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  1. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

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

    Find out how the largest speculative attempt to corner the market went awry.
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. 4 Tips For Buying Stocks In A Recession

    Bear markets can terrify even seasoned investors. Learn how to invest safely.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. 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? ...
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. What Does It Mean To Be Green?

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

    Understanding the right way to execute an iron condor can increase potential returns and limit risk.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. How U.S. Firms Benefit When The Dollar Falls

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

    Don't just watch baseball for cheap - watch the best teams for the best price.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. On This Day In Finance: June 29 - Apple iPhone

    The iPhone becomes a reality.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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
  35. The Ins And Outs Of Corporate Eurobonds

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

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  37. 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. ...
  38. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

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

    News agencies and financial journalists aren't actually analysts, so don't believe everything you read.
  40. 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. ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Spotting Trend Reversals With MACD

    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Top 6 Most Tradable Currency Pairs

    Outlining six of the forex market's most tradable currency pairs.
  46. 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.
  47. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  48. Top 10 Green Industries

    Put a little green in your wallet by investing in these growing areas.
  49. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  50. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  51. Madoff No "Mystery Man" To The SEC

    The SEC had been informed of Madoff's schemes well before he was arrested, so why wasn't he stopped?
  52. 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 ...
  53. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

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

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  55. Top 7 Technical Analysis Tools

    Check out these common technical indicators and learn how you can add them to your trading toolkit
  56. 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.
  57. SEC Seeks To (Ad)Dress Naked Shorts

    Though naked short selling is illegal, it's barely enforced, but that might be changing.
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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. ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  64. 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.
  65. 8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    Companies provide distress signals long before they go under. Find out how to read them.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 6 Ways To Make Better Options Trades

    Learn how to make better options trades with the average monthly range.
  68. 10 Options Strategies To Know

    If you want to trade options but are short on strategies, we can help.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

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

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  72. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

    Though it may be a renewable resource, there are some downsides to ethanol.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. How Dividends Work For Investors

    Find out how a company can put its profits directly into your hands.
  79. 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.
  80. Forget Green Stocks, "Green" Will Do

    More and more companies are "going green", but that term, in itself, can be subjective.
  81. 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, ...
  82. The Best Offense

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

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

    Use debt securities to attack bankrupt companies and scavenge them for profits.
  85. 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 ...
  86. What's In Store For GM Stockholders?

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  90. 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? ...
  91. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  92. 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.
  93. Can Business Evolve In A Green World?

    Learn how global warming is starting to heat up America's corporate climate.
  94. Popular Forex Currencies

    Learn about the most traded currencies and the strategies used to trade them.
  95. Top 10 Recession-Survival Side Jobs

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

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  97. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  98. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  99. 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. ...
  100. 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. ...
  101. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

    An underused opportunity provided in an SEC rule can enhance returns and lower risk for spread traders.
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