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  1. Economics

    The 3 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations

    A brief look at the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram. What are they? What do they want? Where did they come from?
  2. Fundamental Analysis

    What is Present Value?

    Present value tells us how much a future sum of money is worth today, given a specified rate of return. This is an important financial concept based on the principle that money received in the future is ...
  3. Budgeting

    4 Secrets You Should Know When Buying Groceries

    With a little foresight, every consumer can find ways to eat healthier without spending much money.
  4. Professionals

    Why Is Wall Street Dominated By Men?

    Find out why women in the financial industry are still lagging behind their male counterparts when it comes to pay.
  5. Investing Basics

    What's an Investment?

    An investment is an asset purchased with the expectation that it will generate income or appreciate over time. In finance, common investments include stocks, bonds, real estate, mutual funds and, to a ...
  6. Investing

    What's a Multinational Corporation?

    A multinational corporation is just that – a corporation that operates in multiple nations, with a home office that coordinates global management. Being a multinational corporation is a complicated and ...
  7. Investing

    What does Deferred Revenue Mean?

    Deferred revenue is advanced payments received by a company for products or services that it has not yet rendered or shipped. Another term for deferred revenue is unearned revenue. Whereas normal payments ...
  8. Markets

    What are Commodities?

    A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commonly traded commodities include gold, beef, oil, lumber and natural gas. Additional examples ...
  9. Personal Finance

    What's a Trust Fund?

    A trust fund is a fund comprised of a variety of assets, established by a grantor, to provide financial security to an individual, most often a child or grandchild - or organizations, such as a charity ...
  10. Economics

    What is Supply & Demand?

    The law of supply and demand is one of the most basic principles in economics. In simplest terms, the law of supply and demand states that when an item is scarce, but many people want it, the price of ...
  11. Economics

    Scarcity

    Scarcity is the basic economic problem that arises because people have unlimited wants, but resources are limited. Because of scarcity, various economic decisions must be made to allocate resources efficiently. ...
  12. Economics

    How does Outsourcing Work?

    Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring people outside a company to perform services that traditionally were performed within the company, by the business’s own employees. Companies typically do ...
  13. Investing

    What does Free Carrier Mean?

    Free carrier is a trade term requiring the seller to deliver goods to a named airport, terminal, or other place where the carrier operates. Costs for transportation and risk of loss transfer to the buyer ...
  14. Investing

    Understanding Capital Gains

    Capital gain refers to the increase in value of a capital asset or an investment security upon sale. In other words, if you buy company stock, real estate or fine art and then sell it for more than you ...
  15. Economics

    What Does Cyclical Unemployment Mean?

    Cyclical unemployment is the change in job availability due to upswings and downswings in the business cycle. When the economy is robust and booming, cyclical unemployment is at its lowest. When the economy ...
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