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  1. Real Estate

    Today's Current Mortgage Rates: May 25, 2017

    Find the current day's mortgage rates offered by Investopedia Partners and learn more about what may impact rates in the ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

    Operating profit margin is one of the key profitability ratios that investors and analysts consider when evaluating a company. ...
  3. Investing

    What is the difference between preference and ordinary shares?

    Preference shares, or preferred shares, have the advantage of a higher priority claim to the assets of a corporation in case ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

    The closer to the end user a function or firm is, the further downstream it is said to be. Raw material extraction or production ...
  5. Laws & Regulations

    DOL Fiduciary Rule Explained as of May 23, 2017

    The Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is a new ruling that expands the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under ...
  6. Markets & Economy

    What are the Major Differences Between a Monopoly and an Oligopoly?

    The major differences between a monopoly and an oligopoly include the number of firms in the market, type of barriers to ...
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
  8. ETFs

    What are Inverse ETFs?

    Should you be investing in inverse ETFs?
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is the difference between overdraft and cash credit?

    The primary differences between overdraft and cash credit lie in how they are secured and whether the money is lent out of ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    How Do Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect Aggregate Demand?

    Learn about the impact fiscal and monetary policy have on aggregate demand, and discover how the government influences economic ...
  11. Stocks

    Twitter Hires Ad Tech Expert to Boost Revenue (TWTR)

    Twitter is seeking more advertising dollars from marketers and has hire a industry veteran to create new products to do exactly ...
  12. Alternative Investments

    What is the difference between a green field and a brown field investment?

    Green-field investments occur when a parent company begins a new venture by constructing new facilities in a country outside ...
  13. Politics & Money

    What are the differences between capitalism and socialism?

    The capitalist economy allows free market conditions to drive innovation and wealth creation. The socialist economy incorporates ...
  14. Forex & Currencies

    How do changes in national interest rates affect a currency's value and exchange rate?

    Generally, higher interest rates increase the value of a given country's currency, but Interest rates alone do not determine ...
  15. People

    How many times has Warren Buffett been married?

    Warren Buffett has been married twice in his life, but the circumstances surrounding the marriages were anything but conventional.
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