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  1. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  2. On This Day In Finance: June 18 - Trade Issues Trigger Declaration of War

    Britain's intereference in U.S. trade and shipping triggers a declaration of war.
  3. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  4. On This Day In Finance: June 17 - The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act of 1930

    On June 17, 1930, the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act is signed into law.
  5. Can Keynesian Economics Reduce Boom-Bust Cycles?

    Learn about a British economist's proposed solution to a common economic problem.
  6. Free Markets: What's The Cost?

    Some argue that when the free market fails to protect consumers, government regulation is required.
  7. What The Unemployment Rate Doesn't Tell Us

    The unemployment rate is climbing, but what does it mean?
  8. Will California Go Bust?

    California is in deep financial trouble with a state debt in the billions. Will someone bail them out or are they going bust? ...
  9. Stagflation, 1970s Style

    Find out how Milton Friedman's monetarist theory helped bring the U.S. out of the economic doldrums.
  10. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  11. Inflation: It's A Good Thing

    Increasing prices may not be what strapped consumers want to see, but they're just what economists are hoping for right now. ...
  12. Game Theory: Beyond The Basics

    Take your game theory knowledge to the next level by learning about simultaneous games and the Nash Equilibrium.
  13. How To Use Gross National Product As An Indicator

    Learn what the GNP truly represents, and how its misuse can manipulate the facts.
  14. Listen To The Market, Not Its Pundits

    Tuning in to pundits is fine, but investors should rely on their own research when making important decisions.
  15. The Linear Regression Of Time and Price

    This investment strategy can help investors be successful by identifying price trends while eliminating human bias.
  16. Hedge Your Bets With Inflation-Linked Bonds

    ILBs such as TIPS and I-Bonds allow investors to curb the corrosive effects of inflation and increase portfolio diversification. ...
  17. Forging Frontier Markets

    Pioneering is never easy, but it has its exciting - and worthwhile - moments for investors.
  18. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn to predict future events through a series of random trials.
  19. How Basel 1 Affected Banks

    This 1988 agreement sought to decrease the potential for bankruptcy among major international banks.
  20. Exploring The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  21. Introduction To Stationary And Non-Stationary Processes

    What to know about stationary and non-stationary processes before you try to model or forecast.
  22. Tales From The Trenches: Perfectly Negative Profitability

    Use correlations to profit when two specific instruments move in opposite directions.
  23. Common Risks That Can Ruin Your Retirement

    These unexpected bumps can sideline your post-work plans and prevent you from riding out your assets.
  24. Bond Yield Curve Holds Predictive Powers

    This measure can shed light on future economic activity, inflation levels and interest rates.
  25. Rate Cuts Don't Guarantee Great Returns

    Pundits often advise buying after the Fed cuts interest rates, but this advice could cost you.
  26. Overseas Investing No Protection Against Downturn

    The U.S. economy affects many other countries. Find out what this can mean for overseas investments.
  27. Economic Meltdowns: Let Them Burn Or Stamp Them Out?

    Whether the Fed should intervene in market bubbles is up for debate. Learn about both sides here.
  28. World's Wackiest Stock Indicators

    Can butter production help you predict the market's next move? Find out here.
  29. Trademarks Of A Takeover Target

    These tips can lead you to little companies with big prospects.
  30. The Impact Of Interest Rates On Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are high-yield investments, but do they have an inverse relationship with interest rates? Find out here.
  31. NAFTA's Winners And Losers

    Read on to find out who this free-trade agreement helped, and who it hurt.
  32. The Basics Of Game Theory

    Break down and examine the potential consequences of economic/financial scenarios.
  33. Recession And Depression: They Aren't So Bad

    Financial downturns are part of the economic cycle and may have important long-term benefits.
  34. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  35. The Wonderful World Of Mergers

    While acquisitions can be hostile, these varied mergers are always friendly.
  36. Giants Of Finance: John Maynard Keynes

    This rock star of economics advocated government intervention at a time of free-market thinking.
  37. What Is The World Trade Organization?

    The WTO sets the global rules of trade. But what exactly does it do and why do so many oppose it?
  38. The Money Market: A Look Back

    Learn how past inflationary periods can predict future real rates of return for cash investments.
  39. An Introduction To LIBOR

    This influential rate is published daily in Britain, and felt all around the world.
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