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  1. Sovereign Debt Overview
    Economics

    Sovereign Debt Overview

    The national or government debt is a combination of both internal and external debt. The external debt is referred to as Sovereign Debt. Sovereign Debt refers to bonds issued by a nation’s government ...
  2. What pension benefits are available to military personnel?
    Retirement

    What pension benefits are available to military personnel?

    The United States military provides its members many benefits, including what many regard as a rather generous pension system, although it takes 20 years of service to become eligible. One unique aspect ...
  3. What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?
    Economics

    What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    Economists suggest that the "opportunity cost" of any decision, the value of the next-best alternative, is crucial to making sound choices.
  4. Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?
    Investing Basics

    Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    "Goodwill" is a broad category for non-physical assets that are impossible to separate from the business itself, whereas "intangible assets" are individually identifiable and can be sold separately from ...
  5. Internet Of Things
    Term

    Internet Of Things

    A network comprised of physical objects capable of gathering and sharing electronic information.
  6. How to Use Trailing Stops
    Trading Strategies

    How to Use Trailing Stops

    A trailing stop is an order to buy or sell a security if it moves in an unfavorable direction.
  7. PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
    Term

    PPI (Pixels Per Inch)

    A measure of the resolution, or clarity, of a video display. The higher the number of pixels per inch, or PPI, the more detail the screen will convey.
  8. Quantified Self
    Term

    Quantified Self

    The use of personal data to improve one’s health and well-being. The concept of Quantified Self entails tracking exercise, sleep patterns, diet and other factors and making lifestyle changes based on the ...
  9. Augmented Reality
    Term

    Augmented Reality

    The modification of a real-life environment by the addition of sound, visual elements or other sensory stimuli.
  10. Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock
    Stock Analysis

    Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, it becomes treasury stock. Treasury stock confers no voting rights or dividends, but helps boost shareholder value ...
  11. Stop Limit Orders
    Investing

    Stop Limit Orders

    A stop limit is an order to sell or buy a stock once it reaches a certain level, but only if the shareholder can obtain a specified price.
  12. Why And When Do Countries Default?
    Economics

    Why And When Do Countries Default?

    Countries can, and periodically do, default on their debt. This happens when the government is either unable or unwilling to make good on its fiscal promises.
  13. Signs You Need To Look For A Better Credit Card
    Credit & Loans

    Signs You Need To Look For A Better Credit Card

    High interest rates, hefty annual fees and poor customer service are among the indications that you have a bad credit card.
  14. A Smart Approach to Student Credit Cards
    Credit & Loans

    A Smart Approach to Student Credit Cards

    Student credit cards are a compelling alternative for young borrowers. But be sure to look at annual fees and long-term interest rates before applying.
  15. Start Building Solid Credit At A Young Age
    Credit & Loans

    Start Building Solid Credit At A Young Age

    These days, credit scores can affect everything from loan terms to your job search. That's why you should establish a credit card record at a young age.
  16. What Exactly is a Socialist Economy?
    Economics

    What Exactly is a Socialist Economy?

    Socialism's role in the world has changed dramatically in the last several decades.
  17. Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes
    Credit & Loans

    Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out programs at FHA and Freddie Mac.
  18. 5 Keys To Lower Life Insurance Quotes
    Insurance

    5 Keys To Lower Life Insurance Quotes

    If you get no-frills coverage early and adopt a healthy lifestyle, you’ll almost always enjoy considerable savings from lower premiums on life insurance.
  19. What Your Life Insurance Agent Makes – On You
    Insurance

    What Your Life Insurance Agent Makes – On You

    Being paid by commission gives life insurance agents an incentive to sell bigger policies and specialized financial products. Remember that before you buy.
  20. Can You Use a Healthcare Exchange After Open Enrollment?
    Insurance

    Can You Use a Healthcare Exchange After Open Enrollment?

    If you're looking to buy insurance from a healthcare exchange, timing can be critical. That's because, if you didn't sign up prior to March 31 this year, you'll ordinarily have to wait all the way until ...
  21. Can High Fund Returns Be Deceiving?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Can High Fund Returns Be Deceiving?

    Don't focus too much on a mutual fund's recent returns. To pick a winner, look at how well it is poised for future success, not how it did in the past.
  22. Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?
    Credit & Loans

    Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?

    If you're putting down less than 20%, the FHA's mortgage insurance premium could cost you more than private mortgage insurance with a commercial lender.
  23. Is
    Investing Basics

    Is "100 Minus Your Age" Outdated?

    A longstanding rule of thumb says that your stock allocation should equal "100 minus your age." Now, some experts suggest being a little more aggressive.
  24. 5 Ways To Get Maximum Student Financial Aid
    Savings

    5 Ways To Get Maximum Student Financial Aid

    Getting the best possible package for a college fund depends on minimizing assets and maximizing the energy you use to find possible funding sources.
  25. What is the OIS LIBOR Spread And What Is It For?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    What is the OIS LIBOR Spread And What Is It For?

    When the LIBOR-OIS spread rises significantly, it represents the worry that banks might not be able to pay down even their short-term debt obligations.
  26. What Is The Relationship Between The Federal Funds, Prime ...
    Economics

    What Is The Relationship Between The Federal Funds, Prime ...

    The prime rate and LIBOR rate, two of the most prominent benchmark rates, tend to track the federal funds rate closely over time. However, during periods of economic turmoil, LIBOR appears more likely ...
  27. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?
    Forex Education

    Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. Now, the question is whether to reform the rate or replace it with another ...
  28. What's the Best Time to Get Long-Term Care Insurance?
    Insurance

    What's the Best Time to Get Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Consider applying for long-term care insurance much sooner than you'll need it. If you wait too long, premiums will likely be much higher or you may be denied altogether.
  29. When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense
    Retirement

    When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense

    If you've exhausted all other avenues, there are ways to withdraw funds before age 59½ – sometimes without the 10% penalty that's usually due.
  30. Five Distinct Features of Medicare Advantage
    Retirement

    Five Distinct Features of Medicare Advantage

    Should seniors opt for the flexibility of Medicare or the often broader coverage or lower cost of Medicare Advantage programs through a private insurer? Consider the following.
  31. Simple Steps for Rebuilding Your Credit
    Credit & Loans

    Simple Steps for Rebuilding Your Credit

    Trying to repair your credit? Your first instincts may not be correct. Review your best options for raising a bad credit score and start repairing your financial history today.
  32. How Good a Deal is an Indexed Annuity?
    Retirement

    How Good a Deal is an Indexed Annuity?

    Indexed annuities are marketed as a compromise between fixed and variable-rate products. But watch the fine print!
  33. Cost of Equity
    Investing Basics

    Cost of Equity

    The cost of equity is the rate of return an investor requires from a stock before exploring other opportunities.
  34. Money Flow Index - MFI
    Term

    Money Flow Index - MFI

    A momentum indicator that uses a stock’s price and volume to predict the reliability of the current trend. Because the Money Flow Index adds trading volume to the Relative Strength Index (RSI), it’s sometimes ...
  35. Mass Index
    Term

    Mass Index

    A form of technical analysis that looks at the range between high and low stock prices over a period of time.
  36. Global Recession
    Term

    Global Recession

    An extended period of economic decline around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) uses a broad set of criteria to identify global recessions, including a decrease in per-capita gross domestic ...
  37. The 401(k) Choice: Who's Right for a Roth
    Retirement

    The 401(k) Choice: Who's Right for a Roth

    Roughly half of U.S. employers offer a Roth 401(k). Anyone whose tax bracket is likely to increase later in life, especially younger workers, will get tax savings by choosing a Roth over a traditional ...
  38. Mrs. Watanabe
    Term

    Mrs. Watanabe

    The archetypical Japanese housewife, who seeks the best use of her family’s savings. Though historically risk-averse, Mrs. Watanabe became a surprisingly big player in currency trading during the past ...
  39. Hollowing Out
    Term

    Hollowing Out

    The deterioration of a country’s manufacturing sector when producers opt for low-cost facilities overseas. Some economists argue that the economies of Japan, the United States and other developed nations ...
  40. Abenomics
    Term

    Abenomics

    Nickname for the multi-pronged economic program of Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe. Abenomics seeks to remedy two decades of stagnation by increasing the nation’s money supply, boosting government spending ...
  41. Subprime Meltdown
    Term

    Subprime Meltdown

    The sharp increase in high-risk mortgages that went into default beginning in 2007, contributing to the most severe recession in decades. The housing boom of the mid-2000s – combined with low interest ...
  42. Net Present Value - NPV
    Term

    Net Present Value - NPV

    The difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows. NPV is used in capital budgeting to analyze the profitability of an investment or project.
  43. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)
    Term

    Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)

    A measure of how much income a business generates, given the size of its customer base. The average revenue per user (ARPU), often utilized in the technology and telecommunications sectors, helps determine ...
  44. The Odd Lot Theory: Betting That Small Investors Are Wrong ...
    Technical Indicators

    The Odd Lot Theory: Betting That Small Investors Are Wrong ...

    The odd lot theory is a largely discredited proposition that small investors are usually wrong and that doing the exact opposite will yield above-average returns.
  45. Collateralized Loan Obligation - CLO
    Term

    Collateralized Loan Obligation - CLO

    A security backed by a pool of debt, often low-rated corporate loans. Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) are similar to collateralized mortgage obligations, except for the different type of underlying ...
  46. Understanding the
    Technical Indicators

    Understanding the "Hanging Man": The Optimistic Candlestick ...

    A hanging man is a candlestick pattern that hints at the reversal of an uptrend. The candlestick is recognizable by a small box atop a long, narrow "shadow."
  47. A Brief Guide To Institutional Investing
    Investing Basics

    A Brief Guide To Institutional Investing

    Institutional investors are organizations that manage assets on others' behalf. They include pension funds, investment companies, insurance firms, endowments and private foundations.
  48. Sinking Fund
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Sinking Fund

    A sinking fund is a way for companies to pay off part of their bond issue before it reaches maturity. By eliminating its debt gradually, the bond issuer is more likely to attract investors concerned about ...
  49. Price Elasticity Of Demand
    Economics

    Price Elasticity Of Demand

    Price elasticity of demand describes how changes in the cost of a product or service affect a company's revenue.
  50. An Overview of Weather Derivatives
    Options & Futures

    An Overview of Weather Derivatives

    Investopedia explains: Weather derivatives allow businesses to safeguard against unusual temperatures or levels of precipitation that may adversely affect financial performance.
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