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  1. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Gilead Stock

    Examine the current position of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn the major risks for investors considering buying Gilead ...
  2. Impact Investing Funds: What are the Risks?

    Impact investing funds can carry risks unique to this asset class, including political risk, currency risk and exit risk.
  3. Asset Manager Ethics: Acting Professionally and Ethically

    To aid managers in understanding the requirements for ethical and professional behavior, we offer some basic guidelines.
  4. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  5. How to Find Your First Investment Property

    Investing in real estate can be a lucrative income source, but purchasing the wrong property can lead to big losses.
  6. How To Invest In Private Equity Real Estate

    A brief introduction to private equity real estate, and what investors should know if they want to get started.
  7. Why You Should Invest Like a Pig Farmer

    Want to increase your long term returns? Consider buying stocks like a farmer, not like a trader.
  8. The Top Five Public Railroad Stocks in the U.S.

    We offer a breakdown of the seven Class I railroads in North America based on their annual revenues.
  9. How to Effectively Monitor Your Stock Holdings

    Investors should concentrate on the business, not the stock price.
  10. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  11. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  12. 5 Ways to Create Residual Income

    Here are 5 ways through which you can create residual streams of income.
  13. The Best Currency ETFs

    We look at the best currency ETFs for gaining exposure to various global currencies, based on daily volume and performance.
  14. 7 Ways to Create a Tax-Efficient Portfolio

    Taxes may be a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean they can't be reduced. Here's a host of smart moves today's investors ...
  15. Corporate Bonds or Stocks: Which is Better Now?

    With market volatility high, you may think it is time to run for corporate bonds instead of stocks. Before you do take a ...
  16. This Is What Carl Icahn's Portfolio Looks Like

    Read about some of the holdings in Carl Icahn's portfolio. Learn about his activist campaigns against companies that he believes ...
  17. Top 3 German Bonds ETFs

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and private bonds issued by Germany with ...
  18. Trading Mutual Funds For Beginners

    Learn about the basics of trading and investing in mutual funds. Understand how the fees charged by mutual funds can impact ...
  19. Will Interest Rates Rise at the Next Fed Meeting?

    Everyone wants to know what the Federal Reserve will do next, but the Fed doesn't even know what it's next move will be. ...
  20. Using Short ETFs to Battle a Down Market

    Instead of selling your stocks to get gains, consider a short selling strategy, specifically one that uses short ETFs that ...
  21. How to Diversify with International Stocks

    Diversifying with international stocks can benefit most portfolios, but beware of country risk.
  22. The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  23. How Retirees Should Prepare for a Rate Hike

    Janet Yellen has indicated that there will likely be a rate hike later this year. Here's how retirees should prepare.
  24. AT&T Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of AT&T dividend policies, and explore the dividend policies of its main competitors, China Mobile Limited ...
  25. This Is What George Soros' Portfolio Looks Like

    Learn about what George Soros is holding in his portfolio, including his large options position in the S&P 500 and what popular ...
  26. 3 Reasons Why Applied Materials, Inc. is Poised for Growth

    Read why Applied Materials may be poised for growth after shares lost substantial value in the wake of a failed merger with ...
  27. Germany Tech Startups: Keep Them On Your Radar

    Many German companies, which are eager to catch up with the rest of the world by entering the digital age, are investing ...
  28. Tech Startups Can Save Detroit, Here is Why

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  29. Benefits of China Changing It's One Child Policy

    China's one-child policy is changing, and investors are looking for ways to cash in. The reform might not have the effects ...
  30. Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    What are the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a foreclosed home?
  31. 4 Investment Mistakes That Will Cost You

    Whether you're just starting out or have been investing for years, mistakes happen. But some of them will cost you big and ...
  32. China's Top Trading Partners

    A slowdown in China, the largest trading nation in the world, will have significant impacts on major trading partners: the ...
  33. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  34. Top Investment Banks In The Real Estate Industry

    The real estate market relies on capital provided by large global investment banks.
  35. A Long Road to Full Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

    Over the past 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba have remained at odds, only recently to restore diplomatic ties. What does this ...
  36. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Chile's GDP

    Chile has become one of the great economic success stories of Latin America.
  37. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  38. Looking to Invest In Ukraine? Here is How

    We examine a number of ways to invest in Ukraine, including ETFs, managed funds, corporate investments, and Eurobonds.
  39. Retirement Tips for Millennials from Gen Xers

    Gen Xers' financial situation has been very different from previous generations'. Now they'd like to pass on some hard-earned ...
  40. How To Optimize Your Portfolio and Reduce Fees

    Investment fees aren't avoidable altogether, but there are strategies investors can employ to keep those fees at bay and ...
  41. 3 Low Volatility ETFs to Ride Out Market Turmoil 

    Volatility is part of the current environment, but that doesn't mean investors can't be safe and also capitalize. ETFs can ...
  42. The 5 Best Dividend Stocks in the Energy Sector

    Learn about the top five dividend companies that operate in energy-related industries that explore, develop, drill, extract ...
  43. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  44. What are the biggest disadvantages of annuities?

    Identify several disadvantages of investing in annuities, a product salespeople pitch zealously but that many advisors caution ...
  45. What are the risks of annuities in a recession?

    Distinguish between the most common types of annuities, and understand which types of annuities pose the most risk during ...
  46. Best Performing Mutual Funds in the Last 10 Years

    Learn more about the top four best-performing mutual funds based on their total percentage investment return for the past ...
  47. How to Use Index Funds to Diversify Your Portfolio

    Index funds can act as quality diversification tools, but they can also present danger if you don't use them correctly.
  48. How to Launch a Wealth Management Firm

    Opening a wealth management firm is a complex process. By keeping these rules in mind, financial advisors can increase the ...
  49. When Are Mutual Funds Right for Your Client?

    Find out what factors determine whether mutual funds are right for your client, including risk tolerance, investment goals ...
  50. 3 Strategies for Trading Mutual Funds

    Learn some of the most commonly used investment strategies employed by mutual fund managers or that can be employed by individual ...
  51. The Risks of Investing in Inverse ETFs

    Discover analyses of the risks inherent to inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors must understand before considering ...
  52. Top 4 Inverse Equities ETFs

    Explore analysis of some of the most popular inverse and leveraged-inverse ETFs that track equity indexes, and learn about ...
  53. Is Another Bear Market Ahead?

    With market volatility recently reaching its highest level, investors are questioning what the outlook is for U.S. stocks ...
  54. Watch Your Duration When Rates Rise

    While recent market volatility is leading investors to look for the nearest exit, here are some suggestions for bond exposure ...
  55. Understanding Explicit Costs

    Common examples of explicit costs include wages, utilities, rent, raw materials, and other direct expenses companies pay ...
  56. What Do Central Counterparty Clearing Houses Do?

    A central counterparty clearing house facilitates trading in European derivatives and equities markets.
  57. Calculating Capital Gains Yield

    Capital gains yield refers to a security’s appreciation or depreciation during the time it’s held.
  58. Explaining Capital Flows

    The movement of money for investing, trade or business production, is commonly referred to as capital flows.
  59. What is the Buy Side?

    Buy-side firms are those that comprise Wall Street’s investing institutions.
  60. What are Treasury STRIPS?

    STRIPS is an acronym that stands for Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal Securities.
  61. Why Use a Discount Broker?

    A discount broker is a stockbroker that does not offer clients investment advice, but trades shares for a smaller commission ...
  62. How Does a Convertible Debenture Work?

    A convertible debenture is an interest-bearing loan a company issues that can be turned into stock.
  63. Understanding Absorption Rate

    Absorption rate is the rate at which homes sell in a given area over a given time period.
  64. What's a 10-Year Treasury Note?

    A 10-year Treasury note is an intermediate debt obligation issued by the United States government, and with a ten-year maturity ...
  65. Is China Suffering From the Middle-Income Trap?

    After having sustained a rapid economic boom for decades, China now has slower-than-expected growth. Is it falling into the ...
  66. The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Manhattan

    Understand why Manhattan has some of the priciest residential real estate in the world. Learn about the top four most expensive ...
  67. Analyzing Mutual Funds: Lipper Rating Vs. Morningstar

    Read a comparison between the Morningstar and Lipper mutual fund rating systems and why it's important for investors to understand ...
  68. Why Is GE Selling Some of Its Subsidiaries?

    Learn why GE is selling off a substantial amount so it does not have to comply with increased government regulation in the ...
  69. Do financial advisors get paid by mutual funds?

    Learn how mutual funds reimburse financial advisors for recommending that their clients invest in funds and stay invested ...
  70. Should You Avoid Biotech Stocks Right Now?

    Biotech has been on fire but investors are starting to get burned.
  71. Forget Volkswagen, Should You Avoid its Suppliers?

    Volkswagen is getting all the headlines but there are other companies that will feel the pain.
  72. Why is fiduciary duty so important?

    Find out why fiduciary duty is so important, including what this legal obligation entails and an example of how it can affect ...
  73. The Pros & Cons of Alternative Investments

    Alternative investments are becoming popular investment vehicles for individual investors. Here are the pros and cons of ...
  74. 3 Stocks Warren Buffett Sold in Q2 2015

    Learn from Warren Buffet, world-renowned investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Uncover his most recent investment decisions ...
  75. How US Interest Rates Move the World Economy

    Because the US has the world's largest economy, fluctuations in America's interest rates affect much more than domestic growth
  76. A Quick Explanation of How Short Selling Works

    Explanations of short selling can be hard to grasp. Here is a quick, realistic example.
  77. Top 2 ETFs For Investing in Singapore

    Discover information about the two primary exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that offer investors exposure to the emerging ...
  78. How Does Depreciation Reduce My Tax Bill?

    How the depreciation tax rule can assist real estate investors.
  79. Top 3 New York Municipal Bond ETFs

    Explore analysis of the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the New York state municipal bond market, ...
  80. A Look At the Growth Of the ETF Industry

    Explore the phenomenal growth rate of the ETF industry, and learn some of the principal reasons why ETFs are projected to ...
  81. How Mutual Fund Companies Make Money

    Read about the many different kinds of fees and sales charges mutual fund companies can use to generate revenue from those ...
  82. Are Mutual Funds Suitable For Millennials?

    Find out how millennial investors are different than older Americans, and whether mutual funds are a suitable investment ...
  83. When are mutual funds considered a bad investment?

    Learn when mutual funds are considered a bad investment for investors who worry about high expenses, lack of control over ...
  84. Growth of Alternatives via Wirehouses Explained

    Despite a six-year bull market run, alternative investments are gaining ground among wirehouses. Here's where advisors are ...
  85. Robo-Advisors Now Entering the 401(k) Market

    A look at Betterment's plans to offer an all-ETF online 401(k) plan.
  86. Finding Lower Risk, Higher Return Mutual Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of lower-risk, higher-return balanced mutual funds, and learn about the characteristics of this ...
  87. Brazilian Real Hits 20 Year Low

    On Wednesday, the Brazilian real reached its lowest level in twenty years, as investors worried that persistent low commodity ...
  88. How Tax-Efficient Is Your Mutual Fund?

    Learn about factors that influence the tax-efficiency of your mutual fund, how income from your investment is taxed and what ...
  89. Yellow Light Trade Risk Management

    Being in the stock market for so long I tend to look at the world through the eyes of a trader, but how to decide when we ...
  90. How Much It Takes to Max Out Your IRA

    IRAs have certain tax advantages that allow your nest egg to grow at a faster rate. But there are annual limits on how much ...
  91. ETF Analysis: iShares Globl Consumer Discretionary

    Explore analysis of the iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF, and learn about the suitability of this fund that tracks ...
  92. Buying Fur: Which Variety Is Worth the Most?

    Fur is once again hot among the haute couture set. A guide to getting the best skin for your style (and money).
  93. 3 Undervalued Mid-Cap Stocks for Your Portfolio

    These three midcap stocks have significant long-term potential.
  94. Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Hedge Fund?

    So you want to start your own hedge fund? Here's what it takes.
  95. Why Are So Few Women in Finance? It's Complicated

    The number of women entering the finance world continues to decline for a variety of reasons but a game-changing new nonprofit ...
  96. How Oil and Gas Can Fuel Your Retirement Account

    Investors who choose oil and gas assets inside a tax-deferred retirement account can reap substantial rewards. Here's how ...
  97. Das Scandal: Is Volkswagen a Buy Right Now?

    Volkswagen's stock is stalling after the company admitted cheating on its emissions data. Is this a buying opportunity?
  98. 3 ETFs to Play the Fed's Interest Rate Decision

    These three ETFs offer strong ways to play the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise rates.
  99. Got Diversification? Check Out These ETFs

    ETFs are an excellent way to add diversification to your portfolio, but only if you choose the right ones.
  100. Top 3 China Bonds ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the Chinese bond market, and learn about the suitability ...
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Why have mutual funds become so popular?

    Learn why mutual funds are such a popular investment option, including the advantages of diversification, customizability ...
  2. Who do hedge funds lend money to?

    Discover the various entities that hedge funds are lending to, and the reasons why these hedge funds have been providing ...
  3. Do mutual funds pay dividends?

    Find out when mutual funds pay dividends and how these distributions are generated, including what types of assets are included ...
  4. Can working capital be too high?

    Learn more about the working capital ratio, and understand how an excessively high ratio can be considered a negative in ...
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