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  1. 5 New ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    There are ETFs that cover China-specific sectors, lithium, the IPO market and much more.
  2. Billionaire Portfolios: What Are They Holding?

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  3. The Benefits Of Retiring During A Recession

    Are retirement and recession mutually exclusive entities? Not always. Find out how retiring during a recession can benefit ...
  4. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  5. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  6. Which investment would be most suitable for a client investing for retirement and ...

    Which investment would be most suitable for a client investing for retirement and seeking protection from purchasing power ...
  7. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  8. Canada's Oil Billionaires

    The Canadian oil industry owes some measure of its success and dominance to several men who took risks that paid off handsomely ...
  9. Dangerous Advice For Beginner Investors

    Sometimes investment tips can do more harm to your portfolio than good. One size fits all may work for ponchos and raincoats, ...
  10. 5 Reasons You Should Love Stocks

    Despite their volatility, stocks as a whole have historically risen in value over time more than any other type of investment. ...
  11. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  12. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  13. The Ratings Game - A Solution

    The ratings agencies are refusing to take on the legal risks of the new rules, leaving investors with a dilemma.
  14. The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols

    Check out some of the world's most heavily traded currencies and their origins.
  15. Connecting Crashes, Corrections And Capitulation

    Even though crashes, corrections and capitulations are bad news for investors holding the stock, there are still ways to ...
  16. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  17. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet, along with the income and cash flow statements, is an important tool for investors to gain insight into ...
  18. Watch Out For The Mutual Fund Metamorphosis

    A new name may make a fund look fresh and exciting, but has anything really changed?
  19. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

    Looking to make a career change? Here are five sectors with stable prospects - and salaries.
  20. Wall Street History: Y2K, Milton Friedman And Golden Watches

    This week in financial history has a bit of everything, including murder.
  21. Combining Trend-Following and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches to successful trading might be melding these two seemingly disparate methods ...
  22. What Is Fundamental Analysis?

    Fundamental analysis is one of the basic ways to evaluate stocks. Find out what it is and how it can work for you.
  23. Is there a buy-and-hold strategy in forex, or is the only way to make money by trading?

    Typically there are different ways to trade in most markets. Traders have been classified into three groups, primarily based ...
  24. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

    Duelling guitars, frenetic drumming, ear-splitting vocals... and solid investment advice?
  25. Redefining Investor Risk

    Changing the way you think about time and risk can change the way you invest.
  26. Water Cooler Finance: The Unrelenting Claw Of Bernie Madoff

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  27. Explaining The Naked Call

    A naked call is one of the riskier options strategies around. Find out how this strategy works, as well as the potential ...
  28. Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated ...
  29. Retail Notes: A Simpler Alternative To Bond Funds

    These securities are meant to be held until maturity, removing the burden of complex pricing that sometimes plagues bonds. ...
  30. The Foreign Exchange Interbank Market

    Can your forex broker offer you the most competitive pricing? Learn how the market's biggest players affect you.
  31. Profit With The Power Of P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a valuable tool when deciding on an investment, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  32. 6 Things You Shouldn't Sell At A Garage Sale

    Your garage is probably the most convenient place to stage a sale, but it may not be the most profitable.
  33. When Geographic Diversification Fails

    Geographic diversification is becoming an ineffective investing strategy, but there are others that pay off in the long term. ...
  34. Catch On To The CCAPM

    The consumption capital asset pricing model smoothes over some of CAPM's weaknesses to make sense of risk aversion.
  35. Forex: The Memory Of Price Strategy

    Hate getting stopped out right before the price reverses? This forex trading strategy may help.
  36. Profit Without Predicting The Market

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
  37. Tips For Creating Profitable Stock Charts

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  38. Adjusting A Long Call Into A Butterfly Spread

    There are many key advantages offered to options traders who deal only in the underlying securities.
  39. Can You Maintain Virtue In Vice Stocks?

    When a company's fundamental business carries moral questions, it creates more questions and complications for investors. ...
  40. Why There Are Always Stocks Worth Owning

    No matter how bad the market gets, the right stocks are a good buy. Find out why.
  41. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
  42. Save Smart With A CD Ladder

    A CD Ladder allows you to stagger your investments and take advantage of higher interest rates.
  43. Manipulating Facts to Fit a Theory: A Dangerous Trading Practice

    This practice is common with experienced and new traders, and it can lead to huge losses. Find out how to avoid it.
  44. Water Cooler Finance: I-Spy, IPOs And iPhones

    With much of the financial world taking advantage of the summer holidays, the news this week ranges from Lebron to Conrad ...
  45. Billionaires: Can They Solve The World's Problems?

    If Buffett and Gates did convince other billionaires to give away their fortunes, what could be paid for?
  46. Dual And Multiple Exchange Rates 101

    Why would a country choose to implement dual or multiple exchange rates? It's risky, but it can work.
  47. Government Debt: From Billions To Trillions

    The national debt has been growing in leaps and bounds. Find out why.
  48. Top 10 Investment Tips From Classic Rock

    Musicians of yore in tune with today's investing needs.
  49. The 4 Key Elements Of A Well-Managed Portfolio

    If you choose an actively managed portfolio, be sure that your manager isn't neglecting one of these four points.
  50. Dividends, Interest Rates And Their Effect On Stock Options

    Learn how analyzing these variables are crucial to knowing when to exercise early.
  51. 5 Ways Debt Can Make You Money

    While debt can be a negative, it can also be a positive thing if used properly. Find out how debt can actually make you richer. ...
  52. 5 Things To Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

    It is inevitable that interest rates will go up, but what should investors do to prepare themselves?
  53. Capture Profits Using Bands And Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities. ...
  54. Call Option Basics

    Call options offer investors a way to leverage their capital for greater investment returns. Find out more about these financial ...
  55. Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

    The compound annual growth rate is an important tool for measuring investment performance and comparing it across asset classes. ...
  56. Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Here are some pros and cons of the debt securities created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  57. An Introduction To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are the starting point for many individual investors because they offer a balanced portfolio in a single investment. ...
  58. How Do Futures Contracts Work?

    Futures contracts are one of the most important financial innovations in history, but they are often misunderstood. Find ...
  59. What Are Stocks?

    Stocks are one of the most popular financial instruments in the world, but what does a stock actually represent? Find out ...
  60. An Introduction To The Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet is a basic accounting tool used by individuals, business owners and even large corporations to track net ...
  61. What Is Inflation?

    Did you know that inflation is silently eating away at your savings? Learn more about this sneaky financial phenomenon and ...
  62. Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    The time value of money is a fundamental concept in finance - and it influences every financial decision you make, whether ...
  63. Earnings Per Share Explained

    Earnings per share is one of the most carefully followed metrics in investing. We show you why this ratio matters and how ...
  64. What Is A Dividend?

    Income investors love them and growth investors rarely expect them, but just what are dividends? Learn the story behind these ...
  65. Monetary Inflation

    Ever wondered why a candy bar no longer costs 50 cents? The answer is monetary inflation. Find out what this means and how ...
  66. Put Option Basics

    Put option allow investors to hedge an investment they own or speculate in an investment they don't own. Find out more about ...
  67. Water Cooler Finance: More Spilled Oil, Fewer Jobs

    The financial news held few surprises this week, but amidst the ho-hum offerings, there were some interesting bits of news ...
  68. Intangible Assets Provide Real Value To Stocks

    Intangible assets don't appear on balance sheets, but they're crucial to judging a company's value.
  69. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  70. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  71. How You Can Benefit From A Weak Euro

    Things can change quickly in the foreign exchange market, so consumers might want to act quickly to take advantage of the ...
  72. History Of Coinage In The U.S.

    From the barter system to commemorative coins, we look at the history of U.S. money.
  73. 4 Dishonest Broker Tactics And How To Avoid Them

    Protecting yourself from unscrupulous practices means knowing how to spot them.
  74. The Lost Depression

    Many people don't know that a severe depression hit a decade before the Great Depression, and it didn't make it into most ...
  75. Gauge Portfolio Performance By Measuring Returns

    Calculate returns frequently and accurately to ensure that you're meeting your investing goals.
  76. Get A Short-Term Advantage In The Money Market

    This investment vehicle is often the perfect stop-gap measure for growing your money.
  77. Floating-Rate Mutual Funds: Rewards And Risks

    In an economy with low interest rates, investors need to get creative in order to reap high returns.
  78. Warrants: A High-Return Investment Tool

    Discover the advantages of this largely unexploited investment vehicle.
  79. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  80. Luck Is The Key To Success For Most Top Mutual Funds

    Without luck virtually all actively managed funds would lag indexes: study.
  81. Manage Risk With Trailing Stops And Protective Put Options

    Using the right strategy can lower the risk of failure and protect your profits.
  82. Wall Street History: Madoff Funnels, Buffett Gives And Ma Bell Marries

    This week in finance we have a big donation from Buffett and a big scam from Madoff.
  83. Trading Strategies And Market Dangers That Hurt Investors

    When investing, beware of the dangers involved in these strategies and roadblocks.
  84. Blowing Their Own Horn: Will The World Cup Lure Investment Capital To South Africa?

    As the world watches the action in S. Africa, we check out winning investments that provide exposure to this area.
  85. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid.
  86. What Caused The Flash Crash?

    Investigators are still trying to figure out what went wrong on May 6, but it seems likely that the crash was caused by multiple ...
  87. The REIT Way

    Ever considered investing in real estate? Read about the REIT and see if it's the investment for you.
  88. Deleveraging: What It Means To Corporate America

    Getting rid of debt is usually a good thing, but companies can also use it to become more profitable.
  89. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  90. Stocks Soros Is Holding

    George Soros once made $1 billion in a day. Find out what he's buying now.
  91. Be Risk Diverse, Not Risk Averse

    You have to take on some risk, but finding the right level is key to your portfolio's success - and your sanity.
  92. A Glimpse Into Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    Learn what the Oracle of Omaha is investing in these days, and why he's still succeeding in a tough market.
  93. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  94. Investing In Precious Metals

    Buying precious metals can act as a hedge against economic turmoil.
  95. Disbanding The Euro - A Worst-Case Scenario

    What would the fallout be if the world's second-largest currency disappears?
  96. Water Cooler Finance: The iPhone Launch, Buffett's Lunch And BP's Lashing

    This week in financial news saw more uncertainty in the markets on bad news from retail, GM and BP.
  97. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  98. Understanding The Federal Reserve Balance Sheet

    We are all connected to the Fed's balance sheet, and the currency notes that we hold are its liabilities.
  99. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  100. Activist Hedge Funds: Follow The Trail To Profit

    Learn to profit by following the lead of some of Wall Street's most ruthless investors.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What are the benefits and costs (or risks) of a systematic investment plan (SIP)?

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  2. What are the main differences between a systematic investment plan (SIP) and mutual funds?

    Reduce your average cost per share on mutual fund investments using the dollar-cost averaging strategy by way of a systematic ...
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