Investing Basics

  1. Use Thematic Investing to Engage Your Clients

    Advisors looking for a new way to strengthen their client relationships should consider thematic investing, which can engage ...
  2. Why Hedge Funds Do Not Belong in Your Portfolio

    Considering hedge funds as part of your investment strategy? Make sure you understand all the risks and fees involved.
  3. John Mauldin: Investopedia Profile

    Chairman of Mauldin Economics John Mauldin shares his personal investing style.
  4. Should You Buy Stock or an ETF?

    No all investment vehicles are suited for each individual investor.
  5. 8 Gifts for Financial Geeks

    Put one of these unique offerings under someone's tree this year.
  6. How Understanding Risk is Key to Investing

    Here's why considering all types of risk is crucial for a successful investment plan.
  7. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    Everything you need to know about these versatile and ubiquitous investment vehicles.
  8. Trying to Beat the Market? Consider These Steps Instead

    Trying to beat the market? These methods are much more likely to lead to investing success.
  9. Facebook Blocks Insurance App From Using Your Data to Set Rates (FB)

    The Menlo Park company said Facebook data should not be used to determine loan eligibility. But it seems to okay with similar ...
  10. Using ETFs To Build A Cost-Effective Portfolio

    ETFs are a viable alternative to mutual funds, but before you invest, there are a few things you should know.
  11. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to ...
  12. Top Penny Stocks for November 2016 (CGNT)

    These five penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges were poised to gain substantial ground in November 2016.
  13. The Rise in Real Estate Isn't a Bubble

    Inventories and rates of new building do not show the speculative froth of 2008-2009.
  14. Investing in Robotics Through ETFs and Stocks (ROBO, ROK)

    The robotics sector is recovering from the dip in the beginning of 2016. Big dollars are being spent on new startups and ...
  15. Could Iceland's Pirate Party Save the Nation's Horrid Finances?

    After years of financial disasters, Iceland is poised to elect a party that plans to enact Iceland's own decentralized currency.
  16. The Advantages of an Active Management Strategy

    A look at active management and what it potentially offers investors.
  17. Immediate Variable Annuity

    An immediate variable annuity is an insurance product where an individual pays a lump sum upfront for payments that begin ...
  18. Thiel Defends Trump, Says He Will Make U.S. "Normal Country" (FB,PYPL)

    Speaking to reporters at the National Press Club, the Paypal Founder said that Trump would reject "bubble thinking" and American ...
  19. CRM2

    CRM2 refers to new rules around the reports and disclosures made by Canadian investment dealers and advisors.
  20. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in a S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  21. iShares Min Vol ETFs: Passing the Five-Year Test

    We examine the performance of the iShares minimum volatility ETFs and reasons why investors should consider them for the ...
  22. Halloween's Effect on the Economy

    Discover some of the differing ways in which economists evaluate the impact of Halloween on the American economy and whether ...
  23. IRAs vs. 401(k)s: Differences Between Roth and Traditional

    For each type of account, whether IRA or 401(k), you also need to decide whether you need a Roth or traditional version. ...
  24. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  25. Convertible Virtual Currency

    Convertible virtual currency is an unregulated digital currency that can be used as a substitute for real and legally recognized ...
  26. Closed Virtual Currency

    A closed Virtual Currency is an unregulated digital currency that is used as payment only within certain virtual communities. ...
  27. Why Cash Has Become King Again

    Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. We explain why this time is different.
  28. Hedge Fund Political Donations at Highest Levels Ever

    While hedge funds are donating more money toward the U.S. presidential election than ever before, it is going disproportionately ...
  29. How To Trade the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through ETFs (ETFC, EWH)

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the eighth largest in the world and easily accessible through ETFs.
  30. Atwood Oceanics Draws Attention of Investors (ATW)

    Analysts have raised earnings estimates for Atwood Oceanics, causing some investors to be optimistic about the stock.
  31. Chasing Mutual Fund Winners Can Be a Loser's Game

    Investors who chase winning mutual funds may end up shooting themselves in the foot.
  32. Home Depot Billionaire Founder Langone Criticizes Economy (HD)

    The Home Depot founder calls the economy "tepid" and sees a lack of prosperity throughout the world.
  33. Data Science

    Data science is a field of Big Data which seeks to provide meaningful information from large amounts of complex data.
  34. What You Should Know About High-Yield Dividend Stocks

    High-yield dividend stocks can be an enticing alternative for income, but it's important to research them carefully before ...
  35. Heuristics

    A problem-solving method that uses short cuts to produce good-enough solutions given a limited time frame or deadline.
  36. Airbus Pushing to Meet Production Goals After Profit Falls 21% (AIR.PA)

    The European airplane manufacturer is rushing to complete two dozen shipments before the end of 2016.
  37. Baseball and Investing: How to Win at Both

    The paths to winning big in baseball and winning big in investing are very similar.
  38. Why Do Investors Still Choose Active Management?

    A look at active management and why passive management is a better choice.
  39. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  40. Ethereum Price Stable Despite Attacks, Potential Fork

    Despite repeated bursts of panic, and yet another hard fork due to security breaches, Ethereum is just fine.
  41. Netflix To Make $800 Million Debt Offering (NFLX)

    The movie streaming service will likely use the cash to produce more original content.
  42. Sallie Krawcheck: Investopedia Profile

    Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck tells Investopedia why she thinks the US retirement crisis is really a women's crisis.
  43. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  44. Goldman Lowers S&P 500 Earnings Estimates Through 2018 (GS)

    In spite of recent positive signs for Q3 earnings, Goldman has announced its prediction that YTD earnings for this year and ...
  45. Using Trend Following Investing to Beat the Market

    With billions of dollars being invested in trend following strategies, these models are in high demand from investors, hedge ...
  46. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  47. How Your Spouse Affects Retirement Planning

    Make your spouse's income count when it comes to retirement planning.
  48. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," ...
  49. Apple Is Building Homes With Connected Devices (AAPL, GOOG)

    Fancy a new home with automated blinds and a baby monitor machine that triggers a coffee brew process in your kitchen? Apple's ...
  50. The Best Bet for Retirement Income: Bonds or Bond Funds?

    Retirees seeking income from their investments typically look into bonds. Here's a look at the types of bonds, bond funds ...
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