Brent Radcliffe

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  1. Economics

    Can Investors Trust Official Statistics?

    The official statistics in some countries need to be taken with a grain of salt. Find out why you should be skeptical.
  2. In recent years, companies have discovered that there are limits to the gains created by having all major business activities in one organization.
    Investing Basics

    Why do companies decide to unbundle their lines of business?

    In recent years, companies have discovered that there are limits to the gains created by having all major business activities in one organization.
  3. Fundamental Analysis

    How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  4. Retirement

    What's the difference between Social Security Disability ...

    Both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are administered by the Social Security Administration, but there are distinct differences between the two benefits.
  5. Economics

    The Economics Of Labor Mobility

    Loosening labor restrictions has both good and bad effects for a country and its workers.
  6. Economics

    A Primer On Reserve Currencies

    For nearly a century, the U.S. dollar has served as the world's premier reserve currency, but the future is uncertain.
  7. Economics

    Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  8. Personal Finance

    What are the odds of getting a perfect bracket in Warren ...

    In 2014, Warren Buffett announced that he would give whoever could correctly guess every game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament $1 billion. What are the odds someone could win the challenge?
  9. Taxes

    How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

    Learn the information you need to determine what your tax bracket is.
  10. Taxes

    What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

    These two terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Find out the difference between your tax rate and your tax bracket.
  11. Taxes

    What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

    Though very similar, the differences between the 1040 and 1040EZ Forms are significant when it comes to filing your tax return.
  12. Credit & Loans

    How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  13. Active Trading Fundamentals

    How does gun control policy affect the stock price of firearm ...

    In general, companies that manufacture firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories will find it easier to sell their products when fewer restrictions are in place.
  14. Investing Basics

    What does the Daily Average Revenue Trade (DART) tell me ...

    A decline in a brokerage firm’s DARTs is not necessarily a cause for alarm, but you need to understand the factors behind the drop.
  15. Active Trading Fundamentals

    What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures ...

    Backwardation is a market condition in which a futures contract far from its delivery date is trading at a lower price than a contract closer to its delivery date.
  16. Taxes

    When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax ...

    If you've made a mistake on your tax return, you'll need to file a Form 1040X. Learn the details of what you need to do.
  17. Investing Basics

    What's the difference between housing starts and building ...

    Both housing starts and building permits are economic indicators used to assess the health of the housing market, but their are some crucial differences between the two that you should know.
  18. Active Trading Fundamentals

    What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

    Technology stocks are often some of the most discussed stocks on the news. How can investors spot the company that will roll out the next must-have consumer item or will be indispensable to businesses?
  19. Investing Basics

    What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company Buffett has bet the biggest on.
  20. Investing Basics

    How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

    Warren Buffett may have been born with business in his blood. He started saving while other children were at the playground, and today is considered one of the greatest investors of all time.
  21. Taxes

    How do I know whether to itemize deductions or take the ...

    Taking the standard deduction is the easiest and most common method chosen by filers, but many taxpayers may wind up paying less tax if they itemize qualified expenses.
  22. Fundamental Analysis

    How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

    Investors have long praised Warren Buffett’s ability to pick great companies to invest in. Lauded for consistently following value investing principles, Buffett has accumulated a fortune of over $60 billion ...
  23. Technical Indicators

    What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued ...

    Investors seeking new ideas may want to look to technical analysis to see whether the market has undervalued a particular stock.
  24. Professionals

    Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  25. Sanctions provide a relatively non-violent alternative to outright war.
    Economics

    Sanctions Between Countries Pack a Bigger Punch Than You ...

    In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, in March 2014 the West slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian hotshots. So what, you ask? Well, sancitons can pack a bigger punch than you might think.
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    Economics

    Monetarism: Printing Money To Curb Inflation

    Learn how Milton Friedman's monetarist views shaped economic policy after World War II.
  27. Forex Fundamentals

    What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  28. Economics

    The Effect Of Trade On International Growth

    According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade value grew by 20% in 2011, to $16.7 trillion.
  29. Economics

    Inspecting A Country's Debt

    Tensions over just how to handle debt are pitting the rich world against the developing world like never before.
  30. Economics

    A Look Into Foreign Direct Investment Trends

    Foreign direct investments play an important role as an indicator of a healthy economy in terms of economic growth and long-term capital movement.
  31. Economics

    The Presidential Second Term Curse

    Find out why the general prognosis is that second-term presidents often leave office with the economy in worse shape than when their term started.
  32. Economics

    Countries With The Fastest And Slowest GDP Growth

    Discover which countries have shown the most growth since 1980, and which have shown the more ignominious fizzle and pop.
  33. Economics

    America's Decreasing Economic Mobility

    Though it increased for decades following World War II, real median family income has dropped since the 1970s.
  34. Economics

    Why Germany Is The Economic Powerhouse Of The Eurozone

    There's little denying that Germany is the boss of the eurozone. Discover what sets it apart from the rest of Europe.
  35. Fundamental Analysis

    Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  36. Economics

    Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing countries.
  37. Investing News

    The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  38. Economics

    Countries With The Best And Worst Investor Protection

    Discover which countries do the most to protect the little guy from scheming executives and shady back-room deals.
  39. Taxes

    Countries With The Highest Tax Rates

    Find out how America compares to other nations when it comes to factors such as overall tax burden and total number of hours spent on taxes.
  40. Economics

    How Education And Training Affect The Economy

    Education and training benefit not only the worker, but also the employer and the country as a whole.
  41. Personal Finance

    How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  42. Economics

    How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  43. Economics

    How A Eurasian Union Could Control The World's Energy

    Putin recently said that he wanted to form a Eurasian Union. What would this union look like and what affect would it have on the global economy?
  44. Economics

    The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  45. Forex Education

    How The Triffin Dilemma Affects Currencies

    Countries that issue reserve currencies are faced with a dilemma: keep other countries happy or achieve domestic monetary policy goals.
  46. Economics

    How To Fight The Resource Curse

    Countries focusing on commodity exports face a potentially crippling problem. Find out how to prevent Dutch disease.
  47. Forex Education

    How SNB Hopes To Revive The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss National Bank is solving problems by printing more money. Could this spell economic disaster?
  48. Economics

    8 Biggest Global Trade Offenders

    Countries launch protectionist policies to keep domestic producers safe. We list the top eight offenders.
  49. Economics

    How Can Emerging Markets Avoid The Middle-Income Trap?

    Emerging markets all reach a point when rapid growth stops. We look at ways to avoid this and move to the next level.
  50. Personal Finance

    10 Countries With The Cheapest Gas At The Pump

    Does your wallet whimper when you stop to put gas in your car? It turns out that your pain is not felt everywhere.
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