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  1. Tankan Survey Provides Clues To Japanese Economy

    This quarterly survey is crucial for assessing Japan's economic health.
  2. Why U.S. Investors Should Care About "PIGS"

    The finances of Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain have been in the spotlight lately. Find out how this affects the U.S. ...
  3. Jobs That Are Growing - Despite The Recession

    If your career was derailed recently, you're not alone - but these jobs are on the rise.
  4. Make Money On The Movies

    If you think you know which films will tank and which will soar, this new way to trade could be for you.
  5. The Economics Of Natural Disasters

    Even natural disasters that take place thousands of miles away can shake up your portfolio here at home.
  6. Sinful Investing: Is It For You?

    Sin stocks may seen outright undesirable to some, but these "naughty" industries bring stable returns - even in hard times. ...
  7. Spotting Creative Accounting On The Balance Sheet

    Companies have ways of manipulating their balance sheets that investors should be aware of.
  8. Countries With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

    A high U.S. unemployment rate may not be as restrictive as you think. Find out where the jobs really are.
  9. Water Cooler Finance: Bailouts, Buffett-Rock And Prison Brawls

    This week was marked by extremes and touched by more than a little drama - and we're not just talking about Warren Buffett's ...
  10. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  11. Mutual Fund Tune-Up Delivers High-Powered Performance

    Rebalancing your portfolio will protect you from risk and ensure that your investments are performing at their best.
  12. How are bonds rated?

    Moody's, Standard and Poor's, Fitch Rating and Dominion Bond Rating Service are some of the internationally well-known bond ...
  13. Recession: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    Understanding the business cycle and your own investment style can help you cope with an economic decline.
  14. Beer Mergers: Are The Micro Brewers Doomed?

    What does the consolidation in the beer industry mean for investors and, more importantly, beer drinkers?
  15. Betting On The Entertainment Industry

    Speculating on new flicks for profit is becoming an important component of Hollywood business.
  16. The Happiness Index - How Prosperous Are You?

    Not all nations measure their success in dollars and material items - Bhutan, south of China, measures it in happiness.
  17. Rent-To-Own Real Estate Full Of Pitfalls

    Before you consider this type of arrangement, you should be aware of how it works, who benefits and the many things that ...
  18. New Forex Rules Cap Losses - And Profits

    The CFTC is considering reducing the maximum amount of leverage in the forex market to 10:1. Find out what this change would ...
  19. This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas And The Ides Of March

    From the founding of Sin City to the world's largest IPO, find out what historic financial events occurred this week.
  20. Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value

    Find out how calculating a reproduction cost for a company can beat out the dividend discount model.
  21. Why Laws Won't Prevent Financial Bubbles And Crashes

    We look at past government financial legislation, and see why it just doesn't work.
  22. A Disaster-Protection Plan For Your Portfolio

    If you can't predict the future, you'll need to plan ahead to protect your assets from the impact of major world events. ...
  23. Agency Bonds: Limited Risk And Higher Return

    Discover these safe alternatives to Treasury bonds.
  24. Play Video Games; Become A Millionaire

    New ways to benefit from this industry have emerged over the last few years. The best part is, they're very profitable.
  25. 6 Major Collectibles Payoffs

    From comics to records these rare items scored unbeatable returns for those who were able to recognize their value.
  26. Vital Link: Manufacturing And Economic Recovery

    Manufacturing output is one of the clearest signs that an economy is recovering from a recession.
  27. Millionaires Who Gave It All Away

    These rich philanthropists turned their backs on luxury to find far richer experiences than their money could buy.
  28. Bank Regulations: Good Or Bad?

    Big investors are calling for more regulations, while others are up in arms at the ideas. So who's right?
  29. Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    In 2009, the list of struggling banks grew by leaps and bounds. Find out which banks are faring the worst in 2010.
  30. A Quick And Dirty Look At Sports Gambling

    Americans love to gamble on sports, but most of the money wagered doesn't come with a receipt - or the backing of the U.S. ...
  31. An Introduction To Ichimoku Charts In Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  32. Investments To Die For

    It is possible to benefit financially from death - without being a character in a murder mystery.
  33. Should You Invest In A Green Home?

    Energy neutral homes are becoming real possibilities, but the financial point of view might not be so optimistic.
  34. This Week in Financial History: Speculative Bubbles, Bill Gates, Coca Cola and Capitalism

    From the millionaire boom and the IPO of one of the world's largest companies, read on to find out what significant financial ...
  35. Airline Stocks Look Set To Soar

    This maligned sector is in better shape than most investors believe.
  36. Water Cooler Finance: Recalls, Lawsuits and Other News

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
  37. The Perfect Investment For Chocolate-Lovers

    With mounting production problems, it might be time for investors to enjoy some hot cocoa ... investments.
  38. The European Union's Dead Weight

    Greece and the other troubled European Union nations are in need of financial reform.
  39. Free Cash Flow: Free, But Not Always Easy

    Free cash flow is a great gauge of corporate health, but it's not immune to accounting trickery.
  40. The Basics Of Trading A Stock

    Taking control of your portfolio means knowing what orders to use when buying or selling stocks.
  41. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  42. One World, One Currency: Could It Work?

    This idea has been debated for decades, but could it really work? Which countries would benefit? What are the downfalls? ...
  43. What advantages do exchange-traded funds have over mutual funds?

    Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are growing ever more popular, as they were created to combine the best characteristics of both ...
  44. 7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    The government has made its share of mistakes when it comes to printing money, and the results are collector's items.
  45. Fine Art Funds: A Beautiful Investment

    Have you ever admired a piece of art and wished you had the money to own it? Art funds may be one way to get a stake in this ...
  46. Forex: How To Scalp Fundamentally

    Learn why event-driven scalping in the currency market involves balancing fundamentals with technicals.
  47. Should You Follow Your Fund Manager?

    Learn how to tell if a fund in flux is still a suitable investment.
  48. Something Gross In GDP

    GDP is used to gauge the strength of the economy, but what is it actually measuring?
  49. This Week In Financial History: Birthdays, Theory and Scandal

    In the world of finance, March marks the anniversary of a number of important beginnings (and some ends) that have left an ...
  50. Investing Books It Pays To Read

    We provide some classic and lesser-known titles to add to your collection.
  51. What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

    The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - the accounting standard used in more than 110 countries - has some ...
  52. Budget Like The Government

    Wouldn't it be great to run up charges everywhere and then leave the bill for someone else to pay? That's exactly what happens ...
  53. Candlestick Charts

    A candlestick chart contains a lot of useful information in a simple form, learn how to read one here.
  54. Can Global Investors Profit From GDP Watching?

    GDP growth is not necessarily a solid indicator of stock market returns in emerging markets. Find out what to watch instead. ...
  55. Tweet Your Way To A Sweet Job

    Social networks have become popular job-seeking resources. Find out how to use them to your advantage.
  56. Top 10 Holdings Of 5 Top Money Managers

    Thanks to the SEC you can look at the companies and industries that 5 mega-investors are pouring their billions into.
  57. Is Your Portfolio Overweight?

    As time passes, in order to remain profitable, investors need to put certain parts of their portfolio on a diet.
  58. Warren Buffett: Oracle No More?

    Though he's an investing icon, critics are pointing to several past events that signal Buffett's reign may be ending.
  59. Forex: Money Management Matters

    Currency trading offers far more flexibility than other markets, but long-term success requires discipline in money management. ...
  60. A Soaring Housing Market: College Apartments

    How to play the boom in upscale student housing.
  61. What To Bring To The Tax Man

    Forgetting these forms can cost you your refund.
  62. The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned over and above the?

    The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned over and above the: a. discount rate. b. tax rate. c. inflation ...
  63. 2000-2009: The Lost Decade

    A look back at a volatile decade for investors and what it can teach us going forward.
  64. Rules That Warren Buffett Lives By

    You may think the recent financial meltdown changed things, but don't be fooled: those unfussy sayings from the Oracle of ...
  65. Tax Withholding: Good For Government, Bad For Taxpayers

    It's important to understand where that money coming out of your paycheck goes and why - after all, you earned it.
  66. Why Dividends Matter

    Seven words that are music to investors' ears? "The dividend check is in the mail."
  67. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  68. Did Derivatives Cause The Recession?

    We may never come to a consensus on what caused the financial collapse, but derivatives definitely share a large part of ...
  69. Financial Elder Abuse Rampant In Economic Downturn

    Lawmakers slow to act against Wall Street wrongdoing.
  70. Investing Quotes You Can Bank On

    These catchy quips can really help your investing.
  71. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  72. Trade The Covered Call - Without The Stock

    The standard covered call can be used to hedge positions or generate income. This calendar spread may do so more effectively. ...
  73. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  74. Creative Accounting: When It's Too Good To Be True

    Accounting practices have matured, but there are still plenty of ways that companies can disguise their financial results. ...
  75. Is Cloud Computing An Investable Trend?

    Wall Street loves the next hot trend of cloud computing, but is it for real?
  76. Buffett's Biggest Mistakes

    This investment guru is still human, and his biggest investing blunders prove it. Find out where he went wrong, and what ...
  77. Active Managers' Market-Beating Claims Debunked

    New, more precise mutual fund style analysis shows active management still underperforms over time.
  78. Berkshire's Stock Splits: Good Buy Or Goodbye?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently split its stock. Is this a sign to buy?
  79. 3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    We clarify some rules that often puzzle taxpayers.
  80. The BEST definition of a benchmark portfolio is:

    The BEST definition of a benchmark portfolio is: a) A preset list of securities to be used to compare the performance of ...
  81. European Crisis: Take It In Stride

    EU problems are part of a bull market wall of worry.
  82. This Week In Finance: Carl Icahn and Ben Bernanke

    During this week in financial history, an iconic corporate raider was born, and a new economist took the helm of the Federal ...
  83. Sports Bets That Would Have Made You Rich In 2009

    If you had placed these wagers, you would be very rich in 2010.
  84. Advanced Option Trading: The Modified Butterfly Spread

    This strategy provides traders with the flexibility to craft a position with unique risk/reward characteristics.
  85. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you diversify too much, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  86. Cashing In On A Commodities Boom

    They're hard to predict, but commodities cycles provide valuable information for traders.
  87. How Money Makes The Economy Move

    This simple example shows how central banks expand the money supply, and why the money supply must grow for the GDP to grow. ...
  88. How To Profit From An Inefficient Market

    Yes, it is possible to consistently beat the stock market.
  89. Analyzing Show Biz Stocks

    The glitz and glam of Hollywood could help put some more glitz in your pocket.
  90. Is short selling allowed in India?

    In March, 2001, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) banned short selling in the Indian stock market. The ban ...
  91. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  92. 5 Money Managers to Watch in 2010

    We look at managers that could be poised to deliver market-beating returns in 2010, and how we can participate.
  93. Hedging With Puts And Calls

    This trading strategy can reduce your risk - but only if you use it effectively.
  94. Underwater Companies That Haven't Drowned - Yet

    These companies are saddled with huge debts, but are still operating. How do they manage to stay afloat?
  95. The Truth About Micro-Cap Index Funds

    They don't exist, because micro-caps are too small for index funds and ETFs to invest in.
  96. Should Insider Trading Be Legal?

    Insider trading has become a hot-button issue. Here are some of the pros and cons to making it legal.
  97. Which Mutual Fund Style Index Is For You?

    The Russell Investments and MSCI Barra style classification systems can help you pick the right mutual fund - if you know ...
  98. The Amateur Investor's Guide To Analyzing Corporate Efficiency

    Find out how the amateur investor can measure the success of management.
  99. 5 Strange New Ways To Invest

    These new investment vehicles could be for you if you are feeling burned by the recession.
  100. Why are most bonds traded on the secondary market "over the counter"?

    Like stocks, after issuance in the primary market, bonds are traded between investors in the secondary market. However, unlike ...
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