nikkei is tracked by only a few ETFs. These 3 are worth a look.
  40. Top 5 Inverse Volatility ETFs for 2017 (XIV, SVXY)

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  41. What Happens When You Try to Time the Market?

    This is how market timing and frequent trading can negatively impact returns.
  42. Top Mutual Funds of 2016 (HDPCX, SDIVX)

    A look at equities, bonds and other top-performing mutual funds of 2016.
  43. Worst Performing Stocks on U.S. Exchanges in 2016 (VRX, DRYS)

    Valeant plummeted by more than 80%. Here's a list of the worst performing stocks listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ.
  44. Top 5 Real Estate ETFs for 2017 (VNQ, IYR)

    These ETFs may be solid investments for those who want real estate exposure without the headaches.
  45. These Hedge Funds Did Great Despite a Tough 2016

    2016 has been one of the toughest years in hedge fund history.
  46. Pinterest, Inc.

    Pinterest's growth is exploding as it evolves into a force in advertising and e-commerce.
  47. Top 5 ETFs of the Year (SPHD, SDOG)

    This year’s top ETFs focus on income plus returns and maintain a disciplined approach.
  48. Why Investors Need to Focus on the Long-Term

    Paying too much attention to short-term performance can hurt your long-term investment strategy.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Inflation is Not Dead Yet

    We discuss four reasons why the rebound in inflation is likely to continue.
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