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You Won't Like This

Why? Because I am going to shatter your conventional wisdom as I have many times in previous columns about the lies that Wall Street continues to tell you. This time we are going to go deeper into the economy to unearth the truth about lies the politicians are telling you......More...

The Presidential Cycle in the Stock Market - Fact or Myth?

This article examines the so-called presidential cycle in stock market returns. Since 2007 is the third year of the current presidential cycle - the next election will be in 2008 - let's see whether there's any truth to the presidential cycle, or if it is just an urban myth. Various studie...More...

Trend Trading Rules

The agony of not following basic trend trading rules.frustrated business man image by Melking from Fotolia.comLook at any stock, bond or currency chart and you'll see what might appear to be random spikes to the untrained eye. Step back, look again, and, with practice, you can discern......More...

Refundable & Nonrefundable Tax Credits

Tax time is rarely a time that people look forward to because so much confusion surrounds tax returns and the determination of whether a person will owe more or receive a refund. It is important to understand how you can reduce your tax liability, or what you owe, and generate a refund. This is prec...More...

Saving Bonds Redemption

While bonds are a simple, low-risk form of savings, the process of redeeming them may not be as cut and dried. U.S. savings bonds are investment certificates issued and backed by the Department of the Treasury. Savings bonds earn and accrue interest until they are redeemed. To avoid problems with re...More...

Stock Market Indexes Explained

Stock markets worldwide are monitored by indices. The U.S. has three major stock indices: Dow Jones (Dow), S&P 500 (S&P) and the Nasdaq Composite. Additionally, the Wilshire 5000 and Russell 2000 are the two main indices mutual fund investors utilize....More...

8 Lessons Stock Traders Can Learn From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's investment philosophy is almost a polar opposite of a Darvas System trader's - or any typer of active stock trader, for that matter. Buffett buys companies with a timeframe of decades, not weeks or months. He primarily buys older, established, "basic business" co...More...

Cultivating Generous Donors

Donors are introduced to an organization in a variety of ways. It is important that the cultivation process start with the first contact. It is also important to remember that the first contact is sometimes a non-fundraising introduction....More...

Interesting Stock Market Facts

The first stock market was formed in France during the 12th century. A group of individuals representing banks met to manage and regulate debts of local agricultural businesses. From those early days of inkwells and paper, stock markets today are interconnected through more than 500,000 computers....More...

Information on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

The American Stock Exchange, one of the oldest exchanges in North America, dates back more than 150 years. Despite this storied history, this small exchange remains little known relative to the New York Stock Exchange Euronext and the NASDAQ....More...

The Best Stocks to Invest In

In recent years, cities, states and even countries all over the world have been figuring out ways to address the climate change and to both preserve and make new energy. Green technology is not new, however going green is a growing trend that many companies are gearing toward. Because of national an...More...

How to Calculate a 3-for-2 Stock Split

Companies issue stock as a way to raise capital, and each share represents ownership in the company. The price of the stock is based on the overall worth of the company. Sometimes companies decide to split their stock shares, which increases the number of shares but does not affect the overall valu...More...

Investing In Indian Stock Market Can Proffer Huge ROI

Have you ever wondered if we can ever lose our urge to earn profusely within a very short frame of time, the answer is no, it is human nature and we all fall prey to it. In such milieus, one thing that stands out from the crowd and promises huge returns is investing in the Indian Stock Market. Howev...More...

Smart Stock Investing - Debug Some Of The Terminology

Smart stock investing requires the investor to understand some particularly confusing terms and concepts. Below are some of the more common tools that can be used for smart stock investing.Price Earnings RatioThis is an equation you will see regularly if you read the financial press and begin resear...More...

Stock Prices Information

Information on stock prices can be obtained from various sources. Popular online sources include Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money and The Wall Street Journal. These sources compile stock price history for almost as long as the company has been listed on a stock exchange. Stock price information is availabl...More...

The Best Stocks to Buy

Investing in stocks is an activity where the money itself works to get more money. As it involves money, it should be taken seriously. It is important that prior to investing, the best stocks should be carefully selected. Why do many investors lose money in stock market?...More...