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  1. Top 3 Switzerland ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis and information of the top three Swiss exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to the Swiss equities ...
  2. 4 Mutual Funds to Consider If Interest Rates Rise

    Learn what mutual funds will perform best if interest rates rise. Interest rates can rise due to inflation or to an improving ...
  3. This Is How 3 Investors Made a Billion Dollars

    Read about three major hedge fund managers who are worth at least $1 billion and who made large amounts of money on a single ...
  4. Point and Figure Charting Using Count Analysis

    See how traders use count analysis on point and figure charts, and learn why this method differs from more traditional types ...
  5. Mexican Energy, Telecom Reforms Please Foreign Investors

    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  6. Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few ...
  7. What Women Investors Are Doing Right

    Women's risk aversion, penchant for research – and lack of male-style "irrational exuberance" – means their investing strategies ...
  8. 7 Best ETF Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Exchange-traded funds are ideal instruments for beginning traders and investors. Learn the seven best strategies for trading ...
  9. Do Natural Gas Prices Always Follow Oil Trends?

    Prices for oil and natural gas are highly correlated. But investors should be aware of different factors affecting the prices ...
  10. Understand How Square Works before the IPO

    Square is reported to have filed for an IPO. For interested investors wondering how the company makes money, Investopedia ...
  11. The Pros and Cons of a Fully Convertible Rupee

    Amid the rising economic power of India, the talks of making the Indian currency fully convertible are gaining momentum. ...
  12. 4 Ways to Find a Penny Stock Worth Millions

    Thinking of trading in risky penny stocks? Use this checklist to find bargains, not scams.
  13. Chinese Slowdown Affects Iron Ore Market

    The Chinese economy's ongoing slowdown is having a major impact on iron ore demand.
  14. Who Actually Trades or Invests In Penny Stocks?

    Although penny stocks are highly speculative, millions of people trade them daily. Here are 10 different types who do.
  15. Are stocks real assets?

    Learn why stocks are classified as financial assets, not real assets. Understand the properties that determine whether an ...
  16. Why do Debt to Equity Ratios Vary From Industry to Industry?

    Obtain a better understanding of the debt/equity ratio, and learn why this fundamental financial metric varies significantly ...
  17. The 8 Best Business and Finance T.V. Shows

    With so many talking heads to choose from, which is the right show for your business and money matter needs? We review the ...
  18. Four Emerging Markets Economies Poised for Growth

    Which emerging market economies will soon make the leap to a developed economy? Here are four to watch.
  19. ETF Analysis: SPDR Dow Jones International RelEst

    Learn how the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate exchange-traded fund (ETF) is managed and for whom the ETF is most ...
  20. ETF Analysis: iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond

    Learn about the iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond fund, which invests in bonds of sovereign and quasi-sovereign ...
  21. How Rupert Murdoch Became a Media Tycoon

    Here's how Rupert Murdoch turned a small family newspaper company into two separate multibillion-dollar media conglomerates.
  22. Why Is Old Media Interested in New Media?

    With their eye-popping valuations and investments, new media startups are hot. But why are legacy media organizations interested ...
  23. How Hedge Funds Front-Run Index Funds to Profit

    Understand what front running is, and learn how hedge funds use this investing strategy to profit from the anticipated stock ...
  24. Top 5 Chinese Mutual Funds

    Learn about some of the most popular and best performing mutual funds that offer investors exposure to the important emerging ...
  25. ETN Analysis: Rogers Intl Commodity Energy Total Return

    Learn more about the Rogers International Commodity Total Return, which is an exchange-traded note that tracks a broad index ...
  26. ETF Analysis: Schwab US Large-Cap

    Discover how the Schwab U.S. Large-Cap exchange-traded fund is managed, the index it tracks and the investors for which it ...
  27. Carl Icahn Biography

    Carl Icahn is a New-York-based investor and one of the 50 richest men in the world, with more than $20 billion in personal ...
  28. Explaining Unrealized Gain

    An unrealized gain occurs when the current price of a security exceeds the price an investor paid for the security.
  29. Understanding Trend Analysis

    Trend analysis is the use of past performance to predict future price movement of a security.
  30. What's a Treasury Note?

    A treasury note is a U.S. government debt security that offers a fixed interest rate and a maturity date that ranges between ...
  31. Explaining Trade Liberalization

    Trade liberalization is the process of removing or reducing obstacles that impede the exchange of goods and services between ...
  32. What is a Settlement Date?

    A settlement date is the day a security trade must be settled.
  33. Explaining Risk-Adjusted Return

    Risk-adjusted return is a measurement of risk for an investment or portfolio.
  34. What IRS Form 8949 Is For

    Selling a painting or that lake property? Disposing of your fossil fuel stocks? You need to know about this IRS form.
  35. Five Things to Consider Now for Your 401(k)

    If you can’t stand still, when it comes to checking your 401 (k) balance, focus on these 5 steps to help channel your worries ...
  36. What’s Holding Back the U.S. Consumer

    Even as job growth has surged and gasoline prices have plunged, U.S. consumers are proving slow to respond and repair their ...
  37. Calculating Return on Net Assets

    Return on net assets measures a company’s financial performance.
  38. Understanding Organic Growth

    Organic growth is the increase in a company’s revenue and value due to internal operations.
  39. What's a Nonperforming Loan?

    A nonperforming loan is any borrowed sum where the borrower has failed to pay scheduled payments for at least 90 days.
  40. Calculating the Margin of Safety

    Buying below the margin of safety minimizes the risk to the investor.
  41. Explaining Financial Assets

    A financial asset is intangible property that represents a claim on ownership of an entity or contractual rights to future ...
  42. Understanding Cash and Cash Equivalents

    Cash and cash equivalents are items that are either physical currency or liquid investments that can be immediately converted ...
  43. Explaining Carrying Cost of Inventory

    The carrying cost of inventory is the cost a business pays for holding goods in stock.
  44. Is India the Next Emerging Markets Superstar?

    With a shift towards manufacturing and services, India could be the next emerging market superstar. Here, we provide a detailed ...
  45. What’s Plaguing Twitter and Yelp?

    Yelp and Twitter have recently become grounded in reality and unable to justify their sky-high stock valuations.
  46. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotech

    Obtain information about an ETF offerings that provides leveraged exposure to the biotechnology industry, the ProShares UltraPro ...
  47. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Europe Financials

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Europe Financials fund, which invests in numerous European financial industries, such as banks, ...
  48. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Insurance

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Insurance exchange-traded fund, which follows the S&P Insurance Select Industry Index by investing ...
  49. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap exchange-traded fund, which invests in small-cap firms traded at the ...
  50. ETF Analysis: ETFS Physical Platinum

    Learn about the physical platinum ETF. Platinum embarked on a bull market from 2001 to 2011, climbing to record prices along ...
  51. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Turkey

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Turkey exchange-traded fund, which invests in a wide variety of companies' equities traded on ...
  52. ETF Analysis: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF, and learn detailed information about characteristics, suitability ...
  53. ETF Analysis: Guggenheim Enhanced Short Dur

    Find out about the Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that focuses on ...
  54. ETF Analysis: iShares US Oil&Gas Explor&Prodtn

    Learn about the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF, which provides an efficient way to invest in the exploration ...
  55. ETF Analysis: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  56. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social

    Find out about the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, ...
  57. ETF Analysis: Guggenheim BulletShrs 2018 HY CorpBd

    Find out about the Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, and get information about this ETF that focuses ...
  58. ETF Analysis: iShares Agency Bond

    Find out about the iShares Agency Bond exchange-traded fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks U.S. government ...
  59. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum

    Find out about the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio ETF, and explore detailed analysis the fund's characteristics, ...
  60. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dllr Bullish

    Explore an analysis of information on the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund, a currency ETF that tracks the overall ...
  61. ETF Analysis: ProShares Large Cap Core Plus

    Learn information about the ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability ...
  62. ETF Analysis: iShares Core Growth Allocation

    Find out about the iShares Core Growth Allocation Fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  63. Career Choice: Bulge Bracket Vs. Boutique Bank

    Bulge bracket banks offer higher salaries and prestige. But boutique banks are rapidly gaining market share and may offer ...
  64. How To Buy Penny Stocks (While Avoiding Scammers)

    Penny stocks are risky business. If want to trade in them, here's how to preserve your trading capital and even score the ...
  65. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total World Stock

    Learn about the Vanguard Total World Stock exchange-traded fund, which invests in stocks located in numerous countries with ...
  66. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility

    Learn about the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility exchange-traded fund, which invests in low-volatility equities traded ...
  67. How To Calculate Minority Interest

    Minority interest calculations require the use of minority shareholders’ percentage ownership of a subsidiary, after controlling ...
  68. Moral Hazard in the Chinese Market

    The Chinese government faces the issue of balancing its desire to maintain stable markets through manipulation with the danger ...
  69. ETF Analysis: BioShares Biotechnology Products

    Learn more about the BioShares Biotechnology Products fund, an exchange-traded fund that is focused on producers of FDA-approved ...
  70. ETF Analysis: SPDR EURO STOXX 50

    Learn about FEZ, the Euro Stoxx 50 ETF. FEZ tracks the 50 largest companies in Europe, making it the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  71. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech

    Learn more about an innovative inverse-leveraged sector exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology ...
  72. How are non-qualified variable annuities taxed?

    Reduce your tax bill by knowing the tax advantages and disadvantages to owning or inheriting a non-qualified variable annuity ...
  73. Don't Let Your Portfolio Be Trump'd by Illiquidity

    A look at Donald Trump's statement of finances and the biggest lesson every investor can learn.
  74. What to do During a Market Correction

    The market has corrected...now what? Here's what you should consider rather than panicking.
  75. A Look at Greece’s Messy Fiscal Policy

    Investigate the muddy fiscal policy, tax problems, and inability to institute austerity that created the Greek crises in ...
  76. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors EM High Yield Bd

    Learn more about the Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF, a fund dedicated to subinvestment grade foreign ...
  77. If You Had Invested Right After Amazon's IPO

    Find out how much you would have made if you had invested $1,000 during Amazon's IPO, including how the power of the stock ...
  78. Investors Need to Stop Shorting GoPro. Here's Why

    Discover why investors should stop shorting GoPro. GoPro has been one of the fastest-growing companies since 2005 with many ...
  79. ETF Analysis: First Trust Tactical High Yield

    Find out more about the First Trust Tactical High Yield fund, a debt security-focused ETF designed to produce high income.
  80. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI South Africa

    Learn more about the iShares MSCI South Africa fund, which is an NYSE-listed exchange-traded fund offered and managed by ...
  81. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth

    Learn more about the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF, a highly efficient fund that tracks small-cap equities in the United ...
  82. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree International Hdgd Div Gr

    Review an analysis of the WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Fund ETF, which offers investors broad international ...
  83. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraShort Yen

    Learn about the ProShares UltraShort Yen, an inverse-leveraged exchange-traded fund based on the value of Japanese yen in ...
  84. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Semiconductor

    Discover how the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF chooses its securities, and learn the types of investors for whom this ...
  85. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings

    Discover the WisdomTree Small Cap Earnings ETF, a fund with a special focus on small-cap and micro-cap stocks with positive ...
  86. ETF Analysis: PowerShares Global Listed Private Eq

    Learn more about the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio, a private equity-based exchange-traded fund, or ...
  87. ETF Analysis: iShares US Regional Banks

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  88. Find Income-Generating Properties Online

    Discover the best websites for finding valuable properties that can earn you income.
  89. 6 Tips for Investing in Antiques

    Historically, antiques are highly appreciating assets, but be prepared for a long-term investment.
  90. ETF Analysis: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that provides exposure ...
  91. ETF Analysis: iShares US Real Estate

    Learn about the iShares US Real Estate fund, which holds shares of equity and nonequity real estate investment trusts incorporated ...
  92. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth

    Learn about the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth exchange-traded fund, which invests in U.S. equities of mid-cap companies ...
  93. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  94. ETF Analysis: SPDR Barclays Short Term Hi Yld Bd

    Find out about the SPDR Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that tracks short-term, ...
  95. ETF Analysis: SPDR Barclays Short Term Corp Bd

    Learn about the SPDR Barclays Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the exchange-traded fund tracking ...
  96. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF, one of the largest and most popular mid-cap funds in the U.S. equity ...
  97. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond

    Find out about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF, and delve into detailed analysis of this fund that invests in investment-grade ...
  98. The Brief: Where Is the Bottom?

    Where is the market going today after yesterday's bumpy ride?
  99. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
  100. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Retail Banks

    Learn about key financial metrics that investors use to evaluate retail banks, and how the industry is fundamentally different ...
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Are dividends considered passive or ordinary income?

    Find out why dividends are not considered passive income and why some dividends are subject to a reduced tax rate based on ...
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    Understand the laws and regulations regarding taxation of dividends, and know the rates at which dividend income is usually ...
  3. How do dividends affect net asset value (NAV) in mutual funds?

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