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  1. Are You a Trend Trader or a Swing Trader?

    Swing traders and trend traders execute market timing strategies that require different skill sets.
  2. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies

    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  3. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  4. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  5. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  6. 2 Stocks to Bet on the Future of Space Exploration

    Learn about why investors must wait to invest in Space X, and read about other companies involved in the future of space ...
  7. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing

    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  8. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Biotech Sector

    Learn about the top biotechnology ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF and the iShares ...
  9. Understanding Stock Quotes

    All you need to know about understanding stock quotes.
  10. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  11. How to Advise Clients on Company Stock in 401(k)s

    Holding company stock in a 401(k) has its risks. Here's how advisors can help clients avoid them.
  12. Avoid These Retirement Portfolio Mistakes

    Top tips for ensuring that your portfolio is better than just "good enough."
  13. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  14. Where do penny stocks trade?

    Learn where penny stocks are traded, and how investors can obtain access to penny stock trading, along with general information ...
  15. Where can I buy penny stocks?

    Discover basic information an investor needs on trading penny stocks, including where penny stocks are traded and the risks ...
  16. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  17. 4 Reasons Intercept Pharmaceuticals Should Be on Your Radar

    Learn about Intercept Pharmaceuticals and what type of biopharmaceuticals it seeks to create. Understand four reasons why ...
  18. What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?

    All publicly-traded companies have a set number of shares that are outstanding on the stock market. A stock split is a decision ...
  19. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  20. Looking to Invest in China's Fast Food Industry? Try KFC

    Read about the fast food industry in China, and learn what makes KFC the dominant brand in a market poised for years of high ...
  21. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Healthcare Industry

    Examine the health care sector and learn about significant financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate health ...
  22. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Biotech Companies

    Explore the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, and learn some of the key financial ratios investors use to analyze companies ...
  23. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  24. Penny Stocks Vs. Forex: Which Is Right for You?

    Learn more about penny stock trading and forex market trading, and why each investment class appeals to different types of ...
  25. State Street Shifts to Hedge Funds

    ETF pioneer State Street has been losing market share to its peers. Here's how it plans to turn that around.
  26. How Dave Ramsey Made His Fortune

    Dave Ramsey is one of America's most trusted sources for financial advice, but how exactly did he make his money?
  27. The Economics of Raising the Social Security Age

    Briefly examine the economics behind raising the retirement age for Social Security benefits and how it could impact the ...
  28. Predictions For The Stock Market

    Learn different choices and strategies that can be used to create a profit regardless of what direction the market is going.
  29. The 3 Biggest Misconceptions of Dividend Stocks

    To find the best dividend stocks, focus on total return, not yield.
  30. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  31. Is my IRA/Roth IRA FDIC-Insured?

    Understand how the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protects certain accounts, and learn if traditional and Roth IRAs ...
  32. Why Investors Should Consider Cash Right Now

    With so many market watchers thinking that the current stock rally is getting long in the tooth, investors might considering ...
  33. ETF Analysis: United States Natural Gas Fund LP

    Find out more about the United States Natural Gas exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability ...
  34. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil exchange-traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  35. ETF/ETN Analysis: iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil

    Learn about iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil exchange-traded notes and how investors can use this ETN to profit from short to intermediate ...
  36. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Health Care

    Learn about the Vanguard Health Care ETF, its holdings and how it may be appropriate for a growth-oriented investor who wants ...
  37. ETF Analysis: United States Oil Fund

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  38. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil exchange traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  39. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB Energy

    Explore information about the PowerShares DB Energy Fund ETF, and learn how investors utilize it to obtain exposure to the ...
  40. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB Oil

    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  41. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil

    Find out about the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of the inverse ETF and the suitability ...
  42. ETF Analysis: iShares US Medical Devices

    Learn about the iShares U.S. Medical Devices exchange-traded fund, its characteristics, suitability and recommendations for ...
  43. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ

    Take a closer look at the ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ETF, a small, inverse-leveraged ETF that relies on a poor performance ...
  44. ETF Analysis: PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals

    Learn about the PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals exchange-traded fund, which specializes on investing in pharmaceutical ...
  45. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Oil Services ETF

    Take a deeper look at the Market Vectors Oil Services exchange-traded fund, a Van Eck product that tracks the performance ...
  46. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Biotech

    Learn more about one of the most popular biotechnology exchange-traded funds, the Market Vectors Biotechnology Exchange-Traded ...
  47. 3 Hotel REITs that Outperformed the Market

    There are quite a few REITs that own and operate a collection of hotels and other lodging properties. They are known as hospitality ...
  48. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Taiwan

    Take a look at the largest Taiwan ETF: BlackRock's iShares MSCI Taiwan. Learn how investors can best apply EWT to their overall ...
  49. The Economics of FanDuel

    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  50. ETF Analysis: iShares Global Healthcare

    Learn more about the iShares Global Healthcare exchange-traded fund which tracks the health care segment of the S&P Global ...
  51. Who's Funding Jeb Bush?

    Jeb Bush is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush and one of former President George H. W. Bush’s sons. ...
  52. Payroll Processors, Regional Banks await Rate Hike

    Short-term interest rates are creeping higher, which is good news for money market fund managers, payroll processors and ...
  53. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  54. Is Lenovo an Example of the New China?

    From modest beginnings, Chinese computer firm Lenovo has become the number one provider of personal computers in the world. ...
  55. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  56. ETF Analysis: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap

    Learn more about the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF, and understand how savvy investors might incorporate this ETF into their ...
  57. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Investment Banks

    Find out which financial ratios are most useful when analyzing an investment bank, and why tracking capital efficiency is ...
  58. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 1000 Value

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Value exchange-traded fund (ETF), which invests in value stocks that are included in ...
  59. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 1000 Growth

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  60. Best Stocks to Buy for Less Than $5

    Learn more about interesting small-cap stocks, selling for less than $5 per share, that investors may wish to consider adding ...
  61. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Hedge Fund

    Compare careers in management consulting and hedge funds using criteria such as skills needed, educational requirements, ...
  62. What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC) in Excel?

    Learn about the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) formula and how it is used to estimate the average cost of raising ...
  63. The Future Outlook of the Golf Industry

    The popularity of golf peaked in 2003. To regain popularity and survive, the industry is adapting to appeal to a younger ...
  64. Can my child have an IRA/Roth IRA?

    Explore the possibilities for establishing a traditional or Roth IRA for a minor child, and learn the necessary requirements, ...
  65. Will Donald Trump Take Donations for His Campaign?

    Will Donald Trump's billions net him the Republican nomination, or will he need the help of wealthy donors?
  66. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps

    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  67. Benefits & Risks of Trading Forex with Bitcoin

    Want to trade forex using bitcoins? Don’t jump on the bandwagon until you compare the risks to the benefits.
  68. How To Trade Forex With Bitcoin

    We look at ways to trade forex with bitcoin and the pitfalls in doing so.
  69. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  70. Should You Work At A Boutique Investment Bank?

    Boutique investment banks are consistently increasing their marketshare. Should you consider a job at a boutique instead ...
  71. Top 3 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs

    Read about three of the best ETFs for exposure to emerging markets debt, which tends to be higher-yielding than bonds in ...
  72. Top Skills Of The Best Quant Traders

    Lured by high salaries and perks of quant trading? Find out what skills and traits you need to become a quant trader.
  73. Use Price Action Trading Strategy for Results

    Bored by the fixed rules of technical and fundamental analysis? Price action trading allows you to customize your own trading ...
  74. What's Behind Thailand's GDP Rollercoaster?

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  75. Deadly Habits Of Destructive Traders

    Many traders develop destructive habits that, left unchecked, trigger washout and failure.
  76. Forex or Stock Trading: Which Works For You?

    Even though the odds favor stock trading, forex trading has several advantages to offer a particular type of investor.
  77. Top 10 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals

    Interested in the financial world? Here are some books that provide keen insight into its history and how it works.
  78. How Does Wealthfront Work and Make Money?

    Wealthfront is a financial technology company that uses software to manage assets for its clients. To open an account, clients ...
  79. A Look Into Donald Trump's Many Income Sources

    While real estate remains at the heart of Donald Trump's empire, there are a several other income sources that have helped ...
  80. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union

    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  81. Why High Yield Still Has A Role To Play

    An asset class of this bull market has been high yield debt, as many searching for income in a low-rate world have turned ...
  82. 2 Countries That Are Friends With North Korea

    Learn about the few international allies of North Korea and the reasons the country is largely politically isolated from ...
  83. How Does Tim Cook's Management Style Differ from Steve Jobs?

    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader ...
  84. 3 Fixed-Income ETFs in the Silver Sector

    Find out about the top ETFs that track the silver sector, such as the iShares Silver Trust ETF, ETFS Physical Silver Shares ...
  85. Can You Really Trust A Robo-Advisor?

    Discover the benefits robo-advisers offer over or in conjunction with financial advisers, and learn why they are important ...
  86. 5 Tech Stocks That Should Be on Your Radar

    Get an overview of the current state of the technology sector, and learn about strong tech stocks that investors should consider ...
  87. Brave Enough to Invest in Greek Bonds? Here's How

    Learn how an individual investor can invest in Greek government bonds, along with an overview of the substantial risks and ...
  88. Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky. Is It the Right Move?

    Discover more information on the Lockheed Martin acquisition of Sikorsky, and learn why this move makes good strategic business ...
  89. A Look at How China Controls Its Population

    Discover the many tactics China utilizes to control its population, and learn how the population control movement is driven ...
  90. Oil Exploration Companies Pose High Risk for Investors

    Learn why oil exploration companies pose high risks for investors. Oil exploration stocks are highly leveraged to the price ...
  91. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates?

    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  92. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs

    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  93. Does the Empire State Index Signal a Recession?

    This morning, the New York Federal Reserve Bank reported the worst numbers in six years for its August 2015 Empire State ...
  94. 401(k) Rollover: Roth IRA or Traditional IRA?

    Here are the pros and cons of choosing to roll over your 401(k) into a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA.
  95. Roth IRA Contribution Rules: The Basics

    What you need to know about Roth IRA contributions – from eligibility to dollar limits, deadlines to tax breaks.
  96. Calculating Portfolio Variance

    Portfolio variance is a measure of a portfolio’s volatility, and is a function of two variables.
  97. Explaining Linear Relationships

    A linear relationship describes the proportionality between an independent variable and a dependent variable.
  98. What's an Equity Fund?

    An equity fund is a mutual fund that mainly invests in stocks.
  99. What does "Laissez Faire" Mean?

    A laissez faire economy strongly opposes government intervention in business.
  100. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    It’s not easy to profit from IPO​s, but the money is there.
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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Why is my 401(k) not FDIC-Insured?

    Learn about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and whether its protection extends to 401(k) accounts or just ...
  2. Tame Panic Selling with the Exhausted Selling Model

    Discover what the exhausted selling model is and how it can be used by traders who are looking to profit from the panic sale ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Are stocks real assets?

    Learn why stocks are classified as financial assets, not real assets. Understand the properties that determine whether an ...
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