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  1. Growth and Stabilization In The Global Economy

    The continued advance for stocks implies a stabilization in international economies, which indicates global growth is steadying ...
  2. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  3. Why would an investor opt for a partial redemption as opposed to a full redemption?

    Learn about the difference between a partial redemption and a full redemption, and why an investor might choose to partially, ...
  4. Is there a way to profit from arbitrage trades on delivery duty paid?

    Find out about the relationship between arbitrage and Delivery Duty Paid (DDP). Learn more about incoterms and arbitrage ...
  5. What does the efficient market hypothesis assume about fair value?

    Found out what the efficient market hypothesis says about the fair value of securities, and learn why technical and fundamental ...
  6. How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Triple Bottom Pattern?

    Learn about the triple bottom pattern and how it is used to create effective trade strategy in the forex market, including ...
  7. What Has Been Groupon’s Growth Strategy?

    Groupon established a strategy with efforts to become a broader force in the e-commerce world and to expand more strongly ...
  8. Strategies To Position Your Bond Portfolio

    Fixed income investors may not be able to see them all right now, but important trends are stirring on the investment horizon.
  9. The Impact Of A Stronger Dollar In The Markets

    The economy continues to improve, but also demonstrated that some areas of the stock market are more vulnerable to an increase ...
  10. Active Funds: Getting What You Are Paying For?

    Fund investing could have hidden costs that can potentially make a big impact on your final return, particularly over the ...
  11. What types of investors are best-suited for stop loss orders?

    Use a stop-loss order to mitigate downside risk. Whether you are a conservative beginner or a seasoned day trader, a stop ...
  12. What role do core competencies play in a balanced scorecard?

    See how some businesses can combine the concepts of core competency and a balanced scorecard in an attempt to build sustainable ...
  13. How do I use the CAPM (capital asset pricing model) to determine the cost of equity?

    Learn about the elements of the capital asset pricing model, and discover how to use this formula to calculate a business' ...
  14. What are the advantages of a limit order over a market order?

    Understand the functional differences between a limit order and a market order and the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  15. How do I calculate the cost of equity using Excel?

    Learn how to calculate the cost of equity in Microsoft Excel using the capital asset pricing model, or CAPM, including brief ...
  16. The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  17. How To Make The Most of Fibonacci Grids

    Build your Fibonacci skills by finding the longest price swing on your chart of interest and placing a grid over the trend. ...
  18. Getting U.S. Tax Deductions On Foreign Real Estate

    If your home or second home is not in the United States, you can still get U.S. tax deductions. How many and what kind depends ...
  19. This Is A Small Country With Huge Potential to Grow

    Trinidad and Tobago's increased revenue and economic success have been primarily generated by its energy sector, but it still ...
  20. How to Use Commodity Futures to Hedge

    Both producers and consumers of commodities can use futures to hedge. We explain, using a few examples, how to achieve commodity ...
  21. Day Trading: Top Scenarios To Take Profits

    Three ways to take profits while day trading, based on price movement and what the asset is doing that day.
  22. What are the regulations surrounding limit order protection?

    Learn about the order protection rule enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ensure investors receive ...
  23. What is the role of the nation-state in globalization?

    Learn about the evolving role of the nation-state in an increasingly globalized world as fewer boundaries restrict international ...
  24. Will the Natural Gas ETF KOLD Stay Hot?

    Proshares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF isn't an investment for the faint of heart.
  25. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  26. Be Aggressive with this Leveraged Natural Gas ETF

    This leveraged ETF offers big short-term potential, but do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?
  27. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  28. How To Become a Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience ...
  29. How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private ...
  30. How To Minimize ETF Fees

    ETFs offer broad exposure to a variety of styles, sectors, regions and more. But the fees can be a bit steep. Here are ways ...
  31. You'll Lose Profits Without This Trading Strategy

    A trading edge defines your technical or strategic advantage in the highly competitive market environment.
  32. How do I place a limit order online?

    Learn how a limit order is placed, the types of stocks it is most useful for and the specifications placed with it to suit ...
  33. How are blue-chip stocks similar to mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

    Understand the primary differences between making investments in blue-chip stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds ...
  34. What kinds of private equity investments are out there?

    Learn why private equity can be so profitable and how to buy this type of investment often reserved for institutional and ...
  35. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  36. 4 Tax-Free Muni Bond ETFs to Consider

    Tax free municipal bond ETFs are an excellent way to build wealth slowly. Here are 4 you should consider.
  37. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  38. Are You An Investor Seeking For More Income?

    For income-seeking investors, it's hard to turn down a double-digit dividend yield like that of Prospect Capital Corporation ...
  39. 3 Major Risks For Annaly’s Investors

    Thanks to its double-digit dividend yield, Annaly Capital Management has long been a favorite among income-seeking investors. ...
  40. How Gilead Sales Have Grown Conspicuously?

    Learn how Gilead sales have climbed from $1.33 billion in 2004 to $24.89 billion as of the end of 2014.
  41. How are Upside Gap Two Crows patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

    Learn about the upside gap two crows chart pattern and how analysts and traders interpret this pattern as an indicator of ...
  42. How do I build a profitable trading strategy when spotting an Upside Gap Two Crows ...

    Learn about the upside gap two crows pattern and how this reversal signal is used to create profitable trade strategy, including ...
  43. What value metrics are best for analyzing companies in the metals and mining sector?

    Learn what some of the best valuation measures are that analysts commonly use to evaluate companies in the metals and mining ...
  44. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Upside Gap Two Crows pattern?

    Learn about the upside gap two crows reversal pattern and how to use this pattern to create effective trade strategy despite ...
  45. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to metals and mining?

    Learn about the three developed countries with the largest exposure to the metals and mining sector: Canada, Australia and ...
  46. What is the Ultimate Oscillator formula and how is it calculated?

    Learn how to calculate momentum with the Ultimate Oscillator using the formula created by technical analyst Larry Williams ...
  47. Which Is One Of The Nation’s Safest Banks?

    While there's no such thing as a completely safe bank stock, it's hard to find one that comes closer to the mark than New ...
  48. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, it's important to know the risks that could ...
  49. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  50. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
  51. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  52. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  53. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  54. Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  55. Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  56. How Brokerage Fees Work

    What you need to know about fees when choosing between a full service and discount broker.
  57. Are small cap companies a safer investment than large cap companies?

    Learn about the safety of small caps compared to large caps. Find out which key measures they differ on and which to pick ...
  58. What are the best technical indicators to complement a Turtle Channel?

    Learn how two additional technical indicators can be used to complement a trading strategy designed for use with the turtle ...
  59. What is the Turtle Channel formula and how is it calculated?

    Learn the simple formula for creating the turtle channel indicator and understand how the turtle channel is used by traders ...
  60. What multinational corporations operate in the former Soviet Union?

    Learn about the sectors in which multinationals operate in the former Soviet Union, and find out which features attract them ...
  61. Are all multinational corporations also large cap companies?

    Learn about the differences between multinational corporations and large-cap companies, and discover the most important features ...
  62. Additional Paid-In Capital

    Additional paid-in capital is an account in the equity section of a balance sheet. It represents the additional amount paid ...
  63. What's a T-Test?

    T-Test is a term from statistics that allows for the comparison of two data populations and their means. The test is used ...
  64. What is Asset Management?

    In the investment world, asset management refers to active management of an investor’s portfolio by a financial services ...
  65. Cash Flow From Financing Activities (CFF)

    Cash flow from financing activities is typically the third and final section of the statement of cash flows. It shows changes ...
  66. What's Demand Elasticity?

    Demand elasticity is the measure of how demand changes as other factors change. Demand elasticity is often referred to as ...
  67. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  68. If Greece Leaves The Euro, Who's Next?

    If Greece leaves the euro, one of these countries may follow suit.
  69. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  70. Are Financial Advisors Becoming Dinosaurs?

    Technology is transforming the field of wealth management. Has the shift made financial advisors obsolete?
  71. Does Quantitative Easing Work?

    The US, Japan, and now the EU have embraced quantitative easing. But what works for the economy of one country doesn't necessarily ...
  72. How does a nation's national debt affect the budget process?

    See how the national debt has traditionally impacted, or purported to impact, the budgeting process for the U.S. federal ...
  73. What are the most common ETFs that track the metals and mining sector?

    Discover investment opportunities with ETFs that invest in physical precious and base metals and miners such as gold, silver, ...
  74. What is Charlie Munger's current role at Berkshire Hathaway, and what is his history ...

    Discover what Charlie Munger's current role is at Berkshire Hathaway. Also, learn about how his relationship evolved with ...
  75. 9 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Business

    Human beings often act irrationally when it comes to business decisions. Behavioral finance explains the difference between ...
  76. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

    Dig deeper into the investment uses of, and mathematical principles behind, standard deviation as a measurement of portfolio ...
  77. What are the best ways to identify Retracements on a stock?

    Read about three of the most common methods for identifying retracement levels on a stock's price chart, including the controversial ...
  78. How do I use Positive Volume Index (PVI) for creating a forex trading strategy?

    Understand the basics of the positive volume index and how investors in the forex markets use this contrarian indicator to ...
  79. What are Warren Buffett's favorite business / finance books, and why?

    Read the books that taught master investor Warren Buffet everything he knows about the market, stocks, security analysis ...
  80. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics ...

    Learn how Warren Buffett became so successful through his attendance at multiple prestigious schools and his real-world experiences.
  81. China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  82. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  83. What legal recourse do I have if the counterparty in a debenture agreement does not ...

    Understand the risks and benefits of debenture agreements, and what legal recourse you have should the other party fail to ...
  84. Is it a good idea for a beginning investor to arbitrage the dividend calendar?

    Learn the trading strategy used for arbitraging the dividend and understand why this complicated, high-risk strategy is not ...
  85. What are the differences between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's business philosophies?

    Take a deeper look into the relationship between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the chairman and vice chairman of Berkshire ...
  86. How can I use alpha in conjunction with the Treynor Ratio?

    Learn about alpha and the Treynor ratio and how these metrics are used to assess investment strategy by comparing portfolio ...
  87. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  88. These ETFs are Ready for Russia When You Are

    This might not be the best time to invest in Russia, but you should be ready to strike when that time arrives.
  89. Risk Management Framework (RMF): An Overview

    A company must identify the type of risks it is taking, as well as measure, report on, and set systems in place to manage ...
  90. Do You Have The Right Settings On Your Stochastic?

    Use these helpful tips to unlock Stochastics' full potential.
  91. If the intrinsic value of a stock is significantly lower than the market price, should ...

    Discover how the intrinsic value and market price of a stock are related and why a stock that appears overvalued may still ...
  92. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

    Understand the basics of calculation and interpretation of standard deviation and how it is used to measure risk in the investment ...
  93. What was the largest company Warren Buffett ever bought through Berkshire Hathaway?

    Explore Warren Buffet's rationale for the record setting Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa ...
  94. What was the first stock Warren Buffett ever bought?

    Learn some the important basic principles of investing that are illustrated by Warren Buffett's first experience in the world ...
  95. What are the most common examples of Range-Bound Trading strategies?

    Learn some of the most common indicators and strategies that traders implement to generate profits from trading a range-bound ...
  96. What is the average growth rate of the oil & gas drilling sector?

    Learn about the growth rate in the critically important market sector of oil and gas exploration and production, and see ...
  97. This Investment Strategy Could Be Your key To Success

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  98. What is the difference between a stop loss order and a limit order?

    Learn how to manage losses and reduce risk in volatile markets while reviewing the differences between stop-loss orders and ...
  99. What math skills do I need to study microeconomics?

    Find out how and why mathematics are used in microeconomics, what its limitations are and the kinds of math skills that economics ...
  100. How did Warren Buffett's investing style conflict with Benjamin Graham's theories ...

    Find out how Warren Buffett's value investing style contrasts with that of his mentor, Benjamin Graham, by relying on quality ...
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