1. 7 Forehead-Slapping Stock Blunders

    7 Forehead-Slapping Stock Blunders

    Avoid making these 7 investing mistakes to dodge unnecessary losses in your portfolio
  2. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  3. Are You Saving Too Much?

    Are You Saving Too Much?

    "Spend now! Don't worry about retirement," say some experts. Could they possibly be right?
  4. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  5. Six Rut-Busting Business Moves For Brokers

    Six Rut-Busting Business Moves For Brokers

    Find out how to beat a plateau and boost your sales to the next level.
  6. College Cost Reduction Act Helps Students Meet Payments

    College Cost Reduction Act Helps Students Meet Payments

    This legislation can help families pay college costs and reduce student debt.
  7. Are You Buying Annuities Or Mutual Funds?

    Are You Buying Annuities Or Mutual Funds?

    Investing a client's money in variable annuties is becoming a target for criticism.
  8. Get Into Low-Cost Futures Trading With Synthetics

    Get Into Low-Cost Futures Trading With Synthetics

    If you can't trade commodity futures outright, these vehicles provide a less expensive alternative.
  9. Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

    Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

    Find entry or exit signals or develop a complete system based on this versatile tool.
  10. Full-Service Brokerage Or DIY?

    Full-Service Brokerage Or DIY?

    Determine what you are getting for your fees and commissions and how to get your money's worth.
  11. Must-Know Rules For Converting A 401(k) To A Roth

    Must-Know Rules For Converting A 401(k) To A Roth

    In 2008, the IRS spelled out the details for converting employer-plan funds directly to Roth IRAs.
  12. Swim With The Sharks As A Stockbroker

    Swim With The Sharks As A Stockbroker

    This job takes guts, hard work and a predator's instincts. Do you have what it takes?
  13. Save Without Sacrifice

    Save Without Sacrifice

    Don't sacrifice your life for your savings - get out there and have fun!
  14. Moving Average Envelopes: Refining A Popular Trading Tool

    Moving Average Envelopes: Refining A Popular Trading Tool

    Traders can benefit from experimenting with envelopes, which help spot trends after they develop.
  15. Finding Short Candidates With Technical Analysis

    Finding Short Candidates With Technical Analysis

    Learn how to distinguish tops and bottoms in the equity market when short selling.
  16. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  17. The Better Business Bureau's Tool Belt For Saving Cash

    The Better Business Bureau's Tool Belt For Saving Cash

    The BBB is one resource to help you connect with the best product/service providers in your area.
  18. Car Title Loans: Good Option For Fast Cash?

    Car Title Loans: Good Option For Fast Cash?

    These loans provide fast cash, but they could leave you deeper in debt - and without a car.
  19. The Kingpin Of Wall Street: J.P. Morgan

    The Kingpin Of Wall Street: J.P. Morgan

    From robber baron to the hero of the Panic of 1907, this man helped shape Wall Street as we know it.
  20. What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

    What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

    The stocks of well-known companies such as General Electric and Microsoft trade on major exchanges such as the New York Stock ...
  21. Where can I buy government bonds?

    Where can I buy government bonds?

    The type of bond determines where you can purchase it, so you need to decide which type of bond you would like to purchase ...
  22. I work for a university, and I have a 403(b) with TIAA-CREF. But TIAA-CREF says I ...

    I work for a university, and I have a 403(b) with TIAA-CREF. But TIAA-CREF says I ...

    It depends. The IRS does permit the transfer of assets between 403(b) providers; however, employers and 403(b) providers ...
  23. Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

    Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

    There is no shortage of internet sites that provide current stock quotes. Just about any large financial portal will let ...
  24. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

    My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

    The answer may vary depending on the plan provider and the provisions of the plan document. For questions relating to a specific ...
  25. What exactly is a portfolio? Is it something I can carry around?

    What exactly is a portfolio? Is it something I can carry around?

    The quick answer to this question is that a portfolio is a collection of stocks, bonds and/or other investment assets. A ...
  26. Does participation in a 401(k) plan prevent an individual from contributing to a ...

    Does participation in a 401(k) plan prevent an individual from contributing to a ...

    No. An individual's participation in an employer-sponsored plan (including a 401(k) plan) does not affect his or her ability ...
  27. If I am American, can I buy a foreign mutual fund?

    If I am American, can I buy a foreign mutual fund?

    That depends. It is possible for you to buy a mutual fund issued in a country other than the United States; however, the ...
  28. I have several Roth IRA conversions, each with different custodians. When I spoke ...

    I have several Roth IRA conversions, each with different custodians. When I spoke ...

    It is true that at any time you may take out (distribute) the amount you converted without paying tax on the amount because ...
  29. Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock ...

    Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock ...

    Short selling is hard enough to get your head around without getting into all the particulars. If you have a basic understanding ...
  30. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

    What is a Ginnie Mae security?

    A Ginnie Mae, or Government National Mortgage Association security, functions similarly to the process of lending someone ...
  31. What is an earnings conference call?

    What is an earnings conference call?

    The earnings conference call is a way for companies to relay information to all interested parties, including institutional ...
  32. Why do accountants use debits and credits instead of simple pluses and minuses? Why ...

    Why do accountants use debits and credits instead of simple pluses and minuses? Why ...

    Debits and credits, and the technique of double-entry accounting, are credited (no pun intended) to a Franciscan monk by ...
  33. A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

    A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

    Bond issues can contain what is referred to as a call provision, which is a right afforded to the issuing company enabling ...
  34. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

    What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

    The main difference between fast and slow stochastics is summed up in one word: sensitivity. The fast stochastic is more ...
  35. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

    Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

    The quick and simple answer to this question is yes. The major difference between the stop-loss order used by an investor ...
  36. I am 59 (not 59.5) and my husband is 65. We have participated in a SIMPLE IRA with ...

    I am 59 (not 59.5) and my husband is 65. We have participated in a SIMPLE IRA with ...

    During the first two years after a SIMPLE IRA is established, assets held in the SIMPLE IRA must not be transferred or rolled ...
  37. How can a company trade more shares in one day than there are shares outstanding? ...

    How can a company trade more shares in one day than there are shares outstanding? ...

    The number of shares traded in a single day can be greater than the number of a company's outstanding shares, but this is ...
  38. Stocks with high P/E ratios can be overpriced. Is a stock with a lower P/E always ...

    Stocks with high P/E ratios can be overpriced. Is a stock with a lower P/E always ...

    The short answer? No. The long answer? It depends.The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is calculated as a stock's current ...
  39. What is the difference between a company's book value per share and its intrinsic ...

    What is the difference between a company's book value per share and its intrinsic ...

    Book value and intrinsic value are two ways to measure the value of a company.In simple terms, book value is based on the ...
  40. What procedure applies to a taxpayer who made excess contributions for 2001, 2002, ...

    What procedure applies to a taxpayer who made excess contributions for 2001, 2002, ...

    If the IRA owner filed his/her 2004 tax return by the due date, including any extensions, he/she receives an automatic six-month ...
  41. What is a staggered board?

    What is a staggered board?

    A staggered board of directors (also known as a classified board) is a board that is made up of different classes of directors. ...
  42. Can Insiders Help You Make Better Trades?

    Can Insiders Help You Make Better Trades?

    Find out why the trading activity of owners and executives can be a valuable trade-confirmation tool.
  43. My brokerage firm won't allow naked option positions. What does this mean?

    My brokerage firm won't allow naked option positions. What does this mean?

    A naked position refers to a situation in which a trader sells an option contract without holding a position in the underlying ...
  44. Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital gains tax?

    Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital gains tax?

    It is true in most cases. When you sell your home, the capital gains on the sale are exempt from capital gains tax. Based ...
  45. Business Owners: A Guide To Qualified Retirement Plan Loans

    Business Owners: A Guide To Qualified Retirement Plan Loans

    Thinking of adding a loan feature to your company's plan? Here's what you need to know.
  46. What is the haircut rate imposed by clearing corporations?

    What is the haircut rate imposed by clearing corporations?

    A haircut rate is a measure that reduces the value of any collateral used in a loan to ensure that when the effects of volatility ...
  47. The Ins and Outs Of In-Process R&D Expenses

    The Ins and Outs Of In-Process R&D Expenses

    Are these charge-offs fair accounting or earnings manipulation? Learn more here.
  48. Are the deferred earnings in a SIMPLE IRA subject to FICA taxes?

    Are the deferred earnings in a SIMPLE IRA subject to FICA taxes?

    While salary deferral contributions to a savings incentive match plan for employees of small employers (SIMPLE) IRAs and ...
  49. What parties are involved in the creation of an American depositary receipt?

    What parties are involved in the creation of an American depositary receipt?

    An American depositary receipt (ADR) is a legal certificate issued by a recognized U.S. bank that represents a specific number ...
  50. I am 61 years old and would like to contribute to my employer's 401(k) plan. Is there ...

    I am 61 years old and would like to contribute to my employer's 401(k) plan. Is there ...

    There is no age limit. As long as you are still employed by the company that sponsors the 401(k) plan, you may participate ...
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