1. Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

    With rates likely “low for long,” the stretch for yield looks set to continue, though investors should be cautious before overreaching for yield.
  2. Banking Perks for the Rich That Will Make You Green With Envy

    Famous faces are known for getting mountains of free stuff and special treatment. And the bank is no exception. Forget cars, jewelry and runway fashions. For the ultra rich, the particular bank they use and the options available are the ultimate status symbols. Bank branches have levels, or tiers, of ...
  3. The Devil in the Details: Five Retirement Budget Proposals

    President Obama got our attention in his State of the Union speech by calling for action on retirement. The President’s budget proposals, however, may reveal more about the administration’s overall vision for retirement policy.
  4. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. And there's lots of inventory so plenty of choice for buyers. Here's how to get the most for your money.
  5. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question whether we’re witnessing the bursting of an equity bubble. Russ explains that while U.S. equities overall are not in a bubble, valuations have started to become an issue, particularly for certain segments of the ...
  6. How To 'Spring Clean' Your Credit Cards

    It’s a good idea to compare credit cards and ditch ones that don't stack up. While you are busy preparing for spring cleaning around your house, take the time to do the same for your finances.
  7. Use Knock-Out Options To Lower The Cost of Hedging

    Unlike a plain-vanilla call or put option where the only price defined is the strike price, a knock-out option has to specify two prices – the strike price and the knock-out barrier price.
  8. 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 to determine when a trend is about to develop into something of substance.
  9. The Odd Lot Theory: Betting That Small Investors Are Wrong

    The odd lot theory is a largely discredited proposition that small investors are usually wrong and that doing the exact opposite will yield above-average returns.
  10. Five Ways To Teach Your Kids The Value Of A Dollar

    Kids are never too young to start learning money lessons. The more opportunities they have to work with money and manage it, the more money savvy they will be as adults.
  11. Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial

    This tutorial offers details on the most popular resources for equity research and analysis.
  12. Common Size Balance Sheet

    Investopedia explains: A common size balance sheet is a valuable tool for tracking and analyzing the changes and performance of a business over multiple time periods.
  13. 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 for individual assets, investment portfolios and anything that can rise or fall in value over time.
  14. A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    All of the potential highs, lows, and sentiments associated with investing can overshadow the ultimate goal—making money. The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  15. 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 ETF. Currently, such an investment vehicle is only available to wealthy investors, through funds like the Bitcoin Investment Trust.
  16. Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  17. The Six Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin has gone mainstream. Yet it's still massively misunderstood.
  18. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches its potential. The most widely known estimate of its intrinsic value is $400 billion made last November by the Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler at the "New York Times" Dealbook ...
  19. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can usually sense when a customer is providing fraudulent information to them. Find out what sets off a tax preparer's lie detector.
  20. Inventory: FIFO, LIFO

    Whether a company chooses FIFO or LIFO has important implications for the bottom line and for tax liability.
  21. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  22. 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, according to the National Housing Trend Report for February 2014, published by Realtor.com. Here's a look at what buyers can expect to find for $300,000.
  23. Overseas Cash Hoards: Shareholder Boon Or Taxpayer Burden?

    American corporations are holding something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion in cash in the coffers of their offshore entities, usually to avoid tax liability. Needless to say, not everyone agrees that this should be permitted.
  24. 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 box atop a long, narrow "shadow."
  25. Give Yourself More Options With Weekly and Quarterly Options

    Weekly and quarterly options were introduced to give a greater choice of option expirations to investors, and enable them to trade more efficiently.
  26. Why The IRS Blocked Refund Anticipation Loans

    Refund Anticipation Loans provided tax preparers with a substantial stream of income for several decades. But high fees and widespread fraud convinced several banks to exit this industry, and the IRS finally outlawed the loans.
  27. 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?
  28. Tweezers Provide Precision For Trend Traders

    How to use candlestick tweezer patterns for analyzing and trading financial markets.
  29. The Most Definitive Bitcoin IRS Tax Guide You Will See Anywhere: Part I - For Individual ...

    The is the most comprehensive analysis to date about the IRS tax guidance on virtual currencies like Bitcoin, announced in March 2014: What records to keep, what enforcement challenges you need to be aware of, and what you can write off.
  30. How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund

    Do you feel like you don’t have enough money to save for emergencies and also save for retirement? An often-overlooked feature of the Roth IRA could solve your problem.
  31. 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 than being at risk? You guessed it! Not knowing you’re at risk.
  32. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  33. 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, paid for by his former employer, and a temporary ban from an industry he is no longer a part of.
  34. The Gloomy Future Of The Tax Preparation Industry

    It's often said all that is certain are death and taxes. By extension, undertakers and tax preparers should enjoy similar levels of ironclad job security. But recent changes to the marketplace have caused the latter profession some uncertainty.
  35. How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  36. The Insiders Who Fix Rates for Gold, Currencies And Libor

    The system by which benchmark rates are fixed for interest rates, currencies and gold is archaic - and, many would argue, deeply flawed.
  37. 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 assets for the future, giving you less to utilize during retirement.
  38. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  39. 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 you can get for the median list price in this eclectic housing market.
  40. Could The Fair Tax Movement Ever Replace The IRS?

    Although many taxpayers would love to see the IRS abolished, only a handful of thinkers have come up with any sort of viable replacement plan. The Fair Tax is one such idea that has continued to slowly gain grassroots support.
  41. How Federal Open Market Committee Meetings Drive Rates And Stocks

    Janet Yellen's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting - and its aftermath - is an important bellwether for the immediate future of the U.S. economy.
  42. The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to be cautious when investing in new issues.
  43. 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 what, you ask? Well, sancitons can pack a bigger punch than you might think.
  44. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Chicago Real Estate Market

    Here's a look at what about $200,000 will get you today in various regions within Chicago's real estate market.
  45. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  46. How Credit Event Binary Options Can Protect You In A Credit Crisis

    CEBOs are designed to offer protection from “Credit Events” like bankruptcy or a global economic crisis, and thus are quite different from standard call and put options.
  47. The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb

    Here, we look at Airbnb - what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using this online rental marketplace.
  48. 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 strategy comes with its own unique threats.
  49. Five Steps To Retire Debt-Free

    Retiring without debt is a worthwhile goal, but a difficult one to achieve. If you're up to the challenge, follow these steps to a debt-free retirement.
  50. Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter And Facebook

    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
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