Investing Basics

  1. Immediate Variable Annuity

    An immediate variable annuity is an insurance product where an individual pays a lump sum upfront for payments that begin ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. CRM2

    CRM2 refers to new rules around the reports and disclosures made by Canadian investment dealers and advisors.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

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

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

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

    Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. We explain why this time is different.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. Atwood Oceanics Draws Attention of Investors (ATW)

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

    Investors who chase winning mutual funds may end up shooting themselves in the foot.
  16. 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.
  17. Data Science

    Data science is a field of Big Data which seeks to provide meaningful information from large amounts of complex data.
  18. 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 ...
  19. Heuristics

    A problem-solving method that uses short cuts to produce good-enough solutions given a limited time frame or deadline.
  20. 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.
  21. Baseball and Investing: How to Win at Both

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

    A look at active management and why passive management is a better choice.
  23. 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. ...
  24. 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.
  25. Netflix To Make $800 Million Debt Offering (NFLX)

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

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

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

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

    Make your spouse's income count when it comes to retirement planning.
  32. 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," ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Why Defensive Stocks are Still Not Cheap

    Despite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. Russ sees better value elsewhere, namely ...
  36. Tesla Says Self-Driving Cars Can't Be Used For Ride-Sharing Services (TSLA, F)

    The electric car maker plans on launching its own service, the details of which will be released next year. But it could ...
  37. What Fink, Tepper, Icahn and Gundlach are Saying About the Markets

    Here's why these four financial heavyweights think the stock market is overbought or moving sideways.
  38. Protecting Your Investments From Economic Storms

    Investing during a financial storm is scary for you and your portfolio, but there are many ways to weather it.
  39. 4 Strategies to Achieve Wealth Creation in the Next 5 Years

    When it comes to wealth creation, strategies that involve tech-based solutions are increasingly popular among investors. ...
  40. 300 Global ETFs to Get Morningstar Ratings

    Morningstar, an investment research provider, is adding 300 exchange-traded funds to its stable of 650 ETFs.
  41. Funds with the Largest Inflows for September, 2016 (VTI, XLRE)

    As the third quarter drew to a close, investors continued to pour money into passive funds, while active funds battled heavy ...
  42. The Three Major Bitcoin Protocols Explained

    OK so why are there multiple kinds of Bitcoin now?
  43. Interesting ETF Options to Invest in Scandinavia

    Scandinavian markets are often overlooked but investments in this region can provide stability and growth for a portfolio. ...
  44. What's a Tax-Efficient Investment for a Large Sum?

    Here's how to invest a large sum, such as assets from a profit-sharing plan, with a mind toward tax efficiency.
  45. Stock Picking: Keys to Successful Investments

    Successful stock picking requires lots of factors, but there's one that hovers above everything else.
  46. 5 ETFs With Greece Exposure

    Greece remains a risky play but the hope of recovery is increasing. Prospective investors who intend to build up exposure ...
  47. How to Tell If a Stock is Overvalued or Undervalued

    These are the common valuation methods for stocks. But should you invest based on your financial goals and risk tolerance ...
  48. What is a Distributed Ledger?

    Blockchain technology has come a long way from the obscure corners of the web it was once confined to. But what is it? And ...
  49. Germany Asks Tesla To Stop Advertising Its Autopilot Technology (TSLA)

    According to the German ministry for transportation, the term "autopilot" leads to "incorrect customer expectations."
  50. Snap Inc. to Hire Bankers For a March IPO: Reports (FB, TWTR)

    Snap's debut could reinvigorate the current slump in tech IPOs
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