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  1. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  2. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  3. What percentage of a company's float can be shorted?

    The quick answer is that the amount of shares shorted can actually exceed 50% of the float in a company. The percentage of ...
  4. The 6 Highest Paid People On Wall Street

    Learn more about the top Wall Street investors who made their fortunes with high-stakes hedge funds.
  5. What Is A Pip?

    Learn how this measure of change is used in trading currencies on the forex market.
  6. What Is A Credit Score?

    Learn about the components and considerations of personal and financial data that determine your credit score.
  7. Find Forex Profit With The RSI Rollercoaster

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  8. What Is The Best Sector To Invest In Right Now?

    The consumer staples sector may become more appealing as investors look to invest in companies with stable earnings, growth ...
  9. Investing In The Metals Markets

    Learn the many options available for investing in the earth's chemical elements, such as gold, silver and rare-earth metals. ...
  10. The 6 Most Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    It's impossible to avoid all risk, but these strategies can help protect you against the worst of it.
  11. How The Japanese Crisis Affects The US

    If long-term economic disruptions arise in Japan, they can be expected to have noticeable effects on the U.S. economy. Find ...
  12. 7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest In Oil

    The prediction of record oil prices isn't enough to make this commodity a good investment.
  13. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  14. 4 Clean-Energy Alternatives To Uranium

    There are many clean alternative sources of fuel and power that can be used in place of uranium.
  15. Do Mergers Save Or Cost Consumers Money?

    A merger or acquisition can actually be beneficial to the customer - find out how, in this article.
  16. 4 Commodities Affected By World Conflicts

    What happens to commodities when political disagreements lead to war?
  17. Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation And Deflation

    Inflation and deflation are opposite sides of the same coin. When both are threatening, here's what to do to keep your portfolio ...
  18. Why The Yen Is So Strong

    We look at why the yen strengthened after the tsunami and how it impacts the global economy.
  19. Top 3 Mistakes That Cause Traders To Fail

    Find out how to avoid these common investing errors that have sunk many investors' portfolios.
  20. Understanding Leveraged ETFs

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  21. What Is A Double Dip Recession?

    Learn the economic details behind the ups and downs of a double dip recession.
  22. Fees Big Investors Don't Pay

    Find out about the big savings that wealthy traders enjoy over smaller investors.
  23. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  24. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  25. Uncover Forex Profits With The Turn Trade

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  26. 4 Tips For Joining An Investment Club

    These circles of like-minded people are a wonderful way to explore investing without laying out large sums.
  27. Introduction To The Chinese Banking System

    As China steps into a greater role in the global economic system, their banking system continues to evolve.
  28. A Beginner's Guide To Scalping In The Forex Markets

    We look at what scalping is, how to do it and the characteristics of a successful forex scalper.
  29. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  30. Should You Invest According To Your Age?

    Common asset allocation advice could have you running out of money late in life.
  31. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore. ...
  32. 5 Top Investors Who Profited From The Recession

    These smart investors weren't scared off by the recession, and it paid off in a big way.
  33. Event-Linked Bonds: Competing Against A Catastrophe

    These debt instruments can blow new wind into your portfolio, but only if you can handle the risk.
  34. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  35. The Economics Of A Successful Marriage

    These theories can keep multi-million dollar corporations afloat, so they should be able to increase the odds of wedded bliss. ...
  36. 5 Ways To Save On Real Estate Fees

    Even a 1% reduction in real estate commissions can save you thousands of dollars.
  37. Top 4 Signs Of Over-Diversification

    Learn how to spot over-diversification in your portfolio and find out why some financial advisors are motivated to do it. ...
  38. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  39. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  40. Warren Buffett's Copycats

    The "Oracle of Omaha" is one of the most successful investors of all time. No wonder so many investors are mimicking his ...
  41. The Pros And Cons Of Money Market Funds

    Find out whether stocking your money in these accounts will stand up to the test of time.
  42. Betting On March Madness? Watch Out For The Tax Man

    Gambling on your office bracket is one thing, but gambling on your tax bracket is another. Learn how to keep more of your ...
  43. An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Find out more here.
  44. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  45. Canadians: The 5 Fastest Ways To Save For A Down Payment

    Some methods of saving for a down payment are faster than others. Here are five tried and true ways to get into a house faster. ...
  46. The Top March Madness Teams, And What They're Worth

    A look at the top March Madness schools, based on ranking and overall number of titles, and the finances backing their programs. ...
  47. The Impact Of U.S. Corporate Taxation On Investment Decisions And CFC Transfer Pricing

    To avoid taxation, businesses do careful tax planning, taking into consideration more than one country's taxation system. ...
  48. Investing In Russia: A Risky Game?

    You might be better off playing roulette if you don't understand the risks of investing here.
  49. What Are Deferred Annuities?

    Learn how this annuity can provide you a steady stream of income for retirement.
  50. 4 Reasons To Invest In ETFs

    As a cost-effective way to achieve a broadly diversified portfolio, including hard-to-own (but worthwhile) assets, ETFs are ...
  51. Top 5 Oil-Producing Countries In 2011

    The recent spike in the price of oil has once again drawn our attention to the importance of a ready supply of oil to our ...
  52. Why Warren Buffett Might Not Be Buying Stocks

    Should investors worry that Warren Buffett is not putting money into the stock market?
  53. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

    With the popularity of the college basketball tournament, there's a lot of cash changing hands.
  54. Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns

    Small, gradual changes in a portfolio manager's stated strategies can be a big risk for investors.
  55. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

    If these calculations are off, it could drastically change the value of the shares.
  56. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  57. Demographic Trends And The Implications For Investment

    See how people's movements, ages, deaths and buying patterns affect portfolios worldwide.
  58. Gold Or Oil: Which Is The Hotter Investment?

    Investing in gold and oil is now easy and cheap for investors, but not without risk.
  59. Are My Investments Insured Against Loss?

    Money invested in a brokerage account has some protection, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it.
  60. Adding Alpha Without Adding Risk

    Learn how to generate higher returns in your portfolio while keeping the same risk profile.
  61. A Billionaire's Financial Entourage

    This crew may not be as exciting as a rock star's, but a group of financial gurus can keep more money coming in than going ...
  62. Using Porter's 5 Forces To Analyze Stocks

    These five qualitative measures allow investors to draw conclusions about a corporation that are not apparent on the balance ...
  63. The Dangers Of Deflation

    We look at what life would be like in a deflationary environment, and what you can do to protect your investments.
  64. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  65. The Series 3 Exam: Creating A Career With Commodities

    The Series 3 exam is the quickest way to diversify sales and add futures to your investing options.
  66. According to the CAPM, the expected return on a stock, that is part of a portfolio, ...

    A. the covariance between the stock and the market. B. the variance of the market. C. the market risk premium. D. the stock's ...
  67. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you ...
  68. 3 Economic Reasons Behind The Protests In Egypt

    Find out the underlying issues that have led to the recent protests and change in government in Egypt.
  69. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  70. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
  71. The Financial Effects Of A Natural Disaster

    Despite advances in building and infrastructure, we're all subject to Mother Nature's whims - and the damage can have far-reaching ...
  72. A Primer On The Biotech Sector

    Investing in the biotech sector can involve both huge losses and major gains.
  73. 10 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Financial Crisis

    Life is unpredictable, but if there's anything you can do to stave off disaster, it's to be prepared and be careful.
  74. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  75. An Introduction To Hyperinflation

    Hyperinflation isn't some historical curiosity. It is a very real risk that countries and governments still struggle with ...
  76. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  77. Who Owns The Stock Exchanges?

    As M&A heats up among the exchanges, here's how the market currently looks.
  78. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  79. Variable Annuity Basics

    Find out how variable annuities can help you plan for retirement by offering the returns of the stock market with the guarantee ...
  80. 5 Recession Stock Picks And What They're Worth Now

    Warren Buffett and others continued to buy - or go long - the stock market throughout the recession.
  81. How To Read The Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you about the market mood.
  82. Dividend Tax Rates: What Investors Need To Know

    Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire. ...
  83. How To Become A Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  84. An Introduction To Reverse Convertible Notes (RCNs)

    When stocks are stagnant and fixed-income yields are crumbling, RCNs come to the rescue!
  85. Developing An ETF Investing Plan

    Having a plan in terms of what asset classes you want to invest in is the first step for building an ETF portfolio says Som ...
  86. How To Profit From News About China

    Renowned currency analyst Kathy Lien notes that as the US heads into midterm elections, politicians often focus on China, ...
  87. Using Elliot Wave

    Todd Gordon, senior technical strategist at FOREX.com, shares a different way to look at Elliott Wave analysis and how he ...
  88. What To Do When Trades Go Bad

    Sometimes even the best-looking set-ups don’t work out, but trader Corey Rosenbloom explains how to develop the proper skills ...
  89. One Nation's Debt Is Another's Trade Set-Up

    Though economists may view sovereign debt in terms of numbers, Kathy Lien says it's also a sentiment gauge, and successful ...
  90. Developing A Successful Trading Plan

    Wayne McDonell, chief currency coach at FX Bootcamp, reviews some of the techniques he uses to trade and analyze the FX markets. ...
  91. Beware of Fake Earnings Surprises

    MoneyShow.com's Jim Jubak says investors should be careful when companies "beat" already weak lower earnings projections. ...
  92. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  93. Why Euro Traders Watch Bond Spreads

    Todd Gordon, senior technical strategist at FOREX.com, explains why currency and equity traders should closely monitor the ...
  94. Don't Trade Sloppy Patterns

    Trader and author Ed Ponsi explains how he deals with sloppy trading patterns and how to apply fundamentals to gain a clearer ...
  95. Life Beyond the Major Currencies

    Renowned currency expert Kathy Lien looks at other world currencies and their nation's economies to demonstrate that there ...
  96. 6 Signs Of A Healthy Real Estate Market

    When these indicators align, it is a good bet that a real estate recovery is on the way.
  97. How To Profit From Yen Intervention

    Kathy Lien, director of currency research for GFT, discusses the recent intervention by the Bank of Japan to support the ...
  98. Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

    These wealthy individuals have the best shot at being the first trillionaire.
  99. David Sokol: Buffett's Former Right-Hand Man

    Sokol contrasts sharply with Buffett's management style, but he can help Berkshire thrive once Buffett decides to move on. ...
  100. Option Price-Volatility Relationship: Avoiding Negative Surprises

    Learn about the price-volatility dynamic and its dual effect on option positions.
  101. An Introduction To Managed Futures

    Their inverse correlation with stocks and bonds make these alternative investments worth getting to know.
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    Discover the equation for double exponential moving average, or DEMA, and learn how it is calculated for a better understanding ...
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