Investing Strategy

  1. How to Ballast a Portfolio with Bonds

    If January and early February performance is any guide, there’s a new normal in financial ...
  2. Don't Freak Out Over Black Swans; Be Prepared

    Could 2016 be a big year for black swans? Who knows? Here's what black swans are, ...
  3. Today's Sell-off: Are We in a Margin Liquidation?

    If we're in market liquidation, is it good news or bad news? That party depends on ...
  4. The One Thing Your Portfolio Must Always Have

    Portfolio diversification is essential in any situation, but especially so as the ...
  5. Bank Stocks: Time to Buy or Avoid? (WFC, JPM, ...

    Bank stocks have been pounded. Is this the right time to buy or should they be avoided? ...
  6. Why the Bullish Are Turning Bearish

    Banks are reducing their targets for the S&P 500 for 2016. Here's why.
  1. Don't Freak Out Over Black Swans; Be Prepared

    Could 2016 be a big year for black swans? Who knows? Here's what black swans are, ...
  2. Bank Stocks: Time to Buy or Avoid? (WFC, JPM, ...

    Bank stocks have been pounded. Is this the right time to buy or should they be avoided? ...
  3. How to Find Quality Stocks Amid the Wreckage

    Finding companies with good earnings and hitting on all cylinders in this environment, ...
  4. Twitter's Earnings Are Secondary to CEO Comments ...

    How well Dorsey crafts his words Tuesday will determine the length of any lifeline ...
  5. The 5 Best Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends ...

    Get the scoop on five of the best stocks that pay regular monthly dividends, offering ...
  6. The Top Rated Dividend Paying Stocks for 2016 ...

    Discover five of the top-rated stocks that pay investors solid dividends that you ...
  1. Netflix: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Even though Netflix is a well established company, there is always a threat from ...
  2. Apple: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Even though Apple is a well established company, there is always a threat from competitive ...
  3. Starbucks - Porter's 5 Forces

    Even though Starbucks is a well established company, there is always a threat from ...
  4. Google: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Use the Porter five forces analysis method to review Google's position as the world's ...
  1. How is working capital different from fixed capital?

    Understand the differences between working capital and fixed capital, including definitions and examples of how businesses ...
  2. Do variable annuities guarantee returns of principal?

    Learn why variable annuities do not guarantee returns of principal, but how investors can purchase specific riders to protect ...
  3. Should I sell my shares if a company suspends its dividend?

    Understand the implications of a company suspending its dividend, and identify when it is a good idea to dump that company's ...
  4. How do hedge funds use leverage?

    Learn how hedge funds use leverage techniques such as margin, credit lines and financial derivatives to increase return on ...
  1. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    The recession changed the rules of the game. Learn the five new rules for keeping ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Liquidation Margin

    Liquidation margin refers to the value of all of the equity positions in a margin account. If an investor or trader holds ...
  2. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult ...
  3. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  4. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
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    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
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