1. Find Fortune In Commercial Real Estate

    Investing in big buildings means big money - and bigger risks.
  2. How do proxy fights work?

    A proxy fight occurs when a group of shareholders in a particular company attempts to join together to effect change in a particular area of corporate governance within that company.Each individual proxy fight has the potential to be unique, but most proxy fights follow a common thread.
  3. Are all bank accounts insured by the FDIC?

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the U.S. government that protects you against loss of deposit if your bank is FDIC insured. Banks are not mandated to be FDIC insured, but being insured has become a point of competition among banking institutions.
  4. How can I tell if I'm an emotional investor?

    Successful investors possess the important trait of emotional stability, which means that they base their investment decisions on practical and calculated information. Emotional investors, on the other hand, are guided by their emotions. (To learn more about how emotions can influence your decision-making ...
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  6. What is the Razor/Razorblade model?

    The Razor/Razorblade business model owes its name to one King Gillette, founder of the eponymous razorblade company. The story goes that Gillette's idea for creating disposable razors stemmed from his personal experience with a straight razor so worn it was rendered useless.
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    Find out which factors can help you squeeze more profit out of each position.
  8. What is the difference between a Keogh and an IRA?

    The Keogh plan, or HR10, is an employer-funded, tax-deferred retirement plan designed for unincorporated businesses or self-employed persons. The Keogh plan, named after U.S. Representative Eugene James Keogh, was established by Congress in 1962 and expanded into the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
  9. What is a Bermuda swaption?

    The Bermuda swaption refers to a modified American style of option. A swaption is an option on an interest rate swap in which the buyer has the ability to enter into an interest rate swap agreement at a prearranged future date. However, the Bermuda swaption has prearranged limitations and rules on when ...
  10. Who was Parker Dozhier and why was he called a "bag man"?

    Arkansas bait shop owner Parker Dozhier allegedly paid David Hale, the Independent Counsel's key witness for confidential information during the Whitewater Investigation. In exchange for these alleged payments, Hale passed along information from the Independent Counsel's office to Dozhier who, in turn, ...
  11. What is the difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan?

    The essential difference between a recourse and non-recourse loan has to do with which assets a lender can go after if a borrower fails to repay a loan. As a matter of principle, borrowers almost always favor non-recourse loans, while lenders almost always favor recourse loans.In both types of loans, ...
  12. Financial History: The Rise Of Modern Accounting

    Find out how these two have grown hand-in-hand throughout our modern history.
  13. Paying Uncle Sam: From Tobacco To $1 Trillion

    The services we rely on, like education, law and security, were built on taxes.
  14. What is multiline insurance?

    The term "multiline insurance" can refer to multiline contracts and multiline insurers, so let's take a look at both variations. A multiline contract is a type of insurance policy that bundles together exposures to risk and covers them under a single contract with a common aggregate deductible and policy ...
  15. Health-y Savings Accounts

    HSAs can provide a new way to save for retirement and medical expenses.
  16. Strike Gold With Junior Mining

    Learn what to watch out for to ensure your "sure thing" isn't another Bre-X.
  17. The No.1 Reason Why Couples Fight

    Learn how to resolve the financial and emotional issues surrounding a scarce commodity.
  18. Active Share Measures Active Management

    A 2006 study proves the effectiveness of a new way of sizing up your portfolio manager.
  19. Variable Annuity Benefits: What The Fine Print Won't Tell You

    Learn the truth before you strap yourself into these annuity "seat belts".
  20. Profit With Investment Policy Statements

    Defining how investments are managed and monitored can help investors meet their goals.
  21. The Green Marketing Machine

    Don't let corporations greenwash their dirty laundry. Learn how to spot a phony.
  22. Sneaky Strategies That Fuel Overspending

    Find out how to avoid six of the worst vender ploys this holiday shopping season.
  23. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Get your debt under control by avoiding these common pitfalls.
  24. How To Make Your First $1 Million

    It is easier to become a millionaire now than at any time before. While you won't be buying islands, it is still a goal worth shooting for.
  25. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  26. Stimulate Your Skills With Simulated Trading

    Think you can beat the Street? We'll show you how to test your abilities without losing your shirt.
  27. Investment Services Stump Investors

    What you're getting isn't easy to determine. Find out how to get your money's worth.
  28. Understand Your Role In The Investing Process

    Knowing what to expect when managing your assets will help you achieve your financial goals.
  29. Targeted-Distribution Funds May Crack Nest Eggs

    These funds can help replace an employer pension, but you have to know the risks.
  30. Pencil In Profits In Any Market With A Calendar Spread

    This options spread strategy provides many advantages over plain old puts and calls.
  31. Small Business: It's All About Relationships

    Rather than be a jack-of-all-trades, an owner should rely on a network of trusted experts.
  32. Leaving Inheritance To Children Easier Said Than Done

    Consider your own retirement needs when deciding whether to leave an inheritance.
  33. Socially Responsible Investing Vs. Sin Stocks

    Can your principles make you richer or poorer? Find out if it pays pick your portfolio based on ethics.
  34. The History Of Consumer Credit Rights

    The Fair Credit Billing Act of 1974 gave consumers the power to dispute credit card charges.
  35. Tic-Tac-Toeing Your Way To Better Returns

    Point-and-figure charts eliminate the noise surrounding a stock to help you determine where it's headed.
  36. Cut Your Bank Fees

    Find out how to get the bank to pay you for using their services, not the other way around.
  37. Dialing In On The Credit Crisis

    Would a similar crisis have occurred if iPhone investors were offered the same loan options as homeowners?
  38. Starting A Small Business In Tough Economic Times

    We provide 6 tips for creating a winning business in a losing economy.
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  40. How To Evaluate Pension Risk By Analyzing Annual Costs

    Learn how to assess whether a company's pension plan is posing more risks than what the footnotes indicate.
  41. Four-Week Rule Boosts Winning Trades

    Acquaint yourself with an indicator that played a role in the early development of technical analysis.
  42. What is the difference between term and universal life insurance?

    Term life insurance is the most basic of insurance policies. It is nothing more than an insurance policy that provides protection for accidental death and possibly debilitating injuries for a specified period of time. If you or your beneficiaries do not make any claims during the term of such a policy, ...
  43. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

    As with many of the famous streets and roads in the world, Wall Street's origins have historical significance. Its name is a direct reference to a wall that was erected by Dutch settlers on the southern tip of Manhattan Island in the 17th century. During this time, a war between the English and Dutch ...
  44. Do Focused Funds Provide a Better Outlook?

    Should you diversify or focus? Read on to decide which will work best for you.
  45. Why should I invest?

    One of the most compelling reasons for you to invest is the prospect of not having to work your entire life! Bottom line, there are only two ways to make money: by working and/or by having your assets work for you. If you keep your money in your back pocket instead of investing it, your money doesn't ...
  46. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

    Many years ago, unscrupulous brokers would use the same logic on their clients as a sleazy sales tactic. These brokers would tell a customer to purchase shares in a particular investment that would supposedly offer profits from an upcoming dividend. In theory this may seem like a sound investment strategy, ...
  47. What are the listing requirements for the Nasdaq?

    Major stock exchanges, like the Nasdaq, are exclusive clubs - their reputations rest on the companies they trade. As such, the Nasdaq won't allow just any company to be traded on its exchange. Only companies with a solid history and top-notch management behind them are considered.
  48. 10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    This important investment decision happens before you pick your first stock. Find out how to get it right.
  49. If everyone is selling in a bear market, does your broker have to buy your shares ...

    A broker won't lose money when a stock goes down because he or she is usually nothing more than an agent acting on sellers' behalf in finding somebody else who wants to buy the shares. Even though sellers never meet the other party because everything is done over electronic trading systems, there always ...
  50. If the stock market is so volatile, why would I want to put my money into it?

    In this question, volatility refers to the upward and downward movement of price. The more prices fluctuate, the more volatile the market is, and vice versa. Now, to answer this question, we must ask another one: is the stock market really volatile? The answer is, "Yes, it is … sometimes." The ...
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