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  1. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  2. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  3. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

    In 1715, France was essentially insolvent as a nation. Even though taxes were raised to extremely high levels, the hole that ...
  4. Top 7 Technical Analysis Tools

    Check out these common technical indicators and learn how you can add them to your trading toolkit
  5. On This Day In Finance: June 16 - 76th Anniversary Of The FDIC

    The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 would reform the banking indusry, and attempt to protect the average investor.
  6. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
  7. SEC Seeks To (Ad)Dress Naked Shorts

    Though naked short selling is illegal, it's barely enforced, but that might be changing.
  8. Biggest Millionaire Flops

    The next time portfolio losses have you down, just be glad that you can blame some of your woes on the market, rather than ...
  9. Nasty Shareholder Activist Battles And Why They Happened

    Shareholder activists can have a big impact on a company's operations. These battles turned ugly as management lost control. ...
  10. Obtaining Credit In A Bad Economy

    Recessions can put the brakes on lending. Learn how to get the loan you need during tough economic times.
  11. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  12. 8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    Companies provide distress signals long before they go under. Find out how to read them.
  13. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  14. 6 Ways To Make Better Options Trades

    Learn how to make better options trades with the average monthly range.
  15. 10 Options Strategies To Know

    If you want to trade options but are short on strategies, we can help.
  16. Can I still make money with a couch-potato portfolio?

    The couch-potato portfolio is an indexing investment strategy that requires only yearly monitoring by an investor. An investor ...
  17. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  18. Top Tips For Earning A Celebrity Paycheck

    Despite the recession, these celebrities are still raking in the cash. Learn from them and you might see your income on the ...
  19. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  20. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

    The downgrade in debt rating might be a good way to keep countries' spending in check.
  21. On This Day In Finance: June 11 - CFA Day

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  22. Is there short selling in China?

    The Chinese stock market has no history of short sales. However, in 2007, the Chinese government, in an effort to increase ...
  23. Your Personality Is Your Investment Strategy

    It's hard to keep your emotions in check while you play the stock market, but it will help you make better decisions in the ...
  24. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

    Though it may be a renewable resource, there are some downsides to ethanol.
  25. 7 Hot American Brands Riding The Recession

    The economy may be down, but these American brands are going up. Find out which companies are still going strong.
  26. Which statement is FALSE about a prospectus issued under the Securities Act of 1933?

    A. It is a summary of the registration statement.B. A preliminary version is often called a "red herring".C. It provides ...
  27. How Dividends Work For Investors

    Find out how a company can put its profits directly into your hands.
  28. When and why did the euro make its debut as a currency?

    On January 1, 1999, the European Union introduced its new currency, the euro. Originally, the euro was an overarching currency ...
  29. Forget Green Stocks, "Green" Will Do

    More and more companies are "going green", but that term, in itself, can be subjective.
  30. On This Day In Finance: June 8 - New Deal Again

    Troubled economic times, loss of trust in financial institutions, high unemployment, and the need to stimulate the economy, ...
  31. The Best Offense

    A good defense can save a portfolio from certain disaster.
  32. Free Markets: What's The Cost?

    Some argue that when the free market fails to protect consumers, government regulation is required.
  33. Distressed Debt An Avenue To Profit In Corporate Bankruptcy

    Use debt securities to attack bankrupt companies and scavenge them for profits.
  34. How To Feel Satisfied With Your Economic Situation

    By making these small changes in your life, you can feel better about your financial situation no matter what the economy ...
  35. What's In Store For GM Stockholders?

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  36. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  37. Don't Lose Your Shirt On Mutual Fund Sales

    Mutual funds aren't guaranteed profit-makers, but with the right calculations and timing, you can avoid major losses.
  38. Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  39. Will California Go Bust?

    California is in deep financial trouble with a state debt in the billions. Will someone bail them out or are they going bust? ...
  40. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  41. Popular Forex Currencies

    Learn about the most traded currencies and the strategies used to trade them.
  42. GM Lights The Torch For The Bankruptcy Olympics

    Instead of the world's best athletes, there will be a gathering of elite legal professionals for a contest of wills.
  43. Can Business Evolve In A Green World?

    Learn how global warming is starting to heat up America's corporate climate.
  44. Top 10 Recession-Survival Side Jobs

    If you're scrambling to make ends meet, you might be surprised at the options available.
  45. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  46. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  47. Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments. ...
  48. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  49. Take Advantage Of Moves In The Dollar - Get Started With Forex!

    With the threat of currency devaluation due to government borrowing, the volatility in the value of currencies will continue. ...
  50. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

    An underused opportunity provided in an SEC rule can enhance returns and lower risk for spread traders.
  51. The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  52. Does International Investing Really Offer Diversification?

    Historically, international investing has worked out well for investors, but this may no longer be the case.
  53. How’s Your Mood?

    Your mood, and the mood of each of the participants in the economy, has a huge impact on the market. See how consumer sentiment ...
  54. On This Day In Finance: May 27 - The Securities Act of 1933

    Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 as part of the response to the 1929 stock market crash. It was the first step ...
  55. Golden Stock Parachutes: Execs Cashing Out

    You’re riding out the storm on a stock that is now barely worth a buck because you have faith in the company in which your ...
  56. What is the performance cult?

    In the late '60s and early '70s, the bull market and media scrutiny of fund managers had made heroes of the so-called gunslingers ...
  57. A Stock Rebound Isn't A Magic Pill

    From the president to market pundits, everyone is trying to convince investors that all signs are green and it’s time to ...
  58. Equity Valuation In Good Times And Bad

    Learn how to filter out the noise of the market place in order to find a solid way of determing a company's value.
  59. Minimize Risk With The Long Collar

    Think your favorite stock is on the way down? This simple option-trading strategy can help you manage your risks without ...
  60. The Art Of Selling A Losing Position

    Knowing whether to sell or to hold is tough. And no rule fits all. Find out what to consider.
  61. Game Theory: Beyond The Basics

    Take your game theory knowledge to the next level by learning about simultaneous games and the Nash Equilibrium.
  62. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

    EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM are analytic indicators commonly used by management to evaluate the financial performance and ...
  63. Getting To Know Hedge-Like Mutual Funds

    This type of alternative investment mutual fund gives investors the benefits of a hedge fund, without the need for high net ...
  64. A Career In Endowment Management

    The pay may not be as competitive as Wall Street, but the work environment, opportunity and knowing your helping out an educational ...
  65. All of the following statements about convertible bonds are FALSE EXCEPT:

    A. If all of the bonds are converted, the stockholders will benefit.B. They depreciate when the stock rises in value.C. They ...
  66. 10 Tips For The Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  67. Setting Profit Traps With Butterfly Spreads

    The OTM butterfly spread offers traders three unique advantages, and can lead to consistent profits. Find out how.
  68. The Basics Of Bollinger Bands®

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  69. What is the Coppock curve?

    Technical analysis claims the ability to forecast future movements of financial instruments, such as stocks or commodities, ...
  70. 5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    These common mistakes can put your savings at risk. Find out how to avoid them.
  71. An investor is in the 36% tax bracket and holds municipal bonds with an 8% yield-to-maturity. ...

    A. 8.0%B. 22.2%C. 9.3%D. 12.5% Correct answer: D "A" divides 1-minus-tax-rate by the tax-exempt yield, instead of vice versa, ...
  72. Stock Ratings: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Stock ratings are both loved and reviled. Find out why they deserve equal measures of both.
  73. Mark-To-Market: Tool Or Trouble?

    Mark-to-market accounting can be a valuable practice, but all bets are off when the market fluctuates wildly.
  74. Working With Islamic Finance

    There is no division between the spiritual and the secular in this type of socially responsible investing.
  75. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

    This method may seem arcane, but many well-established strategies rely on it.
  76. The Mandatory Convertible: A "Must Have" For Your Portfolio?

    Mandatory convertibles are a little understood security with some distinct advantages. Find out if they are right for you. ...
  77. Needle In A Haystack: Investing Message Boards

    Message boards provide a great opportunity to read insightful information and opinions, but watch out for "trolls".
  78. Why did the Department of Justice launch an inquiry into the sale of ImClone shares ...

    On December 28, 2001, the FDA announced that it was rejecting ImClone's new cancer drug, Erbitux. The drug represented a ...
  79. Financial Infidelity: Are YOU A Cheater?

    These sneaky financial moves could erode your finances - and your relationship.
  80. Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success

    It ensures that you have a realistic outlook, and a solid strategy. We show you why and how.
  81. Revive Your Portfolio

    Increase your annual returns by rebalancing your investments now.
  82. Surviving Bear Country

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  83. 7 Ways To Position Yourself For Recovery

    Preparing yourself for an economic turnaround can give you great peace of mind.
  84. The ABCs Of Stock Indexes

    Indexes can track market trends, but they're not always reliable. Can you trust them?
  85. Listen To The Market, Not Its Pundits

    Tuning in to pundits is fine, but investors should rely on their own research when making important decisions.
  86. Compute the offering price for a mutual fund with NAV of $1,200,000,000, an 8% front-end ...

    A. $1,304.35B. $1,200.00C. $1,196.35D. $1,296.00 Correct answer: A"B" is the bid price, not the offering price; "C" is another ...
  87. An Overview Of Corporate Bankruptcy

    If a company files for bankruptcy, stockholders have the most to lose. Find out why.
  88. What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

    Learn your risk tolerance and understand the factors to consider when creating your investment portfolio.
  89. Chrysler And The 1979 Bailout

    This American icon almost went under, but the U.S. government refused to let it fail.
  90. The Linear Regression Of Time and Price

    This investment strategy can help investors be successful by identifying price trends while eliminating human bias.
  91. Mutual Fund Ratings: Are They Deceiving?

    Rating systems are a helpful - but not perfect - tool to help you find a winning fund.
  92. Top 7 Biggest Bank Failures

    Many people assumed these giants were too big to fall - they were wrong.
  93. Protect Yourself From Market Loss

    There are several simple strategies you can use to protect yourself from downside risk.
  94. What is the difference between a gilt edged bond and a regular bond?

    A gilt edged bond is a high-grade bond issue. The term "gilt" is of British origin and originally referred to debt securities ...
  95. Retire A Millionaire In 10 Steps

    Having a million-dollar portfolio is a retirement dream for many people but making that dream come true requires some serious ...
  96. What is financial double-dipping?

    In the financial industry, double-dipping occurs when a financial professional, such as a broker, places commissioned products ...
  97. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

    Frank Quattrone was one of the most powerful figures during the dotcom bubble. He was one of the first investment bankers ...
  98. Investing In The Healthcare Sector

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  99. Hedge Your Bets With Inflation-Linked Bonds

    ILBs such as TIPS and I-Bonds allow investors to curb the corrosive effects of inflation and increase portfolio diversification. ...
  100. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    Individuals and institutions can use bonds in many ways: from the most basic, such as for preserving principal or saving ...
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How long can I hold my HH/H Bonds and still earn interest?

    Take advantage of your bond investment and learn how long you can hold on to your Series H/HH Bonds and still earn interest ...
  2. What are the main components of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet?

    Find out which items are listed as assets and liabilities on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve, and how to read the ...
  3. What's more important, cash flow or profits?

    Learn about the different effects that cash flow and profit have on a business so you can decide which aspect to focus on.
  4. Which leverage ratios are most useful for analyzing manufacturing companies?

    See which leverage ratios investors and creditors are likely to use when analyzing the debt burdens for manufacturing companies.
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