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  1. Fundamental Analysis

    Why are OTC (over-the-counter) transactions controversial?

    Learn more about over-the-counter transactions, and why OTC traders are considered riskier than traders working with larger market exchanges.
  2. Economics

    What is a diseconomy of scale and how does this occur?

    Take a deeper look into diseconomies of scale, the economic phenomenon that can make companies less efficient as they become too large.
  3. Options & Futures

    What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

    Dive into two very important financial concepts: arbitrage and hedging. See how each of these strategies can play a role for savvy investors.
  4. Bonds & Fixed Income

    When are treasury bills best to use in a portfolio?

    Understand the role that U.S. Treasury bills can play in an investment portfolio and why they represent one of the most liquid and secure debt obligations.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    How can I become a venture capitalist?

    Find out what it takes to become a venture capitalist, and read about some of the primary attributes private equity firms look for in a potential hire.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the difference between cost of equity and cost of ...

    Read about some of the differences between a company's cost of equity and its cost of capital, two measures of its required returns on raised capital.
  7. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How are treasury bills taxed?

    Read about how the Internal Revenue Service collects taxes on treasury bills purchased from the United States government through Form 1099-INT.
  8. Economics

    In what instances is quantitative easing used?

    Discover when, how and why the Federal Reserve and other central banks turn to quantitative easing to stimulate economic activity.
  9. Economics

    How does fracking affect oil prices?

    Read about the short- and long-term impacts of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, on global oil markets and oil prices.
  10. Economics

    What is backward integration and how does it relate to economies ...

    See how a firm can realize greater economies of scale by engaging in backward integration mergers with one or more of its suppliers.
  11. Economics

    How do economies of scale work with globalization?

    Discover how globalization can lead to unprecedented economies of scale for firms across the world, leading to higher global efficiency and productivity.
  12. Entrepreneurship

    How is venture capital regulated by the government?

    Learn about some of the ways in which the U.S. government and the Securities and Exchange Commission regulate venture capital.
  13. Trading Strategies

    What is considered a good interest rate for a certificate ...

    Explore the various options available with certificates of deposit and discover how to find the most lucrative rates for CD investors.
  14. Options & Futures

    How does fracking affect natural gas prices?

    Take a deeper look at the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the price for natural gas, and why fracking may eventually price itself out.
  15. Fundamental Analysis

    What is arbitrage pricing theory?

    Find out what arbitrage pricing theory is and how it can theoretically be used by investors to generate risk-free profit opportunities.
  16. Retirement

    Who is exempt from paying Social Security taxes?

    Learn about the groups of people who qualify for exemption from Social Security taxes, and explore the process of applying for exemption.
  17. Economics

    What country is the world's largest coal producer?

    Producing nearly 50% of the world's supply, China is the world's largest global coal producer and a large force in global coal pricing and trade.
  18. Entrepreneurship

    How do ridesharing companies like Uber make money?

    Discover the services a transportation company such as Uber provides and how the premiere ridesharing company operates and makes money.
  19. Retirement

    How can I avoid paying taxes on my Social Security income?

    Learn how to calculate the percentage of Social Security income benefits that may be taxable, and discover strategies to reduce total taxes paid.
  20. Fundamental Analysis

    Is depreciation only used for tangible assets?

    Learn if tangible assets can be depreciated, as well as what other assets are eligible for depreciation so you can account for them accurately.
  21. Fundamental Analysis

    What does a high weighted average cost of capital (WACC) ...

    Find out what it means for a company to have a relatively high weighted average cost of capital, or WACC, and why this is important to lenders and investors.
  22. Retirement

    What are the typical durations for a certificate of deposit?

    Investing in a certificate of deposit offers individuals the ability to earn interest on idle funds with less risk than stock or bond investments.
  23. Fundamental Analysis

    How do intangible assets appear on a balance sheet?

    Understand how various types of intangible assets are handled in a company's accounting and which of them you can find on a company's balance sheet.
  24. Technical Indicators

    What are the main advantages and disadvantages of using ...

    Examine some of the potential advantages and disadvantages involved with the use of a simple moving average or an exponential moving average.
  25. Forex Education

    What's the difference between bid-ask spread and bid-ask ...

    Understand the difference between the bid-ask spread that determines the buy or sell price for a stock and a bid-ask bounce, a situational price volatility.
  26. Fundamental Analysis

    How do economists and psychologists calculate diminishing ...

    Find out why disagreements about the validity of the law of diminishing marginal utility usually boil down to arguments about definitions.
  27. Investing Basics

    Are marginal costs fixed or variable costs?

    Understand how to identify marginal costs as a function of fixed and variable costs. This article addresses how marginal costs vary based on production changes.
  28. Economics

    How does the Federal Reserve determine the discount rate?

    Learn about the several different kind of discount rates offered to banks and other depository institutions through the Federal Reserve's discount window.
  29. Forex Education

    How do I find out my bank's bid-ask spread for currency ...

    Learn how to find your bank's bid-ask spreads for currency conversions, and understand why you should consider alternative foreign exchange services.
  30. Trading Strategies

    How safe an investment is a certificate of deposit?

    Discover certificates of deposit, their basic makeup and numerous variations, and understand why they are some of the safest investments available.
  31. Fundamental Analysis

    What does the law of diminishing marginal utility explain?

    Learn about some of the important economic insights that can be derived from applications of the law of diminishing marginal utility.
  32. Savings

    Frequent Flyer Tips: Take Your Carry-On Only

    If you only have carry-on luggage, you can skip the cab and take public transportation to the hotel, such as subways, trolleys or buses.
  33. Economics

    Can Internet companies be vertically integrated?

    Find out how online businesses are beginning to take advantage of vertical integration for many of the same reasons as traditional businesses.
  34. Trading Strategies

    What are the best technical indicators that complement the ...

    Discover some of the best technical indicators that traders and analysts can employ to supplement the use of the relative vigor index (RVI).
  35. Technical Indicators

    What are the best technical indicators that complement the ...

    Learn some of the best additional technical indicators that can be used along with the relative strength index to anticipate trend changes in a market.
  36. Options & Futures

    How do you trade put options on E*TRADE?

    Learn all about put option trading at E*TRADE. Explore margin accounts and become familiar with the different types of option writing.
  37. Options & Futures

    Do you have to be an expert investor to trade put options?

    Learn about investing in put options and the associated risks. Explore how options can provide risk, which is precisely defined to predetermined limits.
  38. Trading Systems & Software

    How do you trade put options on Ameritrade?

    Learn about option trading with TD Ameritrade. Explore the different types of options and their possible impacts on the investors that write them.
  39. Trading Strategies

    How can retirees protect their wealth in a bear market?

    Look at some helpful hints about how to protect your retirement nest egg when the stock market is underperforming or the economy is in recession.
  40. Options & Futures

    Are put options more difficult to trade than call options?

    Learn about the difficulty of trading both call and put options. Explore how put options earn profits with underlying assets fall in value.
  41. Trading Strategies

    What is a common strategy traders implement when using the ...

    Read about some of the many uses of the Relative Strength Index (RSI), and learn about basic strategies traders implement along with it.
  42. Taxes

    Can you write variable costs off your taxes?

    Learn if you can deduct variable or fixed costs from your business taxes and learn more about business deductions, cost of goods sold and gross profit.
  43. Trading Strategies

    How are Rising Three Methods patterns interpreted by analysts ...

    Understand the basics of the rising three methods candlestick pattern and how this strong continuation signal is interpreted by analysts and traders.
  44. Economics

    What's the relationship between r squared and beta?

    Learn about the relationship between R-squared and Beta. Explore how the concepts are related and often used in conjunction with portfolio Alpha.
  45. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How do hedge funds use short selling?

    Learn how hedge funds use short selling to profit from stocks that are falling in price. Explore different analytical techniques hedge funds employ to find investments.
  46. Technical Indicators

    How are retracement patterns interpreted by analysts and ...

    Discover how traders and analysts interpret retracement patterns, and learn why it is important to distinguish between retracements and reversals.
  47. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the difference between operating cash flow and net ...

    Learn how net income is an income statement for a certain period of time, while cash flow shows inflows and outflows based on conversion of sales into cash.
  48. Fundamental Analysis

    What average annual return does the railroads sector generate?

    Calculating the average annual return of the railroad sector provides insight into the overall performance of rail companies over an extended period of time.
  49. Options & Futures

    Is short selling a form of insurance?

    Explore short selling and put options. Learn how put options may be used as insurance to protect positions, and costs associated with using this method.
  50. Investing Basics

    How long can a trader keep a short position?

    Learn whether there are any limitations on how long may an investor hold a short position, and explore the costs associated with short selling.
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