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  1. 5 Misconceptions About Discount Brokers

    While discount brokers are the perfect choice for some investors, their business model could be detrimental to others.
  2. The Complete Guide To Retirement Planning For 30-Somethings

    Here is everything you need to know about retirement planning if you are in your 30s.
  3. Managing Currency Exposure In Your Portfolio

    The value of your investments is impacted by changes in global currency exchange rates. Find out how.
  4. Are Online Investment Services Right For You?

    With a host of new innovative ways to invest, the decades-old fee structure is under attack. Find out why.
  5. 4 Behaviors That Sabotage Your Investment Goals

    If you can't figure out why you're not achieving the returns you want, these behaviors might explain why.
  6. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  7. Calculating Net Income

    Otherwise known as the "bottom line", net income is the most commonly used indicator of a company's profitability. Learn ...
  8. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  9. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  10. Beginner's Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    Find out how to use the Bloomberg terminal computer system to trade stocks.
  11. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  12. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  13. Explaining RBC's Wash Trade Accusations

    On April 2, U.S. regulators accused RBC of operating a wash trading scheme. Find out what this means.
  14. Play Foreign Currencies Against The U.S. Dollar And Win

    Don't panic when the dollar drops. Learn to exploit the greenback's decline and profit from it.
  15. How Checklists Can Help Investors

    It is easy to drown in the flood of information available in the markets. Checklists could help you out.
  16. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Buying a stock can be much easier than deciding when to sell it. Learn when it might be time to sell.
  17. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  18. 5 Tips On When To Buy Your Stock

    Here are some ideas to help you identify stocks that have a good chance at making you money.
  19. The Best Portfolio Balance

    Investing isn't an exact science, it's trial and error. Find out why.
  20. How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  21. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  22. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  23. A Look At Apple's Share Buyback And Dividend

    Steve Jobs wouldn't be happy with the recent news out of Apple. Find out what to expect of Apple's dividend.
  24. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  25. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  26. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  27. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection. ...
  28. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  29. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  30. What Does Your Mutual Fund Say About You?

    How your fund votes on proxy issues will reveal whether it's acting in your best interest and according to your beliefs. ...
  31. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  32. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  33. Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  34. High-Tech Fibonacci

    Fibonacci developed this system in the Middle Ages. See how it can provide accuracy without sacrificing readability.
  35. States That Spend The Most On Lottery Tickets

    Here are the areas in the U.S. that spend plenty of money on lottery tickets.
  36. Problems Loom For The Chinese Economy

    In 2010 China became the world's second largest economy, yet some analysts see problems ahead. Find out why.
  37. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

    According to a survey published by Barclays Capital, these commodities should do well in 2012.
  38. No Wonder Companies Don't Want To Go Public Anymore

    There has been a dearth of IPOs in recent years, yet it seems like small companies aren't going public anymore. Find out ...
  39. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  40. The Basics Of Investing In Foreign Government Bonds

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  41. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  42. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  43. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  44. When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  45. How To Profit From Stock Splits And Buybacks

    If stock splits and buybacks have been a bit of a mystery to you, you're not alone. Learn some great tips.
  46. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  47. Leverage

    Learn more on how leveraged investing can help you with higher investment profits through the use of borrowed money.
  48. In Praise Of Lotteries

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  49. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  50. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  51. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  52. How To Reduce Volatility In Your Portfolio

    It's imperative that traders have a plan for when the market becomes tough to navigate. Here are some tips.
  53. Callable Bond

    Find out how callable bonds are different from regular bonds and what benefits they have for investors.
  54. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  55. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  56. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  57. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  58. The Basics Of Bonds

    Bonds play an important part in your portfolio as you age; learning about them makes good financial sense.
  59. Should You Invest In Rookie Funds?

    Taking a chance on a brand-new mutual fund can add some all-star quality to your portfolio.
  60. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  61. How To Calculate AGI For Tax Purposes

    Determining your adjustable gross income is essential in the tax filing process. Here are some tips for doing so.
  62. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For April 2012

    Many risks threaten to derail the global economic recovery, including continued turmoil in Greece and higher oil prices. ...
  63. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  64. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  65. IPOs For Beginners

    IPO is one of the few market acronyms that almost everyone is familiar with. Discover if IPOS are worth all the attention.
  66. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  67. Broker Summary: OptionsXpress Online Trading Platform

    An obvious choice for options investing, OptionsXpress also offers investors a wide array of account types.
  68. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  69. Real Estate Traps To Avoid

    Here are some tips to help you make sure you don't fall victim to these real estate pitfalls.
  70. Psychopaths In The Trading Room

    Learn about a study that compares the behaviors of some stockbrokers to that of certifiable psychopaths.
  71. Beginner's Guide To Thinkorswim Trading Platform

    Learn how to use TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim Trading Platform.
  72. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  73. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  74. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  75. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  76. Finding The Best Fund Manager

    So you're getting into mutual funds. We give some tips on how to find a manager.
  77. The Fed's Stress Test On Banks

    The Fed announced the results of its test to see which banks could put the entire financial system at risk.
  78. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
  79. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  80. Why U.S. Home Prices Rely On Supply And Demand

    Look for factors that influence supply and demand and you might be able to predict which way housing prices will trend.
  81. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  82. Broker Summary: Fidelity Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Fidelity's online broker services.
  83. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  84. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  85. Sharpen Your Portfolio With Intelligent ETFs

    Intelligent ETFs are innovative funds that pursue above-average returns and can be similar to actively managed mutual funds. ...
  86. Beginner's Guide To FXCM And Trading Station

    From signing on, to charting and trade management, learn how to trade the forex market with FXCM's online trading software. ...
  87. The Advantages Of Mutual Funds

    Learn how to get diversification, liquidity and professional management at an affordable price.
  88. Misconceptions About Past Performance And Future Returns

    Relying on an investment's past performance to guide your investment decisions is a losing strategy. Find out why.
  89. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  90. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  91. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they ...
  92. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  93. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  94. Beginner's Guide To Stockcharts.com

    Stockcharts.com is one of the most relied-upon websites for technical traders and chartists. Learn how to navigate the charting ...
  95. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  96. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  97. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  98. Profiting From Panic Selling

    When everyone rushes to dump their stocks, you may find yourself with a great buying opportunity. Learn about it here.
  99. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  100. Financial Careers Without A College Degree

    Credentials like on-the-job experience and licenses can be much more important for some financial careers.
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