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  1. Which Is One Of The Nation’s Safest Banks?

    While there's no such thing as a completely safe bank stock, it's hard to find one that comes closer to the mark than New ...
  2. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, it's important to know the risks that could ...
  3. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  4. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
  5. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  6. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  7. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  8. Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  9. Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  10. How Brokerage Fees Work

    What you need to know about fees when choosing between a full service and discount broker.
  11. Are small cap companies a safer investment than large cap companies?

    Learn about the safety of small caps compared to large caps. Find out which key measures they differ on and which to pick ...
  12. What are the best technical indicators to complement a Turtle Channel?

    Learn how two additional technical indicators can be used to complement a trading strategy designed for use with the turtle ...
  13. What multinational corporations operate in the former Soviet Union?

    Learn about the sectors in which multinationals operate in the former Soviet Union, and find out which features attract them ...
  14. What is the Turtle Channel formula and how is it calculated?

    Learn the simple formula for creating the turtle channel indicator and understand how the turtle channel is used by traders ...
  15. Are all multinational corporations also large cap companies?

    Learn about the differences between multinational corporations and large-cap companies, and discover the most important features ...
  16. Additional Paid-In Capital

    Additional paid-in capital is an account in the equity section of a balance sheet. It represents the additional amount paid ...
  17. What's a T-Test?

    T-Test is a term from statistics that allows for the comparison of two data populations and their means. The test is used ...
  18. What is Asset Management?

    In the investment world, asset management refers to active management of an investor’s portfolio by a financial services ...
  19. Cash Flow From Financing Activities (CFF)

    Cash flow from financing activities is typically the third and final section of the statement of cash flows. It shows changes ...
  20. What's Demand Elasticity?

    Demand elasticity is the measure of how demand changes as other factors change. Demand elasticity is often referred to as ...
  21. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  22. If Greece Leaves The Euro, Who's Next?

    If Greece leaves the euro, one of these countries may follow suit.
  23. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  24. Are Financial Advisors Becoming Dinosaurs?

    Technology is transforming the field of wealth management. Has the shift made financial advisors obsolete?
  25. Does Quantitative Easing Work?

    The US, Japan, and now the EU have embraced quantitative easing. But what works for the economy of one country doesn't necessarily ...
  26. How does a nation's national debt affect the budget process?

    See how the national debt has traditionally impacted, or purported to impact, the budgeting process for the U.S. federal ...
  27. What are the most common ETFs that track the metals and mining sector?

    Discover investment opportunities with ETFs that invest in physical precious and base metals and miners such as gold, silver, ...
  28. What is Charlie Munger's current role at Berkshire Hathaway, and what is his history ...

    Discover what Charlie Munger's current role is at Berkshire Hathaway. Also, learn about how his relationship evolved with ...
  29. 9 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Business

    Human beings often act irrationally when it comes to business decisions. Behavioral finance explains the difference between ...
  30. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

    Dig deeper into the investment uses of, and mathematical principles behind, standard deviation as a measurement of portfolio ...
  31. What are the best ways to identify Retracements on a stock?

    Read about three of the most common methods for identifying retracement levels on a stock's price chart, including the controversial ...
  32. How do I use Positive Volume Index (PVI) for creating a forex trading strategy?

    Understand the basics of the positive volume index and how investors in the forex markets use this contrarian indicator to ...
  33. What are Warren Buffett's favorite business / finance books, and why?

    Read the books that taught master investor Warren Buffet everything he knows about the market, stocks, security analysis ...
  34. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics ...

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences.
  35. China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  36. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  37. What legal recourse do I have if the counterparty in a debenture agreement does not ...

    Understand the risks and benefits of debenture agreements, and what legal recourse you have should the other party fail to ...
  38. Is it a good idea for a beginning investor to arbitrage the dividend calendar?

    Learn the trading strategy used for arbitraging the dividend and understand why this complicated, high-risk strategy is not ...
  39. How can I use alpha in conjunction with the Treynor Ratio?

    Learn about alpha and the Treynor ratio and how these metrics are used to assess investment strategy by comparing portfolio ...
  40. What are the differences between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's business philosophies?

    Take a deeper look into the relationship between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the chairman and vice chairman of Berkshire ...
  41. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  42. These ETFs are Ready for Russia When You Are

    This might not be the best time to invest in Russia, but you should be ready to strike when that time arrives.
  43. Risk Management Framework (RMF): An Overview

    A company must identify the type of risks it is taking, as well as measure, report on, and set systems in place to manage ...
  44. Do You Have The Right Settings On Your Stochastic?

    Use these helpful tips to unlock Stochastics' full potential.
  45. If the intrinsic value of a stock is significantly lower than the market price, should ...

    Discover how the intrinsic value and market price of a stock are related and why a stock that appears overvalued may still ...
  46. What was the largest company Warren Buffett ever bought through Berkshire Hathaway?

    Explore Warren Buffet's rationale for the record setting Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa ...
  47. What was the first stock Warren Buffett ever bought?

    Learn some the important basic principles of investing that are illustrated by Warren Buffett's first experience in the world ...
  48. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

    Understand the basics of calculation and interpretation of standard deviation and how it is used to measure risk in the investment ...
  49. What are the most common examples of Range-Bound Trading strategies?

    Learn some of the most common indicators and strategies that traders implement to generate profits from trading a range-bound ...
  50. What is the average growth rate of the oil & gas drilling sector?

    Learn about the growth rate in the critically important market sector of oil and gas exploration and production, and see ...
  51. This Investment Strategy Could Be Your key To Success

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  52. How did Warren Buffett's investing style conflict with Benjamin Graham's theories ...

    Find out how Warren Buffett's value investing style contrasts with that of his mentor, Benjamin Graham, by relying on quality ...
  53. What is the difference between a stop loss order and a limit order?

    Learn how to manage losses and reduce risk in volatile markets while reviewing the differences between stop-loss orders and ...
  54. What math skills do I need to study microeconomics?

    Find out how and why mathematics are used in microeconomics, what its limitations are and the kinds of math skills that economics ...
  55. What are the main reasons an investor would look at the metals and mining sector?

    Learn about long-term growth prospects for the metals and mining sector. Find out how these natural resources can help balance ...
  56. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in which there is more uncertainty and less ...
  57. Axis and Allies: US And EU Sanctions Against North Korea

    A look at the sanctions imposed by United States and the European Union on North Korea, along with their effectiveness.
  58. How To Approach Momentum Trading Like A Pro

    Momentum markets generate high-reward high-risk environments that confound traders until they employ specific risk management ...
  59. Real Estate Face-Off: Zillow Vs. Trulia

    Both websites help you find homes for sale, but they organize the information differently. Here's how they compare.
  60. Which developed country has the most debt?

    Discover the nations that have the largest net government debt, viewed in terms of absolute dollar amount or as a percentage ...
  61. Is liquidity calculated by flow?

    Read about the differences between economic liquidity, financial liquidity and asset liquidity and how each respective type ...
  62. How do I calculate yield in Excel?

    Learn about yield as it pertains to bonds and how to calculate this prospective valuation of an investment's total return ...
  63. How do I place a stop loss order?

    Learn how to place a stop-loss order and how traders use stop orders to either limit potential losses or to protect part ...
  64. How do I calculate yield of an inflation adjusted bond?

    Learn how to calculate the real yield of an inflation-adjusted bond, such as the U.S. Treasury inflation-protected security ...
  65. How do businesses calculate their marginal utility?

    See why, even though businesses do not have marginal utility of their own, a firm can apply the concept of diminishing marginal ...
  66. How is standard deviation used to determine volatility?

    Understand how standard deviations and Bollinger Bands are used to measure market volatility and how this is helpful in establishing ...
  67. How risky are stop loss orders?

    Understand the purpose and uses of a stop-loss order as a risk management tool for trading and also the risk associated with ...
  68. What are the most common metrics for evaluating utilities?

    Read about the most common and important methods of evaluating the stocks of utility companies, and learn why regulation ...
  69. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  70. What Happens If Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  71. What investors come close to challenging Warren Buffett as the greatest investor ...

    Discover two legendary investors who not only challenge but perhaps exceed Warren Buffett in terms of their talent and achievements ...
  72. What are some of the most popular mutual funds for investing in the metals and mining ...

    Explore some of the many mutual fund options available to investors that focus on holdings in the metals and mining sector, ...
  73. What is Warren Buffett's relation to "Supercat" insurance?

    Understand the concept of catastrophe reinsurance and learn how Berkshire Hathaway makes billions providing such insurance ...
  74. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the metals and mining sector?

    Understand what a leveraged ETF is, and learn about leveraged ETFs that track the metals and mining sector and are available ...
  75. What You Should Know About CAC 40 ETFs

    Interested in investing in CAC 40 via ETFs? Here's a look at some popular funds.
  76. How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  77. Is Scalping Or Swing Trading Right For You?

    A look at how scalping strategy is different from a swing trading strategy.
  78. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting an Triple Top pattern?

    Learn how to create profitable trade strategy based on the triple top chart pattern, including optimal entry and exit points ...
  79. How are Triple Top patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

    Learn about the formation of the triple top chart pattern and how this reliable reversal signal is interpreted by analysts ...
  80. What impact does brand equity have on profit margins?

    Learn how both positive and negative brand equity affects profit margins by influencing profit per customer, sales volume ...
  81. What are the differences between a Triple Top pattern and a Triple Bottom Pattern?

    Understand the difference between the triple top and triple bottom reversal patterns and how each is formed and interpreted ...
  82. What was the worst investment Warren Buffett made in his career?

    Discover what Warren Buffett's surprising answer is to the question of what was the single worst investment that the "oracle ...
  83. Is financial spread betting considered an investment?

    Learn about the basics of investing in spread betting and how investors protect investments from loss when using this risky ...
  84. Why doesn't Berkshire Hathaway pay a dividend?

    Learn why Berkshire Hathaway, despite being flush with cash, does not pay dividends and how its CEO feels that not paying ...
  85. What is the best way to invest in small cap companies?

    Learn about the best ways to invest in small cap companies. Find out when small cap companies yield the highest return and ...
  86. Why doesn't Warren Buffett split Berkshire Hathaway stock?

    Understand Warren Buffet's fundamental approach to investing and learn why his basic investment strategy explains his no-split ...
  87. How does inflation affect fixed-income investments?

    Learn about the ways inflation can harm fixed-income investments. Find out how to monitor the impact of inflation using common ...
  88. What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway's Class A and Class B shares?

    Learn why Warren Buffet created Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares and discover the main differences between Class A and Class ...
  89. Does Warren Buffett invest in gold? Why or why not?

    Discover what Warren Buffett's investment stance is toward gold and silver, why he likes one of them a lot and the other ...
  90. Why do high profiting sales mitigate credit risk?

    Learn more about credit risk in loaning to individuals and businesses. Understand how credit risk is determined and the impact ...
  91. Given the decline of print media, why did Warren Buffett invest in so many local ...

    Learn Warren Buffett's rationale for spending nearly $400 million on the acquisitions of local newspapers and how it relates ...
  92. How much tax does Warren Buffett think billionaires should pay?

    Discover some of the opinions on income taxation expressed by Warren Buffett, and learn how they compare with the opinions ...
  93. Can investments be consumed immediately?

    Learn about what immediate consumption means for assets. Find out how consumption impacts investing choices and planning ...
  94. How do you calculate the proper weights of different costs of capital?

    Understand how to calculate the weights of the difference costs of capital and how this calculation is used to determine ...
  95. Why is time an important factor when evaluating supply?

    Learn how suppliers respond to increases in demand and why time is an important factor in supply and demand. Find out how ...
  96. Can commodities also be investments?

    Learn about the commodities trade and several different ways investors may participate. Find out about some of the advantages ...
  97. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

    Find out about the controversial points to fair value trading, ranging from historical concerns to more modern issues in ...
  98. What is the safest investment?

    Learn about some of the safest investment types. Find out which investment categories offer the best protection on your principal ...
  99. Who does Warren Buffett plan to bequeath his estate to?

    Find out how much Warren Buffett is leaving for his heirs and how he wants the funds invested after his death. Learn about ...
  100. What does Investment Grade Mean?

    Investment grade is a term used to describe a favorable rating for corporate and municipal bonds.
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