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  1. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  2. What is a permanent portfolio?

    A permanent portfolio is a portfolio construction theory devised by free-market investment analyst Harry Browne in the 198 ...
  3. 13 Pre-Issue Corporate Bond Questions For Businesses

    When a company needs more funding, there are many options. Corporate bonds is just one of them.
  4. Bear Market Mauls Target-Date Funds

    This "set it and forget it" approach to investing is appealing, but it's not the best protection against a bear market.
  5. Is Buy & Hold Investing Dead?

    In an economy rocked by the latest recession, is buy and hold investing still the best strategy?
  6. Intermarket Analysis: Pinpointing Reversals And Confirming Trends

    Learn how to confirm your analysis based on intermarket trends by watching global markets and particular stocks to pinpoint ...
  7. The Bad Market's Silver Lining: Lower Mutual Fund Fees

    Although the past 18 months have been devastating to the stock market, there is some upside to this down market.
  8. Price Shading In The Forex Markets

    This practice puts brokers ahead of their clients, but it doesn't have to be a negative for traders.
  9. Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad For The Economy

    You may be paying less at the pump, but how are lower oil prices affecting other parts of the economy?
  10. Outside-The-Box Ways To Make Money

    These non-traditional methods can help you make some extra cash.
  11. The Unsung Pioneers Of Finance

    We all know names like Rockefeller, but there are other influential pioneers of finance in America's history.
  12. What is a growth recession?

    A growth recession is an instance in which an economy grows at such a slow pace that it creates net unemployment, meaning ...
  13. Faith-Based Investing: An Inspired Choice

    For those who follow a particular faith, this is just one more form of socially responsible investing.
  14. What is high-frequency trading?

    High frequency trading is an automated trading platform used by large investment banks, hedge funds and institutional investors ...
  15. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

    The most miserable month ever according to the Misery Index was June of 1980. The all-time high for the Misery Index was ...
  16. Top Colleges For Your Tuition Buck

    College is a major financial investment. Make sure you are getting the best value.
  17. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

    The traditional idea of a short sale is selling something you don't have so that you can buy it back at a lower price. The ...
  18. Is It Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  19. On This Day in Finance: July 29 - Bonus Army Invades Washington, D.C.

    On July 29, 1932, government troops and tanks forcibly remove World War I veterans from makeshift camps in Washington D.C. ...
  20. "Great" 8? 8 Failures Say Otherwise

    The G8 has a history of big promises and no action, and it doesn't look like much has changed in 2009.
  21. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  22. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  23. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  24. Contemplating Collectible Investments

    Profit margins are slim, but that needn't deter those with a passion for eras past.
  25. When did mutual funds come to the U.S.A.?

    On March 21,1924, the Massachusetts Investors Trust was incorporated, marking the birth of the American mutual fund industry. ...
  26. Does the balance sheet always balance?

    Yes, a balance sheet should always balance. The name "balance sheet" is based on the fact that assets will equal liabilities ...
  27. Does The U.S. Need Stimulus 2.0?

    The U.S. might just need to better handle and plan stimulus 1.0, before taking a next step.
  28. The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run. ...
  29. On This Day In Finance: July 23 - Ford Delivers First Model A

    The first car produced by the Ford Motor company was the original Model A that came out in 1903.
  30. Financial Physics: "Natural" Market Laws

    Physics uses math to define the laws of the universe; here, we look at what laws explain the financial universe.
  31. Trading Options With The Zero-Cost Cylinder

    The zero-cost cylinder allows traders to effectively trade the market while protecting their downside.
  32. Business Owners: Avoid Enron-esque Retirement Plans

    If your business administers a retirement plan, you should recognize what's at stake.
  33. Get Hired In Finance, Despite The Recession

    During a recession, there are still plenty of options for a business school graduate.
  34. 5 Earnings Season Investing Tips

    These essential tips will get you through the earnings season.
  35. On This Day In Finance: July 20 - Congress Approves The Bretton Woods Agreement

    United States Congress officially approves the Bretton Woods Agreement, thus including the U.S. in the Bretton Woods System. ...
  36. Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans

    If you do a little sleuthing and stay flexible on which teams to follow, you can still enjoy all the excitement of live sporting ...
  37. Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Variable annuity subaccounts are virtual clones of mutual funds but they have their own CUSIP number and their historical ...
  38. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Learn the basic tenets that helped this famous investor earn his fortune.
  39. You CAN Retire In A Recession

    Just because you receive your gold watch during a recession, doesn't mean you can't retire on time.
  40. 10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

    The unemployment rate may be high, but that doesn't mean you need to sit on the sidelines. Find out which fields have the ...
  41. Top 6 Factors That Drive Investment In China

    FDI in China surpassed $100 billion in 2010, certain key factors drive foreign direct investment.
  42. How To Master Online Auctions For Fast Cash

    Online selling is just as easy as in-person selling and can yield five to 10 times the profit.
  43. Pharma Patent Trolls: Cheap Drugs At A Steep Price

    Though patent trolls can help patients achieve cheaper medication in the short-term, everyone pays for it in the long term. ...
  44. Goldman Sachs: Unusual Earnings For An Unusual Company

    Goldman Sachs alumni have an unprecedented history of seamlessly moving from private to public service. Here's a short list ...
  45. Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Covered calls may require more attention than bonds or mutual funds, but the payoffs can be worth the trouble.
  46. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  47. "Helicopter Ben" Bernanke: Flying High Or Headed For A Tailspin?

    Bernanke's first four-year term will come to an end in early 2010. Will it be his last?
  48. The conduit theory...

    A. leads to the SEC's preference to allow exchanges to self-regulate.B. suggests that expenditure is the key to governing ...
  49. The Real Cost Of Drinking Coffee

    How much is your morning jolt hurting your wallet? More than half of Americans drink coffee every day, and the costs add ...
  50. On This Day In Finance: July 10 - Adolphus Busch Is Born

    On this day in 1839, German-born American brewer Adolphus Busch was born
  51. Real Estate Vs. Stocks: Which One's Right For You?

    There are ups and downs for both real estate and stock investments, so before diving in, know the differences between the ...
  52. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  53. On This Day In Finance: July 9 - New York Airways Launches First Helicopter Service

    New York Airway launches the first passenger helicopter air service in New York City.
  54. What is the difference between investing and speculating?

    The main difference between speculating and investing is the amount of of risk undertaken in the trade. Typically, high-risk ...
  55. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

    On this day in history, American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born.
  56. Silver Thursday: How Two Wealthy Traders Cornered The Market

    Find out how the largest speculative attempt to corner the market went awry.
  57. The Great Inflation Of The 1970s

    Political moves meant prevent unemployment served to do the opposite, creating one of the worst fiscal disasters of the century. ...
  58. What is moral hazard?

    An idea that a party that is protected in some way from risk will act differently than if they didn't have that protection. ...
  59. On This Day In Finance: July 7, 2003 - WorldCom Pays $750 Million

    WorldCom is ordered to pay fines in a civil case, as a result of fudging the numbers.
  60. So You Wanna Be A Millionaire: How Long Will It Take?

    There are many ways to hit the million-dollar mark, but the faster you try to get there, the harder it becomes.
  61. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company must have minimum ...

    A. $25,000B. $50,000C. $100,000D. $500,000 Correct answer: CAn investment company (mutual fund) must have at least $100, ...
  62. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company, or mutual fund company, ...

    A. $25,000B. $50,000C. $100,000D. $500,000 Correct answer: CAn investment company (mutual fund) must have at least $100, ...
  63. 4 Tips For Buying Stocks In A Recession

    Bear markets can terrify even seasoned investors. Learn how to invest safely.
  64. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

    I. It is mitigated by writing calls.II. It includes the risk the investor will lose invested principal.III. It is the same ...
  65. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  66. Investing In The Recovery With Build America Bonds

    Build America Bonds give state and local municipalities a bigger market to fund projects - and they're a solid investment, ...
  67. Government Investment Program Misses The Mark

    The U.S. government is trying everything to ease the economic crisis. Is the Public-Private Investment Program the answer? ...
  68. What Would Full Disclosure Mean For The Market?

    In the wake accounting scandals, more people are calling for full disclosure. But what would that even help?
  69. On This Day In Finance: July 3 - Dow Jones Publishes Its First Stock Average

    On July, 3, 1884, Dow Jones & Company published its first stock market index.
  70. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  71. What Does It Mean To Be Green?

    Green investing is the new buzz word for companies and investors. Find out what it means.
  72. Iron Condors: Wing It To Maximum Profit

    Understanding the right way to execute an iron condor can increase potential returns and limit risk.
  73. On This Day In Finance: July 2 - Asian Financial Crisis

    in 1997, the Asian financial crisis gains traction as the Thai baht begins to float.
  74. Assessing Bank Assets: Are Your Savings Safe?

    Learn how to determine if your assets are safe or if your bank has spread itself too thin.
  75. How U.S. Firms Benefit When The Dollar Falls

    When the greenback is weak, smart investors will invest in multinational companies to benefit.
  76. Baseball's Best Ticket Bargains

    Don't just watch baseball for cheap - watch the best teams for the best price.
  77. 6 Summer Getaways That Won't Break The Bank

    If flying to an exotic locale isn't in the cards this year, check out these cheaper vacation alternatives.
  78. On This Day In Finance: June 30 - The End Of The Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    On this day in 1957, the RFC officially closed its doors.
  79. What does churning mean?

    A. Trading with yourself, or with someone else in attempt to make the tape appear more active than it really is.B. Trading ...
  80. What is the difference between yields and interest rates?

    The main difference between yields and interest rates is that each term refers to different financial instruments. Yield ...
  81. Is The Treasury Market Forming A Bubble?

    Panic in the economy led to investors buying short-term Treasuries despite negative yields. Reacting to short-term events ...
  82. Short Sales And Foreclosures: When It's Time To Move On

    Sometimes it's better to cut your losses, but foreclosures and short selling can have devastating impacts on your credit ...
  83. Say "I Do" To A Recession Wedding

    Everyone has felt the pinch in these tough economic times, but your wedding can still be everything you want without breaking ...
  84. On This Day In Finance: June 29 - Apple iPhone

    The iPhone becomes a reality.
  85. Crime Vs Time: Madoff Faces Off Against Fellow Fraudsters

    Madoff received the maximum allowable time for his sentence - much more than any white-collar criminal before him.
  86. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he ...
  87. On This Day In Finance: June 26 - Federal Credit Union Act Signed

    On June 26, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law The Federal Credit Union Act
  88. What is an absolute rate?

    An absolute rate is easy to understand once you know the basics of an interest rate swap. An absolute rate is the fixed rate ...
  89. Is The American Banking System A Ponzi Scheme In Disguise?

    Banks' shrinking reserves and careless handling of customers' money are tarnishing the system's once-sterling reputation. ...
  90. The Ins And Outs Of Corporate Eurobonds

    Corporate eurobonds simplify expansion for MNCs, though there are a few more hoops to jump through.
  91. On This Day In Finance: June 25 - Microsoft Inc. Is Born

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  92. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

    A recent HSBC study suggests that savers had an easier time weathering the recent financial storm.
  93. Financial "News": When Opinion Becomes Fact

    News agencies and financial journalists aren't actually analysts, so don't believe everything you read.
  94. Will Obama Proposal Put Risk Into The Money Market?

    U.S. initiatives to help out the economy are the hot topic these days. Obama's floating NAV proposal has its drawbacks though. ...
  95. Accretion / Dilution Analysis: A Merger Mystery

    This analysis tool is an effective way to value mergers and acquisitions. The deal's on the table, but should you sign the ...
  96. Spotting Trend Reversals With MACD

    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  97. From Nest Egg To Omelet: How Common Wisdom Failed Investors

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket" is still a sound piece of investment advice - if you understand what it means.
  98. On This Day In Finance: June 23 – SEC Attempt To Regulate Hedge Funds Fails

    A federal appeals court ruled the SEC did not have the authority to impose regulations on hedge funds.
  99. On This Day In Finance: June 22 - Virgin Atlantic Takes Off

    On June 22, 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways launches its inaugural flight from London to Newark.
  100. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  101. Top 6 Most Tradable Currency Pairs

    Outlining six of the forex market's most tradable currency pairs.
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