Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  2. Forex & Currencies

    Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  3. FA Relevant

    What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge ...

    These two types of investment products have their similarities and differences.
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    I want to start buying stocks. Where do I start?

    Before you jump into buying stock, first take the time to learn what type of broker-dealer may be right for you.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    4 Unexpected Things That Lower Your Credit

    It's important to maintain a good credit score. Discover what could be lowering it, without your knowledge.
  6. Retirement Planning

    The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    When (And When Not) to Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  8. Alternative Investments

    Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  9. High Net Worth Strategy

    I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest ...

    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your mortgage and investments. By illustrating these factors you'll be better armed ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    Dissecting Declarations, Ex-Dividends and Record Dates

    Understanding the dates of the dividend payout process can be tricky. We clear up the confusion.
  11. Financial Analysis

    Inventory Valuation For Investors: FIFO And LIFO

    We go over these methods of calculating this component of the balance sheet, and how the choice affects the bottom line.
  12. Politics & Money

    What Is Money?

    It's a part of everyone's life, and we all want it, but do you know how it gains value and how it is created?
  13. Investing Strategy

    A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  14. Forex & Currencies

    How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers forecasting advantages that investors need to know.
  15. What is indexed universal life insurance?

    Indexed univeral life insurance is a lot like universal life insurance, however it does have a couple of wrinkles not found in traditional universal insurance policies. Universal life insurance comes in ...
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