1. Journey Through The 6 Stages Of Retirement

    Journey Through The 6 Stages Of Retirement

    Financial planning is important, but emotional planning is the key to retiree bliss.
  2. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  3. Why Public Companies Go Private

    Why Public Companies Go Private

    Privatization can give management more time to make money for investors, but at what cost?
  4. Straddle Strategy A Simple Approach To Market Neutral

    Straddle Strategy A Simple Approach To Market Neutral

    Being both short and long has advantages. Find out how to straddle a position to your advantage.
  5. Creating A Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Creating A Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  6. Procrastinator's Guide To Bill Payment

    Procrastinator's Guide To Bill Payment

    Avoid punishing late fees and keep your credit score intact with these 10 tips.
  7. Benchmark To Show Winning Returns

    Benchmark To Show Winning Returns

    You can't win if you don't keep score. Read on to learn how to measure your returns.
  8. Should Parents Pay For College?

    Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  9. A Nightmare On Wall Street

    A Nightmare On Wall Street

    These tales of banking terror sent shivers down the spines of even the most steadfast bankers.
  10. Investing Seasonally In The Corn Market

    Investing Seasonally In The Corn Market

    Each month can bring new growth opportunities, if you know where the right investment seeds are.
  11. How Does Crude Oil Affect Gas Prices?

    How Does Crude Oil Affect Gas Prices?

    Find out how this commodity's fluctuating price affects more than just how much you pay at the pump.
  12. 5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    Waiting to marry has become the norm, but do you know what to consider before saying "I do"?
  13. What is earnings management?

    What is earnings management?

    Before diving into what earnings management is, it is important to have a solid understanding of what we mean when we refer ...
  14. What kinds of investments are allowed in a qualified retirement plan, and what kinds ...

    What kinds of investments are allowed in a qualified retirement plan, and what kinds ...

    Generally, the permissible investments for qualified plans include publicly-traded securities, real estate, mutual funds ...
  15. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

    What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

    Privately-held companies are - no surprise here - privately held. This means that, in most cases, the company is owned by ...
  16. Why do some closed-end mutual funds trade above or below their net asset values?

    Why do some closed-end mutual funds trade above or below their net asset values?

    Intuition tells us that a mutual fund's net asset value (NAV) (the net value of all assets within the mutual fund's portfolio ...
  17. Where did the bull and bear market get their names?

    Where did the bull and bear market get their names?

    First of all, let's remember that bears are sluggish and bulls spirited and burly. The terms are used to describe general ...
  18. Are certificates of deposit a kind of bond?

    Are certificates of deposit a kind of bond?

    There is a fair amount of overlap between certificates of deposit (CDs) and bonds; they are both fixed-income securities, ...
  19. My Traditional IRA has been converted to a Roth IRA. Can I still make a qualified ...

    My Traditional IRA has been converted to a Roth IRA. Can I still make a qualified ...

    If you converted the funds less than five-years ago, you will not be able to meet the qualified distribution requirements. ...
  20. How do you calculate the percentage gain or loss on an investment?

    How do you calculate the percentage gain or loss on an investment?

    Calculating the percentage change of your investment is quite easy. All it takes is a little bookkeeping and either a simple ...
  21. What is a treasury stock?

    What is a treasury stock?

    Every company has an authorized amount of stock it can issue legally. Of this amount, the total number of shares owned by ...
  22. What is a DRIP?

    What is a DRIP?

    The word "DRIP" is an acronym for "dividend reinvestment plan", but "DRIP" also happens to describe the way the plan works. ...
  23. What is a CUSIP number?

    What is a CUSIP number?

    CUSIP stands for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures. Formed in 1962, this committee developed a system ...
  24. What is the carbon trade?

    What is the carbon trade?

    The carbon trade came about in response to the Kyoto Protocol. Signed in Kyoto, Japan, by some 180 countries in December ...
  25. What are the

    What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is an index of 30 of the most significant, mature and respected companies in the ...
  26. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

    Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

    Hedge funds and mutual funds are very different types of investment vehicles.The contents of a hedge fund are determined ...
  27. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

    What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

    Before learning about exotic options, you should have a fairly good understanding of regular options. Both types of options ...
  28. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

    Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

    The reason that margin accounts and only margin accounts can be used to short sell stocks has to do with Regulation T, a ...
  29. I hold stock certificates in a company that just had a stock split. What happens ...

    I hold stock certificates in a company that just had a stock split. What happens ...

    The short answer is that a stock split will have little effect on the holder of stock certificates. In most cases when an ...
  30. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    This has been a topic of much controversy since the invention of technical analysis, and it remains a very heated debate. ...
  31. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

    Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

    Purchasing a put option and entering into a short sale transaction are the two most common ways for traders to profit when ...
  32. Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

    Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

    Investment real estate can be purchased with an IRA provided the investment does not violate the prohibited transaction rules.An ...
  33. I participate in a profit-sharing plan at work. If I retire at age 62, will I be ...

    I participate in a profit-sharing plan at work. If I retire at age 62, will I be ...

    The money in your profit-sharing account will be taxable when it is withdrawn from the account. You may leave the money in ...
  34. I didn't record my Traditional IRA contributions. Is there a website that lists  ...

    I didn't record my Traditional IRA contributions. Is there a website that lists ...

    Visit the Congressional Budget Office's Online Tax Guide, which summarizes IRA contribution limits and phase-out ranges for ...
  35. What Is The World Trade Organization?

    What Is The World Trade Organization?

    The WTO sets the global rules of trade. But what exactly does it do and why do so many oppose it?
  36. What are the components of the risk premium for investments?

    What are the components of the risk premium for investments?

    The risk premium is the excess return above the risk-free rate that investors require as compensation for the higher uncertainty ...
  37. What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially ...

    What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially ...

    The effect of a significant depreciation in the value of the U.S. dollar on the value of an investor's U.S-based portfolio ...
  38. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

    I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

    Once you've identified a security that you want to purchase, you need to determine a price at which you want to sell if the ...
  39. Does issuing preferred shares offer a tax advantage for corporations?

    Does issuing preferred shares offer a tax advantage for corporations?

    There is no direct tax advantage to the issuing of preferred shares when compared to other forms of financing such as common ...
  40. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

    Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

    The stock market, particularly the NYSE and Nasdaq, is traditionally open between 9:30am and 4pm EST. Over time, with the ...
  41. Can a bond have a negative yield?

    Can a bond have a negative yield?

    The return a bond provides to an investor is measured by its yield, which is quoted as a percentage. Current yield is a commonly ...
  42. DMI Points The Way To Profits

    DMI Points The Way To Profits

    The directional movement index tells you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  43. What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect on some of its receivables?

    What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect on some of its receivables?

    The accounts receivable account, or receivables for short, is created when a company extends credit to a customer based on ...
  44. Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

    Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

    When it comes to keeping track of a stock's movements, many investors still look up the latest data in the local newspaper. ...
  45. Given a good bookkeeping system, would financial accounting be necessary?

    Given a good bookkeeping system, would financial accounting be necessary?

    Bookkeeping and financial accounting may seem like they are new creations, but variations have been around for millennia. ...
  46. How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

    How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

    The process of purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) stocks is different than purchasing stock from companies on the NYSE and ...
  47. If I roll my annuity into an IRA and receive after-tax distributions, will this be ...

    If I roll my annuity into an IRA and receive after-tax distributions, will this be ...

    Distributions of after-tax amounts (amounts already taxed) will not be taxable when distributed to you. However, you will ...
  48. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

    Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

    In many cases, multinational corporations conduct horizontal foreign direct investment (FDI) activities in order to expand ...
  49. Can I contribute to my company-sponsored 401(k) after the company's year-end but ...

    Can I contribute to my company-sponsored 401(k) after the company's year-end but ...

    Unlike IRAs, where contributions can be made for the previous year up to April 15 of the current year, salary deferral contributions ...
  50. Do I have to continue SEPPs for an inherited IRA?

    Do I have to continue SEPPs for an inherited IRA?

    You may discontinue the payments. Once the person who is taking the substantially equal periodic payment (SEPP) dies or becomes ...
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