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Jim Cramer Reveals His First Step When Picking a Stock

Jim Cramer Reveals His First Step When Picking a Stock

Jim Cramer breaks down why he and his team prefer secular growers to cyclical growers.

What Is Options Trading? Examples and Strategies in 2018

What Is Options Trading? Examples and Strategies in 2018

An option is a contract that allows (but doesn't require) an investor to buy or sell an underlying instrument like a security, ETF or index at a certain price over a certain period of time. But, what is options trading?

How to Outperform a Mutual Fund

How to Outperform a Mutual Fund

The best way to beat a mutual fund's performance is not to think like a mutual fund, but instead be flexible.

With Double-Net Pickings Slim, Let's Turn to Triple Nets

With Double-Net Pickings Slim, Let's Turn to Triple Nets

Triple nets are companies trading between 2 and 3 times net current asset value; here are several of these value names.

What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 large American publicly traded companies on the stock market.

How to Trade Forex - and Is It Worth the Risk?

How to Trade Forex - and Is It Worth the Risk?

Trading currencies is an enormous part of the world market. Here's how it works.

Let's Chart the S&P 500 to See Whether the Correction Is Over

Let's Chart the S&P 500 to See Whether the Correction Is Over

Studying the daily, weekly and monthly movements of the key index offers clues on where we may be headed.

What Are Futures and What Are the Risks?

What Are Futures and What Are the Risks?

What is a futures contract, and should you start trading them?

Want to Buy $1 Worth of Stock for 90 Cents or Less?

Want to Buy $1 Worth of Stock for 90 Cents or Less?

You can with certain so-called "closed-end" mutual funds - an often overlooked investment class. TheStreet's retirement expert Robert Powell and an all-star panel tell you all you need to know.

What Are Marijuana ETFs?

What Are Marijuana ETFs?

Interested in getting into the cannabis industry? Try investing in an ETF.