Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. 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.
  2. Asset Allocation

    Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    This simple ratio will tell you how much that extra return is really worth.
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

    Investing in these bonds may offer a tax-free income stream but they are not without risks.
  4. Trading Strategy

    Short Selling Quiz 1

    Test your knowledge with our short selling quiz.
  5. Investing

    Investing Basics Quiz 1

    Test your knowledge with our short investing quiz.
  6. ETFs

    Can you short sell ETFs?

    ETFs (an acronym for exchange-traded funds) are treated like stock on exchanges; as such, they are also allowed to be sold ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    5 Common Mistakes New Investors Make

    Just starting out as an investor? Steer clear of these common slip-ups.
  8. Markets & Economy

    What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

    The major difference between these two indexes is that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) includes a price-weighted ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  10. People

    Bill Gates Net Worth: $81.3 Billion (September 2016)

    Today, Microsoft Corp. founder, Bill Gates is the world's richest man with a net worth of $81.3 billion.
  11. Forex & Currencies

    Austerity

    A state of reduced spending and increased frugality. Austerity measures generally refer to the measures taken by governments ...
  12. People

    This Is How Donald Trump Actually Got Rich

    Find out how "The Donald" got his start, where he made his fortunes and why Donald Trump used the power of brand recognition ...
  13. Trading Instruments

    What do the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq futures contracts represent?

    Every morning before North American stock exchanges begin trading, TV programs and websites providing financial information ...
  14. ETFs

    Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  15. Investing Strategy

    8 Gifts for Financial Geeks

    Put one of these unique offerings under someone's tree this year.
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