Investing Basics

Anthony Haddad's picture
Capture Nearly 5% Yields... from Your Checking Account?

The average American earns almost nothing -- just 0.64% -- on his or her checking account.  Stop throwing your money away and start earning nearly 5%.  Here's how.

by Anthony Haddad | July 29, 2009
Kyle Hartman's picture
How SEC Restrictions Will Affect 'Short' and 'Ultrashort' ETFs

The SEC has laid out new rules for short-selling. Investors may own the popular short and ultrashort ETFs and these securities may be affected.

by Kyle Hartman | July 28, 2009
Nathan Slaughter's picture
Three Signals for Value Investors in Today's Market

As the market rebounds from its March low, value investors should pay attention to these three 'buy' signals. Nathan Slaughter's advice could net investors triple-digit gains.

by Nathan Slaughter | July 27, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Update on Second-Quarter Earnings Reports

The three companies we picked to lead after today's earnings releases did, in fact, lead the market. See how they fared.

by Meredith Margrave | July 21, 2009
Anthony Haddad's picture
The U.S. Dollar is Falling Fast -- Get Out Now

The dollar has been losing ground in recent months, and thanks to ballooning budget deficits, the worst is yet to come. Protect your portfolio with these rock-solid international investments.

by Anthony Haddad | July 21, 2009
Andy Obermueller's picture
Three (Post-Earnings) Predictions for Apple

Everyone knows that the beloved maker of the iPhone and iPod will release earnings in a few hours. Here's what's going to happen to the company in the months to come.

by Andy Obermueller | July 21, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Results Roundup For Tuesday

A look at which companies -- including five Dow components and tech bellwether Apple -- are reporting quarterly results tomorrow, what Wall Street expects, and which ones are the best investments.

by Meredith Margrave | July 20, 2009
Andy Obermueller's picture
If You Own Moody's, Sell

The nation's largest pension fund has sued the three major credit-ratings agencies for the glowing recommendations they gave to subprime mortgage debt -- investments that lost more than $1 billion. CalPERS doesn’t just want money, though. It's out for blood, and the ratings agencies have become too risky to hold.

by Andy Obermueller | July 20, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Will Goldman and Morgan's Good News Hold for Wells and Citi?

The banking sector's earnings reports have looked positive -- most have beat analyst expectations. J.P. Morgan Chase has added to its credit reserves and looks to continue the trend.

by Meredith Margrave | July 17, 2009
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Inventories, Sales Data Point to Mild Recovery

Another economic indicator from the United States Commerce department was released today. Inventory levels and small business sales can help investors to analyze what stage of the recession we are in, and how to profit.

by Meredith Margrave | July 14, 2009