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  1. Profiting In A Post-Recession Economy

    When the dust from a recession settles, there are often many opportunities for portfolio growth - both locally and internationally. ...
  2. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  3. The risk an investor is most likely to face when investing in a discounted U.S. Treasury ...

    a. Call risk b. Reinvestment risk c. Credit risk d. Purchasing power risk Answer: Bbecause call risk would apply more often ...
  4. 6 New Year's Resolutions For The Financial System

    The repair of the financial system will not come quickly, but these New Year's resolutions are a great place to start.
  5. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

    The U.S. dollar falling affects everyone. Make sure your portfolio is protected against it.
  6. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  7. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  8. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  9. The Truth About Naked Short Selling

    The media demonizes naked short selling, but in most cases it occurs in a collapse, rather than causing it.
  10. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  11. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

    This technical indicator is underused in the currency markets, but it can help you isolate profitable opportunities.
  12. What are G7 bonds?

    G7 Bonds refer to bonds that are issued by the governments of the following seven countries: United States, Canada, France, ...
  13. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  14. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  15. The primary reason for an IA to rebalance a client’s portfolio is to:

    A. ensure the portfolio matches the asset allocation chosen for the client's risk tolerance and objectives. B. increase portfolio ...
  16. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  17. Socially (Ir)responsible Mutual Funds

    Not concerned about being an ethical investor? Maybe "sinful stocks" have a place in your portfolio.
  18. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

    Going global can add flavor and diversity to an otherwise bland basket of bonds.
  19. Accounting For Differences In Oil And Gas Accounting

    How a company accounts for its expenses affects how its net income and cash flow numbers are reported.
  20. Commodities That Move The Markets

    Find out how the everyday items you use can affect your investments.
  21. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  22. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  23. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities: When To Take The "LEAP"?

    Options are always speculative, but LEAPS provide a longer time frame, which may make them more profitable.
  24. Overcoming 5 Major Retirement Risks

    Retirement can be pricey but there are ways to boost your savings and minimize your costs.
  25. A New Financial Crisis On The Horizon

    Low interest rates and deflation are leading to some disturbing banking and market trends.
  26. The 5 Most Influential Bankers Of All Time

    These bankers shaped the current financial system - though some didn't live to see the fruits of their labor.
  27. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  28. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in. ...
  29. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  30. Recession Stats You Need To Know

    We take a look at some of the most quoted recession statistics, and find out how they're calculated and who they affect. ...
  31. The interest rate used to define the “risk-free” rate of return is the

    a. discount rate.b. 90-day Treasury bill rate.c. five-year Treasury note rate.d. federal funds rate. Answers: bThe 90-day ...
  32. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  33. Corporate Thanksgiving: Who Should Be Thankful For What

    There may not be a lot to be thankful for in terms of this year’s economy, but some sectors have more to be thankful than ...
  34. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  35. A Brief History Of The Hedge Fund

    Find out how this U.S.-born investment innovation became a $1-trillion industry that's both praised and vilified by the media. ...
  36. How Credit Cards Built A Plastic Empire

    A decade before Mastercard or Visa existed, the first credit card company was introduced.
  37. Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  38. These Financial Products Are Too Complex For The Average Joe

    Structured financial products are so elaborate that investors are unable to assess costs and risk.
  39. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

    The McGinley Dynamic is a little known technical indicator developed by John McGinley in 1990. The indicator attempts to ...
  40. The Plaza Accord: The World Intervenes In Currency Markets

    In 1985, the G-5 nations signed an agreement to devalue the United States currency and correct the GDP. To an extent, it ...
  41. Did the Stimulus Work? It Depends On Who You Ask

    Did the federal government's stimulus effort work or did it fail? What seems like a straightforward area of inquiry has become ...
  42. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future. ...
  43. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
  44. 5 Lessons From The World's Biggest Bankruptcies

    We can learn of investing strategies by studying previous financial disasters.
  45. Finding Market Movement With The ADX

    Take a closer look at this indicator, which refines your insight into the strength of a prevailing trend.
  46. Let Your Intuition Guide Your Investments

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  47. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  48. The Lowdown On No-Load Mutual Funds

    These funds let you cut out the middleman - and the fees.
  49. Buying Into Corporate Research & Development (R&D)

    Investors take note: companies that cut research and development are in danger of saving today but losing big tomorrow.
  50. When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for. ...
  51. Digging Deeper Into Bull And Bear Markets

    Discover why it's important to know the characteristics of the two types of market conditions.
  52. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  53. 5 Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot ...
  54. Why It Pays To Be A Lazy Investor

    Be a couch potato! This passive, but diversified, investing strategy could be for you.
  55. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  56. ECN Credits: Let Your Broker Pay Your Trading Fees

    Altering your entry and exit strategy could save you a lot of money in fees. Find out how to pad your bottom line.
  57. Using Technical Analysis In The Gold Markets

    The quest for this shiny commodity has made millionaires of paupers and, on the flip side, ruined many an investor.
  58. Is It Time To Raise Interest Rates?

    The Fed has good reason for staying the course on interest rates.
  59. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

    There isn't a difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment. Both terms are used to refer to the degree of ...
  60. Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    Find out which stocks one of the world's best investor is putting his faith in.
  61. Commodity Investing 101

    From the orange juice we drink to the gas we use to power our vehicles and heat our homes, commodities play important roles ...
  62. The risk an investor is most likely to face when investing in a discounted U.S. Treasury ...

    a. Call risk b. Reinvestment riskc. Credit riskd. Purchasing power risk Answer: Bbecause call risk would apply more often ...
  63. Financial Statement Manipulation An Ever-Present Problem For Investors

    The SEC has taken steps to eliminate this type of corporate fraud, but it remains a real risk for investors.
  64. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  65. Do Cheap Imported Goods Cost Americans Jobs?

    Flooding the market with cheap products can mean job losses and even market collapse - but dumping isn't as threatening as ...
  66. 80 Years After Black Tuesday

    It has been 80 years since the stock market experienced a one-day slide of $14 billion. Find out what's changed - and what ...
  67. Market-Based Asset Allocation Lowers Your Risk

    Not all investors are incredibly brave with their money. Thankfully, there are ways to measure your risk level.
  68. The 5 Most Feared Figures In Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan caused chills on Wall Street.
  69. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  70. Do stocks that trade with a large daily volume generally have less volatility?

    Stock volatility refers to a drastic decrease or increase in value experienced by a given stock within a given period. There ...
  71. Simple Strategies For Capitalizing On Trends

    Find out how following a trendline bounce or a new swing high or low can help you get into a trend early.
  72. The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.
  73. October: The Month Of Market Crashes?

    In the finance world, October is a month to be feared, but is it justified?
  74. Pocket Change Or Prison: The Galleon Hedge Fund Scandal

    This scam has been called the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history and the pay off was only 1%.
  75. Holiday Spending: The Key To Economic Recovery?

    Consumer spending is one statistic that can be used to tell if we're coming out of a recession.
  76. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  77. A Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    We look at six stocks Warren Buffett stands behind, why he likes them and why they may be a good fit for your portfolio too. ...
  78. Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Find out how to buy in.
  79. Mutual Fund Style Drift Not Always A Bad Thing

    Style drift has a bad reputation, but it can be a sign that your fund is thriving.
  80. Is Biased Investing Holding You Back?

    Risk aversion seems to come to us naturally, preventing us from stepping into unfamiliar territory. But feeling comfortable ...
  81. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  82. 11 Fears That Rattle Potential Investors

    From Wall Street ghouls to zombie banks, there are a lot of frightening things scaring people away from investing.
  83. The Lowdown On Index Funds

    If you can't beat the market, why not join it? Read on to go over your options.
  84. What is a long-short mutual fund?

    A Long-Short Fund is a mutual fund that holds investments long and in addition it sells securities it does not own (short). ...
  85. New Year Likely To Ring In More Poverty

    The U.S. is home to an increasing number of poverty-stricken families - and it'll probably get worse before it gets better. ...
  86. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the ...
  87. Forbes' Top Small Companies: Where Are They Now?

    How did these companies fare after topping the Forbes list of America's best small cap companies?
  88. 3 Factors That Drive The U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency. ...
  89. What are Schedule K-1 documents used for?

    The Schedule K-1 is a tax document issued for an investment in partnership interests. The purpose of the Schedule K-1 is ...
  90. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and ...
  91. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must ...
  92. Preparing For A Career As A Portfolio Manager

    Find out what it takes to win a spot in one of the most coveted financial careers.
  93. The Spookiest Days On Wall Street

    These days are what traders' nightmares are made of.
  94. Analyzing Mutual Funds For Maximum Return

    Using a few simple metrics will help you pick the right fund for your portfolio.
  95. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

    Proper hedges help to contain your losses while still allowing profits to grow.
  96. The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement

    There's more to being a landlord than just collecting rent every month.
  97. Pivot Strategies: A Handy Tool For Forex Traders

    Make more educated trading decisions by identifying major turning points.
  98. The Secret To Consistent Returns In Any Market

    Despite the market’s recent volatility, there are some investors who haven’t seen negative returns. Learn their secret.
  99. Which two companies underwent the biggest corporate merger of the 1990s?

    While the 1980s on Wall Street were typified by Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) and hostile takeovers, the 1990s were the decade ...
  100. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

    On January 1, 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) came into being. The WTO was an outgrowth of the General Agreement ...
  101. Going All-In: Comparing Investing And Gambling

    People often compare stocks to gambling, but how close are they really?
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What does a double bottom tell a trader about the overall trend?

    Learn how a double bottom pattern forms on a price chart and why many traders consider double bottoms to be a sign of reversal ...
  2. What are the main differences between a double top and a double bottom?

    Identify double tops and double bottoms, and learn what each could mean for the security's current price trend. Discover ...
  3. What are common trading strategies used when identifying a double bottom

    Use simple, low-risk trading strategies to take advantage of a double bottom formation. Traders typically take one of these ...
  4. What is a common price target when identifying a double bottom?

    Learn how to identify a double bottom stock pattern and where to set a target selling price point to get the most out of ...
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