1. America's Compensation Gap Shows No Signs Of Slowing

    The gap between the rich and the poor and middle classes is rapidly increasing in America. Historically this is not a good sign, as a strong middle class has been the backbone of the U.S. economy for most of its existence.
  2. What To Expect From REITs In 2014

    While REITs will face a number of challenges in 2014, one particular issue will be the focus of investors: rising interest rates.
  3. Trailing-Stop/Stop-Loss Combo Leads To Winning Trades

    Combine trailing stops with stop-loss orders to reduce risk and protect portfolio value.
  4. How To Pay Your Forex Broker

    Three types of commissions are used in this market. Learn how to get the best deal.
  5. An Introduction to Microfinance

    Is microfinance a way to help the poor, or will it just make them poorer?
  6. What To Know About New 2014 Tax Brackets

    Income tax brackets have been updated for the 2014 tax year (those taxes due on April 25, 2015), and for a change, a little bit of inflation may be a good thing for some filers.
  7. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, whether it’s saving for a first car, college or a down payment on a house.
  8. Introduction to SPOT Options

    Single-payment options trading (SPOT) allows investors to have full control over their investments.
  9. The GDP And Its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one number, few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate.
  10. The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals

    Charting is not the only way to analyze the foreign-exchange market. Learn how to apply fundamental analysis to the economic indicators.
  11. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without committing a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and can result in huge returns or huge losses.
  12. Introduction To Put Writing

    Learn about a strategy that may be appropriate if you have a positive outlook on a stock.
  13. Dividend Ratios: Payout And Retention

    The dividend payout ratio and retention ratio measure how much profit a company gives back to shareholders as dividends. When a business earns money, it must decide whether to use all of its earnings for future operations or to pass some of it along to stockholders through a quarterly dividend check.
  14. How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  15. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner with a giant mineral discovery, makes the risk of investing in companies with negative earnings well worth taking.
  16. Financial Footnotes: Start Reading The Fine Print

    Find out what could be hidden in this often-overlooked part of the financial statements.
  17. Bond Yields: Current Yield And YTM

    A bond's current yield, also called "bond yield," is the interest it pays annually divided by the bond's price. A stock's current yield, also called "dividend yield," is the sum of its annual dividends divided by the stock's price.
  18. You Can't Follow Everything: Managing Stock Research

    Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis; find out how to do an effective and manageable job of stock watching.
  19. By George: Investing The Soros Way

    Soros turned an original seed funding of $12 million into $20 billion by the first decade of the 21st century. Can regular folks invest like George Soros?
  20. What Is Collateral?

    Collateral is property or other assets that a borrower offers a lender to secure a loan. If the borrower stops making the promised loan payments, the lender can seize the collateral to recoup its losses.
  21. Financial Markets: Random, Cyclical Or Both?

    Are the markets random or cyclical? It depends on who you ask. Here, we go over both sides of the argument.
  22. The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  23. Enhance Your Portfolio With Active Equity

    This strategy provides the potential for larger returns while using less capital.
  24. Why Home Ownership Is Still A Good Idea

    Owning a home is still a good decision for many people and can be an important part of a long-term financial strategy.
  25. Cash Flow Statement: Analyzing Cash Flow From Financing Activities

    The financing activity in the cash flow statement measures the flow of cash between a firm and its owners and creditors.
  26. A Primer On Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDOs)

    A collateralized debt obligation, or CDO, is a structured financial product backed by a pool of loans. When a retail or commercial bank approves loans such as mortgages, auto loans or credit cards to individuals or businesses, these loans are then sold to an investment bank.
  27. The Unemployment Rate: Get Real

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  28. Why The 4% Retirement Rule Is No Longer Safe

    Some big-name investment firms believe the 4% rule for annual withdrawals is still valid but most advocate greater flexibility as stock markets gyrate.
  29. Comparing The P/E, EPS And Earnings Yield

    P/E may be the established standard for valuation purposes, but the earnings yield is especially useful for comparing potential returns across different instruments.
  30. Introduction To Single Stock Futures

    These contracts allow for easier shorting, and provide more leverage and flexibility than stocks.
  31. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  32. How Obamacare Is Raising Your Taxes

    There are literally dozens of new, amended or broadened tax provisions under the Obamacare legislation. Find out how your taxes will be affected in the years to come.
  33. Patents Are Assets, So Learn How To Value Them

    Innovation is the key to staying on top. Find out how companies protect their ideas and how to figure out how much they're worth.
  34. Mutual Funds: Does Size Really Matter?

    The growth of mutual funds isn't always cause for celebration. Read on to find out why.
  35. Earn More Profit With Less Trading

    Avoiding overtrading can save your money and your sanity. Find out how to slow your turnover and build your profits.
  36. Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?

    Long the purview of institutional investors and ultra-wealthy individuals, financial services firms are making alternative investment strategies available to a wider audience of investors. Understanding both traditional hedge fund strategies and their "lite" versions will help you decide whether the ...
  37. How Paying For College Begins Well Before Freshman Year

    Don't overlook the hidden real costs of paying for college, especially those early expenses that mount while your child is still in high school.
  38. Healthcare 2.0 - Obamacare Reboots The Health Insurance Market

    People who want to buy or switch their health insurance will have access to a much wider array of choices through the web, where health insurers will have to compete for our business.
  39. Five Tips To Protect Yourself Against Holiday Scams

    Learn how to protect yourself from some common tactics so you can avoid holiday scams.
  40. Turnaround Titan: How Carl Icahn Does It

    Carl Icahn's investment strategy, explained to regular investors.
  41. How To Find A New Financial Advisor Who's Right For You

    It is a jolt when a long-time financial consultant leaves your sphere, because he or she has retired, passed away or been fired from his or her investment firm. One thing is for sure: You shouldn’t make a snap decision or jump to a hasty conclusion.
  42. Getting The Most From Your 401(k)

    There are a lot of risks when it comes to building a strong nest egg, and it's important - now more than ever - to take an active role in diversifying and managing your own retirement finances.
  43. Using The Mirror Trading Strategy For Stocks

    Mirror investing offers transparency and the ability to benefit from someone else’s investment expertise, but it could well be a fad that appeals to a limited number of investors.
  44. Obamacare Update: Canceled Health Plans And Subscriber Options

    The president's latest change to the Affordable Care Act has subscribers choosing between continuing coverage with an out-of-date plan, accepting their insurer’s proposed plan, or finding health insurance somewhere else.
  45. Risk Management Techniques For Active Traders

    Use stop-loss and take-profit points to your advantage with these strategies.
  46. The Intelligent Investor: Benjamin Graham

    Learn about the man who mentored Warren Buffett, who eventually became the investing "Oracle of Omaha".
  47. 5 Pitfalls Of Shopping On Black Friday

    Black Friday is a fun American tradition, but it comes with dangers. Avoid these things to have a safe day of shopping on Black Friday.
  48. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
  49. Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks

    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences and challenges that can arise from assuming these are durable companies with sustainable competitive advantages.
  50. The Drawbacks Of Single-Payer Healthcare

    Universal healthcare has many benefits, but if there's no such thing as a free lunch, then in what ways are single-pay citizens paying for their "free" healthcare?
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  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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