1. How Risk Free Is The Risk-Free Rate Of Return?

    This rate is rarely questioned - unless the economy falls into disarray.
  2. Yield Investing: Dividend, Earnings And FCF

    There are numerous ways to value investments, and many investors prefer a specific valuation method. Yield investing is one way to value a stock by comparing the current price to various factors. Yield by definition means to give way to or produce. There are many ways to measure yield - three common ...
  3. 5 Worst-Selling Cars Of All Time

    If AMC's popular series "Breaking Bad" had come along a few years earlier, maybe Pontiac's Aztek wouldn't have gone down as one of the worst-selling vehicles of all time.
  4. Top 4 Most Scandalous Insider Trading Debacles

    Here we look at some of the landmark incidents of insider trading.
  5. Cost Basis Basics

    The term "cost basis" refers to the original value of a security you own. When you sell a stock, bond or mutual fund, you use the cost basis to determine your profit or loss, which in turn affects the amount of tax you owe. There are multiple methods for determining one's cost basis, one of which ...
  6. An Introduction To Gamma-Delta Neutral Option Spreads

    Find the middle ground between conservative and high-risk option strategies.
  7. Should You Offer Alternative Investments?

    Find out what problems arise for financial representatives when they start to diversify their client offerings.
  8. Managing Interest Rate Risk

    Learn which tools you need to manage the risk that comes with changing rates.
  9. Handcuffs And Smoking Guns: The Criminal Elements Of Wall Street

    From godfathers to perps, familiarize yourself with the "criminal elements" creeping around Wall Street.
  10. A Day In The Life Of An Actuary

    We take a look at the typical workday of three actuaries who work for different types of companies and who are at different stages in their careers.
  11. Evaluating Country Risk For International Investing

    Investing overseas begins with determining the risk of the country's investment climate.
  12. Warren Buffett: How He Does It

    We look at the Sage of Omaha's methodology for evaluating value stocks.
  13. Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet

    Amortization is important to account for intangible assets. Read to find out more about amortization.
  14. Shopping For A Financial Advisor

    Finding your perfect advisor is as simple as shopping for a car. Read on to learn more.
  15. How To Properly Research For The Best Mortgage Rate

    You’ve probably been told to shop around for the best rate, but what exactly does that entail? Find out how to ensure you're getting the best possible rate on your mortgage.
  16. Nobel Winners Are Economic Prizes

    Before you try to profit from their theories, you should learn about the creators themselves.
  17. 5 Ways To Protect And Grow Your Retirement: Whether You’re 45 Or 75 Or Somewhere ...

    Investors who take steps now can shield themselves from the coming challenges thrust upon retirees.
  18. It's No Accident That Drugs Are Expensive

    Branded drugs are expensive in large part because it's expensive and risky to develop them
  19. The Closing Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    When you hear that your favorite stock closed at a record high price, have you ever considered how that price was reached? The calculation effort is far more complex than you might expect. To understand the process, known as "the closing cross", it helps to know a little about the electronic marketplace ...
  20. Profiting In Bear And Bull Markets

    There are many ways to profit in both bear and bull markets. The key to success is using the tools for each market to their full advantage.
  21. Breaking Down The Balance Of Trade

    The balance of trade is a key indicator of a nation’s health. Investors and market professionals appear more concerned with trade deficits than trade surpluses, since chronic deficits may be a precursor to a currency devaluation.
  22. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  23. The Opposite Of Spoiled: The Right Way To Teach Kids About Money

    There are dozens of financial literacy programs in the United States right now, but none of them seems to be effective. Why is that?
  24. The Nash Equilibrium

    Nash Equilibrium is a key concept of game theory, which helps explain how people and groups approach complex decisions. Named after renowned mathematician John Nash, the idea of Nash Equilibrium has been used in such diverse fields as international relations, psychology and economics. Game theory ...
  25. How To Value An Insurance Company

    In the insurance space, accurate predictions of metrics such as ROE are important, and paying a low P/B can help put the odds in investors' favor.
  26. How Leverage Is Used In Forex Trading

    Forex trading by retail investors has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of online trading platforms and the availability of cheap credit. The use of leverage in trading is often likened to a double-edged sword, since it magnifies gains and losses.
  27. How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are taking a laser-like focus on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the following "must-have" attributes to the negotiation table.
  28. The Options Premium

    An options premium is the amount of money that investors pay for a call or put option. The two components that affect options pricing are the intrinsic value and time value. Matthew is interested in Roadking Auto, a luxury car maker, and finds that he can buy a call option with a strike price of $40 ...
  29. Looking Into Sin Investments

    The stigma that a sin stock receives seems to be more concentrated among individual investors who are certainly entitled to avoid them. The overall market, on the other hand, seems to look favorably on the stability that these companies’ products possess and values them appropriately over the long run.
  30. Lessons On Corporate Dividend Payout And Retention Ratio

    Why are dividend payout and retention ratios important to consider when investing in company stock? What companies have high ratios?What constitutes a high dividend payout and retention ratio? Is a high or low ratio good or bad for a company?
  31. Investing In China

    Investment opportunity is huge in China. However, investors should consider the pitfalls, understand the risks and rewards, focus on shareholder-friendly companies and stick to investments they understand.
  32. Open Market Operations Explained

    The term “open market operations” refers to a monetary policy tool in which central banks buy and sell bonds to regulate the money supply in the economy. The United States employs open market operations through the Federal Reserve Bank.
  33. 4 Credit Card Rewards Gimmicks Revealed

    Credit card rewards programs are everywhere, but some are more rewarding than others. Learn to spot the "rewards" that can leave you feeling like a loser.
  34. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial professions.
  35. Invest With A Thesis

    Writing down a thesis for every investment may seem almost too simple to be effective, but lessons from behavioral finance tell us that bias and fear of loss often cloud our views, even for the most disciplined investors.
  36. What's The Point Of Owning All This Stuff?

    Are you a portfolio hoarder, hanging on to poor performers and investments that no longer match your objectives? It's time to purge those investments and put that money to use to match today’s needs.
  37. What Is A Mortgage?

    A mortgage is a loan used to purchase a home, where the property serves as the borrower's collateral.
  38. Perpetual Bonds: An Overview

    A perpetual bond makes interest payments to the investor forever. This type of bond holds a certain appeal to both the issuer and buyer.
  39. Washing Trades In A Canadian Registered Account

    For Canadian RRSP accounts, washing same-day trades and using money market funds to bridge the gap over a multi-day trading period saves investors the exchange fee and will help their bottom line while rebalancing securities. Read on to find out how to wash your trade.
  40. Conglomerates: Cash Cows Or Corporate Chaos?

    Huge companies may not be as infallible as previously assumed. Find out why bigger isn't always better.
  41. Introduction To STRIPS

    STRIPS provide an alternative form of bond for fixed-income investors who need definite cash flows at specific times. Read the article to find out how.
  42. The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams

    The competition to become a financial planner is hot, and growing hotter. Find out the best way to preparing to land the CFP designation.
  43. How To Calculate The Bid-Ask Spread

    It's very important for every investor to learn how to calculate the bid-ask spread and factor this figure when making investment decisions.
  44. The Iron Condor

    This market-neutral strategy isn't for everyone. Read on to find out if it is for you.
  45. Financial Risks That Don't Pay Off: The Cost Of Reckless Financial Behavior

    Despite the recessions, citizens continue to take financial risks and spend outside of their means without fully appreciating the potential consequences for both themselves and the wider economy.
  46. 4 Benchmarks To Keep Your Retirement Finances On Track

    In today’s near-zero percent interest rate environment the old ways of investing for retirement no longer apply. Learn the sober reality of the fundamental changes we all need to make to ensure we don’t run out of money during retirement.
  47. What Is Spread Betting?

    The temptation and perils of being over leveraged is a major pitfall of spread betting. However, the low capital outlay necessary, risk management tools available and tax benefits make spread betting a compelling opportunity for speculators.
  48. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors know to look beyond the nominal or coupon rate of a bond or loan to see whether it really fits their investment objectives.
  49. Pitfalls Of Copycat Investing

    While it may sound good in theory to attempt to mimic the investment style and profile of a successful institution, it is often much harder (if not impossible) to do so in practice.
  50. Will Immunotherapy Disrupt The Oncology Market?

    Immunotherapy could radically change the treatment of cancer, and the revenue opportunities for pharmaceutical companies.
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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