1. I have just been laid off. Can I use my 401(k) for living expenses now and report ...

    I have just been laid off. Can I use my 401(k) for living expenses now and report ...

    Any amounts withdrawn from your 401(k) plan must be treated as ordinary income for the year the amount is distributed from ...
  2. What will happen to my SEP IRA if I leave my current employer?

    What will happen to my SEP IRA if I leave my current employer?

    Because the funding vehicle for the SEP is a Traditional IRA, the same transfer and rollover rules that apply to a Traditional ...
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    What does it mean to have orphan drug status?

    In 1982, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized the lack of incentive for pharmaceutical companies to develop ...
  4. Which is better for tax deductions, itemization or a standard deduction?

    Which is better for tax deductions, itemization or a standard deduction?

    Each deduction that you claim may result in a decrease in the amount of taxes that you owe. However, whether you receive ...
  5. I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can re-take it?

    I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can re-take it?

    If you fail your first attempt at the Series 6 exam, your sponsor can submit an amendment to reopen a window in which you ...
  6. When am I not required to submit a social security number on my tax return?

    When am I not required to submit a social security number on my tax return?

    When filing your tax return, you are generally required to include the social security numbers of yourself and the individuals ...
  7. Is there any difference between a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation ...

    Is there any difference between a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation ...

    Using the title "Certified Financial Analyst" to refer to the CFA® program offered by the CFA Institute is incorrect.CFA ...
  8. I have two Roth IRAs, one of which has a balance that is much less than the total ...

    I have two Roth IRAs, one of which has a balance that is much less than the total ...

    It depends. You are eligible to write off the losses only if the balance for both of your Roth IRAs (combined) is less than ...
  9. I have not received my Series 7 exam certificate. Where can I obtain it?

    I have not received my Series 7 exam certificate. Where can I obtain it?

    The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) does not provide candidates with any physical certificate signifying ...
  10. I want to roll over a portion of my retirement plan with my employer and I have been ...

    I want to roll over a portion of my retirement plan with my employer and I have been ...

    This is based on the rules that an individual can roll over a portion of his or her retirement plan balance, rather than ...
  11. I am not currently employed at a member firm, but I have independently written the ...

    I am not currently employed at a member firm, but I have independently written the ...

    After you have successfully completed your exam, you have two years to become registered or licensed to prevent your completion ...
  12. What is securitization?

    What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming ...
  13. How does online banking assist with budgeting?

    How does online banking assist with budgeting?

    Setting up online banking can make a personal budget easier to manage through the use of multiple accounts or expense categories ...
  14. How do I register for the CFA program for the first time?

    How do I register for the CFA program for the first time?

    CFA Institute provides prospective CFA candidates with a couple registration options.1) Online Registration: This is the ...
  15. What are managed futures?

    What are managed futures?

    Managed futures are futures positions entered into by professional money managers, known as commodity trading advisors, on ...
  16. What is the difference between

    What is the difference between "hard money" and "soft money"?

    Hard money and soft money are terms that are often used to describe coin money and paper money, respectively. However, these ...
  17. What do people mean when they say there is a

    What do people mean when they say there is a "bubble" going on in the market, such ...

    A financial "bubble" refers to a situation where there is a relatively high level of trading activity on a particular asset ...
  18. How did George Soros

    How did George Soros "break the Bank of England"?

    In Britain, Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992) is known as the day that speculators broke the pound. They didn't actually ...
  19. Wrap Accounts: A Gift Of Advice?

    Wrap Accounts: A Gift Of Advice?

    Fee-based accounts were banned in 2007, but a on a practical level, this service remains the same for investors.
  20. Where can I find a list of all of the stocks in the S&P 500?

    Where can I find a list of all of the stocks in the S&P 500?

    The actual list of all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 is called the Constituent List. It can be found on the official Standard ...
  21. How do I identify a gray market?

    How do I identify a gray market?

    The term "gray market" refers to the market for the purchase and sale of uncirculated securities that will be offered at ...
  22. The Quest To Build A Unified Managed Account

    The Quest To Build A Unified Managed Account

    Find out why the convenient, customizable UMA should be the next big thing in managed money.
  23. What does negative shareholder equity on a balance sheet mean?

    What does negative shareholder equity on a balance sheet mean?

    Negative shareholder equity could show up on a company's balance sheet for a number of reasons, all of which should serve ...
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    Triple Screen Trading System - Part 7

    This system identifies the intraday price movements that indicates entry points for your buy or sell orders.
  25. How is something

    How is something "brought over the wall" in an investment bank?

    An analyst who lends his or her expertise to an underwriting department is said to have been "brought over the wall". In ...
  26. Seek Out Past Losses To Uncover Future Gains

    Seek Out Past Losses To Uncover Future Gains

    Tax loss carry-forwards can help reduce the tax burden of owning a profitable fund.
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    Leading Indicators Of Behavioral Finance

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    Operating Leverage Captures Relationships

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    5 Retirement Plan Moves To Make Before Year-End

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    Digging In To 13D Disclosures

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    Subprime Lending: Helping Hand Or Underhanded?

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    The Power Of Program Trades

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    Sneaky Subsidiary Tricks Can Cloud Financials

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    How The Big Boys Buy

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    What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy

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    Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

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    How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

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    The Rise And Demise Of New Century Financial

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    Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks

    Problems with the original accord became evident during the subprime crisis in 2007.
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    Advice For Finding The Best Advisor

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    Mitigate Your Equity Risk

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    Rate Cuts Don't Guarantee Great Returns

    Pundits often advise buying after the Fed cuts interest rates, but this advice could cost you.
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    Which Is Better: Dominance Or Innovation?

    Find out how to assess and evaluate both these values in the market and your portfolio.
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    When Retirees' Beliefs Hit Financial Reality

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    Could Your Company Be A Target For Activist Investors?

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    Bank Failure: Will Your Assets Be Protected?

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    How To Break Up With Your Bank

    Whether you're moving or have just found a better no-fee plan, find out how to switch banks with ease.
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