Tutorials

  1. Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial

    This tutorial offers details on the most popular resources for equity research and analysis.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Financial Advisor Client Guide

    This document is designed to help educate your clients on the products and services you provide.
  7. Beginner Trading Fundamentals

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Teaching Financial Literacy To Teens

    The final guide in the Financial Literacy series focuses on helping teens prepare for adulthood and all the financial challenges involved.
  11. Teaching Financial Literacy To Tweens

    In this tutorial we cover financial topics for children between the ages of eight and 12, from income and expenses to identy theft.
  12. Teaching Financial Literacy To Kids

    In this tutorial we introduce key financial concepts that are appropriate for young children, including tips for getting kids to think about and understand the topics.
  13. How To Start Trading

    Successful trading involves more than reading a few articles or books: you should plan on devoting a substantial amount of time and effort before ever placing a trade in a live market.
  14. Implementing A Small Business Social Media Strategy

    As social media continues to change the way people communicate, it has become an increasingly important tool for small businesses.
  15. 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.
  16. The Complete Guide To Planning A Yearly Budget

    A personal budget is a useful tool for tracking your income and expenses.
  17. 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.
  18. Beginner's Guide To J-Trader

    J-Trader is a platform for trading futures and options that also enables trading strategies, such as spreading.
  19. The Complete Guide To Becoming A Landlord

    Being a landlord can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience. However, the decision to become a landlord should not be taken lightly.
  20. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For January 2013

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the forex markets.
  21. Beginner's Guide To CQG Integrated Client Trading Platform

    CQG Integrated Client Trading Platform is a robust trading platform that takes time to learn and to be able to take full advantage of its functionality.
  22. Broker Guide To Forex.com

    As one of the largest retail forex brokers based in the U.S. Forex.com offers forex traders a reliable, transparent, and high-quality platform.
  23. The Complete Guide To Calculating Your Net Worth

    Here's everything you need to know about calculating your net worth.
  24. Introduction To Dividends

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

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing.
  26. Top Investment Trends For 2013

    We go over a few investment trends for you to think about for 2013.
  27. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For December 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  28. Key Ratios For Analyzing Oil And Gas Stocks

    Oil and gas investors need to focus on a different subset of ratios to analyze the growth and profitability of these companies.
  29. Guide To Smartphone Forex Apps

    Here are 15 apps that can enhance your forex trading.
  30. Automated Trading with MultiCharts

    MultiCharts is a professional technical analysis and automated trading software package.
  31. Guide To Oil And Gas Plays In North America

    Oil and gas shales in North America have been known for decades, but most investors don’t know it exists, or what is produced.
  32. Forex Broker Summary: Easy Forex

    Easy-Forex™ offers traders the ability to trade immediately without downloading software or completing forms.
  33. Creating Automated Trading Systems Using Interactive Brokers

    Learn how to use this automated global electronic market maker and broker.
  34. 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.
  35. How To Place A Trade With Thinkorswim

    Learn how to place a trade with TD Ameritrade's ThinkorSwim trading platform.
  36. How To Trade CFDs With HotForex

    HotForex, a fully-regulated forex and commodities broker servicing both individual and corporate clients, is now providing CFD trading.
  37. 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.
  38. Advanced Guide To NinjaTrader

    NinjaTrader is an award-winning trading platform developed for active traders interested in the stock, futures and forex markets.
  39. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For November 2012

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

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  41. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4

    This guide shows how to use MetaTrader 4, a trading platform used for online trading in the forex, CFD and futures markets.
  42. Beginner's Guide To Charles Schwab Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Charles Schwab Online Brokerage and access its many trading tools.
  43. An Overview Of The MetaTrader 4 Mobile App

    The MetaTrader 4 platform is available for a variety of operating systems including the popular iPhone and Android systems.
  44. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For October 2012

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  45. Guide To Excel For Finance

    Formulas, functions and features you need to know when using Excel for financial analysis.
  46. The Complete Guide To Job Searching

    Here's everything you need to know about looking for a job.
  47. Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income

    Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income
  48. Advanced Guide To MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use MetaTrader 4 software efficiently.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Investopedia's September 2012 Forex Outlook

    Here's a look at current and upcoming events that may influence the FX markets.
  52. Intermediate Guide To E-Mini Futures Contracts

    Learn how to use the E-Mini Futures Contracts software more efficiently.
  53. Complete Guide To Investment Companies, Funds And REITs

    Learn everything you need to know about mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, UITs and REITs.
  54. How To Place A Covered Call Strategy With optionsXpress

    While optionsXpress specializes in catering to options traders, the firm is also notable for its browser-based execution platform.
  55. The Complete Guide To Buying A New Car

    Here's everything you need to know about buying a new car.
  56. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For August 2012

    You need to know these major forex events for August.
  57. Guide To Measuring Oil And Gas Companies

    Here are some important stats to look for when measuring oil and gas companies.
  58. Complete Guide To Corporate Finance

    Everything you need to know about corporate finance.
  59. How To Place Trades With Interactive Brokers' WebTrader

    Interactive Brokers' WebTrader is a great platform for placing many different order types.
  60. Intermediate Guide To MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use MetaTrader 4 software at an intermediate level.
  61. How To Apply Relative Strength Index With MetaTrader 4

    This trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and an unlimited number of custom indicators.
  62. How To Place A Trade With MetaTrader 4

    Learn how to use the MetaTrader 4 platform to trade online.
  63. Beginner's Guide To ScottradeELITE Online Trading

    Learn how to build your investments with Scottrade's advanced online trading platform.
  64. Finviz Elite Stock Screener

    Finviz Elite has many benefits that may just be worth the cost.
  65. 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.
  66. Investopedia's Forex Outlook For July 2012

    We look at the month ahead to see what major events will affect the forex market.
  67. How To Place A Trade Using MultiCharts Trading Software

    MultiCharts is a trading platform that offers users the ability to trade using three order-entry interfaces.
  68. How To Apply Moving Averages With MetaTrader 4

    The MetaTrader 4 trading platform supports the use of dozens of traditional and unlimited custom indicators.
  69. How To Apply Bollinger Bands® With Metatrader 4

    Learn how to use one of the most popular technical indicators in the MT4 trading platform.
  70. How To Place A Trade With TradeStation Trading Software

    TradeStation's trading platform allows traders to place and manage trades using order-entry interfaces. Learn how to use each interface prior to placing trades in a live market.
  71. The Complete Guide To Buying A Used Car

    Everything you need to know about buying a used car.
  72. Beginner's Guide To MultiCharts Trading Platform

    Learn how to take advantage of MultiCharts charting, backtesting and automated trading software.
  73. Beginner's Guide To Trading The E-Mini Futures Contracts

    The e-minis are the small but mighty cousins of their larger, full-sized contracts. Learn how to trade with the e-mini stock index futures.
  74. How To Analyze ETFs With Bloomberg

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

    Learn the major economic events that forex traders need to know for June.
  76. Forex Broker Summary: Saxo Bank

    Learn about Saxo Bank, which offers award-winning online trading platforms.
  77. Use Trade Alerts To Capture Big Moves With Thinkorswim

    Using Thinkorswim alerts can keep you from missing those big move trades.
  78. Broker Summary: Interactive Brokers

    Learn more about IB, an online broker specializing in routing orders and executing and processing trades on more than 90 electronic exchanges and trading venues worldwide.
  79. Beginner's Guide To Tradestation Trading Software

    Learn about the many tools Tradestation offers to active investors.
  80. 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.
  81. How To Spot And Screen For Chart Patterns With Finviz

    Learn how to use Finviz software for finding chart patterns.
  82. The Complete Guide To Retirement Planning For 50-Somethings

    Everything you need to know about retirement planning if you are in your 50s.
  83. The Complete Guide To Retirement Planning For 40-Somethings

    Here is everything you need to know about retirement planning if you are in your 40s.
  84. Advanced Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    This advanced guide gives an in-depth introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal's advanced features.
  85. How To Place A Trade Using NinjaTrader Trading Software

    Learn the step-by-step process to making a trade with NinjaTraders' online trading software.
  86. 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.
  87. How To Place A Trade With FXCM Markets

    Learn how to trade with the FXCM Trading Station and supported MetaTrader4(MT4)software.
  88. Broker Summary: Scottrade Online Trading Platform

    We look at minimum deposits, customer service and all of the important details about the Scottrade trading platform.
  89. 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.
  90. Beginner's Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    Find out how to use the Bloomberg terminal computer system to trade stocks.
  91. The Complete Guide To Retirement Planning For 20-Somethings

    Here is everything you need to know about retirement planning if you are in your 20s.
  92. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  93. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  94. Predicting Next Month's Biggest Gainers Using Finviz

    Picking potential big gainers can be tough, but finviz offers a few helpful tools and strategies to narrow down your search.
  95. 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.
  96. Software Summary: Finviz.com Stock Screener

    Quickly find the stock, future or forex pair you're looking for with Finviz.com's charts and visual snapshots.
  97. Broker Summary: OptionsXpress Online Trading Platform

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

    Learn how to get started using NinjaTrader's trading platform, developed for active traders interested in stocks, futures and the forex markets.
  99. Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

    Learn how to trade and invest with E-Trade's online brokerage services.
  100. Forex Broker Summary: UFXMarkets

    UFXMarkets offers trading in currency pairs, indexes, CFDs and commodities, with the goal of helping both beginning and seasoned traders to succeed in the profitable foreign exchange markets.
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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