Archive | June, 2012

Top 3 Canadian Stock Screeners

Stock screeners can be wonderful tools to use for traders who want to find exactly the right stock that matches the right investment criteria (like price, P/E ratio, volume, industry, dividend yield, etc). Virtually every major online brokerage offers stock screeners, as do most finance websites and even stock exchanges. I highly recommend taking advantage […]

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How Can I Get Money Out of My 401k Without Paying Penalties?

A 401k – or 401(k) – is a retirement savings account/investment tool that is widely available and pretty powerful under the right circumstances. You can use them to basically take pre-tax dollars, have them matched by your company (hopefully), and then invested in stocks, money market accounts, mutual funds, and bonds to grow over time. […]

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How to Invest One Million Dollars

If you had a million dollars to invest, how would you do it? As this is a large amount for an individual, in most instances it’s advisable to invest conservatively. There are many options, and it does depend on what your goals are. You could invest to grow your retirement fund, build up a sizable […]

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Tips for Following the Stock Market

Have you ever wanted to know how to follow the stock market, or how to follow individual stocks – or just how to make sense of it all? If so, you’re like countless other investors and aspiring investors in that you want to have a systematic way to follow the market, track stocks, pick up […]

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How Do Stock Options Work?

Buying and selling stock isn’t just limited to putting in orders for whatever the price is at the moment. You can actually take advantage of trading stock options – or a financial instrument that gives you the right to purchase or sell an asset at a future date. Stock options have values just like stocks, […]

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Crude Oil ETFs: What You Need to Know

ETFs – exchange-traded funds – have been the rage for the investment world for the past half-decade. This is especially true when you consider the price of oil and the fact that it is the most vital, in-demand commodity in the world – bar none. So, when you marry the two concepts, you get crude […]

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Gasoline ETFs – All You Need To Know

ETFs – exchange-traded funds – have become wildly popular in the market over the past few years. They give you the broad exposure of a mutual fund with the tradability of a stock, meaning you can actually buy and trade shares of funds like they were shares of any other company on the market. Gasoline […]

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A Guide to Precious Metals ETFs

ETFs – exchange-traded funds – are hot-ticket items these days. So are precious metals, like gold and silver. When you combine the two, you get gold and silver ETFs – two of the most popular ETFs on the market today. Thanks to the unstable global economy, the value of precious metals has risen dramatically and […]

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Dow, S&P 500 And Other Index ETFs

These days, some of the most popular trading assets are index ETFs, like a Dow ETF or S&P 500 ETFs. Traders love these securities because they offer the advantages of a fund with the flexibility of stocks in that you can trade them on an exchange just like a stock. Throw in the advantages of […]

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Foreign Currency ETFs

Everyone by now has heard of stock ETFs – securities that represent indices or bundles of stocks like funds but are traded on exchanges like stocks. Did you know, though, that in addition to these and other well-known types of ETFs, like commodity ETFs and bond ETFs, you can also find exchange-traded funds that represent […]

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