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  1. Helping Parents Advise Underage Investors

    This article looks at options for teenagers to prepare for their financial futures.
  2. Mitigating Downside With The Sortino Ratio

    Differentiate between good and bad volatility with the Sortino Ratio.
  3. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  4. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  5. Can Regular Investors Beat The Market?

    With the big name competition out there, hard-working people who invest have a tough time beating the market.
  6. Has High Frequency Trading Ruined The Stock Market For The Rest Of Us?

    HFT is a controversial trading strategy. This article looks at how HFT affects the retail investor.
  7. Behavioral Finance

    Can psychology-based theories explain stock market anomalies?
  8. Finding Your Margin Investment Sweet Spot

    Borrowing to increase profits isn't for the faint of heart, but margin trading can mean big returns.
  9. Investment Choices For Wealthy People

    Here is an overview of some investment vehicles that are available to wealthy investors.
  10. Commodities Of The Future

    Our rising global population is putting all sorts of pressures on the planet's natural resources.
  11. Reinvesting Capital Gains In Leveraged Portfolios

    Don't get forced into action. Learn how to plan properly to avoid making rash decisions.
  12. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  13. Icahn Has Another Go At Greenbrier (ARII, GBX, TRN, IEP, UNP)

    Icahn's bid for Greenbrier looks opportunistic.
  14. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  15. Introduction To Dividends

    Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth.
  16. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  17. Measure Your Portfolio's Performance

    Learn three ratios that will help you evaluate your investment returns.
  18. Bouncing Back From A Portfolio Hit

    If your portfolio has been knocked out, we'll show you how to come back fighting.
  19. Active Investment Management Misses The Mark

    Active investment management offers little advantage in the secondary capital markets.
  20. Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy

    Buying up failing investments and turning them around helped to create the "Icahn lift" phenomenon.
  21. Dollar Cost Averaging

    Discover how this investing technique can lessen the risk of investing a large amount of money in a single investment.
  22. Okun's Law: Economic Growth And Unemployment

    Learn about Okun's Law, why it is important and how it stood the test of time since first being published.
  23. Hedging With ETFs: A Cost-Effective Alternative

    The benefits of ETFs for hedging are clear and investors of all sizes are taking notice.
  24. Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?

    Analysts cannot predict future events with absolute certainty any better than you can.
  25. Top Investment Trends For 2013

    We go over a few investment trends for you to think about for 2013.
  26. Going Green With Exchange Traded Funds

    As investors become more environmentally conscious, the exchange traded fund market is following.
  27. Profit From Mortgage Debt With MBS

    Mortgage-backed securities can offer monthly income, a fixed interest rate and even government backing.
  28. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  29. Finding Solid Buy-And-Hold Stocks

    Find out how to look at the big picture - even when the market's short-term outlook is less than rosy.
  30. Portfolio Management Pays Off In A Tough Market

    A clear rebalancing strategy is a critical component of portfolio management, particularly in tough economic times.
  31. Efficient Market Hypothesis

    An investment theory that states it is impossible to "beat the market".
  32. The 5 Most Economically-Free Countries In The World

    Here are the top five from the Heritage Foundation's influential 2012 ranking of the most economically-free countries.
  33. Uncovering Hidden Broker Fees

    Even discount brokers can hit you with some fees that seem unnecessary; here are some to watch out for.
  34. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  35. Stock Exchanges Around The World

    We tell you about five of the most popular stock exchanges from around the globe.
  36. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For December 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  37. 4 Strategies For Managing A Portfolio Of Mutual Funds

    Discover some common strategies to devise a plan and maintain your holdings to reflect it.
  38. 5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation

    Overwhelmed by investment options? Learn how to create an asset allocation strategy that works for you.
  39. Active Management: Is It Working For You?

    There are guidelines to be followed when comparing an actively-managed investment strategy with a benchmark.
  40. One Portfolio For Asset Allocation

    If you treat all of your investments as a single portfolio, you will be better able to maximize returns.
  41. Who Does The Current Tax Code Benefit?

    Are the non-workers benefiting from the current tax code in any way or is it the wealthy who are still getting the big breaks?
  42. How do you flip a home?

    Flipping (also called wholesale real estate investing) is a type of real estate investment strategy in which an investor ...
  43. Who Benefits From ETFs In 529 Plans?

    With more states adding exchange traded funds to their 529 plans, the benefactors will be investors and their lower student ...
  44. 3 Of The Best Traders Alive

    Traders frequently lose large chunks of money, however, there are a handful with enough brains, boldness and capital to take ...
  45. Buy-And-Hold Investing Vs. Market Timing

    If volatility and emotion are removed, passive, long-term investing comes out on top.
  46. How do I start using technical analysis?

    Technical analysis is a method of analyzing securities by evaluating current and historical price and/or volume activity. ...
  47. Key Ratios For Analyzing Oil And Gas Stocks

    Oil and gas investors need to focus on a different subset of ratios to analyze the growth and profitability of these companies.
  48. Automated Trading with MultiCharts

    MultiCharts is a professional technical analysis and automated trading software package.
  49. Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way

    Find out how to analyze the way a company spends its money to determine whether there will be any money left for investors. ...
  50. Beta: Gauging Price Fluctuations

    Learn how to properly use this measure that can help you meet your criteria for risk.
  51. Analyzing Retail Stocks

    To analyze retail stocks, investors need to be aware of the most common metrics used. Find out what they are.
  52. Digging Into Book Value

    This calculation will serve up your portion of the shareholder pie.
  53. Forget The Stop, You've Got Options

    Using options instead of stop-loss orders adds finesse and control in limiting losses.
  54. Is France The Euro Nation To Worry About?

    France may well be the hill on which the euro crisis rallies or on which it dies.
  55. Barking Up The Dogs Of The Dow Tree

    One well-known and successful strategy for cashing in on dividends is the Dogs of the Dow. Here's what you need to know about ...
  56. The Stop Loss Order

    A stop loss order can protect an investor's portfolio when it is left unattended. Find out more about this market order and ...
  57. Major Indexes Near Pre-Recession Levels: Is History Repeating Itself?

    The markets look to be moving back to where they were before the recession. Does this mean another is on the way?
  58. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

    Positive economics is objective and fact based, while normative economics is subjective and value based. Positive economic ...
  59. Getting To Know Stock Screeners

    Finding good stocks can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But these invaluable tools can help.
  60. Cutting Edge Options Trades: The Zero-Premium Hedge

    This options trade is essentially free and can have huge profit potential, but it's not without its risks.
  61. Offset Risk With Options, Futures And Hedge Funds

    Though all portfolios contain some risk, there are ways to lower it. Find out how.
  62. The Barnyard Basics Of Derivatives

    This tale of a fictional chicken farm is a great way to learn how derivatives work in the market.
  63. Precious Metals Funds: A Golden Opportunity?

    Used intelligently, precious metals can help an investor obtain decent returns in a terrible market.
  64. How To Select A Financial Advisor

    Understanding one's own needs and what different advisors do are critical elements in the selection process.
  65. Beginner's Guide To Trading Futures

    An in-depth look into what futures are, and how you can build a solid base to begin trading them.
  66. Junk Bond

    Find out more about these bonds that have a high risk of default.
  67. Quantitative Analysis Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge fund analysis requires more than just the metrics used to analyze mutual funds.
  68. 5 More Ways The U.S. Government Wastes Your Money

    To balance the budget, the first priority should be to eliminate unnecessary spending. Here are five examples of how that's ...
  69. Add Some Real Estate To Your Portfolio

    From REITs to owning your own home, find out how diversify your portfolio with real estate assets.
  70. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy and sell property.
  71. Present Your Clients With A Year-End Review

    If you want to build a better rapport with your clients, this is a good place to start.
  72. The Relationship Between Japanese And Chinese Economies

    China counts on Japan for its manufacturing savvy, while Japan needs China's market to help it grow out of an economic funk.
  73. Is it a good idea to buy mutual funds from banks?

    Mutual funds offer consumers a great way to access a professionally-managed group of assets at a relatively low cost, with ...
  74. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  75. Diluted EPS

    Find out how and why this performance metric is so valuable in analyzing stock.
  76. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  77. Will Germany's Bailout Save Europe?

    Germany has committed even more money to what may prove to be a fruitless cause.
  78. Is There An Investing State Of Mind?

    The right investment philosophy can help traders remain profitable during these troubled economic times.
  79. Speculating With Exchange Traded Funds

    More and more investors have been drawn to the often volatile ETFs. Learn how you can use this instrument for big returns. ...
  80. Introduction To Order Types

    A trade order is an instruction that is sent to a broker to enter or exit a position. Learn about the various types available ...
  81. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  82. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

    Dividends are corporate earnings that companies pass on to their shareholders. There are a number of reasons why a corporation ...
  83. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  84. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to find business tips to make your dream a reality.
  85. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  86. The Art Of Speculation

    Speculators believe that the market overreacts to a host of variables. These variables present an opportunity for capital ...
  87. Trade On Support For The Best Exit Strategy

    Find your sound exit strategy based on support and resistance levels, while understanding the psychology behind them.
  88. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For November 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  89. How To Cash In Your Heirlooms

    Learn how to make the most money from your family treasures without getting ripped off.
  90. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  91. How Taxpayers Can Do A Legal Wash Sale

    The wash sale rule can result in the disallowance of a much-needed deduction. Here you can learn what constitutes a wash ...
  92. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  93. Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  94. Choosing Between Dollar-Cost And Value Averaging

    These are two investing practices that seek to counter our natural inclination toward market timing by canceling out some ...
  95. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  96. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4

    This guide shows how to use MetaTrader 4, a trading platform used for online trading in the forex, CFD and futures markets. ...
  97. Guaranteed Retirement Income In Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
  98. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all bad.
  99. Introduction To The Arms Index

    Developed in 1967 by Richard Arms, this volume-based breadth indicator can be applied over various time periods.
  100. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What are the primary sources of market risk?

    Learn about market risk and the four primary sources of market risk including equity, interest rate, foreign exchange and ...
  2. How does beta measure a stock's market risk?

    Learn how beta is used to measure risk versus the stock market, and understand how it is calculated and used in the capital ...
  3. How does the risk of investing in the electronics sector compare to the broader market?

    Learn how the electronics sector's risk compares to the broader market; discover real-world examples of how high exposure ...
  4. How much of a diversified portfolio should be invested in the electronics sector?

    Learn how investing style determines how much of a diversified portfolio an investor chooses to allocate to the electronics ...
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