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. Financial Analysis

    Short Sale

    A short sale involves borrowing shares in anticipation of a price decline with the requirement that they will be returned ...
  2. Markets & Economy

    John B. Taylor

    An economics professor and expert on monetary policy. John B. Taylor is best known for the paper he submitted in 1993 outlining ...
  3. Commodities

    Crack Spread

    The spread created in commodity markets by purchasing oil futures and offsetting the position by selling gasoline and heating ...
  4. Taxes

    Gift Tax

    A federal tax applied to people giving anything of value to another person. Exclusions generally limit the tax to gifts worth ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    SSE Composite

    The SSE Composite is a market composite made up of all the A-shares and B-shares that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    First Mortgage

    A first mortgage is the primary lien on the property that secures the mortgage and has priority over all claims on a property ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    Crisis Management

    Crisis management is the identification of threats to an organization and its stakeholders, and the methods used by the organization ...
  8. Big Data

    Data Warehousing

    Data warehousing is the electronic storage of a large amount of information by a business, in a manner that is secure, reliable, ...
  9. High Net Worth Strategy

    Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  10. Crime & Fraud

    Money Laundering

    Money laundering is the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from criminal activity originated ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    Anti Money Laundering - AML

    Anti money laundering (AML) refers to a set of procedures, laws and regulations designed to stop the practice of generating ...
  12. Budgeting & Savings

    Cyber Monday

    The Monday following U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, representing the start of the holiday online shopping season.
  13. Financial Analysis

    Why Do Companies Care About Their Stock Prices?

    Find out how a company's stock price reflects its value to internal and external shareholders.
  14. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Why do interest rates tend to have an inverse relationship with bond prices?

    At first glance, the inverse relationship between interest rates and bond prices seems somewhat illogical, but upon closer ...
  15. Entrepreneurship


    An Entrepreneur is an individual who founds and runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of the venture. ...
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