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  1. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  2. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  3. How To Analyze ETFs With Bloomberg

    Tips on how to screen, evaluate, compare, and trade ETFs using Bloomberg.
  4. Trading With Alpha

    Find out more about this abnormal rate of return and how it affects both you and money managers.
  5. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  6. Should You Buy Stock Or An ETF?

    Not all investors are the same. By the same token, not all investment types are suited for each individual investor.
  7. Separately Managed Accounts: A Mutual Fund Alternative

    It takes a hefty minimum investment to get in in on an SMA, but these offer some distinct advantages.
  8. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  9. Liquidation Blues: When Mutual Funds Close

    Underperforming funds often close their doors, leaving investors down and out.
  10. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  11. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  12. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  13. How To Fire-Proof A Portfolio

    Losing a job shouldn't mean losing all of your financial flexibility.
  14. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  15. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  16. Real Estate Speculation In College Towns

    Is this an investing option you should consider? Find out here.
  17. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For June 2012

    Learn the major economic events that forex traders need to know for June.
  18. 7 Steps To A Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal

    For savvy real estate investors, times of lower prices reveal investment opportunity.
  19. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  20. The Good And Bad Of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  21. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  22. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  23. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  24. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  25. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  26. Standard Deviation

    Learn about how standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return of an investment to measure the its volatility. ...
  27. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  28. Operating Cash Flow

    Find out how OCF can be used to value a company based on their ability to generate cash from operation.
  29. What Are SRI Funds?

    You don't have to check your values at the door when investing in the market. Find out why.
  30. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade. ...
  31. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  32. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  33. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  34. The 5 Best And Worst IPOs

    The market for equities has gone through numerous crises, but when an IPO hits the market, it can create lots of excitement ...
  35. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  36. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  37. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  38. An Introduction To Day Trading

    This article will take an objective look at day trading, who does it and how it is done.
  39. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  40. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  41. What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Anyone involved in a real transaction can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the different methods of real estate ...
  42. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  43. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  44. So You've Decided To Invest ...

    Becoming an investor can be intimidating at first. Find out what happens after you take that first step.
  45. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

    Ask yourself these three questions to figure out which strategy is best for you.
  46. Net Asset Value

    Discover how mutual fund companies and ETFs price shares of their investment pools.
  47. An Introduction To The Income Statement

    The income statement is a measurement of a company's financial performance over a specific period of time. Discover its main ...
  48. 8 Ethical Guidelines For Brokers

    We examine the less obvious ethical dangers faced by a broker, and help you avoid trouble in ethical gray zones.
  49. 4 Things Investment Managers Say To Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  50. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  51. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  52. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  53. If you have a house that is under your company name and you want to sell it back ...

    The answer to this question really depends on the type of legal entity your business is operated through. Businesses may ...
  54. The Top Nonprofit Donors In 2011

    Charitable giving increased in 2011, especially among wealthy donors. This article looks at three of the top donors and where ...
  55. Investing Vs. Gambling: Where Is Your Money Safer?

    Many people who have never invested before see it as just another form of gambling. Find out the truth.
  56. 5 Ways To Make Money In Space

    Even if you can't afford to take a commercial flight to space, you could still invest in space-related technologies and businesses.
  57. Neural Trading: Biological Keys To Profit

    Learn about neural networks, which is software designed to simulate the human brain in order to make better trading decisions. ...
  58. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

    Governments in the eurozone have been cutting almost everything these days. Discover if the strategy is working.
  59. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  60. Calculating Operating Margin

    Learn more about the measurement used to calculate what proportion of a company's revenue is left over after production costs.
  61. Beginner's Guide To Tradestation Trading Software

    Learn about the many tools Tradestation offers to active investors.
  62. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  63. Retained Earnings

    Learn more about this calculation and why companies include it on the balance sheet.
  64. Outstanding Shares

    Learn more about this important number found on a company's balance sheet.
  65. Low Vs. High-Risk Investments For Beginners

    Understanding risk is key to better investing.
  66. Microsoft Excel Features For The Financially Literate

    Here are some of Excel's functions and features that a financial professional can use to make his or her job more efficient. ...
  67. The Greatest Currency Trades Ever Made

    These speculators took big positions - and scored huge profits - in the currency market.
  68. FOX Business Network's Liz Claman: Warren Buffett's Best Investment Advice

    Claman is no stranger to Buffett, having interviewed him many times. She shares the four best pieces of investment advice ...
  69. 5 Reasons The Do-It-Yourself Investor Is Gaining Popularity

    Online brokers are gaining more market share as retail brokerages and wire houses lose popularity. Find out why.
  70. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For May 2012

    The global economy continues to recover slowly, as the U.S. recovery picked up steam and the eurozone crisis stabilized. ...
  71. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  72. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  73. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  74. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  75. The Difference Between Active And Passive Investing

    Deciding whether to take an active or passive approach is among the most important decisions you'll make.
  76. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  77. Receivables Turnover Ratio

    The receivables turnover ratio is a measure used to quantify a firm's effectiveness in extending credit as well as collecting ...
  78. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  79. What Is Equity?

    Find out more on equity, and why this word has multiple meanings for everybody.
  80. 3 Bonds You May Have Never Heard Of

    These lesser-known bonds may give your portfolio a boost when other investments products fall short.
  81. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  82. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  83. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  84. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  85. The Everyday Lives Of Frugal Billionaires

    Many of the world's richest people manage their money sensibly. Here is a list of billionaires who spend wisely.
  86. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to ...
  87. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  88. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  89. How To Analyze Corporate Bonds With Bloomberg Terminals

    Bloomberg was originally designed as a tool for bond traders, and as such it's capabilities for analyzing corporate bonds ...
  90. Reporting Your Interest Income

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  91. How To Tell If You're Cheap Or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  92. International Financial Reporting Standards

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  93. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch ...
  94. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  95. An Overview Of Short Selling

    Short selling is not as harmful as people think, and actually serves an important function in the market.
  96. 5 Current Misconceptions About Investing

    As an investor, you don't want to miss out on gains for your portfolio. Read on to find out what they could be.
  97. Understanding The Leverage Ratio

    Learn more on how the leverage ratio is used to calculate a company's ability to meet financial obligations and how changes ...
  98. Should You Care That Samsung Doesn't Need U.S. Investors?

    Many international companies see no need to have fully-listed shares trading on U.S. exchanges.
  99. Day Sales Outstanding

    Learn more about how day sales outstanding, or DSO, is calculated and used to measure the average number of days a company ...
  100. Become Your Own Stock Analyst

    Learn how to do your own stock analysis and become a wiser investor.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Why is the EBITDA margin considered to be a good indicator of a company's financial health?

    Understand why the EBITDA margin is a good indicator of a company's financial health. Learn why it also has some drawbacks ...
  2. How attractive is the internet sector for a growth investor?

    Learn why the Internet sector is an attractive option for growth investors, as well as what many of them do to reduce the ...
  3. What are some examples of different types of capital?

    Learn about the different types of capital, including financial, human and social capital, and how each is a valuable asset ...
  4. What is the formula for calculating opportunity cost?

    Learn about the opportunity cost formula and how businesses use this calculation to decide between investment and capital ...
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