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  1. Interest Rates And Your Bond Investments

    By understanding the factors that influence interest rates, you can learn to anticipate their movement and profit from it. ...
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  3. 5 Ways To Spot The Next Stock Bubble - And Avoid It

    Playing a market bubble could pay off, but it carries a lot of risk. Avoiding it could be the way to stay profitable.
  4. Benefit From A Winning Investment Club

    Joining an investment club isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can help you learn the ropes or sharpen your investing skills. ...
  5. Global Bailout: Did The U.K. Do Enough?

    The stimulus packages through the recession varied from country to country. Only time will tell who weathered the storm best.
  6. How do I know when to "rebalance" my investments?

    In order to have a disciplined approach using "rebalancing style" investing, you must first setup a defined model that specifies ...
  7. 10 Great Finance Books Of 2009

    Surprisingly, not all of these books are about the recession. But they are all worth the read.
  8. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  9. Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  10. Staying Home Vs. Daycare: A Financial Conundrum

    Most moms and dads make this tough decision based on emotion, but there are quite a few financial consequences to each choice, ...
  11. Did You Miss The Gold Rush?

    Even if you missed out on gold, there are other shiny ways to play precious metals.
  12. No Longer Nomads: The History Of Real Estate

    From caves to condos, we look at how homo sapiens hunted for a home.
  13. Financial Institutions: Stretched Too Thin?

    Find out how to evaluate a firm's loan portfolio to determine its financial health.
  14. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    These tips will reduce your anxiety and can lower your 2009 tax bill.
  15. How Risky Is Your Portfolio?

    Find out how you could be subject to larger losses than you think.
  16. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  17. Bailout Acronyms 101

    The subprime meltdown gave rise to a mouthful of financial acronyms. Learn how to sort through this alphabet soup.
  18. Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  19. Failed Takeovers During The Recession

    Takeover attempts were popular in late 2008 to 2009, but some deals just didn't make it.
  20. Find Profits By Hedging Iron Condors

    Hedging iron condors with put calendars can help control losses, and can even make an investor more profitable.
  21. Understanding Japanese Keiretsu

    The structure of major companies in Japan is steeped in tradition and relationships.
  22. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  23. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  24. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

    Game theory was once hailed as a revolutionary interdisciplinary phenomenon bringing together psychology, mathematics, philosophy ...
  25. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  26. The New Generation Of Charitable Gifts

    Stuck for a gift idea? These gifts give to more than your recipient.
  27. How are oil reserves accounted for on an oil company's balance sheet?

    Oil reserves are estimated quantities of crude oil that have a high degree of certainty, usually 90%, of existence and exploitability. ...
  28. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

    Both LIBID and LIBOR are rates primarily used by banks in the London interbank market. The London interbank market is a wholesale ...
  29. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  30. 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. ...
  31. Dubai May Be Least Of World's Debt Problems

    Sovereign borrowers, including the U.S., face reckoning.
  32. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  33. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

    The U.S. dollar falling affects everyone. Make sure your portfolio is protected against it.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  40. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

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

    G7 Bonds refer to bonds that are issued by the governments of the following seven countries: United States, Canada, France, ...
  42. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. Socially (Ir)responsible Mutual Funds

    Not concerned about being an ethical investor? Maybe "sinful stocks" have a place in your portfolio.
  46. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  47. 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.
  48. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

    Going global can add flavor and diversity to an otherwise bland basket of bonds.
  49. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  50. Commodities That Move The Markets

    Find out how the everyday items you use can affect your investments.
  51. Overcoming 5 Major Retirement Risks

    Retirement can be pricey but there are ways to boost your savings and minimize your costs.
  52. 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.
  53. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  54. 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.
  55. A New Financial Crisis On The Horizon

    Low interest rates and deflation are leading to some disturbing banking and market trends.
  56. 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.
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  61. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  62. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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. ...
  65. How Credit Cards Built A Plastic Empire

    A decade before Mastercard or Visa existed, the first credit card company was introduced.
  66. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

    The McGinley Dynamic is a little known technical indicator developed by John McGinley in 1990. The indicator attempts to ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
  73. 5 Lessons From The World's Biggest Bankruptcies

    We can learn of investing strategies by studying previous financial disasters.
  74. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  75. Finding Market Movement With The ADX

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

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  77. The Lowdown On No-Load Mutual Funds

    These funds let you cut out the middleman - and the fees.
  78. 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.
  79. 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. ...
  80. Digging Deeper Into Bull And Bear Markets

    Discover why it's important to know the characteristics of the two types of market conditions.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Why It Pays To Be A Lazy Investor

    Be a couch potato! This passive, but diversified, investing strategy could be for you.
  83. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  84. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. Is It Time To Raise Interest Rates?

    The Fed has good reason for staying the course on interest rates.
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  97. The 5 Most Feared Figures In Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan caused chills on Wall Street.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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 ...
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How are Sushi Roll patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

    Learn what the sushi roll candlestick pattern is and how it is typically interpreted by traders and market analysts.
  2. How are treasury bill interest rates determined?

    Find out why interest rates for U.S. Treasury bills are determined at auction and how so-called "competitive" bidders impact ...
  3. How do treasury bill prices affect other investments?

    Find out how the price and yield of Treasury bills can impact the level of risk investors are willing to accept in their ...
  4. Why is the 50 Simple Moving Average (SMA) so common for traders and analysts?

    Learn the various purposes the 50-period simple moving average (SMA) serves, and understand why it is so commonly used by ...
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