Investing Tutorials

  1. The Most Definitive Bitcoin IRS Tax Guide You Will See Anywhere: Part I - For Individual Filers

    The is the most comprehensive analysis to date about the IRS tax guidance on virtual currencies like Bitcoin, announced in March 2014: What records to keep, what enforcement challenges you need to be aware of, and what you can write off.
  2. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded funds by assets under management, broken down by market category.
  3. Introduction to Stock Trader Types

    Being a stock trader can be both profitable and gratifying. To maximize the financial benefits and your own enjoyment, you need to decide what kind of stock trader you want to become. The right fit depends on personality, time availability, and capital investment.
  4. Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options

    Understanding the various retirement investments - from annuities to 401(k)s and everything in between - is crucial to reaching your retirement goals. Here, we examined many of the popular investments that you might consider as part of your retirement plan.
  5. Guide to Pairs Trading

    Pairs traders wait for weakness in the correlation, and then go long on the under-performer while simultaneously going short on the over-performer, closing the positions as the relationship returns to its statistical norm.
  6. Guide To ETF Providers

    The exact number of ETFs on the market at any one time ebbs and flows, these twelve ETF providers offer hundreds of popular ETFs.
  7. Investopedia Forex Outlook For February 2013

    The global economy is on relatively solid footing, after U.S. markets rose thanks to a debt deal and Japan introduced new stimulus in January.
  8. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the forex markets.
  9. Introduction To Dividends

    Investing in dividend-paying stocks can be an effective method of building long-term wealth.
  10. Capital Budgeting

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing.
  11. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For December 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  12. Beginner's Guide To Trading Futures

    An in-depth look into what futures are, and how you can build a solid base to begin trading them.
  13. Introduction To Order Types

    A trade order is an instruction that is sent to a broker to enter or exit a position. Learn about the various types available to investors.
  14. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For November 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  15. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  16. Beginner's Guide To Charles Schwab Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Charles Schwab Online Brokerage and access its many trading tools.
  17. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For October 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  18. Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income

    Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income
  19. Commodities Outlook For The Remainder Of 2012

    In examining the possibilities for commodities in the second half of 2012, the situation is anything but transparent.
  20. Beginner's Guide To E*Trade Pro

    The robust trading platform is developed for active traders with multiple levels of analysis tools and efficient trading interfaces.
  21. Investopedia's September 2012 Forex Outlook

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  22. Complete Guide To Investment Companies, Funds And REITs

    Learn everything you need to know about mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, UITs and REITs.
  23. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For August 2012

    You need to know these major forex events for August.
  24. Complete Guide To Corporate Finance

    Everything you need to know about corporate finance.
  25. Beginner's Guide To ScottradeELITE Online Trading

    Learn how to build your investments with Scottrade's advanced online trading platform.
  26. Beginner's Guide To Fidelity's Active Trader Pro

    Fidelity's Active Trader Pro software provides an easy-to-use trading platform with a simple order entry interface.
  27. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For July 2012

    We look at the month ahead to see what major events will affect the forex market.
  28. Beginner's Guide To MultiCharts Trading Platform

    Learn how to take advantage of MultiCharts charting, backtesting and automated trading software.
  29. How To Analyze ETFs With Bloomberg

    Tips on how to screen, evaluate, compare, and trade ETFs using Bloomberg.
  30. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For June 2012

    Learn the major economic events that forex traders need to know for June.
  31. Beginner's Guide To Tradestation Trading Software

    Learn about the many tools Tradestation offers to active investors.
  32. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For May 2012

    The global economy continues to recover slowly, as the U.S. recovery picked up steam and the eurozone crisis stabilized. Despite these promising signs, the recovery has been slow and several risk factors remain for the global economy.
  33. How To Analyze Corporate Bonds With Bloomberg Terminals

    Bloomberg was originally designed as a tool for bond traders, and as such it's capabilities for analyzing corporate bonds are extremely robust.
  34. The Complete Guide To Retirement Planning For 30-Somethings

    Here is everything you need to know about retirement planning if you are in your 30s.
  35. Beginner's Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    Find out how to use the Bloomberg terminal computer system to trade stocks.
  36. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For April 2012

    Many risks threaten to derail the global economic recovery, including continued turmoil in Greece and higher oil prices.
  37. Broker Summary: OptionsXpress Online Trading Platform

    An obvious choice for options investing, OptionsXpress also offers investors a wide array of account types.
  38. Beginner's Guide To Thinkorswim Trading Platform

    Learn how to use TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim Trading Platform.
  39. Broker Summary: Fidelity Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Fidelity's online broker services.
  40. Beginner's Guide To FXCM And Trading Station

    From signing on, to charting and trade management, learn how to trade the forex market with FXCM's online trading software.
  41. Beginner's Guide To Stockcharts.com

    Stockcharts.com is one of the most relied-upon websites for technical traders and chartists. Learn how to navigate the charting tools.
  42. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For March 2012

    The widespread effects of Greece's bailout highlight this month's forex outlook.
  43. Broker Summary: TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim

    We give you a quick review of TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim online trading platform.
  44. Ethical Investing Tutorial

    Learn everything there is to know about ethical investing.
  45. Macroeconomics

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  46. Value Investing

    Learn everything there is to know about value investing.
  47. Options Basics Tutorial

    Discover the world of options, from primary concepts to how options work and why you might use them.
  48. Forex Walkthrough

    A step by step guide to everything you need to know about the currency exchange markets
  49. Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

    Read on for some investment strategies that will allow you to protect your money, generate current income and grow the principal.
  50. Commodity Investing 101

    From the orange juice we drink to the gas we use to power our vehicles and heat our homes, commodities play important roles in our daily lives.
  51. Accounting Basics

    What is accounting? Learn the basics of this essential way of recording and summarizing financial information.
  52. Fund Transactional Activity

    Portfolio turnover is one of the simplest measures of mutual fund quality quality. Find out how to measure it.
  53. Hedge Funds Tutorial

    Hedge funds can be an integral part of a well-diversified portfolio - if you know how to choose them.
  54. Popular Forex Currencies

    Learn about the most traded currencies and the strategies used to trade them.
  55. Certificates Of Deposit

    Safety is a hallmark of the traditional certificate of deposit (CD) sold by a bank or credit union.
  56. An In-Depth Look At The Credit Crisis

    The credit crisis reshaped the financial landscape and changed Wall Street forever. Find out how it happened.
  57. Understanding The P/E Ratio

    Learn what the price/earnings ratio really means and how you should use it to value companies.
  58. Fund Size and Performance

    Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to asset size in a mutual fund. Find out why.
  59. Economic Indicators To Know

    The economy has a large impact on the market. Learn how to interpret the most important reports.
  60. Risk And Diversification

    Safeguarding your portfolio involves a few simple steps.
  61. Fund Management Issues

    The quality of management is a key component of a fund's success.
  62. American Depositary Receipt Basics

    Thanks to American depositary receipts, investors now have a world of investing opportunities to choose from.
  63. Short Selling Tutorial

    Want to profit on declining stocks? This trading strategy does just that.
  64. Dow Theory

    Learn about the foundation upon which technical analysis is based.
  65. Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates and duration.
  66. Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  67. Analyzing Chart Patterns

    Learn how to evaluate a stock with a few easy-to-identify patterns.
  68. Fund Performance Metrics

    With mutual funds, it is crucial to look at all components of investment quality and not performance alone.
  69. Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  70. Market Strength Tutorial

    Here you can learn about some of the indicators that traders and brokers use to determine the direction and strength of the market's present trend.
  71. Behavioral Finance

    Learn the science behind irrational decision making and how you can avoid it.
  72. Analytical Commentary On A Fund

    Independent fund investment research is the key to finding investment quality in a mutual fund.
  73. Brokers and Online Trading

    How do you find the right broker for your investment needs? Start by reading our broker tutorial.
  74. Reading Financial Tables Tutorial

    Learn about six common types of financial tables and figure out how to interpret them.
  75. Exploring Real Estate Investments

    Discover how owning properties can give you a roof over your head or a check in your pocket.
  76. Mutual Fund Investment Quality: Conclusion

    Check in here for an overview of mutual fund investment quality and how to find it.
  77. Financial Concepts

    Diversification? Optimal portfolio theory? Read this tutorial and these and other financial concepts will be made clear.
  78. 20 Investments You Should Know

    To take advantage of all your investing options, you need to know what your choices are. Here we tell you about the diverse features and advantages of 20 different financial instruments.
  79. Liquidity Measurement Ratios

    Learn about the current ratio, quick ratio, cash ratio and cash conversion cycle.
  80. Simulator How-To Guide

    A stock simulator allows you to use fake money on real stocks. Learn how to buy a stock watch the result.
  81. Electronic Trading Tutorial

    Learn about the systems that run the market. Topics include market makers, specialists, SuperDOT, ECNs, SOES, Level I, II, and III Access, and more.
  82. Futures Fundamentals

    For those who are new to futures but want a solid understanding of them, this tutorial explains what futures contracts are, how they work and why investors use them.
  83. Operating Performance Ratios

    Learn about the fixed-asset turnover, sales/revenue per employee, operating cycle and dividend payout ratio.
  84. Top 10 Forex Trading Rules

    Get some guidelines on how to survive - and thrive - in a variety of markets.
  85. Five Minute Investing Tutorial

    A tutorial for people who want to manage their portfolios aggressively without having it consume their lives.
  86. The Greatest Market Crashes

    From a tulip craze to a dotcom bubble, read the cautionary tales of the stock market's greatest disasters.
  87. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ratio and the cash flow to debt ratio.
  88. Options Greeks

    Get to know the essential risk measures and profit/loss guideposts in options strategies.
  89. Introduction To Fundamental Analysis

    Learn this easy-to-understand technique of analyzing a company's financial statements and reports.
  90. The Basics Of Mergers And Acquisitions

    Learn what corporate restructuring is, why companies do it and why it sometimes doesn't work.
  91. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return on equity and return on capital employed.
  92. Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

    This vehicle combines the diversification of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock. Learn more about them here.
  93. The Greatest Investors

    Read about the achievements of those who have mastered the art of investing.
  94. Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies

    There are many ways to make money, knowing how to choose the best stocks is one of them.
  95. Cash Flow Indicator Ratios

    Learn about the operating cash flow to sales ratio, free cash flow to operating cash flow ratio and free cash flow coverage ratio.
  96. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings Quality

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find earnings manipulation.
  97. Index Investing

    Get to know the most important market indices and the pros and cons of investing in them.
  98. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework on a company's performance and reporting practices before investing.
  99. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend yield and the enterprise multiple.
  100. Margin Trading

    Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why using margin can be risky.
Investopedia Features
  1. Choosing Quality Mutual Funds

    Our step-by-step mutual fund scoring system will help you uncover the top-quality funds.
  2. Guide to Stock Picking Strategies

    Learn about the most popular stock-picking strategies, including their philosophies, methods, and tools.
  3. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework before investing in a company.
  4. World's Greatest Investors

    Here you can read about the backgrounds and achievements of those people who have mastered the art of investing.
  5. The Industry Handbook

    Take a look at the various techniques to determine the value and quality of companies from an industry perspective.
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