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  1. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your ...
  2. 10 Dividend Aristocrats

    These companies have paid dividends for 25 uninterrupted years. They could be a great addition to your portfolio.
  3. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  4. Introduction To The Series 65 Exam

    The Series 65 is required in many states in order to be a fee-based advisor. Find out what it is and whether you need it. ...
  5. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  6. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  7. 5 Reasons You Should Care About Greece

    The country is in trouble, but how does that affect your portfolio?
  8. Potholes In The Golden BRIC Road

    The BRIC countries offer amazing opportunities for growth and investment success, but investors should not overlook the significant ...
  9. China's Real Estate Bubble

    Major cracks are beginning to surface within the Chinese real estate market.
  10. 5 Signs We're Already In A Double-Dip Recession

    Is the United States still in recovery or has the economy relapsed?
  11. Shorting ETFs: Profit Or Peril?

    Although more detail and attention may be needed, ETFs can be shorted - and at a great profit.
  12. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them. ...
  13. When You Should Change Your Withholding Tax

    When there are major changes in your life, you should adjust your withholding to ensure you aren't paying too much in taxes. ...
  14. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  15. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know. ...
  16. How To Double Your Money Every 6 Years

    Investing according to the rule of 72 is a good starting point for achieving your saving goals.
  17. 5 Economies That Have Been Downgraded This Year

    Several countries have seen the rating agencies downgrade their debt this year.
  18. Find The Highest Returns With The Sharpe Ratio

    Learn how to follow the efficient frontier to increase your chances of successful investing.
  19. Get Active In Your Bond Portfolio

    Find out why being a couch potato with your bonds actually could be mashing your results.
  20. Pros And Cons Of Offshore Investing

    Tax loopholes are shrinking, but there are still plenty of viable prospects. Get the big picture.
  21. Valuing A Company Using The Residual Income Method

    Learn the underlying basics behind the residual income model and how it can be used to place an absolute value on a firm. ...
  22. 5 Factors That Could Send The United States Economy Into A Double-Dip Recession

    A decline in consumer confidence and stock market correction could be enough to sink the economy again.
  23. The Australian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    With its unique relationship to the Japanese yen, the AUD is an important currency for FX traders.
  24. 5 Reasons To Fear The Stock Market

    Is the stock market a place to make money or is it a financial wolf in sheep's clothing?
  25. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  26. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

    A hard-to-borrow list has to do with securities that are available for a short sale. The list is used by brokerages to indicate ...
  27. Value Investing

    Learn everything there is to know about value investing.
  28. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  29. The Canadian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Canada is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the U.S. dollar, making it more important in the forex market.
  30. What is "whoops" and how did it come to refer to one of the biggest municipal bond ...

    The Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) was formed in the 1950s to make certain that the Pacific Northwest had ...
  31. What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?

    Risk tolerance and risk capacity are two concepts that need to be understood clearly before making investment decisions for ...
  32. Microeconomics Vs. Macroeconomics

    Economics is divided into two broad categories: micro and macro. Find out what the difference is between them and where they ...
  33. 3 Reasons To Buy Dividend Stocks

    Dividend paying stocks can be a great help to an investors portfolio. Find out more.
  34. The Euro: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out the reports and events that determine the euro's worth, and how we can predict movements in its valuation.
  35. Why Buffett's Buy-And-Hold Strategy Is Losing Its Appeal

    The Oracle's tried-and-true method may no longer be the top way to trade.
  36. The Easiest Investments Ever Made

    It's not always easy to pick the right investment - here are just a few that generated huge returns for investors with the ...
  37. What Is A CD Ladder?

    Find out how a CD ladder can protect you from interest rate risk.
  38. Top Uses For Bonds

    Find out what bonds can do for your investment portfolio.
  39. Hedging With Currency Swaps

    The wrong currency movement can crush positive portfolio returns. Find out how to hedge against it.
  40. Newlyweds: 5 Money Matters For A Recession-Era Marriage

    Follow these five tips to have a financially - and emotionally - healthy marriage.
  41. A New World For Bond Investors

    The bond market has seen numerous shocks in a short period of time. What will the aftermath look like?
  42. 4 Ways To Invest In Oil

    Many investors are looking for a way to invest in oil. Find out how you can buy into black gold.
  43. Investing In Gold

    Find out what this yellow metal can do for you, and how to add it to your portfolio.
  44. Active ETFs: Higher Cost Vs. Added Value

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  45. Day Trading Strategies For Beginners

    From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, learn how to trade wisely.
  46. Investing In Leisure Funds

    If you thought investing and fun don't go together, think again. Find out more here.
  47. Top 5 Most Stable Stocks

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  48. An In-Depth Look At The Swap Market

    The swap market plays an important role in the global financial marketplace; find out what you need to know about it.
  49. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  50. 5 Investors Who Move The Market

    These big names have a profound effect on the trading world.
  51. An Introduction To Sector Mutual Funds

    Investing among several different sectors in the economy is a way to diversify your portfolio.
  52. 5 Catastrophes And The Stocks They Hurt

    Earthquakes, tsunami, outbreaks, snow storms etc. Which stocks suffered in particular for each disaster?
  53. Is Your Investment Strategy Going Extinct?

    Investors need to be aware that time moves on and often leaves trendy investing techniques in the dustbin.
  54. Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  55. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the ...
  56. How Equities Affect The FX Market

    We look at how you can predict a currency movement by studying the stock market.
  57. 5 Ways The United States Can Get Out Of Debt

    Can the U.S. government tighten their belt enough to dig out of this debt?
  58. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  59. The Risks Of Sovereign Bonds

    Sovereign debt can play an important role in providing international diversification to individual investors.
  60. How Global Events Affect The Forex Market

    Learn how politics, war and natural disasters move the forex market, and how you should respond.
  61. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  62. Why You Should Not Invest In Gold In 2011

    Though gold has seen impressive growth in the last five years, this may not be the best time to jump in.
  63. Is Silver The New Gold?

    With silver on the move, gold could quickly become yesterday's news.
  64. 5 Reasons To Trade Bonds

    Investors can find great financial opportunities in the bonds markets.
  65. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  66. How Eurozone Debt Benefits Americans

    The European debt crisis has prompted investments that can benefit American economic recovery - and even boost our savings. ...
  67. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by ...
  68. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  69. Do Small Investors Move The Market?

    As trading technology improves access, individual investors may have more of a say in the direction of the market.
  70. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  71. Country Risk: What Happens When A President Dies?

    The sudden death of a country's leader can have dramatic and far-reaching effects on both domestic and world economies.
  72. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  73. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  74. An Introduction To Closed-End Mutual Funds

    If you're looking to generate income for your investments, look no further.
  75. 6 Proven Methods For Selling Stocks

    These common techniques can help investors take some of the emotion out of deciding when to sell a stock.
  76. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
  77. 5 Signs Gold Has Peaked

    Although many investors are still bullish on gold, there are indications that the run up is approaching its end.
  78. Using The ISM Manufacturing Index To Find Forex Trends

    Learn the details behind the ISM Manufacturing Index and how you can use this data to find trends in the foreign exchange ...
  79. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  80. The Stages Of A Forex Trend

    Learn how to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  81. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  82. An Introduction To Real Estate Futures

    These futures are intended for institutional use, but retail investors looking to speculate on prices can benefit as well. ...
  83. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

    Price action refers to the day-to-day fluctuation in the price of an asset. Traders gauge a stock's price action by monitoring ...
  84. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  85. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  86. 5 Ways To Generate Income During Retirement

    Find out how to add supplementary income to your retirement savings and live comfortably in your golden years.
  87. President Obama's Financial Portfolio

    On May 19, the White House released the 2010 disclosure reports for Barack Obama's financials.
  88. 5 Economic Reports That Affect The Euro

    There are hundreds of reports affecting the FX market. Find out which ones are the most relevant for traders.
  89. Why Can't Economists Agree?

    There are many reasons why economists can be given the same data and come up with entirely different conclusions.
  90. Where do most fund managers get their market information?

    Many fund managers, whether they manage a mutual fund, trust fund, pension or hedge fund, have access to resources that the ...
  91. 5 Big Companies' Biggest Blunders

    These companies were once at the top of their leagues, but have since fallen to near-obscurity.
  92. Billionaire Showdown: Donald Trump Vs. Warren Buffett

    Find out how Buffett and Trump measure up to each other in terms of wealth, power and popularity.
  93. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  94. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  95. Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex ...
  96. Should You Buy Gold To Hedge Against U.S. Debt?

    Given America's debt situation and the current economic climate, piling into gold might seem like a no-brainer. But it isn't ...
  97. If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

    Yes, if your mortgage lender goes bankrupt you do still need to pay your mortgage obligation. Sorry to disappoint, but there ...
  98. What do the different types of mutual fund classes mean?

    When checking for different quotes on mutual funds, you might see different prices for classes of mutual fund shares that ...
  99. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  100. Explaining Underwater Loans

    Feel like you're drowning in debt? It may be because your loans have gone underwater.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How is revenue related to retained earnings?

    Learn what business revenue is and how it relates to retained earnings. See how accountants calculate these key figures and ...
  2. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

    Find the current value of a business by reading the balance statement and determine whether operations are efficient by analyzing ...
  3. What are the differences between gross profit and gross margin?

    Learn how gross profit and gross margin are calculated and how each is used in fundamental analysis. Generally, these numbers ...
  4. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

    Discover how accountants record the return of a saleable item and how that might impact the gross profit for a firm, either ...
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