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How to Find the Best Online Broker for You

Your online broker is the most important member of your online investing team, handling everything from tracking your financial portfolio to helping you buy and sell investments. When online investors [more…]

Generating Risk-Adjusted Returns

Investing is all about managing risk, and here are two ways to approach risk management: (1) According to uber-investor Warren Buffet, Rule #1 of investing: Never lose money. Rule [more…]

Matching Commodities with Commodity Exchanges

The 20th century saw a proliferation of commodity exchanges around the world, with many based in the money centers of New York and Chicago. In the first decade of the 21st century, the industry experienced [more…]

Commodities and Emerging Markets

One of the driving forces behind the dynamic commodities markets are emerging markets, both from the demand side and also in terms of supply. Keep an eye on Brazil and China, two countries that tend to [more…]

Consulting Investment Regulatory Organizations

In the era after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the importance and responsibilities of market regulators have grown exponentially. The GFC exposed many deficiencies in the way markets and market [more…]

Growing Interest in Agricultural Commodities

Agricultural commodities are usually overshadowed by energy and metal commodities. Recently, however, investors have been eyeing agricultural commodities as traders become aware of the enormous importance [more…]

Entering Your Opening Balances in Sage One: Your Checklist

Entering your opening balances is crucial because they represent the financial position of your business on the day that you start using Sage One. The documents that you require are [more…]

Monthly Accounting Checklist for Sage One

Good online accounting needs good house-keeping, but Sage One really does make it easy for you. Every month, check that you have done the following to ensure your business finances are in tip-top condition [more…]

Comparing Sage One Cashbook and Sage One Accounts

Sage One offers two easy-to-use online accounting services – Sage One Accounts for small business owners and Sage One Cashbook for sole traders who need a simple online cash-based system. This table helps [more…]

Access Economic Reports for Wise Online Investing

Smart online investors closely monitor the health of the economy. They look for any sign the economy is speeding up, slowing down, or going sideways. They rapidly buy or sell stocks if their opinion changes [more…]

How to Track Investment News Online

As an online investor, you will need to stay on top of all sorts of market news. In addition to tracking your stocks on the Dow or S&P, you might want to track other market activities, like the ones listed [more…]

How to Get Financial Information from the SEC

If you are an online investor, you can use your computers to keep tabs on regulatory filings from companies just as professional investors do. If companies make any significant announcements, they’re required [more…]

How to Avoid Hidden Online Trading Fees

When you invest online, the stock trade commission is likely the fee you’ll pay the most often, so it’s wise to pay the most attention to it. But don’t think it’s the only fee online investors have to [more…]

How Dividends Work

If you are investing online and have a taxable brokerage account, you need to understand dividends. Dividends are paid based on how many shares you own. If a company declares a [more…]

Understanding the Types of Brokerage Firms

Choosing a broker to help you in your online investing means deciding what kind of broker you need. Self-service brokers — those used most by online investors — are commonly grouped into three baskets: [more…]

How to Determine whether Your Stocks Are Being Sold Short

As an online investor, you might be interested in finding out how many investors are shorting a stock you own, a statistic known as short interest. Some investors even incorporate tracking short interest [more…]

How to Buy Stock on Margin

When you set up your online brokerage account, the most common type of brokerage account type is called a cash account. But many online investors request a margin account that lets them buy stocks with [more…]

How to Find Earnings Reports for Wise Online Investing

Online investors use earnings reports to make investment decisions. Your stock’s ultimate value will be determined by how profitable the company is in the long term. Earnings reports tell you how much [more…]

Where to Find Financial Info for Smart Online Investing

When you are investing online, keeping up with what's going on in the world of finance is key to financial success. To make informed decisions, you can monitor industry changes, company mergers, market [more…]

How to Calculate Your Online Portfolio's Risk

Before you can measure how risky your online investment portfolio is, you must first calculate its average yearly return. Take your annual returns to measure your portfolio's average annual return. You [more…]

How to Join Online Investment Newsgroups

Newsgroups can help you stay in touch with other online investors. Unlike stock message boards, which run on Web sites, most newsgroups live on a pretty ancient network, called Usenet. Usenet is a corridor [more…]

How Not to Overpay for Stocks when Investing Online

Even if you find a great company with a top-notch management team and popular products, it doesn’t mean you should buy the stock. The sad truth is you’re probably not the first or only person to know about [more…]

How to Choose an Online Stock Screening Site

Online investors can use stock screening sites to get in-depth analysis of thousands of publically traded stocks. Analysis helps you make wiser online investment decisions. Some sites even let you customize [more…]

How to Find Individual Bonds Online

Online investors can buy individual bonds using a mainstream online broker, that let investors buy bonds directly from the borrowers. They can also deal directly with brokers that specialize in bonds. [more…]

What to Look For in a Mutual Fund

Investors can select, monitor, and mutual funds online. When you’re shopping for a mutual fund, you want to have a checklist of all the things that are important to you. Pay attention to these details: [more…]

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