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  1. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual Growth Rate

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ways to calculate and determine returns ...
  2. Why The Winklevoss Twins' New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval and expected out later this year, will be a Bitcoin ...
  3. The Six Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin has gone mainstream. Yet it's still massively misunderstood.
  4. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  5. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real Estate Market

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% from the same month last year, ...
  6. Understanding the "Hanging Man": The Optimistic Candlestick Pattern

    A hanging man is a candlestick pattern that hints at the reversal of an uptrend. The candlestick is recognizable by a small ...
  7. Use The McClellan Oscillator To Measure Market "Breadth"

    How broad is the market? And, once we answer that question, how can we use that answer to our advantage?
  8. Bitcoin IRS Tax Guide For Individual Filers

    The is the most comprehensive analysis to date about the IRS tax guidance on virtual currencies like Bitcoin, announced in ...
  9. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse ...
  10. How the Case Against BofA's Ken Lewis Fizzled

    The regulatory cloud has lifted for Kenneth D. Lewis. Last week, the former head of Bank of America received a modest penalty, ...
  11. Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Hurt Your Net Worth?

    Saving your money and making double or even triple payments on a mortgage may sound productive, but it could hurt your overall ...
  12. What $250,000 Will Buy In The Phoenix Real Estate Market

    The number of real estate listings in the Phoenix-Mesa market has increased more than 45% since February 2013. Find out what ...
  13. Sanctions Between Countries Pack a Bigger Punch Than You Might Think

    In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, in March 2014 the West slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian hotshots. So ...
  14. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  15. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that ...
  16. Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto, Mysterious Bitcoin Founder?

    Short answer: No one knows.
  17. How To Use The Chaikin Oscillator To Your Advantage

    How best to reconcile increasing or decreasing volume with price fluctuations? No one has a definitive answer, but Marc Chaikin ...
  18. How Traders Can Utilize CCI (Commodity Channel Index) To Trade Stock Trends

    Use the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to enter and exit price trends.
  19. Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming ...
  20. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  21. Reverse Mortgages 101

    Just because you can apply for a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you should. Get a general idea of how these work, as well ...
  22. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ...
  23. Is Homeownership A Smart Investment Again?

    Homeownership remains cheaper than renting across the nation. However, these findings speak broadly to the national market, ...
  24. Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  25. J.P. Morgan's Long-Awaited ETF: Playing Close To The Vest

    Why is J.P. Morgan getting into the ETF game now?
  26. Strategic Beta ETFs

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  27. Building A Better Mousetrap With Smart Beta ETFs

    More smart beta and altermative indexed funds are coming to brokerage account near you. But what exactly are these funds ...
  28. Tips For Buying Luxury Real Estate

    The price and volume of luxury home sales is rising quickly in the U.S. and around the world. Find out what's driving this ...
  29. Bitcoin Mass Hysteria: The Disaster that Brought Down Mt. Gox

    The disastrous halt in trading on Mt. Gox, a popular Bitcoin-trading web site, sent the Bitcoin world into a panic.
  30. Asset Turnover Ratio

    Investopedia explains: The asset turnover ratio is a measure of a company's ability to use its assets to generate sales or ...
  31. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  32. Signs You Need a Money Manager Now

    Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations?
  33. Introduction to Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged exchange-traded funds have appeared that are designed to move either conversely or inversely to their underlying ...
  34. Creative Ways to Protect Your Stock Portfolio

    Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
  35. A Brief Guide To Institutional Investing

    Institutional investors are organizations that manage assets on others' behalf. They include pension funds, investment companies, ...
  36. Sinking Fund

    A sinking fund is a way for companies to pay off part of their bond issue before it reaches maturity. By eliminating its ...
  37. The Best-Performing Sectors Of 2013

    A sector represents a high-level way in which analysts and investors group similar companies together. Analyzing Standard ...
  38. Four Breakout Stocks To Watch

    These biotechnology and pharmaceutical stocks continue to put in new highs, but indicators are diverging.
  39. The Best Investments This Year: The Boom of "Boring"

    Investopedia explains: U.S.-based stocks did well and beat more aggressive strategies pursued by hedge funds and other investors ...
  40. The 4 R's Of Investing In Retail

    In retail, successfully managing return on investment (ROI) and other financial indicators is the key to a healthy business. ...
  41. Bonds: They're Not Just For Seniors

    In this article, we'll show you how investors at any stage of life can keep these fixed-income investments. Keep Reading.
  42. A Second Look At Bonds

    Traditionally, bonds have been looked at as one of the safest investments around. But Dennis Miller has some analysis that ...
  43. Income Investing

    Investopedia explains: Income investing is a term used to describe a style of stock-picking focusing on securities that generate ...
  44. Introduction To Institutional Investing

    Investopedia explains: Learn about institutional investing and all of the major players in this field.
  45. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded funds by assets under management, broken ...
  46. Diversity: Your Shield From Madoff-Style Investment Scams

    The best way to prevent being stung in a modern-day Ponzi scheme is diversity - not just within your portfolio, but also ...
  47. Crowdfunding for equities? Fool's Gold

    Investopedia explains: The JOBS Act was intended to make it easier for small firms to raise capital and give small investors ...
  48. What The Market Open Tells You

    The first few moments of trading provide a lot of information. If a trader analyzes this information, it can give a lot of ...
  49. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Investopedia explains: Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be ...
  50. 5 Ways To Rate Your Portfolio Manager

    Investopedia explains: These five performance ratios will help you measure how good your money manager is at increasing the ...
  51. An Introduction To Stock Market Indexes

    Investopedia explains the five most talked about indexes and what makes them all different.
  52. The Money Market Hedge: How It Works

    Investopedia explains how to hedge foreign exchange risk using the money market, the financial market in which highly liquid ...
  53. Short Squeeze

    A short squeeze refers to a jump in a stock's price, forcing a large number of short sellers to close their position, which ...
  54. The Barbell Investment Strategy

    It's the standard conventional wisdom offered regarding modern portfolio theory, or even regarding investing itself: Strike ...
  55. Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ...
  56. How Restricted Stock And RSUs Are Taxed

    This form of executive compensation limits how these stocks can be sold. Find out more here.
  57. Do You Really Want to Learn Investing from These Guys?

    Wall Street has a new campaign to lure Main Street back to the markets by teaching financial literacy. A separate goal may ...
  58. Foreign Investment Routes: The FDI And FPI

    Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment are two of the most common roads investors take to invest in an ...
  59. Tax-Loss Harvesting: Reduce Investment Losses

    The option to bolster after-tax stock returns through tax-loss harvesting can reverse investor gloom.
  60. The Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

    The Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) is a simple way to analyze whether a company can adequately manage its borrowing costs. ...
  61. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  62. Home Buying Tips To Win In Fast Markets

    Take a look at some of the fastest selling markets and learn home buying tips to help you get in on the action.
  63. A Study On The Wealth Effect And The Economy

    The notion that the wealth effect spurs personal consumption makes sense intuitively. After all, wouldn’t you be more inclined ...
  64. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  65. Diversification Beyond Stocks

    If you think holding several stocks means you're diversified, think again - there's much more to be done to reduce portfolio ...
  66. Wealth Effect

    The wealth effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to spend more as the value of their assets rises. The ...
  67. Introduction To Trading Eurodollar Futures

    Introduction to trading eurodollar futures, covering eurodollar time deposits, the history of eurodollars, hedging and speculating ...
  68. The Operating Leverage And DOL

    Operating leverage tells investors about the relationship between a company's fixed and variable costs. The higher a company's ...
  69. Understanding Taxation Of Foreign Investments

    Technically, any gains from foreign investments owned by an American citizen are subject to tax by the company's home country ...
  70. What Is A Municipal Bond?

    A municipal bond is a debt instrument used by a city, state, county or other local government authority to raise money for ...
  71. How To Profit During High Inflation

    Some companies are better than others at pivoting their strategies to overcome inflation or other cost-increasing concerns. ...
  72. Reading The Inventory Turnover

    Inventory turnover is a ratio that shows how quickly a company uses up its supply of goods over a given time frame. Inventory ...
  73. Evaluating Your Stock Broker

    Make sure you're getting the best service by staying informed and involved.
  74. The Basics Of Bond Duration

    Duration tells investors the length of time it will take a bond's cash flows to repay the investor the price he or she paid ...
  75. Calculating Covariance For Stocks

    Learn how to figure out how two stocks might move together in the future by calculating covariance.
  76. The Return On Invested Capital (ROIC)

    Return on Invested Capital, or ROIC, is a fundamental method of determining a company's financial performance. It is used ...
  77. What is a BRIC nation?

    BRIC is an acronym for the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The economies of these four nations are ...
  78. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation passed by ...
  79. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and ...

    When considering where to put your emergency money, a key consideration is making sure you'll be able to access the money ...
  80. Six Biggest Bond Risks

    Don't assume that you can't lose money in this market - you can. Find out how.
  81. How To Be The Perfect Copycat Investor

    The long-term success of legendary investor Warren Buffett has attracted a host of copycats over the years, and that could ...
  82. Are You Investing Or Gambling?

    We look at ways in which gambling creeps into trading, and what may drive an individual to trade - or gamble - in the first ...
  83. Oil: A Big Investment With Big Tax Breaks

    Oil and gas investments can provide unmatched deduction potential for accredited investors.
  84. Forget McMansions, In-Town Homes Offer Best Values

    Aging baby boomers, Gen X-ers and plugged-in Millennials are seeking the walkable communities of yesteryear. Smaller and ...
  85. How To Find The Best One-Of-A-Kind Investments For You

    Investors who are seeking to understand lackluster performance also need to understand the underlying causes of their symptoms. ...
  86. Right Fund For You: Closed End Or Open End Fund?

    Open-end and closed-end funds are vehicles that enable investors to invest in professionally-managed portfolios of securities. ...
  87. A Beginner's Guide To Tax-Efficient Investing

    Find out how to manage your portfolio to minimize your tax burden.
  88. Fed’s Yellen Risks Inflation Spiral With Unemployment Target

    The Fed may be treading on dangerous ground by lowering its unemployment target for determining when to end the central bank's ...
  89. Bond Call Features: Don't Get Caught Off Guard

    Learn why early redemption occurs and how to avoid potential losses.
  90. Junk Bonds: Everything You Need To Know

    Don't be fooled by the name - junk bonds may be for you if you know how to analyze them.
  91. Seven Market Anomalies Investors Should Know

    Though they're unpredictable and heavily contested, market anomalies can often work in an investor's favor.
  92. Predicting Investment Losses

    How much you stand to lose on an investment and how long those losses will last can be gauged ahead of time.
  93. Quant Strategies - Are They For You?

    Using the power of modern computers and the input of many financial experts, these models automatically execute trades for ...
  94. Should You Invest In Stocks Or Commodities In 2014?

    It's the dawn of a new year and investors are facing an array of fresh challenges. One of the intriguing investment parlor ...
  95. The Christmas Saints Of Wall Street

    Learn how some of world's richest people spread holiday cheer year-round.
  96. What To Know Before Buying A Foreclosure

    While foreclosures can be terrific investments, buying a foreclosure can also be a very risky expenditure, one into which ...
  97. What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  98. What To Expect From The Real Estate Market In 2014

    2014 holds some good news for the housing market, with gains in average home prices allowing more and more home owners to ...
  99. Philly Fed Survey: Valuable To Investors?

    For many investors, the Philly Fed's monthly manufacturing survey provides important clues about the direction of the economy. ...
  100. Assess Shareholder Wealth With EPS

    Find out if management is doing its job of creating profit for investors.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Is the Dow Jones a stock exchange?

    Learn about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its impact. This historically significant index provides a daily snapshot ...
  2. What does FNMA stand for?

    Learn what FNMA is, how it helps low-, moderate- and middle-income families afford a place to live using mortgage liquidity, ...
  3. What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    Discover the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold, how each are calculated and why they are considered ...
  4. Are stock dividends and stock splits taxed?

    Understand different tax implications for dividend payments and stock splits; main factors include the type of account and ...
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