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  1. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  2. Moral Hazards: A Bump In The Contract Road

    Learn how this phenomenon can cause a party in an agreement to behave differently than expected.
  3. Mad Money ... Mad Market?

    Jim Cramer's spirited recommendations are a case study in irrational market behavior.
  4. From The Printing Press To The Internet

    Find out how this invention contributed to the development and evolution of the U.S. economy.
  5. Lobbying: K Street's Influence On Wall Street

    Corporate lobbyists have the power, influence and political backing to affect your portfolio. Find out how.
  6. The Basics Of Game Theory

    Break down and examine the potential consequences of economic/financial scenarios.
  7. Trading Systems: Run With The Herd Or Be A Lone Wolf?

    Find out if taking the path less traveled will work in your favor - or against it.
  8. Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis

    This decision-making tool integrates the idea that every decision has an impact on overall risk.
  9. A Nightmare On Wall Street

    These tales of banking terror sent shivers down the spines of even the most steadfast bankers.
  10. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  11. Biggest Merger and Acquisition Disasters

    Find out which companies collapsed after merging.
  12. Value Investing + Relative Strength = Higher Returns

    Buying value stocks that are moving higher helps investors steer clear of value traps.
  13. Benchmark To Show Winning Returns

    You can't win if you don't keep score. Read on to learn how to measure your returns.
  14. Exploring The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  15. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  16. How Basel 1 Affected Banks

    This 1988 agreement sought to decrease the potential for bankruptcy among major international banks.
  17. The Globalization Of Financial Services

    The key to survival for many financial institutions will be to efficiently serve a global customer base.
  18. From Beads To Binary: The History Of Computing

    Investing today couldn't happen without the inventions of yesterday. Learn more here.
  19. Mark-To-Market Mayhem

    Did this accounting convention contribute to the credit crisis of 2008? Find out here.
  20. Scenario Analysis Provides Glimpse Of Portfolio Potential

    This statistical method estimates how far a stock might fall in a worst-case scenario.
  21. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn to predict future events through a series of random trials.
  22. Oil As An Asset: Hotelling's Theory On Price

    Not sure where oil prices are headed? This theory provides some insight.
  23. A Deeper Look At Alpha

    The Jensen index helps investors compare realized returns to what should've been achieved.
  24. For Companies, Green Is The New Black

    Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are hot corporate objectives. Find out why.
  25. Introduction To Stationary And Non-Stationary Processes

    What to know about stationary and non-stationary processes before you try to model or forecast.
  26. The History Of Information Machines

    Discover how technology changed the way we exchange information when trading.
  27. Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks

    Problems with the original accord became evident during the subprime crisis in 2007.
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