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  1. Economics

    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 ...
  2. Stock Analysis

    More Scare Than Action According to AAPL and BABA

    We review how has China's economy slowed down considerably in the past six months, and how is affecting American companies.
  3. Professionals

    Tim Cook Leads Apple Into A Record-Breaking 2015

    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader and CEO.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    High Beta – Low Beta Stocks Define Volatility Trades

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

    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.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  7. Stock Analysis

    Hewlett-Packard Company Prepares to Split

    Analysts weigh in on HP post-earnings as the technology company prepares to split
  8. Forex Strategies

    Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex trading can lead to huge losses.
  9. Personal Finance

    Get Your House In Order By Choosing a Financial Advisor

    As the old saying goes, people don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan.
  10. Term

    European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

    The successor to the European Monetary System (EMS), the combination of European Union member states into a cohesive economic system, most notably represented with the adoption of the euro as the national ...
  11. Retirement

    Does my employer's matching contribution count towards the ...

    Maximize 401(k) contributions on your own without fear; employer contributions are separate and do not hinder you contributing to the maximum allowed.
  12. Economics

    What is a Management Buyout?

    A management buyout, or MBO, is a transaction where a company's management team purchases the assets and operations of the business they manage.
  13. Economics

    Explaining PFIs and PPPs

    Public-private partnerships (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) are two business relationships between government agencies and private businesses.
  14. 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?
  15. 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 ...
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