Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

Investopedia believes that individuals can excel at managing their financial affairs. As such, we strive to provide free educational content and tools to empower individual investors, including thousands of original and objective articles and tutorials on a wide variety of financial topics.

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  1. Laws & Regulations


    Subpoena is a formal written order issued by a court that requires a person to appear in court and testify, or produce document.
  2. Investing Strategy

    Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval - EDGAR

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of increasing efficiency and ...
  3. Laws & Regulations


    Perjury is the act of lying under oath or intentionally signing or certifying a false or misleading document.
  4. Financial Analysis

    Karl Marx

    Karl Marx is a philosopher, author and economist famous for his ideas about capitalism and communism. Father of Marxism.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  6. Laws & Regulations


    Indictment is a document that formally charges a person with a criminal act and lists the charges faced by that individual.
  7. Laws & Regulations

    Contempt of Court

    Contempt of Court is an act of disrespect or disobedience towards a court, or interference with its orderly process.
  8. Laws & Regulations

    First Amendment

    The First Amendment protects a number of fundamental rights for Americans – freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly ...
  9. Crime & Fraud


    Extortion is the wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence or intimidation to gain money or property from an individual ...
  10. Entrepreneurship

    Larry Ellison

    Larry Ellison is the founder of software company Oracle Corporation. He is known for his immense wealth and his trophy properties.
  11. Financial Analysis

    80-20 Rule

    The 80-20 rule, a rule of thumb often applied to business, states that 80% of outcomes (revenues) can be attributed to 2 ...
  12. Financial Technology

    Checking Account

    A checking account is a deposit account at a financial institution that allows withdrawals and deposits.
  13. Crime & Fraud

    USA Patriot Act

    The USA Patriot Act a law passed shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S. giving law enforcement ...
  14. Buzz & Trending


    A condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy; also, the inability to understand the consequences of actions because ...
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
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