Socrates Alvarez

Socrates Alvarez

Socrates Alvarez is a freelance writer and contributing author for Investopedia. He is an Economics graduate from the University of Alberta and covers topics from investing basics, personal finance and economics, to technology and travel. You can read more from him at his blog, The Other Socrates and follow him on twitter @sockismyname.

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  1. Growth Investing
    Investing Basics

    Growth Investing

    Growth investing is a strategy where an investor seeks out companies demonstrating signs of high earnings that are well above the average rate compared to other firms in their industry and within the overall ...
  2. Economics

    Advocacy Group Seeks To Change Name Of S&P 500

    "Brokers Against Unpleasant Sociolinguistics" are campaigning to change the name of the S&P 500 Index.
  3. Investing Basics

    10 Common Financial Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

    In order to get a better understanding of what you read in markets news, we’ll briefly explore the terms you commonly encounter.
  4. Income Investing
    Investing Basics

    Income Investing

    Investopedia explains: Income investing is a term used to describe a style of stock-picking focusing on securities that generate a cash stream - like traditional bonds, dividend-paying stocks and diversified ...
  5. Personal Finance

    5 Budget Tips For Your European Backpacking Trip

    In this article, we'll explore a few ways you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe without breaking the bank.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    3 Misconceptions About Purchasing ETFs

    The many advantages of ETF investing include safety, tax and cost efficiency, and portfolio diversification.
  7. Retirement

    Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement accounts.
  8. Personal Finance

    3 Banking Moves You Should Make Before Traveling

    Putting your finances in order should be one of your top priorities before traveling out of the country.
  9. Personal Finance

    Is Minimum Wage Fair?

    Lower-wage jobs have increased because of the recession, but the minimum wage is lower than in 1967 when adjusting for inflation.
  10. Personal Finance

    Why Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

    It's often much more financially viable for film studios to make bad movies and unnecessary remakes than it is to make critically-acclaimed films.
  11. Investing Basics

    What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  12. Investing News

    What Causes Internet Companies To Fail?

    MySpace and Digg were once Internet powerhouses, today they're much less popular. Where did they go wrong?
  13. Personal Finance

    3 Things You Should Do Now Rather Than Later

    If you're still in your 20s, you should consider paying down your debt, gaining employable skills and broadening your perspective of the world.
  14. Investing News

    How The Ex-Patriot Act May Affect You

    This new legislation targets high-net-worth U.S. citizens who want to renounce their citizenship to avoid paying certain taxes.
  15. Budgeting

    Ways To Be Frugal In Your 20s

    If you are a recent college grad or still in school, here are some fun and innovative ways to save money.
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