How to Identify a Trend

There are many different ways to look at trends when analyzing a stock. We walk you through the three most basic price trends and show you how to identify them and what they may mean.

Does a CPI Drop Lead to Deflation?

We help you understand the difference between CPI and Core CPI when determining the likelihood of deflation. We also discuss the potential impact of deflation on investors.

The Dark Side of Currency ETFs

Whenever an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This is the cautionary tale we tell with the introduction of a batch of currency ETFs. We help you identify the difference between legitimate currency ETFs and those ETFs that only exist to generate fees.

Understanding IRAs and Rolling Over Your 401(k)

We help you understand the relative advantages of opening an individual retirement account, or IRA. We’ll also help you understand how to roll over a traditional employee-sponsored 401(k) account into an IRA account.

Why Consumer Confidence Reports Matter

It’s important for investors to understand consumer confidence reports and how they may or may not affect certain stocks. Retail stocks in particular can be impacted by rising or falling consumer confidence.

Mutual Fund Redemptions Help You Determine a Market Bottom

Mutual fund redemptions can help you determine if we’re close to support and may have found a market bottom. We help you understand redemptions and show you how to find redemption data.

ETFs or ETNs? Choose Exchange-Traded Funds

ETFs and ETNs can both serve the same purpose in your portfolio, but they’re structured differently and we point out a few reasons why you may want to stick with ETFs.

Understanding Reverse Stock Splits

There are a variety of reasons why companies issue a stock split, but only a few reasons why they may issue a reverse stock split. It’s important for investors to understand what a reverse stock split means to shareholders.

Discount Brokers or Full-Service Brokers: Which is Right For You?

Choosing a broker is one of the most important first steps you’ll make as an investor. We compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of going with a discount broker versus a full-service broker.

What Happens if NYSE Delists a Stock?

When stocks flounder and their prices drop they are at risk of becoming delisted. We explain what this means exactly and how it can affect shareholders.