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  1. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  2. How Big Corporations Avoid Big Tax Bills

    How do companies manage to pay such low taxes? Just look at Google's 2.4% tax rate.
  3. 4 Types Of Indicators FX Traders Must Know

    By learning a variety of indicators, you can determine the right time and the right strategy to trade any given currency ...
  4. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
  5. What Your Portfolio Says About You

    Are you risk averse or are you a risk taker? Do you repeat mistakes or do you learn from them? Learn how your investments ...
  6. How International Tax Rates Impact Your Investments

    International investors need to be aware of the staggering correlation between tax rates and economic performance.
  7. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  8. 5 Trendy Investment Ideas

    Here are some hot investing ideas a bit off the beaten paths.
  9. Use Married Puts To Protect Your Portfolio

    Learn how put options can act as insurance for volatile stocks in your portfolio.
  10. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

    ETFs have some significant advantages that investors should not ignore.
  11. Wall Street History: Dow's Debut And Daiwa's Dishonor

    This week in financial history, an important birthday and a notable death.
  12. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Index funds are an easy way to gain access to the financial markets, but here are five reasons why they may not be right ...
  13. Using Elliott Wave To Trade Forex Markets

    Learn how to set up a trading plan using this method, to profit as a forex trader.
  14. 5 Big Names That Profited From The Recession

    While the recession was a terrible event for many, some savvy parties managed to make it work for them.
  15. What Your Trading Charts Aren't Telling You

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
  16. Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    The rise and fall of the stock market makes many investors unsure of when to sell their shares. Learn the key factors to ...
  17. Water Cooler Finance: Rising Markets And Buffett's Successor

    Rising employment, feuding tech firms and some very big news out of Nebraska has made for a very eventful week in financial ...
  18. The Ghouls And Monsters On Wall Street

    Learn about some of the creepiest cases of fraud and the characters behind them.
  19. For Higher Stock Returns, Vote Republican Or Democrat?

    The president's political party is correlated to market performance. Find out which party tends to outperform.
  20. Understanding Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis

    The methods used to analyze securities and make investment decisions fall into two very broad categories: fundamental and ...
  21. A Goldbug's ETF Plays

    There are quite a few ways to play gold using only ETFs, and here are some of the more popular ones.
  22. The Scariest Financial Moments Of 2010

    This Halloween, we'll take a look back in the year at the events that truly scared us.
  23. How To Calculate Return On Investment (ROI)

    Return on investment allows an investor to evaluate the performance of an investment and compare it to others in his or her ...
  24. Introduction To The 401(K)

    The 401(k) plan is one of the most widely used retirement vehicles. Find out what it is and what it can do for you.
  25. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  26. Trading The Soft Commodity Markets

    Learn the contract specifications for a few of the most heavily traded commodities.
  27. How Much Trading Capital Do Forex Traders Need?

    Even a small pip profit can mean substantial percentage returns over time.
  28. 5 Metals That May Be Brighter Than Gold

    Many metals could be better investments than gold because they're more versatile and aren't as tied to investor sentiment.
  29. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  30. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  31. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  32. Does Bad PR Make For A Good Investing Opportunity?

    Like most other kinds of turnaround investing, investing in the face of bad PR can be a high-risk/high-reward situation. ...
  33. Mutual Funds: Brand Names Vs. House Brands

    Find out whether an in-house fund will serve you better than a major company's fund offerings.
  34. How To Compare Yields On Different Bonds

    Find out how to equalize and compare fixed-income investments with different yield conventions.
  35. 5 Ways To Invest In Currencies

    As the economies of some countries sputter and former third-world countries are beginning to emerge, currency investing is ...
  36. The 6 Fastest-Growing Economies

    A look at the economic growth in several developing countries.
  37. 5 Lessons From The Recession

    Take a look at some valuable lessons investors learned during the financial crisis of 2007-2009.
  38. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    Here are five different approaches that investors can take in hopes of doubling their investment.
  39. Bet Smarter With The Monte Carlo Simulation

    This technique can reduce uncertainty in estimating future outcomes.
  40. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

    Investors should approach these markets with caution, as prices and expectations seem to be ahead of reality.
  41. Wall Street History: Panics, Scandals And Rogue Traders (Oh My!)

    This week chronicles the heroics of J.P. Morgan, a classic embargo battle, the first of Wall Streets' dark days and much ...
  42. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  43. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  44. Forget BRIC, It's Time For CIVETS

    BRIC was the emerging market shorthand for the first decade, now it's time for CIVETS.
  45. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  46. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the ...
  47. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start?
  48. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  49. 7 Signs A Stock Is Set To Slide

    In investment, knowledge is power. Knowing these signs could alert you to potential problems on the horizon for your stocks. ...
  50. Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.
  51. The Skinny On Canadian Sports Lotteries

    Putting your money where your mouth is on the favourite team could add some spice to your sports viewing.
  52. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these ...
  53. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable ...
  54. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  55. Introduction To Weather Derivatives

    Learn about a financial instrument that makes temperature a tradable commodity.
  56. Drastic Currency Changes: What's The Cause?

    Currency fluctuations often defy logic. Learn the trends and factors that result in these movements.
  57. How To Tell If A Company's In Trouble

    Observing a company's behavior can prove beneficial for the mindful investor. Know the signs before you make a reactionary ...
  58. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  59. Bond Portfolios Made Easy

    Bonds have typically been viewed as stocks' less-glamorous sidekick, but they deserve a little more respect from investors. ...
  60. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  61. Return On Assets (ROA)

    Return on assets is one of the basic metrics used to evaluate a company's stock. Find out what it can tell you about a stock ...
  62. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  63. 5 Businesses That Rise As The Temperature Falls

    Not many people welcome the snow and cold, but these businesses depend on it to increase sales and profitability.
  64. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  65. Understanding Beta

    Beta is a measure of volatility. Find out what this means and how it affects your portfolio.
  66. How To Sell Put Options To Benefit In Any Market

    As long as the underlying stocks are of companies you are happy to own, put selling can be a lucrative strategy.
  67. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  68. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  69. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  70. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  71. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  72. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  73. Use Duration And Convexity To Measure Bond Risk

    Find out how this measure can help fixed-income investors manage their portfolios.
  74. The security which offers the best protection against purchasing power risk or inflation ...

    a. fixed annuityb. common stockc. treasury bondd. certificate of deposit Answers: bDebt securities and investments that promise ...
  75. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  76. Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio

    Diversification is a vital investment tool, and well within the reach of even small investors.
  77. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Few homeowners think of their mortgages as leverage, but careful use of this asset can help them maximize their net worth. ...
  78. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  79. How Does The Yen Affect American Finance?

    Although it has fallen to number four on the trading partner list, Japan and its currency have a large impact on the American ...
  80. Top 5 Reasons To Invest In Currencies

    Here's why you should get into the forex market.
  81. What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

    Forget the cliches and uncover how much volatility you can really stand.
  82. Hedge Funds' Higher Returns Come At A Price

    Learn how hedge funds win big gains for investors - and why they sometimes lose.
  83. When The Federal Reserve Intervenes (And Why)

    The Federal Reserve doesn't interfere with the economy every time it flounders. Find out more here.
  84. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced so you can make a sound investment and ...
  85. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
  86. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  87. Trading The QQQQ With In-The-Money Put Spreads

    Even beginners may use this strategy to trade a bullish outlook.
  88. Companies You Think Are Canadian

    Their advertising and brands scream Canadian, but are these companies really owned elsewhere?
  89. The Wealth Gap: Developing Nations Are Catching Up

    The difference between rich, developed nations and poor, developing nations is shrinking. Find out what this means for you.
  90. Wall Street History: WaMu's Collapse, Black Friday And LTCM

    The end of September has historically been one of the worst times in finance. Find out why.
  91. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  92. The Price To Earnings Ratio Explained

    The price to earnings ratio is one of the most important ratios in investing. Find out how it is calculated, how it can be ...
  93. The Debt To Equity Ratio

    The debt to equity ratio identifies companies that are highly leveraged and therefore a higher risk for investors. Find out ...
  94. Working Capital

    Working capital is one of the basic metrics used to evaluate a company's financial health. Find out what it can tell you ...
  95. Do-It-Yourself Analyst Predictions

    Regular investors can build their own financial models using the mosaic theory.
  96. Finding The Best Yields

    Using yields to supplement earnings can mean big bucks, with the right strategy.
  97. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer investors the ability to diversify over an entire sector or market segment in a single ...
  98. The 5 Wealthiest Private Foundations

    These huge foundations are dedicated to causes ranging from healthcare to education and the arts.
  99. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  100. Build America Bonds: Should You Buy?

    BABs are part of the recovery act created by the Obama administration. Find out how they work and whether they could work ...
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Saucer Pattern?

    Understand the saucer pattern that indicates a bullish market reversal and learn a simple forex trading strategy devised ...
  2. How does quantitative easing in the U.S. affect the bond market?

    See why it is very difficult to evaluate the impact of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing, or QE, program on bond ...
  3. What assets are most risky and what assets are safest?

    Learn about the safest and riskiest assets to invest in. Explore savings accounts, T-bills, certificates of deposit, equities ...
  4. How do REIT managers use capitalization rate to configure their portfolios?

    Learn how REIT managers use capitalization rates to help assess risk and identify properties as potential purchase and sale ...
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