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  1. Decoding DuPont Analysis

    Get a deeper understanding of ROE with these three-step and five-step calculations.
  2. Profiling: It's Not Just For The FBI

    Learn how to quantify each client's specific dreams and create a realistic financial plan.
  3. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
  4. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  5. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner ...
  6. Gold IRA Rollover

    Does it make sense to roll over some of the money in your 401(k), IRA or Roth retirement accounts into a gold IRA? Consider ...
  7. A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In South Korea

    An overview of the ETFs that offer investors an easy and efficient way to invest in South Korea's many leading companies.
  8. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

    Find out what most investors are doing wrong, and how you can do it right.
  9. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  10. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  11. Working Capital Works

    A company's efficiency, financial strength and cash-flow health show in its management of working capital.
  12. The Basic Language Of Candlestick Charting

    If you want to use candlestick charting to get a sense of where a stock is headed, you need to learn how to read this unique ...
  13. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  14. Warren Buffett's Best Buys

    The Oracle of Omaha's "Rip van Winkle" approach has served him well. Read on to learn more.
  15. The Causes And Effects Of Credit Shocks

    These shocks cycle through history. Find out what you need to know to avoid the alarm bells.
  16. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  17. Sovereign Debt Overview

    The national or government debt is a combination of both internal and external debt. The external debt is referred to as ...
  18. Gunslinger Portfolio Managers

    Learn the high-risks associated with hiring a gunslinger to manage your investments.
  19. Analysis: Should You Get A Gold IRA?

    Yes, you can invest in actual gold or other precious metals for your IRA. See the special rules for gold IRAs and what gold ...
  20. Spotting Breakouts As Easy As ACD

    Wondering what it means to be a "logical trader"? Take a look at this system devised by Mark Fisher.
  21. How To Break Bad Trading Habits

    It isn't making money on each trade that counts, but developing a long-term plan that works.
  22. What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  23. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  24. The Green Marketing Machine

    Don't let corporations greenwash their dirty laundry. Learn how to spot a phony.
  25. Fracking Companies: Practices, Profit Opportunities & Outlook

    Learn about the business opportunities available to companies in the fracking, how they operate and new innovations going ...
  26. What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value?

    What would bitcoin's price look like in the event of widespread adoption?
  27. Can I donate stock to charity?

    Giving stock, instead of cash, as a donation can greatly benefit both parties. You will find that most charities, hospitals, ...
  28. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common stocks?

    Before we answer this question, let's just take a quick review of what a stock's yield is actually measuring.The yield is ...
  29. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

    The concept of CAGR is relatively straightforward and requires only three primary inputs: an investments beginning value, ...
  30. Macroeconomics

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  31. How The Retail Investor Profits From High Frequency Trading

    Stock markets and high-frequency trading seem inseparable. As an individual investor, try and make the best of the mess, ...
  32. What's a Liability?

    A liability is a debt. It is an obligation that arises during the course of business and represents a third-party claim on ...
  33. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

    On February 27, 2007, the Chinese stock market suffered a correction, causing choppy markets all over the world. The Shanghai ...
  34. Capital Budgeting

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing.
  35. Certificates Of Deposit

    Safety is a hallmark of the traditional certificate of deposit (CD) sold by a bank or credit union.
  36. PEG Ratio

    Learn more about how this ratio is used to determine a stock's value based on its earnings growth.
  37. Understanding Compound Interest

    Compound interest is often called one of the most powerful concepts in finance. Find out what it is and how it can work for ...
  38. Ex-Dividend Date

    Not too sure what an ex-dividend date is? Find out here and learn how and when you can take advantage of a stock's dividend.
  39. Top SEC EDGAR Tools For New Investors

    Navigating the plethora of data available to investors can be overwhelming. The SEC has made it a bit easier with its EDGAR ...
  40. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  41. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  42. Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing ...
  43. The German Economic Miracle

    After World War II, Germany was in ruins. Learn about the country's quick rise to the third strongest economy in the world. ...
  44. IRA Assets And Alternative Investments

    Interested in non-traditional investing? Make sure you follow the rules to avoid prohibited transactions.
  45. The Basics of Options Profitability

    The adage "know thyself"--and thy risk tolerance, thy underlying, and thy markets--applies to options trading if you want ...
  46. What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    Economists suggest that the "opportunity cost" of any decision, the value of the next-best alternative, is crucial to making ...
  47. How to Use Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance provides an extremely competent and comprehensive offering for the everyday investor wanting to track a portfolio ...
  48. Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    "Goodwill" is a broad category for non-physical assets that are impossible to separate from the business itself, whereas ...
  49. The Treasury And The Federal Reserve

    Find out how these two agencies create policies to stimulate the economy in tough economic times.
  50. 5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

    These are the most expensive paintings ever.
  51. 5 Expensive Pieces Of Memorabilia You Can Buy

    These movie and TV props are some of the coolest, and most expensive, you can buy.
  52. Choosing Between Major and Junior Mining Stocks

    In this article, we'll compare the juniors and the majors and look at what each can add to your portfolio.
  53. Momentum Trading With Discipline

    This type of strategy demands controlled decision-making, requiring a continual refinement of entry and exit techniques. ...
  54. Gauging The Strength Of A Market Move

    Learn how to apply the ACD technique to a longer time horizon.
  55. Confirming Price Movements With Volume Oscillators

    Use this indicator to validate a change in price direction and moving averages.
  56. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  57. Measure Momentum Change With ROC

    Learn how to build a price rate of change indicator and incorporate it in your strategy.
  58. 4 Steps To Creating A Better Investment Strategy

    Make your trading safer and more streamlined by following these simple guidelines.
  59. Adapt To A Bear Market

    Learn how your portfolio should evolve to suit bear market conditions.
  60. 4 Psychological Traps That Are Killing Your Portfolio

    Sometimes your largest financial hurdle is our head. Learn about the common mind-traps that trip up investors.
  61. I lost my share certificate. Do I still own the stock?

    Regardless of whether a shareholder loses his or her stock certificate, that person still owns the shares. However, in order ...
  62. Why would a company make drastic cuts to its dividend payments?

    A dividend cut occurs when a dividend paying company either completely stops paying out dividends (a worst-case scenario) ...
  63. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  64. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  65. Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  66. What is an echo bubble?

    To understand the term "echo bubble", you have to understand what a bubble is. A financial or economic bubble occurs when ...
  67. Millennials: Bonds Aren’t Just For Old People

    I have a growing number of nieces and nephews entering their 20s, who believe that when it comes to investing they should ...
  68. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    Millionaires think differently. Not just about money, about everything.
  69. What Are The Odds Of Scoring A Winning Trade?

    Just because you're on a winning streak doesn't mean you're a skilled trader. Find out why.
  70. The Value of Profitability Ratios

    How is a company being run? Is it generating profits? The answer to these questions lies in analyzing the profitability ratios ...
  71. How to Use Trailing Stops

    A trailing stop is an order to buy or sell a security if it moves in an unfavorable direction.
  72. Countries With The Highest Fracking Potential

    Is fracking a "necessary evil," as some believe? Here are some countries with huge fracking potential--and what they stand ...
  73. How do I find historical prices for stocks?

    Whether for research purposes, bookkeeping or even general interest in historical performance, this is a question that many ...
  74. How long can you short sell for?

    When an investor or trader enters a short position, he or she does so with the intention of profiting from falling prices. ...
  75. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

    When trading is done for the day on a recognized exchange, all stocks are priced at close. The price that is quoted at the ...
  76. Which is better a cash dividend or a stock dividend?

    The purpose of dividends is to return wealth back to the shareholders of a company. There are two main types of dividends: ...
  77. A Checklist For Successful Medical Technology Investment

    Find an investment that will give your portfolio a shot in the arm.
  78. Municipal Bond Tips For The Series 7 Exam

    Learn to distinguish between general obligation and revenue bonds to ace this test.
  79. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it. ...
  80. How To Efficiently Read An Annual Report

    Learn how to read between the lines and decipher the actual condition of a company.
  81. 5 Investment Risks Created By Global Warming

    Climate-change deniers and believers alike would be wise to prepare for the worst.
  82. How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts ...
  83. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs?
  84. Some Good News Is Bad News For Investors

    Some companies excel at announcing news that is bad for shareholders, but spinning it as good news.
  85. Digging Into The Dividend Discount Model

    The DDM is one of the most foundational of financial theories, but it's only as good as its assumptions.
  86. Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad executives even worse.
  87. The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  88. 5 Lessons From The Recession

    The bear market of 2008 was a game-changer for many investors. Find out what lessons you can take away from it.
  89. What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's life cycle?

    The final phase(s) in an investor's life cycle is the spending/gifting phase, during which wealth accumulated over many years ...
  90. Market Cap

    Learn more about how market cap represents the "price tag" of a company.
  91. The Power Of Dividend Growth

    Dividends may not seem exciting, but they can certainly be lucrative. Learn more here!
  92. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    This simple ratio will tell you how much that extra return is really worth.
  93. Introduction To Growth Investing

    There are principles and techniques that are applicable for many different types of investors and growth strategies.
  94. 10 Common Financial Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

    In order to get a better understanding of what you read in markets news, we’ll briefly explore the terms you commonly encounter.
  95. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  96. Boom or Bust? The End of China's One-Child Policy

    China's easing of its one-child policy has demographers speculating whether it'll lead to a baby boom. Here's why it might ...
  97. Bank Advisor Blunders And How To Avoid Them

    Unfortunately, this business tends to focus on sales rather than customer service.
  98. Spotting Companies In Financial Distress

    What are the warning signs that a company is struggling - or worse, sinking - financially? Read on to find out.
  99. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  100. 7 Biggest Financial Fears and How to Overcome Them

    Financial fears keep most of us up at night. Money determines our comfort in life, and the financial system is such that ...
  101. 3 Penny Stocks That Are Worth Your Attention

    These penny stocks have been white-hot so far this year. Here's what you need to know about trading them.
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