Investing Basics

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  1. Arbitrage

    Arbitrage is the purchase and sale of an asset at the same time in order to profit from a difference in the price.
  2. Return on Investment (ROI)

    Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency ...
  3. Compound Interest

    Compound interest is interest calculated on the initial principal and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods ...
  4. Spillover Dividend

    A spillover dividend is one in which the year that the shareholder receives payment and the year that the payment is taxable ...
  5. How does Beta reflect systematic risk?

    Beta is a measure of a stock's volatility in relation to the market. It measures the exposure of risk a particular stock ...
  6. Preliminary Prospectus

    A preliminary prospectus is a first draft registration statement that a firm files prior to proceeding with an initial public ...
  7. Where Does Warren Buffett Keep His Money?

    Understand who Warren Buffett is and where he has invested his money over the years.
  8. How 21st Century Fox Makes Its Money

    An in depth look at the business of media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  9. A Quick Look at Rite Aid's History

    Learn about the history of Rite Aid and its recent deal with Walgreens.
  10. 5 Characteristics of Good Growth Stocks

    Growth stocks can give investors good returns but not all growth stocks are the same. From leadership to growth, there are ...
  11. How to Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap and potentially increase your returns by using some simple ...
  12. Top Internet Penny Stocks in October 2018

    Read about the top penny stocks in the internet sector.
  13. Top 3 Penny Stocks in October 2018

    Read about the top three penny stocks by one-year return through October 2018.
  14. 5 Key Questions to Ask Your Financial Adviser

    These 5 questions can help you to have a successful relationship with your financial adviser.
  15. The 3 Best Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

    Learn about three of the best stocks that pay regular monthly dividends.
  16. How Yahoo Makes Money

    Most of Yahoo’s current business model might sound redundant, but it still remains one of the most popular web sites in the ...
  17. 5 Ways You Can Invest in Panama From Abroad

    Learn about five ways to invest in Panama with tips for both individuals and business owners.
  18. 10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  19. The 3 Biggest Misconceptions of Dividend Stocks

    Learn about three dividend stock misconceptions and how to avoid them for greater gains.
  20. CPFXX, SPAXX, VMFXX: Top Government Money Market Funds

    Discover three of the most popular and best performing government money market funds well suited for investors seeking capital ...
  21. The Good and Bad of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  22. Unlocking the P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  23. Investing in Green Technology – the Future Is Now

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  24. If You Had Invested Right after Costco's IPO

    Find out how much your investment would be worth if you had invested $1,000 during Costco's IPO.
  25. Warren Buffett’s Probability Analysis is a Key to the Oracle’s Success

    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. Learn about how he uses elementary probability as a guiding star for his investing ...
  26. Whitney Tilson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the life of Whitney Tilson, including his background, investing philosophy, hedge fund management and current ...
  27. The Best Portfolio Balance

    Learn about portfolio balance and how it can change over a lifetime.
  28. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks (SBUX)

    Read about Starbucks and some of the primary risks for stockholders.
  29. The Most Successful Corporations in the U.S.

    Learn about five iconic American companies that epitomize success through their benefits to society, shareholder value creation, ...
  30. October Effect

    The October effect is a theory that stocks tend to decline during the month of October.
  31. What Is the Labor Market Conditions Index?

    The Labor Market Conditions Index was introduced by the Federal Reserve to track labor statistics, but it was ultimately ...
  32. Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks as of October 2018

    Some coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so in the final months of 2018.
  33. Investing In China

    China represents a significant investment opportunity, but investors should understand the risks and rewards, and stick with ...
  34. Earnings are not Enough: Stocks Need Easy Credit

    Credit markets are still relatively supportive of stocks, but at the margins, less so. We discuss the implications.
  35. Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs

    For those looking to invest in semiconductor stocks, we'll explore ETFs and leveraged ETFs that can magnify returns of this ...
  36. What Stocks are on the Marijuana Index?

    The marijuana index has significantly outperformed the S&P 500, but also carries additional risks.
  37. How To Invest When You're Broke

    Looking to invest while you're broke? Find recommended investment vehicles for the small amounts of money you may be able ...
  38. Top 4 Oil Stocks for October 2018

    Some oil stocks, despite struggling recently, look like they could dominate soon if oil prices remain strong in the remainder ...
  39. Corvex Management: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about activist hedge fund Corvex Management and its founder, Keith Meister, who is a sometimes abrasive and emotional, ...
  40. The Four Rs of Investing in Retail

    Learn about the key success factors to consider for retail companies.
  41. 3 Index Funds with the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Learn about index mutual funds with the lowest expense ratios.
  42. Best Ways to Invest For a Small Budget

    Here are some investing tips for a small budget.
  43. 3 Ways You Can Invest in Costa Rica from Abroad

    Learn about the three ways to invest in Costa Rica: through its Bolsa stock exchange, through real estate or by investing ...
  44. Preference and Ordinary Shares

    Preferred shareholders have a higher priority claim to the assets of a corporation in case of insolvency than common shareholders.
  45. Strategies to Trade the Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world and there are plenty of strategies to trade the Nasdaq ...
  46. How Does Zola Work and Make Money?

    Learn how the online retailer startup Zola is bringing the wedding registry industry into the 21st century with a vast array ...
  47. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields but can come with their own risks so it's important for investors to understand the ...
  48. 10 Tips for Successful Long-Term Investing

    Avoid common mistakes with these guiding principles.
  49. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    Look at the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors. Diversification is one advantage to owning international stocks.
  50. Net Neutrality Issue (Again): Pros and Cons

    Now that the FCC has repealed net neutrality, it's important to understand what it is, how we got here, and what could be ...
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