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  1. Investing Basics

    What Does Plain Vanilla Mean?

    Plain vanilla is a term used in investing to describe the most basic types of financial instruments.
  2. Economics

    Explaining Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

    The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is just what it describes – the price manufacturers recommend that retailers charge for their goods.
  3. Economics

    What Happens in a Make-or-Buy Decision?

    A make-or-buy decision happens when a company must choose to either manufacture an item itself, or buy it premade from a supplier.
  4. Insurance

    Explaining Indemnity Insurance

    Indemnity insurance is an insurance policy that protects business owners and employees from losses due to failure to deliver expected services.
  5. Investing Basics

    What Does In Specie Mean?

    In specie describes the distribution of an asset in its physical form instead of cash.
  6. Insurance

    What is a Force Majeure?

    A force majeure clause frees both parties in a contract from fulfilling their obligations in the event of some catastrophic or unexpected occurrence.
  7. Credit & Loans

    Explaining Equated Monthly Installments

    An equated monthly installment is a fixed payment a borrower makes to a lender on the same date of each month.
  8. Economics

    Calculating Days Working Capital

    A company’s days working capital ratio shows how many days it takes to convert working capital into revenue.
  9. Economics

    Calculating Cross Elasticity of Demand

    Cross elasticity of demand measures the quantity demanded of one good in response to a change in price of another.
  10. Economics

    Explaining Corporate Tax

    A corporate tax is a tax levied on the profits a corporation generates.
  11. Home & Auto

    Top 5 Home Renos For Your Money

    Here are five renovations that return most of your investment when it’s time to sell your home.
  12. Investing Basics

    3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    When stocks rise or fall, the financial fate of investors change, as well. There are certain signs that can reveal a stock’s course, and investors don’t need to be experts to spot them.
  13. Stock Analysis

    American Electric Power Offloads Subsidiary

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has powered the sale of one of its non-core assets. The company announced that it has reached agreement to divest its river transportation subsidiary, AEP River Operations, ...
  14. Stock Analysis

    Big Tobacco Renews Packaging Lawsuit Against FDA

    The Food & Drug Administration wants to micromanage tobacco companies down to the colors of their cigarette packs and any changes they make in their logos. The tobacco giants, including Altria (NYSE: ...
  15. Stock Analysis

    Mondelez Once Again Prepares for a Spinoff

    A year ago, Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) had just finished calving off its coffee business, and speculation was that at the urging of activist billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, the global snack ...
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