Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. Options & Futures

    Why choosing the right investment adviser is crucial for ...

    Absolutely! Just as finding a good mechanic will help keep your car running smoothly, finding a good broker or financial advisor can help keep your portfolio in good shape. On the flip side, just as a ...
  2. Economics

    What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

    Microeconomics is generally the study of individuals and business decisions, macroeconomics looks at higher up country and government decisions. Macroeconomics and microeconomics, and their wide array ...
  3. Economics

    What is GDP and why is it so important to investors?

    The gross domestic product (GDP) is one the primary indicators used to gauge the health of a country's economy. It represents the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time ...
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  5. Investing Basics

    R-Squared

    Learn more about this statistical measurement used to represent movement between a security and its benchmark.
  6. Investing

    Using The Current Ratio

    Find out more on how this liquidity ratio is used to measure a company's ability to pay short-term obligations.
  7. Investing

    GAAP

    Learn more about the generally accepted accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements.
  8. Markets

    Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  9. Investing

    I get multiple mailings to my house from companies that ...

    It's not uncommon for there to be more than one investment account holder in one household. If multiple members of your household are shareholders of the same company, your residence might get two or more ...
  10. Investing Basics

    Industry Handbook

    In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the various techniques that determine the value and investment quality of companies from an industry perspective.
  11. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  12. Investing Basics

    Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority of SWFs are located in the Middle East and Asia, whether these largely opaque ...
  13. Investing

    What is the "percentage off the 52-week high or low"? How ...

    The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a security's current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. This gives investors an idea of how much the security has ...
  14. Home & Auto

    5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  15. Investing

    What are the generally accepted accounting principles for ...

    As with most matters related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accountants assigned with the task of applying GAAP to inventory reserves often use a significant amount of personal judgment. ...
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