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  1. The Benefits And Value Of Stock Options

    The pros and cons of corporate stock options have been debated since the incentive was created. Learn more about stock option ...
  2. Cheap Stocks Can Be Deceiving

    Find out how to tell a truly undervalued stock from one that has been legitimately beaten down.
  3. 5 Big Names That Profited From The Recession

    While the recession was a terrible event for many, some savvy parties managed to make it work for them.
  4. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start? ...
  5. The 5 Wealthiest Private Foundations

    These huge foundations are dedicated to causes ranging from healthcare to education and the arts.
  6. Take Advantage Of Dollar-Cost Averaging

    We explain how dollar-cost averaging offers protection and opportunity in a sinking market.
  7. 6 Spending Tips From Frugal Billionaires

    You don't get to be a billionaire by spending a lot of money.
  8. Billionaires Who Haven't Taken The Pledge

    The Pledge has gained a lot of attention, but some names are missing. We'll look at a few notables not signing up.
  9. 7 Best Companies To Have On Your Resume

    Some companies just have that Ivy League shine; that great reputation with which anyone wants to be associated. Here are ...
  10. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  11. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  12. Billionaires: Can They Solve The World's Problems?

    If Buffett and Gates did convince other billionaires to give away their fortunes, what could be paid for?
  13. The Financial Markets: When Fear And Greed Take Over

    If these unpleasant emotions are allowed to influence your decision-making, they may cost you dearly.
  14. Buffett Scandals: Then And Now

    Controversy is nothing new for one of the most celebrated investors in America.
  15. The Evolution Of Goldman Sachs

    The fraud allegations against them have tarnished the reputation of the firm. But how exactly did they get to this point? ...
  16. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  17. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the ...
  18. Goldman Sachs: By The Numbers

    While Goldman's guilt or innocence is not yet clear, these key numbers help tell part of the story.
  19. Top 5 All-Time Best Mutual Fund Managers

    The best managers produced long-term, market-beating returns and helped investors build big nest eggs. Find out who made ...
  20. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  21. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Bank Fraud And Financial Eruptions

    From fraud charges to volcanic eruptions, this week's news was anything but boring.
  22. The Greatest Stock Picker Of All Time?

    Get to know some of the best stock pickers, their strategies and how they got their starts.
  23. Is Your Investing Style Hot, Or Not?

    Don't let your portfolio construction fall out of fashion.
  24. 5 Billionaires Who Live Below Their Means

    Imagine having millions or billions of dollars, but living like you do right now.
  25. Investors Need A Good WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality.
  26. Millionaires Who Gave It All Away

    These rich philanthropists turned their backs on luxury to find far richer experiences than their money could buy.
  27. Investing Books It Pays To Read

    We provide some classic and lesser-known titles to add to your collection.
  28. Warren Buffett: Oracle No More?

    Though he's an investing icon, critics are pointing to several past events that signal Buffett's reign may be ending.
  29. Investing Quotes You Can Bank On

    These catchy quips can really help your investing.
  30. Buffett's Biggest Mistakes

    This investment guru is still human, and his biggest investing blunders prove it. Find out where he went wrong, and what ...
  31. Berkshire's Stock Splits: Good Buy Or Goodbye?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently split its stock. Is this a sign to buy?
  32. Warren Buffett's Frugal, So Why Aren't You?

    The Oracle of Omaha has a net worth in the billions, but his lifestyle is not as rich as you may think.
  33. 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.
  34. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  35. 5 Lessons From The World's Biggest Bankruptcies

    We can learn of investing strategies by studying previous financial disasters.
  36. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  37. 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.
  38. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  39. Buy When There's Blood In The Streets

    Contrarian investors find value in the worst market conditions. Find out how they do it.
  40. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  41. Don't Let Brokerage Fees Undermine Your Returns

    Smart investors don't give away more money than necessary in commissions and fees. Find out how to save.
  42. The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run. ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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?
  45. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  46. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  47. The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  48. Surviving Bear Country

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  49. Parents And Spinoffs: When To Buy And When To Sell

    Spinoffs can create great investing opportunities, but there's a time to stick around and a time to jump ship.
  50. What is the salad oil scandal?

    Before Bre-X, there was Allied Crude Vegetable Oil Refining Corporation. In 1962, Anthony "Tino" De Angelis set about to ...
  51. When Things Go Awry, Insurers Get Reinsured

    Guru Warren Buffett is making this sector popular. Learn more here.
  52. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  53. What's the smallest number of shares of stock that I can buy?

    The answer to this question is not as straightforward as it seems. Many people would say that the smallest number of shares ...
  54. Why Warren Buffett Envies You

    The Oracle of Omaha can move over - there's a new investor in town.
  55. Could Your Company Be A Target For Activist Investors?

    Find out why certain companies are targeted by these investors.
  56. Why are some shares priced in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, while other just ...

    The answer can be found in stock splits - or rather, a lack thereof. The vast majority of public companies opt to use stock ...
  57. Value Investing + Relative Strength = Higher Returns

    Buying value stocks that are moving higher helps investors steer clear of value traps.
  58. The Importance Of Segment Data

    Key financials often fail to provide insight into large cap companies.
  59. World's Greatest Investors

    Historically, the market has returned a solid 12% per year on average. The icons we'll present here represent the pinnacle ...
  60. Reining In CEO Rewards

    Could bloated CEO compensation be to blame for the widening gap between the rich and the ultra-rich?
  61. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  62. The P/E Ratio: A Good Market-Timing Indicator

    Check out the returns this newer technical analysis tool would've yielded over the period from 1920 to 2003.
  63. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  64. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

    Inflation affects equity prices in several ways. Most importantly, investors are willing to pay less for a certain level ...
  65. Peer Comparison Uncovers Undervalued Stocks

    Learn how to put one of the top equity analysis tools to work for you.
  66. A Nightmare On Wall Street

    These tales of banking terror sent shivers down the spines of even the most steadfast bankers.
  67. Is finance an art or a science?

    The short answer to this question is "both". Finance, as a field of study and an area of business, definitely has strong ...
  68. Value Traps: Bargain Hunters Beware!

    Find out how to avoid getting sucked in by a deceiving bargain stock.
  69. Which Is Better: Dominance Or Innovation?

    Find out how to assess and evaluate both these values in the market and your portfolio.
  70. Stocks with high P/E ratios can be overpriced. Is a stock with a lower P/E always ...

    The short answer? No. The long answer? It depends.The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is calculated as a stock's current ...
  71. Four Big Investor Errors

    These simple lessons can cut your losses.
  72. Mechanical Investing Not A Golden Key

    Direct paths to wealth are getting narrower, fewer and may be locked up tight.
  73. Use Breakup Value To Find Undervalued Companies

    Find out a company's worth if it were sold in pieces - it may be more than you think.
  74. Can a stock have a negative price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

    Yes, a stock can have a negative price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), but it is very unlikely that you will ever see it reported. ...
  75. What's the difference between old- and new-economy stocks?

    Old-economy stocks represent large, well-established companies that participate in more traditional industry sectors and ...
  76. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  77. What's the difference between absolute P/E ratio and relative P/E ratio?

    The simple answer to this question is that absolute P/E, which is the most quoted of the two ratios, is the price of a stock ...
  78. If I own a stock in a company, do I get a say in the company's operations?

    You don't get a direct say in a company's day-to-day operations, but, depending on whether you own voting or non-voting stock, ...
  79. I've heard some "market gurus" claim returns of up to 400% annually. Is this possible?

    To answer your question in a word: No! Although we wish such a phenomenal investment system were real, the claims you speak ...
  80. Why would a stock have no par value?

    People often get confused when they read about the "par value" for a stock. One reason for this is that the term has slightly ...
  81. Value Investing Using The Enterprise Multiple

    This simple measure can help investors determine whether a stock is a good deal.
  82. What is earnings management?

    Before diving into what earnings management is, it is important to have a solid understanding of what we mean when we refer ...
  83. World's Wackiest Stock Indicators

    Can butter production help you predict the market's next move? Find out here.
  84. Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  85. Futures Fundamentals

    For those who are new to futures but want a solid understanding of them, this tutorial explains what futures contracts are, ...
  86. The Greatest Investors

    Read about the achievements of those who have mastered the art of investing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Depreciation Can Shield Taxes, Bolster Cash Flow

    Depreciation can be used as a tax-deductible expense to reduce tax costs, bolstering cash flow
  2. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics degrees?

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences.
  3. How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

    The CFA Institute allows an individual an unlimited amount of attempts at each examination.Although you can attempt the examination ...
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    Learn about average stock market analyst salaries in the U.S. and different factors that affect salaries and overall levels ...
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