1. Adam Smith: The Father Of Economics

    This free thinker promoted free trade at a time when governments controlled most commercial interests.
  2. Introduction To Fundamentally Weighted Index Investing

    If you believe the market smiles on those who focus on value, growth or income, this vehicle may be for you.
  3. How To Analyze The Transportation Industry

    By gaining an awareness of the transportation firms and trends that affect these players, investors can gain an edge by analyzing the sector and looking to profit from understanding it.
  4. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  5. Reviewing Liabilities On The Balance Sheet

    As an experienced or new analyst, liabilities tell a deep story of how a company finances, plans and accounts for money it will need to pay at a future date.
  6. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure a company’s liquidity and solvency, and an investor should use both sets to get the complete picture of a company’s financial position.
  7. Fund Of Funds - High Society For The Little Guy

    Like a mutual fund, FOFs provide instant diversity by grouping many hedge funds into one product.
  8. A Look At National Debt And Government Bonds

    Learn the functions of the U.S. Treasury, and find out how and why it issues debt.
  9. Monetarism: Printing Money To Curb Inflation

    Learn how Milton Friedman's monetarist views shaped economic policy after World War II.
  10. What Are Frontier Markets?

    Frontier markets refer to equity markets in small nations that are at an earlier stage of economic and political development than larger and more mature emerging markets. These markets typically have modest market capitalization, limited investability and liquidity, and few sources of market information.
  11. An Introduction To Coverage Ratios

    Interest coverage ratios help determine a company's ability to pay down its debt.
  12. Nobody Wins When The Government Shuts Down

    The government is on the verge of its first shutdown in 17 years because some Republican members in the House are insisting that President Obama either delay or repeal parts of Obamacare.
  13. Investing In Healthcare Facilities

    Read on to learn about how to value heathcare sector stocks.
  14. Introduction to Margin Accounts

    Find out what your broker is doing with your securities when you invest on margin.
  15. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: What Gen Y Learned From The Great Recession

    The financial crisis that just notched its five-year anniversary was the ultimate classroom for investors and savers. And, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments, Gen Yers were taking better notes than just about anybody else.
  16. Callable CDs: Check The Fine Print

    These offer higher returns than regular certificates of deposit, but there's a catch.
  17. How Interest Rates Affect Property Values

    When interest rates fall, real estate prices tend to increase. Why? Find out here.
  18. How To Read The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index

    The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index has provided a key leading indicator for investors and economists for decades. This respected index is published monthly from the results of random telephone surveys.
  19. 7 Essential Questions To Ask Aging Parents About Their Finances

    No one wants to think about the aging of his or her parents, let alone plan for their death. Unfortunately, aging is a part of life, and in order to truly support your parents, it's best to start asking questions now.
  20. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are essentially bearish strategies used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index, or to hedge downside risk in a portfolio or specific stock.
  21. Pay Attention To Your Fund’s Expense Ratio

    Despite trends indicating an overall decrease in fees across many fund categories, investors should still pay attention to expense ratios: even small differences in fees can have a significant impact on your investment over time.
  22. Trading With The Jobless Claims Report

    Introduction to the jobless claims report. This article looks at what jobless claims tell us about the economy's health and how to interpret the data contained in the release.
  23. The Market Participant Playbook

    Find out what effect institutional investors have on the stock market and individual traders.
  24. Tortoises Win The Retirement Race

    People are having children later in life, which leaves them with less time to accumulate savings for retirement. For late boomers, that means the time is now to start getting serious about retirement, even if they aren't empty-nesters just yet.
  25. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their goods and services, and provides a durable asset with which people can accumulate and store wealth.
  26. Understanding The Consumer Confidence Index

    We look at this closely watched economic indicator to see what it means and how it's calculated.
  27. How To Choose Between Bronze, Silver, Gold And Platinum Health Insurance Plans

    Here, we explain the different coverage levels within the new Health Insurance Marketplace and help you choose among the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum health insurance plans.
  28. Don't Let Stock Prices Fool You

    Find out why a stock with a six-figure share price can still be a good value.
  29. How To Manage Lifestyle Inflation

    Learn how to manage your finances so that making extra money actually equates to getting ahead.
  30. Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  31. Introduction To Retirement Money Market Accounts

    Money market funds are used in retirement plans and accounts because they are liquid, stable and pay competitive rates of interest.
  32. Tailoring Your Investment Plan

    Start your own investing adventure with the help of some simple guidelines.
  33. Getting Shocked By Utility Stocks

    Utility stocks are traditionally thought of as safe investments, no matter what happens at Wall Street. A recent analysis shows that this isn't really the case.
  34. Insider Selling Isn't Always A Bad Sign

    Predated trades at regular intervals can instill confidence, not fear, for investors.
  35. Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  36. Diversification: Protecting Portfolios From Mass Destruction

    This investing strategy retains its charm as a protection against random events in the market.
  37. The Difference Between Emerging And Frontier Markets

    Emerging and frontier markets offer investors global diversification in return for higher risk. These sectors have performed well over the past few years, but do your homework before you venture into them.
  38. A Day In The Life Of An Economist

    We've interviewed three economists with very different job descriptions to give you an idea of the many possibilities this career choice offers.
  39. Analyzing An Acquisition Announcement

    These deals can make or break investors' returns. Find out how to tell the difference.
  40. What Are Factor Model ETFs?

    Given that stock picking is not generally effective, trackers that simply follow an index have become very popular. However, trackers have their disadvantages, too, so hybrid models between the two extremes have naturally and logically evolved.
  41. Convertible Bonds

    A convertible bond is a bond the investor can exchange for a specific amount of company stock at a later date. It combines a bond and a call option. The bondholder can benefit if there's an increase in the stock's value. The amount of stock that a bondholder can acquire is subject to a pre-determined ...
  42. How Analyzing Economic Trends Will Help You Save Money

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you to save and make money.
  43. Which Order To Use? Stop-Loss Or Stop-Limit Orders

    Stop-loss and stop-limit orders can provide different types of protection for investors seeking to lock in profits or limit losses. Investors need to know how each type of order works to know when to use one versus the other.
  44. How To Keep Costs Low When Refinancing Your Home

    With interest rates still being relatively low, now is a great time to capitalize on refinancing your home. Be aware of what fees are involved in a refinance, and how to keep these costs low.
  45. A Primer On The MACD

    Learn to trade in the direction of short-term momentum.
  46. Introduction To Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    If you want to protect your portfolio from inflation, all you need are a few TIPS.
  47. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  48. Are You Really Retired Just Because You Stopped Working?

    Retirement doesn't have to mean the end of working, it can be just the end of working to get by every week. Retirement should be about working only if you want to, not because you have to.
  49. 5 Things You Should Know About The New Health Insurance Marketplace

    Here are five things you should know about the new Health Insurance Marketplace (AKA Health Insurance Exchange), which launches on October 1.
  50. Loving Your Stocks? Don't Take This Cliché To Heart

    The advice not to fall in love with one's stocks is common, even a cliché. However, the prevalence of this phenomenon is probably overstated by financial journalists. More common is that investors hang on to poorly performing assets, but for a wide range of reasons.
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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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