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  1. Alternative Investments

    What to Know about Alternative Finance Platforms

    From crowdfunding to P2P lending, this rundown tells you what you should know about some of the more popular types of online alternative finance platforms.
  2. Buzz & Trending

    Twitter Reacts to Brexit: The Best and the Rest

    Politicians, pundits, investors, celebrities and ordinary citizens took to Twitter with their reactions and commentary on the UK referendum to leave the European Union, known as ‘Brexit’, with a mix of ...
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    When did the real estate bubble burst?

    Collapsing home prices from subprime mortgage defaults and risky investments on mortgage-backed securities burst the housing bubble in 2008.
  4. Buzz & Trending

    The New Investopedia Homepage

    Investopedia is proud to unveil our new hompage!
  5. Budgeting & Savings

    What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

    Understand the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure; both result in the loss of a home, either through a sale by the owner or the mortgage holder.
  6. High Net Worth Strategy

    What do real estate investors look for in a property?

    Profit from real estate investments by either flipping homes or becoming a landlord. Learn best practices for a successful real estate investment business.
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    What's the difference between limited liability partnership ...

    Learn the differences between general partnerships and limited liability partnerships; each type has unique traits, benefits and risks.
  8. Investing Strategy

    Streaming Live Today: Idea Generation 2016

    Streaming live today on Investopedia is Idea Generation 2016, a forum for the newest and best investing ideas, as well as executable investment strategies.
  9. Markets & Economy

    Hedgeye's Cartoon of the Day

    Right now, volatility is a four-letter word.
  10. Stock Analysis

    Openings and closings of America's favorite chains

    As we enter 2016, consumer giants Wal-Mart and Starbucks are starting the year closing and opening several locations, respectively.
  11. Markets & Economy

    How a Monopoly Works

    In economics, a monopoly occurs when one company is the sole (or nearly sole) provider of a good or service within an industry. This potentially allows that company to become powerful enough to prevent ...
  12. Stock Analysis

    More Scare Than Action According to AAPL and BABA (AAPL, ...

    We review how has China's economy slowed down considerably in the past six months, and how is affecting American companies.
  13. Markets & Economy

    Tim Cook Leads Apple Into A Record-Breaking 2015 (AAPL)

    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader and CEO.
  14. Markets & Economy

    High Beta – Low Beta Stocks Define Volatility Trades

    We compare the Beta values obtained from financial sources. Also, how to compute Beta using Excel.
  15. Retirement Planning

    Why isn't the cost-of-living adjustment mandatory?

    Learn why increases in the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits don't occur each year automatically.
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