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  1. The Challenges Of Investing In A Modern World

    In this article we'll look at some of the unique challenges modern investors face.
  2. What is finance?

    "Finance" is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process ...
  3. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  4. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For August 2012

    You need to know these major forex events for August.
  5. How To Avoid Risk In Your Practice

    Understanding the risks and the potential for losses in your practice keeps you one step ahead.
  6. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

    Find out what grain investors need to know to analyze USDA reports.
  7. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  8. Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS. ...
  9. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity. ...
  10. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  11. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

    Find out why these enticing options can spell trouble for your bottom line.
  12. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

    Discover how investors can use this valuation method to determine the intrinsic value of a stock.
  13. Mutual Funds Vs ETFs

    Learn more on how these collective investment schemes are similiar in design but differ in a few key areas that affect an ...
  14. Why Companies Change Exchanges

    Companies don't elect to leave an exchange so much as they're asked. Find out why.
  15. 5 Hot ETFs You Don't Know About

    There are more than 1,000 ETFs currently offered to investors. Here are five that have seen impressive growth as of late.
  16. Guide To Measuring Oil And Gas Companies

    Here are some important stats to look for when measuring oil and gas companies.
  17. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  18. Community Investing 101

    Discover a type of socially responsible investing that helps to contribute to noble causes close to home.
  19. The Simple And Safe Investment You Might Be Missing Out On

    If you aren't buying savings bonds, you're missing out on a safe, simple and relatively high-yielding investment.
  20. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  21. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

    A publicly traded company can, in fact, switch to a stock exchange that it believes will be favorable to its financing efforts. ...
  22. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

    Learn what mistakes cause hedge funds to collapse and how to avoid similar problems.
  23. Introduction To Multi-Discipline Accounts

    You get multiple managers, affordable diversification, customization and consolidated reporting all under one roof.
  24. Overcoming Compounding's Dark Side

    Understanding how money is made and lost over time can help you improve your returns.
  25. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  26. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  27. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  28. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  29. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  30. ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the market over a long period of time, so it's probably best to go with ETFs ...
  31. Candlestick Charts

    Learn more about this common visualization of a stock's price movement most often used by technical analysts.
  32. How To Avoid Common Investing Problems

    Learn to overcome eight hurdles that can keep you from realizing the best returns.
  33. 5 Of The Best Work Abroad Programs For Young People

    If you are a young person looking to experience the world, these education and career paths offer you that opportunity.
  34. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  35. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Energy

    There are a number of choices to gain exposure to the energy sector. We go over some of the more prominent options.
  36. Minimize Your Losses With Alternative Strategy Funds

    Discover a strategy that can be used to participate in the market and still protect the downside.
  37. Winning The Jackpot: Dream Or Financial Nightmare?

    Don't assume all prizes are free. Many come with enough costs to render them worthless.
  38. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  39. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  40. How To Pick A Mutual Fund In A Troubled Market

    Here are some tips to help the amateur investor pick the right funds in the current state of the market.
  41. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase ...
  42. Trading With Support And Resistance

    Learn more about these two technical analysis levels and how traders use them as signals to buy or sell a security.
  43. Trading With The Golden Ratio

    Learn more about how this special number often associated with architecture and biology applies to finance.
  44. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  45. 5 Ways The Greek Crisis Could Affect Your Personal Finances

    Keeping an eye on what is happening in Europe could help prepare you for what the future may hold.
  46. Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

    Discover what CDS are and how they can benefit companies and investors.
  47. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their ...
  48. How Investors Can Negate The Euro Crisis

    The eurozone crisis shows no sign of abating. Here are a few tips you can use to weather the financial storm.
  49. What is a derivative?

    A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, ...
  50. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  51. How To Apply Relative Strength Index With MetaTrader 4

    This trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and an unlimited number of custom indicators.
  52. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

    Find out which one offers the easiest, most cost effective options.
  53. Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  54. How Much Money Do You Need To Invest In Real Estate?

    Here's a rundown of how much investors need to get started in real estate investing.
  55. Beginner's Guide To ScottradeELITE Online Trading

    Learn how to build your investments with Scottrade's advanced online trading platform.
  56. The Many Ways Charities Make Money

    More than half of all charities generate revenue from "other" ventures. Here are some of the most common revenue generating ...
  57. 3 Reasons Why You Need To Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  58. Introduction To Investment Diversification

    Reducing risk and increasing returns in your portfolio is all about finding the right balance.
  59. In Praise Of Portfolio Simplicity

    Find out how you can streamline your investments for greater returns.
  60. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  61. Beginner's Guide To Fidelity's Active Trader Pro

    Fidelity's Active Trader Pro software provides an easy-to-use trading platform with a simple order entry interface.
  62. What To Expect From The Housing Market In The Remainder Of 2012

    Continued positive data could indicate that the housing sector has finally reached the bottom, and may be on the rise again.
  63. Closed-End Vs. Open-End Funds

    Open-end products may be a safer choice than closed-end, but closed-end funds might produce a better return.
  64. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  65. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and ...
  66. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  67. 10 Twitter Feeds Investors Should Follow

    You may not have time to follow these Twitter feeds all day, but some of the larger, commercial feeds are worth watching.
  68. Invest Without Stress

    Have anxiety? Don't worry. We have your worry-free investing guide right here.
  69. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For July 2012

    We look at the month ahead to see what major events will affect the forex market.
  70. How To Manage Your Company Stock

    If you have company stock, it can be hard to know what to do with it. Here's what you should know.
  71. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  72. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  73. Investing In Oil And Gas UITs

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  74. A Guide To Risk Warnings And Disclaimers

    Learn what the phrase "Past performance may not reflect future performance" really means.
  75. Open Your Eyes To Closed-End Funds

    Although less popular than their open-ended counterparts, these investment vehicles are worth a second look.
  76. The Hidden Differences Between Index Funds

    These funds don't all match index returns. Find out how to avoid costly surprises.
  77. Using Liquidity Ratios

    Learn more about these quick and intuitive ratios you can use to analyze a stock's liquidity.
  78. How To Apply Bollinger Bands® With Metatrader 4

    Learn how to use one of the most popular technical indicators in the MT4 trading platform.
  79. Pivot Points

    Learn more about this technical indicator and how you can use it as a predictive tool.
  80. How To Apply Moving Averages With MetaTrader 4

    The MetaTrader 4 trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and unlimited custom indicators.
  81. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  82. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  83. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  84. Hedge Fund Due Diligence

    Analyzing a hedge fund will help you determine whether it's a good investment and a good fit.
  85. Technology Sector Funds

    Evaluate past performance before investing in these types of gadget funds, as technology investors have been on a wild ride ...
  86. When To Sell A Mutual Fund

    Unhappy with your mutual fund's returns and thinking of investing elsewhere? Read this article first.
  87. How To Avoid Investing Too Conservatively

    With the right balance of risk, you can beat the effects of inflation and protect your portfolio.
  88. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  89. Hedging

    Discover more about this method of reducing risk in your portfolio.
  90. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  91. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    REITs are one way you can invest in real estate while enjoying a level of liquidity synonymous with the stock market. Learn ...
  92. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  93. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  94. Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  95. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities. ...
  96. Why Expense Ratios Are Important To Investors

    Expense ratios aren't just numbers in a column. They make a palpable impact on your bottom line. Find out how.
  97. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  98. How To Pick A Good Mutual Fund

    Learn how to evaluate mutual funds and find the right one for you.
  99. States That Spend A Lot On Fourth Of July Celebrations

    Whether it's fireworks, parades or festivals, Fourth of July celebrations in these states are often big and expensive.
  100. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What measures can be used to evaluate the capital adequacy of a bank?

    Examine some of the different financial measurements that are most commonly used to assess capital adequacy within the banking ...
  2. What is the difference between fee-based advisors and commission-based advisors?

    Understand the difference between fee-based advisers and commission-based advisers. Learn what types of duties each type ...
  3. What is private wealth management?

    Understand what private wealth management is from the perspective of both the private client as well as the private wealth ...
  4. What are some examples of a deferred tax liability?

    Learn why deferred tax liability exists, with specific examples that illustrate how it arises as a result of temporary differences.
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