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Will Stock Market Ever Be "Normal" Again?
Will Stock Market Ever Be Normal Again?

Stock Picking Includes Evaluating Management
Stock Picking Includes Evaluating Management

Follow this Rule to Avoid Investing Disaster
Follow this Rule to Avoid Investing Disaster

Investors in Stock Market Can Protect Against Error
Investors in Stock Market Can Protect Against Error

Investing in Stocks and Politics May Create Friction
Investing in Stocks and Politics May Create Friction

Buying Stock Falling in Price a Good Strategy?
Buying Stock Falling in Price a Good Strategy?

Stock Investing Tip: Use Insider Trading
Stock Investing Tip: Use Insider Trading

Stock Investors Should Consider Risks of High Yield Bonds
Stock Investors Should Consider Risks of High Yield Bonds

Are Media-Star Stocks Ever a Good Long-Term Investment?
Are Media-Star Stocks Ever a Good Long-Term Investment?

Stock Investors Need to Manage Risk
Stock Investors Need to Manage Risk

Investors in Stock Market Look for Strong Free Cash Flow
Investors in Stock Market Look for Strong Free Cash Flow

Stock Market and Economy - Two Reluctant Partners
Stock Market and Economy - Two Reluctant Partners

Tool for Stock Investors to Smooth Out Data
Tool for Stock Investors to Smooth Out Data

Tools Companies Need for Best Shot at Future Growth
Tools Companies Need for Best Shot at Future Growth

What Long-Term Investors Should Know about Senior Management
What Long-Term Investors Should Know about Senior Management

Investors in Stock Market Should Watch these Manufacturing Indicators
Investors in Stock Market Should Watch these Manufacturing Indicators

Want to Find the Next Apple? Look for a Problem
Want to Find the Next Apple? Look for a Problem

Investors in Stock Market: Avoid Temptation to Stretch the Law
Investors in Stock Market: Avoid Temptation to Stretch the Law

Markets to Re-open Wednesday in Time for Election Madness
Markets to Re-open Wednesday in Time for Election Madness

Investors in Stock Market Start Planning Now
Investors in Stock Market Start Planning Now

High Interest Rates Coming? Check Bond Yield Curve
High Interest Rates Coming? Check Bond Yield Curve

Stock Sectors Explained
Stock Sectors Explained

Big Gains in Stock Should Be Warning
Big Gains in Stock Should Be Warning

Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Stock You Want to Buy?
Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Stock You Want to Buy?

Stock Indexes Important, But Not As Much As Many Think
Stock Indexes Important, But Not As Much As Many Think

Difference Between Good Stock Investment and Bad Not Always Clear
Difference Between Good Stock Investment and Bad Not Always Clear

Investors Need Protection for Bonds
Investors Need Protection for Bonds

Core Stocks Secure Portfolio's Foundation
Core Stocks Secure Portfolio's Foundation

Fear Comes from Stock Investments Outside Tolerance for Risk
Fear Comes from Stock Investments Outside Tolerance for Risk

Asset Allocation Is Three-Legged Stool
Asset Allocation Is Three-Legged Stool

How to Prepare for Future Market Conditions
How to Prepare for Future Market Conditions

Balancing Bonds and Dividend Paying Stocks
Balancing Bonds and Dividend Paying Stocks

Stock Investors Eye Coming Generational War
Stock Investors Eye Coming Generational War

When Bonds May Not Be a Safe Play
When Bonds May Not Be a Safe Play

Volatile Stock Market Returns Make Planning Tough
Volatile Stock Market Returns Make Planning Tough

Picking Stocks: Digging Deep
Picking Stocks: Digging Deep

Picking Stocks: Looking at Big Picture
Picking Stocks: Looking at Big Picture

Retirement Investing Challenging Even If You Do Everything Right
Retirement Investing Challenging Even If You Do Everything Right

Stock Investors Make Decisions Based on Reality
Stock Investors Make Decisions Based on Reality

Finding Long-Term Stocks Challenging Thanks to Market Chaos
Finding Long-Term Stocks Challenging Thanks to Market Chaos

Investing in Stock Market by Ignoring the Expectation Noise
Investing in Stock Market by Ignoring the Expectation Noise

Challenging Times for Long-Term Stock Investors
Challenging Times for Long-Term Stock Investors

Non-Stock Market Factors that Influence Buy-Sell Decisions
Non-Stock Market Factors that Influence Buy-Sell Decisions

Avoiding Profit-Eating Expenses when Investing in Stocks
Avoiding Profit-Eating Expenses when Investing in Stocks

Putting Emotional Energy Behind Investment Objectives
Putting Emotional Energy Behind Investment Objectives

Watch Volatility in Stock Market on Freaky Fridays
Watch Volatility in Stock Market on Freaky Fridays

Investors in Stock Market: Will You Outlive Your Money?
Investors in Stock Market: Will You Outlive Your Money?

Stock Market Investors Planning for Retirement Can't Ignore Inflation
Stock Market Investors Planning for Retirement Can't Ignore Inflation

Investing for Retirement? Count on Higher Costs; Lower Returns
Investing for Retirement? Count on Higher Costs; Lower Returns

Stock Market Records Mean Nothing
The media (and, unfortunately, some unwitting investors) become earnestly excited when an important market index hits a new high. This is when investors driven

Stock Tips Dangerous, Even When Well-Meaning
Be very careful of taking stock tips from your friends or neighbors (unless you live next door to Warren Buffett). While well-meaning, these tips often result

Invest with a Strategy
Many successful investors work on an investment strategy that fits their present circumstances and feels comfortable with their tolerance for risk. There are

Does Booming Stock Market Foretell Economic Growth?
Is a booming stock market the harbinger of future economic growth? There is a correlation, however don't be misled by short-term moves in the stock market. The

Is the Stock Market on a Bubble?
The market has had a strong run recently, but does it qualify as a bubble? The long-term investors should not worry too much about bubbles and busts - they are

Long-Term Investing Best Chance for Success
To give yourself the best chance for hitting your financial goals, begin as soon as possible with a regular investment program in a diversified portfolio of

Understanding How Prices Are Set on Stock Market
The give and take between investors who want to sell and investors who want to buy sets the price of an individual share of stock. Since this happens almost

Investing in the Stock Market Not Dangerous, Not Guarantee of Riches
Long-term investors understand that investing in the stock market is a process that is neither dangerous, nor a get-rich-quick scheme. Don't fall into the trap

Protect Against Losses in Stock Market
It is not a perfect insurance against losses, but a stop-loss order can help prevent or reduce losses when the stock market deals a blow to your stocks.

Asset Allocation Important to Investing Success
Deciding which stocks to buy or sell may not be the most important investing decision you make. Asset allocation is about putting together a portfolio that

Investing Goals Often in Conflict
Setting and keeping long-term investing goals is a challenge, especially when it may be almost impossible to define what will be needed for your retirement or

All About Earnings Season
Following every quarter, companies must report their financials to investors and the public. Much is made of earnings season and the real star is the actual

Market Timing Appeals to Greed, Not Smart Investing
Many investors fall into the greed trap when they try to time the market. Maybe they got a hot tip from someone at work or just have feeling that a stock is

Bond Ratings Guide Investors on Risk
Yes, you should have bonds in your portfolio, but not all bonds are created equal. Some are rock-solid, but offer low returns, while others are much more risky,

Investors in Stock Market Worry About Interest Rates
Interest rates and stock prices have several connections. Investors should keep an eye on rates, since changes can have a positive of negative impact on stock

Use Beta as One Test of Stock's Risk
A stock's beta tells you how volatile it is compared to the overall market. This is helpful in the short term since it gives you a clue how the stock will move

Investors Should Cheer Stock Buybacks
When a company (like Apple) is sitting on a pile of cash, it can increase shareholder value by buying back some of its outstanding stock. By reducing the number

Stock Investors Get Help from Insiders
It is helpful when analyzing a stock for investment to know what key executives of the company are doing. Are they buying or selling shares and why. This

Stock Investors Use Margin to Boost Returns, But Watch Out
Using margin to multiply your investment with borrowed money is a common strategy with investors in the stock market. When it works the way you planned, it can

Finding Stocks that Are Investment Candidates
Finding good investment candidate stocks may seem like an overwhelming task at times. However, you can use a few good metrics to reduce the number to a

Five Reasons Women Should Invest in Stocks
Begin with some basic concepts that set the stage for learning about investing in stocks and you are on your way to becoming a successful woman investor.

Market Cap: Size Matters in Stocks
The winds of change blow the same for big companies and little companies, however different sized companies may react very differently. Those differences can

Stocks: A Balancing and Re-Balancing Act
Long-term investors in the stock market should avoid trading in and out of the market, looking for ways to boost return. However, neither should they ignore the

Considering Options Trading? Danger Ahead
Trading stock options may seem like a simple way to supplement your investment income. However, there is nothing simple about options and you should be prepared

Invest with Goal in Mind and Avoid Short-Term Trading
It just makes sense to have a goal in mind for a long-term investing in stocks strategy. Make a lot of money is not a goal and that type of thinking can trick

Stock Market Losses Come in Different Forms
At some point,  you will lose money in the stock market. How  you deal with losses is as important as dealing with gains. Don't let your emotions push you into

Investment Objectives Can Help Identify Investment Candidates
Investment objectives help define investing products and opportunities while helping you stay on your plan. Different objectives are appropriate at different

Evaluate Debt Before Investing in Stocks
Debt can be an important tool or it can be misused and put the company in jeopardy if the economy turns sour or competitors press for market share. Evaluate the

Use Ratios to Evaluate Debt Before Investing
Use Ratios to Evaluate Debt Before Investing

Understanding Main Influences on Stock Prices
What drives stock prices? There are many factors - daily prices represent the give and take between buyers and sellers. Long-term, a stock's price is influenced

Managers Tasked with Using Debt Wisely
Managers Tasked with Using Debt Wisely

Value Investing in Stocks Important Strategy
Value investing in stocks is a conservative, long-term approach to building wealth. It requires discipline and patience, but can pay off big in the long run.

Rising Interest Rates Concern for Bond Investors
The greatest market threat to bond-holders is rising interest rates. With the current talk of the Fed raising short-term rates, bond traders should be cautious,

Knowing When to Sell Stock Important Decision
Every investor should have a strategy in mind for selling a stock almost as soon as they buy it. There can be many reasons for selling stocks and each requires

Changing Market Conditions May Prompt Selling Stock
Changing Market Conditions May Prompt Selling Stock

Listen to Stock Market for Direction
The stock market gives clues about where it is headed in the short run. They aren't perfect, but they do give you strong hints. Use these clues to time buy and

Should You Own Mega-Cap Stocks?
Very large companies have many advantages when it comes to weathering the economic and market storms that periodically sweep the stock market. They have

Too Much Debt a Concern When Evaluating Stock
There are many good reasons for companies to use debt and managers would be criticized for not taking advantage of debt when it can contribute to shareholder

Be Smart About Buying and Selling Stocks
Too many investors jump at winning stocks or dump stocks when the price dips without knowing the intrinsic value of the company. If you follow the hype

Stock Price Influences Explained
Factors that drive stock prices can be complex and complicated, however many are a function or variation of the three main influences. Follow me on Twitter

Watch Out for Triple Witching Hour
Expiring derivatives can create chaos four times a year on the third Friday of certain months. Be careful of volatility on these Freaky Fridays. Follow me on

P/E Important Stock Valuation Tool
Ultimately, a stock is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. One important way to determine how the market values a particular stock is with the

Dollar Cost Averaging Powerful Tool for Stock Investing
The market is up - when should I buy? The market is down - when should I sell? These can be anxiety producing decisions, which are often tainted by emotions

Stock Price Not Same as Value
Stock prices are driven by many factors. Daily prices change to reflect the tension between supply and demand. However, these fluctuations rarely reflect

Preferred Shares of Stock - Not so Much
Preferred shares of stock pay a fixed dividend and may be attractive to investors looking for current income, such as retirees. However, most investors will

Buy Case Helps You Make Good Investment Decisions
Imagine you have to explain to a group of your colleagues and superiors at work why you want to buy a particular stock. Going with your gut will not work with

Selling Stock Requires as Much Thought as Buying Stock
How well you execute your buy or sell strategy is a major factor in determining investing in the stock market success. Many investors give a lot of thought to

How to Find Great Stocks
Great stocks and great companies are two sides of the same coin. For the long-term investor, the company must possess the characteristics of a great company and

No Easy Money Investing in Stock Market - Except for Crooks
Do not be tempted by promises of shortcuts to investing success. The formula: buy a great company, at a great price and let it build wealth for you over time.

Investing in Stock Market Basics Still Important
Investors in the stock market may be tempted by the purported returns of sophisticated derivatives or strategies, however they are often more risky than you can

Growth Is Only Reason to Invest in Stocks
Growth in earnings, growth in price per share, growth in dividends or all of the above represent good reasons to invest in a company. If a company shows little

Short Sellers Can Drive Market
Short sellers can have an undue influence on stock prices. One way to keep track of the short seller, especially on stocks you own or would like to own, is by

Buying Great Companies Key to Investing Success
Successful long-term investors focus on identifying great companies and buying them at a price that assures them room for growth and profits. Don't worry about

How to Spot a Great Stock (Company)
Great companies make great stocks - over time. Great companies have certain elements in common. Knowing how to spot these elements will help you to investing

Stock Investors: Don't Be Influenced by Recent Events
What is happening now in the stock market may seem more important than historic trends, however it seldom is. Up markets become down markets and down markets

Individual Stocks or Mutual Funds?
Many investors could benefit from both and put together a portfolio that has sufficient diversification and offers opportunities for growth. It may not be an

What You Can Control in Stock Market
Not much, actually. However, you can control how your portfolio is prepared for erratic markets by practicing good asset allocation strategies. Follow me on

Invest in Stocks with Competitive Advantage
Investors in the stock market seeking long-term growth are drawn to companies with a competitive advantage or economic moat. This advantage helps the company

Stock Market Investors Concerned About Interest Rates
The stock market is tied to the economy (but it is not the economy) and the economy is tied to interest rates. Interest rates determine how hard or easy it is

Stock Market Is Always Correct
The stock market brings buyers and sellers together. What price they agree on is of no importance to the stock market. Whatever that price it is the correct one

When Is Best Time to Sell a Stock?
When you sell a stock requires a strategy just as deciding when to buy a stock. There are many reasons to sell a stock and investors need to prepare in advance

Great Stocks to Avoid
Most of the time, helpful tips from friends or relatives turn out to be disasters. Word of mouth is so powerful many investors may not stop to consider where

Great Time to do Year-End Planning
Get your portfolio in shape before the new year comes. Here are five steps to better investing next year (and maybe some tax savings this year). Follow me on

Evaluating Stocks - Finding the Right Stock Investment
How to you choose a stock for investment? Evaluating the company's financial ratios is where the process begins, but there are other factors to consider also.

Investing Basics - Basic Information about Investing in Stocks and the Stock Market
Investors will find basic information on stocks and how the stock markets work to help them become successful investors in this section.

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Definitions of terms and phrases beginning with H

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Definitions of terms and phrases beginning with J

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Definitions of terms and phrases beginning with numbers.

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Investing Software can Help You Become a Better Investor
Software tools can help you organize and evaluate information about potential investments.

Market Indicators
Market indicators like the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and others can tell you what the market's doing at any given moment or over a long period. However, it is easy to misread these indicators in the rush of the daily market. Learn how to pick out important trends from background noise.

Stock exchanges
How to the major stock exchanges work? Find out how each of the major exchanges keeps the wheels of the financial world turning.

FAQ on Stocks - Your FAQ for Stocks
Frequently asked questions on stocks.

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Bonds - Understanding U.S. Treasury, Municipal, Corporate Bonds
Bonds play an important role in portfolios by providing stability against the volatility of stocks. In addition, bonds are important sources on current income.

Finding a Stock Broker - Resources Identify the Different Types of Stockbrokers.
Stock brokers - your first decision is whether to use a traditional stock broker or an online broker.

Definitions of terms and phrases beginning with K
Definitions of terms and phrases beginning with K

Keeping taxes to a minimum on trading profits is possible with tax planning
There is nothing more discouraging than having the government take a big bite out of a nice profit you just made on a trade. You can't avoid the taxman completely, however there are ways to keep the bite to a nip.

Investing in Stocks During Retirement - Different Goals for Retirement Investing
Retirement brings on its own set of investing challenges. Investing in stocks just prior to and during retirement has capital preservation as its main goal.

Dividend Yield - How to Calculate Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield tells you what percentage return a company pays out in the form of dividends.

Earnings Per Share - How to Calculate EPS
Earnings per share or EPS is one way to compare companies, but it does not tell you about market value.

Price Earnings Ratio - How P/E is Calculated
The Price to Earnings Ratio is one of the most important numbers analysts look at to understand how the market values a stock.

Stock Trading Basics - Basic Stock Trading Steps
How does a stock trade work? What happens after you call your broker? Follow a stock order through the process, both with a floor trader and electronically.

Stock Basics - What are the basic stock facts you need to know
What are stocks and what to they represent? Ownership is the key word for stockholders and the rights and privileges that go along with it.

Stock Investors Facing Retirement Have Tough Choices - Stocks: Too Much or Too Little?
Finding the right mix of stocks to other assets is especially tricky for those near or in retirement.

Investing in Retirement - How You Invest in Stock Market Is an Important Decision
How you fund and maintain your retirement plan is one of the most important investing in the stock market decisions you'll make.

Power of Compounding Can Be Trap for Long-Term Stock Investor - Faulty Assumptions a Problem
Compounding is a powerful force for building wealth, however don't fall into the trap of faulty assumptions.

Stock Investors Should Plan for Retirement Withdrawals - Find Tax Efficient Strategy
When it's time to switch from contributions to withdrawals from your retirement funds, look for the most tax-efficient method.

Stock Investing for Retirement: Plan for Lower Returns
Investing for your retirement becomes more challenging all the time. Here's some cautions to consider.

When It's a Good Idea to Buy a Stock that Is Falling in Price
If you are confident in your assessment, a stock falling in price may be a real bargain.

Investing in Stock Market Resource Tracks Insider Trading
Many investors dream of that tip that will let them make a killing. Unfortunately, that tip could land you in jail if it is considered insider trading. There is a different type of insider trading you can use and it's perfectly legal.

The Difference Between a Stock's Value and Price
A stocks's value may not be the same as its price. One is a better measure for investors and the other for traders.

Don't Let Your Stocks Take a Vacation
If you are going to be away and don't want to monitor your stocks, set up this method to protect your positions.

Investors in Stock Market Look for Magic Number
Don't look for easy answers when investing in the stock market. Like most things in life, the easy way out is often the way out.

Investment Options to Reach Your Financial Goals - Mutual Funds Are One Choice
What investment option is best for reaching your financial goals?

Investing: Saving with Attitude
Investing is a necessity for most people if they want to reach significant financial goals.

Where Investing in Stocks Fits into Your Financial Goals
Savings alone are unlikely to get you to your financial goals. Investing in the stock market may be your only chance to build a nest egg.

Should You Be Investing in Small-Cap Stocks? - Yes, But With Limitations
Small-cap stocks can be outstanding investments, but are more risky than larger companies.

IPOs Offer Shot at Young Company's First Stock Offering - Buyer of Stock Beware
A stock's initial public offering or IPO can be an opportunity to get in on an exciting new company or it may be an over-priced turkey. Stock investors beware.

Stocks or Safety? A Difficult Choice - Balancing Safety and Return
Where will nervous stock investors turn to find returns possible with stocks, but with less risk?

Your Security and Opening an Online Account to Buy Stocks, Bonds - Need for Personal Information
While requiring detailed personal information may seem intrusive, it is needed to help prevent crime and terrorism.

Don't Get Caught in Stock Liquidity Crunch - Invest in Stocks with Ready Buyers and Sellers
To make money in the stock market you need a ready supply of buyers and sellers to assure you that you can buy or sell when the price is right.

Should You Invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)?- High Income Possible
REITs offer the potential for high income if you choose wisely and buy in at the correct price.

Stock Investors Feel Conflict Over Employment Numbers - Too High or Too Low
Where is the sweet spot for employment numbers that works for companies and workers?

Learning When to Buy or Sell Stocks Not Easy - Bubbles Exciting, But Dangerous
Jumping into the latest hot investment can be exciting, but don't let your emotions make to take dangerous risks.

Stock Investors Must Watch Interest Rates Closely - Important If You Are Buying or Selling
Stock investors should keep a close watch on the direction of interest rates. A change in direction can mean short-term movement up or down.

Stock Investors Worry About Return on Savings - Interest Ladders Can Help
Stock investors should have cash reserve for emergencies and near-term financial needs. How can they get the best return on savings?

How to Legally Manipulate Stock Prices - Institutional Investors Have Power
Institutional investors can manipulate stock prices with their large buying power.

Saving and Investing in Stocks Are Mutually Compatible
You may think you don't have the cash to both save and invest, but you probably do.

Avoiding Mistakes When Investing in Stocks
We all make mistakes, but investors in the stock market need to learn from their failures so they don't keep repeating the same error.

Stock Investors Should Use Caution with Illiquid or Exotic Assets
Investors in the stock market may be tempted to seek higher returns with exotic investments, but that is often the wrong approach.

Before You Begin Investing in Stocks - Take These Steps Before Investing in Stocks
Before you begin investing in stocks, you should get your personal financial house in order by attending to these matters.

News Sources for Investors Getting Started - Beginning Stock Investors Should Look Here
If you are just getting started in investing in stocks, these news sites will help you understand the markets and financial news.

Introduction to Investing in Stocks - Ask Yourself These Questions Before Investing in Stocks
You need to ask (and answer) some questions before you begin investing in stocks.

Using Home Equity to Buy Stocks: Good Idea or Nuts? - Don't Combine Risks
Is it ever a good idea to refinance your house and use the cash to invest in stocks? Not so much.

Trading Stocks Is a Losing Effort - Individual Stock Traders at Disadvantage
Individual stock traders are at a serious disadvantage when competing with professional trading firms and funds.

Identifying Industrial Sectors with Prospects for Growth - Finding Great Companies
Stock sectors provide a helpful context to begin your search for investment candidates.

The State of the Economy and the Stock Market - Tools to Help Stock Investors
Stock investors always do so in the context of the economy and stock market. Here are some tools to help assess the environment.

Three Steps to Better Stock Investing - How to Get Started in Stock Investing
These three steps will help you get a better start in stock investing.

Types of Stocks - Income, Growth, Value Stocks
There are several ways to describe stocks, but two basic methods cover most situations: potential and size.

Why Investors Love Stocks Like Apple - Hard to Ignore Growth
Apple has loyal customers and sells expensive products. Growth over past five years has been tremendous.

Are Mergers Good for Stockholders?
Are Mergers Good for Stockholders? There is no one answer. Stockholders need to evaluate each deal.

High Frequency Trading Puts Stock Investors at Disadvantage
High frequency trading initiated and managed by super-fast computers puts individual investors at a disadvantage.

What Do Investors Do in Volatile Stock Market?
Volatility in the stock market has changed the risk associated with investing in stocks.

What Goes Down Must Come Up – Unless We Are Talking About the Stock Market
The stock market always bounces back after a low and falls after a high - right?

Contrarian Stock Investors Look Beyond the Crowd - Following the Crowd Not Always Smart
Following the herd may seem safe, but it can sometimes lead you to the edge of a cliff. Think for yourself and be a contrarian.

Is the Next Bull Market “Just Around the Corner?”
What should long-term investors do about sluggish markets? It depends on time frame.

Stock Warrants Give Right to Buy Stock at a Fixed Price - Stock Warrants Expire on Fixed Date
Stock warrants give the holder the right to buy shares of a stock at a fixed price during a fixed period. They are very similar to stock options.

Protection from Miscalculation in Buying Stocks - Value Investors Use Margin of Error
Value investors often protect themselves from miscalculation with a margin of error.

Hedge Funds Invest in Stocks and Other Securities - Hedge Funds Aim to Profit in Any Market
Hedge funds seek to make money for investors in any market or economy.

Should You Consider Investing in Hedge Fund? - Most Stock Investors Should Avoid Funds
Hedge funds offer high-risk investments for sophisticated (rich) investors. Most individual stock investors do not qualify.

Supply and Demand Will Keep Oil Stocks Golden - Long Term Demand Will Push Stocks
Continued and growing demand for energy will keep oil companies' profits high.

Initial Public Offerings May Disappoint
IPOs are very sexy, however they often fail to live up to their press.

How Do You Spot a Stock Market Bubble - What Is Fueling Higher Stock Prices
Something always fuels a stock market bubble. Spot the fuel and you may have an idea when to expect a pop.

Ride Out Down Stock Market - Don't Follow the Herd over a Cliff
When a trouble economy has investors dumping stocks, don't follow the herd over a cliff.

Should You Buy Gold? - A Difficult Decision that Must Be Made with Care
Gold is an historic haven in times of economic stress, but you should use caution before buying the precious metal.

Stock Investors Should Look for Winners in Down Market - Low Debt, High Cash Is Clue
Finding winning stocks in a down market takes more searching and effort, but you may be rewarded with a big gain when the market turns.

Selling Stocks in Down Market not Good Idea - Selling Stocks Generates Trading Expenses
If you can avoid it, don't sell during when the market is down. You'll get a bad price and generate extra trading expenses.

Taking Some Risk in Bear Market - Is This a Good Time to Look for Winners?
For investors with some tolerance for risk, a terrible recession and bear stock market may be an opportunity to pick up some potential winners.

Don't Forget the Risk of Not Being Invested - Missing Upswing Is Loss Too
Investors should be concerned with the consequences of risk. Sometimes, it is more risky to not invest.

Market Cycles are Opportunity for Stock Investors - Cycles Create Stock-Buying Opportunities
The stock market rotates through predictable cycles. Some of the cycles can be difficult on investors, but they also create bargains.

Level II Quotes Help Stock Investors - Stock Prices and Orders on Level II Quotes
Level II quotes provide stock traders and investors with information on prices and price trends.

Picking Great Stock for Long-Term Investment - Identifying Great Companies for Long-Term Investment
Picking great stocks for long-term investments is about picking great companies that will continue to be great.

Waiting for Stock Market Bottom Bad Strategy - Stay Invested Through Downturn to Hit Upturn Profits
Trying to time the bottom of the stock market is a losing game. The better strategy is to stay invested and catch the upturn profits when they happen.

Risk Premium for Stocks should Change in Turbulent Markets - Adjust Stock Expectations for Market Conditions
The risk premium investors expect from stocks may need adjusting during turbulent market conditions.

Too much Money in Stock Market may mean Trouble Ahead
When everyone is buying stocks, it may be a sign that the market is over-bought and about to correct itself.

Look for Protection in Stocks during Inflation - The Right Stocks can Offer Inflation Protection
Consider shifting money out of bonds and into stocks if you are concerned about the effect of inflation on your portfolio.

You Can Control Amount of Investment Risk - Investing in Stocks Can Be Risky
Investing carries a level of risk, but stock investors can control the amount of risk.

Avoid Taking Risks to Boost Stock Investment Performance - Stay Within Your Risk Comfort Range
Taking extra risks to boost stock investing performance is not a good idea.

Numbers Can Be Confusing When Considering Stocks - Use Critical Thinking Skills
The stock market is all about numbers, but you would be wise to put them in context before making a decision.

Utility Stocks may be good Anchor in Troubled Economy
Utility stocks are good candidates for investors who want current income and a place to ride out a shaky economy.

Beware of Triple Witching Hour for Stocks - Expiring Options and Futures can Spell Trouble in Market
Four times a year, four speculative derivatives expire on the same Friday and the chaos of traders covering their positions can make the stock market crazy.

Staying in the Stock Market is Safer Move than Timing Bears and Bulls
In most cases, you are better off not trying to time the down turns and recoveries of the stock market.

Uncertainty about Economy, Markets Urges Caution - Many Investors Sit on Cash Rather than Invest in Stocks
The uncertain economy in this financial crisis makes for a more environment for investors. Concern about the financial crisis is a problem.

Stock Market Is Always Right - Investors Shouldn't Confuse Value and Price
The stock market's price for an asset is always right because it represents what a willing buyer and willing seller agree upon.

It's Different in Stock Market This Time - Stock Market Has Experienced Most Problems before
If you think things are different this time, you are kidding yourself. The basic forces that drive the stock market remain the same.

Is Stock Market Cheap or Expensive? - Market's PE is Clue to Importance of Stock Advances or Declines
The stock market's PE is helpful in understanding the significance of major declines and advances.

Stocks Best Hedge against Inflation - Investors nearing Retirement should Up Percentage of Stocks
Conventional wisdom was to lower your percentage of stocks and increase bonds as you approached retirement. With people living longer and the possibility of inflation, that may not be the best strategy.

What Should Stock Investors do During Recession? - Risk, Volatility To Be Expected
Recessions are brutal for most stocks. Investors have few good choices.

Investing in Foreign Stocks becoming Easier - Chinese Companies Listed on U.S. Exchanges
Foreign stocks, including Chinese companies, are becoming increasingly available through listings on U.S. exchanges.

Averaging Down - Is Averaging Down a Good Idea?
Averaging down is a way to lower the average cost of a stock holding. It can also be a way to throw good money after bad.

Keeping your Stock Portfolio Balanced - Why you need to Re-Balance your Portfolio
In an up or down market it is easy for your portfolio to get out of balance. Watch out for these danger signs and take steps to correct the imbalance.

What Apple, Google, Microsoft have in Common - the Next Big Thing from Google, Microsoft, Apple
Apple, Google, and Microsoft share a distinction of having the

When to Buy Over-Priced Stock - Why it is Better to Buy a Growing Stock
Don't fall for the trap that it is never good to buy an

When is Deficit Spending Good for Stock Investors - Rising Interest Rates Worry for Stocks
Is there such a thing as a

Earnings Estimates - Why Earnings Estimates are Important to Stock Prices
You can't know the future, but stock prices are based in large part on the anticipation of future earnings. This is where earnings estimates come in handy.

Stocks don't Continue in Same Direction - What Goes Up or Down may Change Directions
Just because a stock moves up or down doesn't mean it is fixed on that course forever.

Understanding Options - Basic Facts about Options Trading
Options provide another way to profit from movement in the stock market, but they are not for beginning investors.

Understanding REITs - Consider Real Estate Investment Trusts for Your Portfolio
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a special form of security that allows individuals to invest in large commercial real estate projects with the ease of buying stock.

Small Cap Stocks can Pop - Are Small Cap Stocks for You?
Small cap stocks offer the potential for rapid growth, but come with a high degree of risk.

Don't Let Stock Screen Cloud Your Judgement - Stock Screens are Just Tools
Stock screens are handy tools, but they can be misused and misrepresented if you're not careful.

Don't Let Love of a Stock Cloud Judgement
If a stock has done well for you in the past, you may feel an emotional attachment to it, which can be a dangerous thing.

Why Buying Winning Stocks Makes More Sense than Buying Losing Stocks
It makes good sense to look at the list of stocks closing at their 52-week high for investing ideas.

Investing in Market Leaders - Stocks that are Market Leaders
Investing in companies that dominate their industry is a good, long-term stock investment strategy.

Selling Short Stocks- Understanding Risks of Selling Short Stocks
Selling short involves selling stock you don't own that you believe is about to drop in price. If you are right, there are good profits, however, your loses can be staggering if wrong.

Weak Dollar - What Does a Weak Dollar Mean to Investors
The U.S. dollar is near all-time record lows against major foreign currencies - what does this mean for investors and consumers?

Municipal Bond Market Survives Court Challenge - Court Decision Retains Tax Advantage
The municipal bond market survived a critical test in an important ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bond Information Center - What Are Bonds and How to Use Bonds in Your Portfolio
Bonds should be a part of every investor's portfolio. But what are bonds and how should you use them? This series of articles will help you understand these important investments.

You Probably Should Own Bonds, but Should You Trade Them?
Almost every investor should have some of their assets in bonds, but not every investor should try to trade bonds.

When Are U.S. Treasury Bonds Risky? - Only When You Trade Them
Don't confuse the different levels of risk for owning U.S. Treasury Bonds and trading them.

The Flight to Safety – Not So Safe - Moving Into and Out of Bonds Can Be Risky
What looks like a safe move may not be as safe as you thought.

When Interest Rates Are Low, Consider Protection of Bonds for Stock Investors
When interest rates are low, they have only one way to go. Protect your bond investments with these two types of bonds.

Ratio of Stocks to Bonds Important - Determining Correct Mix of Stocks and Bonds
Finding the right mix of stocks and bonds is important to the stability of your portfolio.

Investing During Periods of Interest Rate Uncertainty - Prepare for Interest Rate Changes
Whether interest rates are high or low, at some point they will reverse. Be prepared to take advantage of current rates and protect your holding from changing interest rates.

Trading Bonds Not the Same As Investing in Bonds
Trading bonds can be as risky as trading stocks.

How Safe Are Municipal Bonds?
Investors in the stock market often use bonds to balance the volatility of stocks. However, investors should not assume all bonds are safe.

Owning Bonds Directly and Owning Bonds Through Funds Is Not the Same
Bonds are an important part of every portfolio. You have two major choices for how you own bonds: directly or indirectly.

What Are Zero Coupon Bonds?
Zero coupon bonds offer significant opportunities for some investors. STRIPs are the most prominent form of zero coupon bonds.

Bonds Versus Certificates of Deposit
Bonds and bank CDs may share many characteristics, however one is not a substitute for the other.

Why U.S. Debt Rating Is So Important to Stocks, Bonds, Economy
What would happen if the U.S. Treasury debt lost its spot as the safest investment in the market? The consequences would be devastating.

Risks of Bond Strategy when Interest Rates Rise - Bonds Fall in Price As Interest Rates Rise
Investors often move out of a risky stock market into the bond market, but this strategy has risks also.

Bonds Respond to Changes in Interest Rates - If You Buy or Sell Bond in Open Market Interest Rates Matter
Bonds respond to changes in interest rates, however this only comes into play if you buy or sell previously issued bonds.

High Returns for Junk Bonds Attracts Attention - Risky Bonds Offer High Returns
Junk bonds (and other poorly-rated bonds) attract attention because of their high returns. Risk and the potential of a high reward can be appealing.

The 30-Year Treasury Bond Returns - Treasury Brings Back the Long Bond
The U.S. Treasury will begin issuing the 30-year bond again in the first quarter of 2006 much to the delight of investors.

Bond Ladders - Building a Bond Ladder for Success
A bond ladder solves the problem of interest rate risk for bond investors.

Convertible Bonds - Are Convertible Bonds a Good Investment?
Convertible bonds appear to offer the best of both stocks and bonds, but complex factors make them hard to judge.

I Bonds - How I Bonds Offer Safety and Inflation Protection
I Bonds offer protection from inflation and the safety of the U.S. Treasury in addition to tax exemption from state and local taxes.

Zero Coupon Bonds - How to Use Zero Coupon Bonds
You can use zero coupon bonds to reach a variety of financial goals, but watch out for the tax consequences.

Zero Coupon Bonds - Understanding Zero Coupon Bonds
Zero coupon bonds are sold at a deep discount and redeemed at full face value.

Stocks to Bonds Ratio - Finding the Right Ratio of Stocks to Bonds in Your Portfolio
Bonds balance the volatility of your stock portfolio, but what is the proper ratio of stocks to bonds?

Investing Software - What Software Can Help You with Investing
The Internet and computers have made a huge difference in how investors research stocks. There a variety of software products available to help you manage, research, and analyze stocks.

Earnings Per Share an Important Ratio -- Several Varieties of EPS Should Be Considered
Earnings per share (EPS) is an important ratio in evaluating a stock and it comes in several variations that may be helpful.

Should You Own Foreign Stocks? - You Should Invest in Foreign Economies
Globalization means you have the opportunity to invest in booming foreign economies through U.S. stocks.

Stock's Yield Helps You Compare Buying Opportunities - Calculating Stocks's Yield
A stock's yield is helpful in comparing two or more stocks as buy opportunities.

Stocks with Dividends a Good Choice - Is This the Best Use of Company's Cash
Companies that have extra cash can invest it in other companies or return some to stockholders.

Yield Curve Is Important to Investors in Stock Market
The yield curve is an important indicator for stock investors, but it is not the only factor to consider.

Stock Investors Have Access to Important Company Information - Free Stock Information from SEC
The SEC provides stock investors with a wealth of information.

Avoid Selling Stock on False Signals
Knowing when to sell a stock is as important as knowing when to buy, but don't sell on false signals.

Learning When to Buy or Sell Stocks Not Easy - Bubbles Exciting, But Dangerous
Jumping into the latest hot investment can be exciting, but don't let your emotions make to take dangerous risks.

Two Prices for the Same Stock?
There are two prices for a stock that concern long-term investors and they usually aren't the same.

Stock Investing Not as Easy as It Seems - No Perfect System for Investing
Investing in stocks is not as easy as it should be. Knowing when to get in and when to get out is more about risk tolerance than timing.

Cash Flow to Debt Ratio Explained - What Is a Good Number?
Cash flow to debt ratio is helpful in determining the financial strength (or weakness) of a company.

Should the Government Cap Executive Compensation? - What Is Role of Government?
Should the government be involved in limiting compensation of top corporate executives?

Dogs of the Dow Fail Stock Market Selection Test - Bad Dog
The Dogs of the Dow is a stock-picking strategy that has a great track record despite failing for the past three years.

What Companies Will Be Winners in Health Care Reform - New Playing Field Presents Challenges
Health care reform is moving ahead and some companies will seize the opportunities and prosper, while others will fail to evolve.

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted - Foolish Investment Decisions Await You
Some foolish decisions are when you buy and other foolish decisions are when you don't buy. It's hard to know which is correct for any opportunity.

Look for Companies That Produce More Winning Ideas Than Losing Ones
Companies that can consistently produce more winning ideas than losing ideas is worth owning.

When Considering Stocks, Remember We'll Always Need Toilet Paper - Importance of Defensive Stocks
Defensive stocks provide a measure of stability in a volatile economy.

Be Wary of Investments You Don't Understand - Not Every Stock Market Professional Is Honest
Be careful when investing is exotic securities - don't invest in anything you don't understand.

Stock Investors Look Short and Long - Interest Rates and Employment Numbers Important
Key an eye on interest rates and employment numbers

Foreign Sales Information Important to Stock Investors
Thanks to globalization, foreign sales information is becoming more important to stock investors.

How Apple Became the Largest Tech Company - What Stock Investors Can Learn
How did Apple come from the brink of extinction to become the largest tech company in the U.S.?

Cash and Context Are Two Important Factors for Stock Investors to Consider
Cash is the life-blood of a company and it is important to learn about cash flow. However, it is also important this be placed in context.

Watch Out for Companies that Ignore Global Reality - Company Executives Can Make Bad Choices
When a personal scandal rocks the executive suite, it seldom has long-term consequences on stock prices, however a bad choice in company focus can be fatal.

Are Stocks Cheap or Expensive - What Does This Mean?
What does is mean when pundits say stocks are cheap (or expensive)?

Stock Sectors Offer Opportunities for Spotting Gains - Look for Leading Stocks
Stock sectors offer investors the opportunity to focus on a particular industry group that may profit from upcoming economic changes.

Bad Market, Bad Economy Means Back to Basics - Stock Investors Must Forget Quick Money and Look for Quality
Many companies can make money in a good economy, but not all of them have a business model that will survive a downturn. Stock investors must look for companies that can survive a downturn.

Where to Find Opportunities in Down Market - A Little Research Goes a Long Way
Identifying investing opportunities in a down market requires some research to help focus your selection process.

Falling Inventories Can Have Good News-Bad News Effect on Economy, Stock market
Falling inventories can set the stage for a recovery since businesses need inventory to sell.

Stock Market Has Too Many Sellers and Too Few Buyers - Stock Buyers Will Return When Risk Lessens
Economic crises tend to bring supply and demand back into balance by writing down inflated values of assets.

Not all Stocks in Safe Sectors are Good Investments - Investors should Screen Stocks for Past Performance
Investors often turn to safe stock sectors such as utilities during difficult economic times, but not every company in safe sectors are good investments.

Earnings Season Reveals Strong and Weak Companies - Use Peers to Judge Results
Earnings reports during an economic crisis may be lower than in the past, but look for the reasons. There may be more than just a bad economy at play.

Compare Companies to Peers, Industry Sector - Picking Good Companies During Bad Times
One way to measure how well a company is doing involves comparing its financial ratios to peers and industry sector.

Difference Between Value Stock and Cheap Stock - Value Stocks Are a Proven Strategy
When virtually all stocks appear to be bargains during a bear market, it is important to identify those stocks of value.

Consider R&D Spending when Evaluating Stock
Research and development is important to every company, since that's where new products and services are created.

Simple Calculations Help You Determine Return on Your Investments
You can use a few simple calculations to determine how your investments are performing and what they are returning.

Picking Stocks Begins with Your Needs - Where do You Want Assets Invested?
The first step in picking a stock is to determine where you need to diversify your portfolio.

Cash Ratio Important Measure of Stock's Liquidity - Liquidity Important When Considering a Stock
The cash ratio tells you how easily a company can weather a difficult economy.

Return on Assets Important Stock Picking Metric - ROA Considers Efficiency of Management
Return on Assets is an important number for investors to know when considering a stock. It provides a measure of efficiency.

Earnings Bring Market Dose of Reality - Conflict Between Past Performance and Future Expectations
Earnings season is a quarterly show and tell that helps investors adjust their expectations.

P/E Useful Guide in Buying Stocks - Important to Avoid Over-Paying for Stocks
A good company can be a risky investment if you pay too much for it. The P/E is a good tool for a rough idea about a stock's value.

Free Cash Flow and Stock Value - Understanding Free Cash Flow Helps Determine Stock's Price
Free cash flow is one of the most important numbers you need to know about a stock. It will help you determine a fair price for the company's stock.

What is an Economic Moat and Why is it Important is Selecting Stock Investments
An economic moat protects a company from competitors by creating obstacles for entry into the market.

How to Pick Winning Stock in Health Care Reform - What to Look for As Health Care Reform Bill Is Debated
Health care reform could create some interesting stock investment possibilities.

TRIN Index Measures Whether Stock Market Is Over-Bought or Over-Sold
You can make better investment decisions if you know (or have a strong indication) when prices will reverse direction. The TRIN Index provides this information.

Avoid Companies that are not Earning Money - How to Eliminate Companies from Investment Consideration
It is easy to become excited about a new idea or technology, but investing in companies with no history of making money is risky.

TIKI Looks at Dow Stocks for Signs of Price Reversal - Indicator Measures Whether Investors Are Buying or Selling Dow Stocks
The TIKI in a market internal that looks at the difference between rising and falling Dow stocks to gauge market sentiment.

Earnings Growth is Important - Look for Stocks with Consistent Growth in Earnings
Companies that show a consistent growth in earnings make attractive investment candidates for stock investors.

Investing in Volatile Stocks Requires Research - Don't Use Old Information for Analysis
Much can happen to companies in a volatile market. Don't use old information to analyze a company.

TICK Index Measures Stock Market Sentiment - TICK Calculates Whether More Stocks Are Rising or Falling
The TICK Index is a simple calculation that gives you a quick look at whether the mood of the market is to buy or to sell.

Market Internals May Give Clue to Direction - Traders Watch of Signals of Market's Movement
The stock markets move in mysterious ways (or so it seems). There are some indicators known as market internals that can help you spot changes in direction.

Normal Stock Investing Guidelines do not Apply - Market Conditions Change the Normal Strategy
During extreme market conditions, normal investment guidelines do not necessarily apply. Use your best judgement and consider how much risk you are willing to accept.

Reviews of Top Financial Web Sites - Yahoo! Finance Offers Strong Price, Index Information
Yahoo! Finance is a strong financial Web site that excels in price and index information.

Morningstar Rich in Stock News - Premium Membership Worth Price for Serious Investor
Serious investors will find Morningstar.com a wealth of stock information.

Reuters Top-Notch Stock Investing Web Site - Great Stock Screens and Company Information
Reuters is a name rich in international reporting history that brings that same level of coverage to stock news.

CNN Money Is Top Notch Financial News Site - CNN Money Covers a Wide Spectrum of Financial News
CNN Money is a top notch financial Web site that covers a wide spectrum of financial news.

VIX Measures Volatility Concerns of Stock Investors - Index Helpful in Anticipating Market Concerns
The VIX is often called the fear index because is measures how concerned or uncertain investors are about the future direction of the market.

Stock Sectors Helpful in Evaluating Performance - Not All Stock Sectors Are Equal
A rising or falling market does not take all stocks the same direction or at the same speed. Stock sectors are groupings of like companies.

Stock Market Swings Not Best Time to Judge a Stock - Fundamentals More Important to Long-Term Investors
Bouncing stock prices don't paint an accurate picture of a company's worth. Fundamentals are still the most important consideration in evaluating a stock.

Look for Stocks with Low P/E Relative to Peers - Low P/E May Signal a Buying Opportunity
A stock's P/E is one of the most important tools investors use. Use it wisely.

No Bad Time to Buy Growth Stocks - Some Stocks Grow no Matter what Market is Doing
You can find growth stocks in almost any market, but you may have to look harder in some markets than others.

Down Market Is Good Reminder of Risk - Investors Forget That It Is Possible to Lose Money
A down market is a good reminder that investing in stocks carries a certain amount of risk.

Beating the Stock Market - Why you may want to Judge your Stock Investments Differently
Beating the market with your stock investments may not be the best goal for your portfolio.

Using Cash Flow to Value Stocks - The Importance of Cash Flow Analysis
Cash is vital to a company's health and its ability to generate cash can be used to see if the market under or over-values the stock. For many, these metrics are better than P/E for that purpose.

Cash Flow is Important in Evaluating Stocks - Investors should use Cash Flow as Stock Picking Tool
Cash flow is an important tool for investors in evaluating stocks for investment.

Cash is King - Why Operating Cash Flow is an Important Tool
Operating cash flow measures how cash is generated in a company and whether the company is taking in more or less than it is spending.

Watch Debt when Evaluating Stocks - Debt should Figure in your Evaluation of an Stock
Companies with heavy debt loads can be at risk in markets where credit is tight. Here's how to evaluate stocks for debt.

Tools Help You Evaluate Stocks for Debt - Too much Debt makes Stocks Vulnerable
Too much debt can make a company vulnerable to rising interest rates. Here are two tools to help you evaluate stocks for too much debt.

Dividend Yield Trap - Watch Out for Stocks with High Dividend Yields
Stocks with high dividend yields may be a smart buy, but they may also be a trap. Always check the other fundamentals before making an investment decision.

Fundamental Analysis Tools - These are the tools of fundamental analysis
Fundamental analysis relies on several tools to give investors an accurate picture of the financial health of a company and how the market values the stock.

Fundamental Analysis Tools - These are the tools of fundamental analysis
Fundamental analysis relies on several tools to give investors an accurate picture of the financial health of a company and how the market values the stock.

What makes a Great Stock - Three Characteristics of a Great Company
Great stocks and great companies have several traits that distinguish them from the rest of the pack.

It's the Earning - For many investors earnings are the most important factor in stock selection
Earnings are the single most important factor in stock evaluation for many investors. Although there are other factors to consider, earnings must be near or at the top of every investor's list of important checkpoints.

Evaluating Stocks by Measuring Management Effectiveness
How well is management making use of the company's resources? The answer can tell you a lot about whether you want to own the stock or not.

Calculating Annual Compound Growth Rate of your Stock Investments
The Annual Compound Growth Rate of your investments is important because it takes into account the time value of money as well as price changes.

Book Value - Understanding Book Value
Book value of a company is the assets minus liabilities.

Dividend Payout Ratio - How to calculate dividend payout ratio
The dividend payout ratio looks at what percentage of a company's earnings are paid out to shareholders in the form of dividends.

Earnings Per Share - How to Calculate EPS
Earnings per share or EPS is one way to compare companies, but it does not tell you about market value.

Interest Rates Important - Stock Valuations and Interest Rates are Linked
Changes in interest rates effect stock valuations in a fundamental way by changing the required return.

Checking a Stock's Relative Strength - Why a Stock's Relative Strength is Important
Relative strength measures a stock's performance against the rest of the market and is helpful in evaluating investments.

Short-Interest Ratio can Help you Evaluate Stocks
The short-interest ratio tells you whether your stock is an active target of short sellers

Price to Book Ratio - How to calculate P/B
The Price to Book ratio is a way to determine how the market values the book value of a company based on the current market price.

PEG - How PEG is Calculated
PEG ratio provides investors a way to calculate how much future earnings growth is going to cost based on the stock's P/E and projected earnings growth rate.

Price to Sales Ratio - How to Calculate the P/S
The Price to Sales ratio is a tool for evaluating companies with no earnings that looks at how the market values the company's sales.

Return on Equity - How to Calculate Return on Equity
Return on equity tells investors how efficiently a company is using its assets to generate earnings.

Market Cap - why market cap is more important than per-share price
Market cap is more important than per-share price because market cap tells you the value of the company.

What Makes a Good Stockbroker - Finding Traits that Make a Good Stockbroker
What makes a good stockbroker? Readers provide insight.

Choosing a Broker - Which type of stockbroker is right for you?
What type of stockbroker is right for you? Online, discount, full service or money manager - each has advantages and disadvantages. Remember, you pay for what you get.

Financial Adviser - What do Financial Advisers do
Financial advisers can map a blue print that will get you from where you are to your financial goals.

Financial Adviser - What Type of Financial Adviser do you Need?
Financial advisers come in a variety of flavors. Finding the one right for you involves knowing how each is compensated and what they do.

Financial Adviser - What Type of Financial Adviser do you Need?
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Top Online Stock Trading Sites - Where to Go to Find an Online Stock Trading Sites
Thirteen of the top online stock trading sites offer investors a wide variety of services including research and advice.

Opening a Brokerage Account - There are several different types of Brokerage Accounts
What types a accounts are available? How do you open an account?

Brokerage Accounts Explained - How the Different types of Brokerage Accounts Differ
What types a accounts are available? How do you open an account? Page 2.

Finding the Stock Broker that's Right for You - Brokers Offer Different Levels of Service
How much help do you want or need with your investment decisions? Pick a broker who can fill in the gaps in your knowledge and experience.

Who Will Help the Homeowners? - Economy and Stock Market Won't Recover Until Housing Recovers
If the government doesn't solve the housing problem, there is little chance the economy and stock market will bounce back.

Investor Confidence Required for Turn-Around - Market Could Lead Economy Out of Crisis
Stock market investors require a certain level of confidence in the economy to take the risks associated with investing. When that confidence returns, look for big market gains.