Investopedia Staff

  • Showing 101-150 of 1,576 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • ...
  • 32
  • >>
  1. Investing Basics

    How And Why Do Companies Pay Dividends?

    If a company decides to pay dividends, it will choose one of three approaches: residual, stability or hybrid policies. Which a company chooses can determine how profitable its dividend payments will be ...
  2. Professionals

    The Claritas Investment Certificate: A New Foundation-Level ...

    The Claritas Investment Certificate is likely to find growing acceptance as the new foundation-level education and ethics standard for the financial service sector internationally.
  3. Forex Fundamentals

    The Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy

    Currency fluctuations are a natural outcome of the floating exchange rate system that is the norm for most major economies. The exchange rate of one currency versus the other is influenced by numerous ...
  4. Investing Basics

    Old Stock Certificates: Lost Treasure Or Wallpaper?

    What if you've discovered some old shares in bearer form? Follow our tips and find out what they're worth.
  5. Economics

    How Bitcoin Works

    Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists almost wholly in the virtual realm, unlike physical currencies like dollars and euros. A growing number of proponents support its use as an alternative currency ...
  6. Investing Basics

    Warrants And Call Options

    Warrants and call options are securities that are quite similar in many respects, but they also have some notable differences. Both give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a common share ...
  7. General

    Retail Banking Vs. Corporate Banking

    Retail banking refers to the division of a bank that deals directly with retail customers. Also known as consumer banking or personal banking, retail banking is the visible face of banking to the general ...
  8. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How Exchange Risk Affects Foreign Bonds

    Investors include foreign bonds in their portfolios to take advantage of higher interest rates or yields, and to diversify their holdings. However, the higher return expected from investing in foreign ...
  9. Retirement

    Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  10. Professionals

    No Finance Degree? No Problem! Top 10 Ways To Jumpstart ...

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  11. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?

    Find out how this index tracks market movements and where it falls short.
  12. Economics

    How Monetary Policy Affects Your Investments

    Monetary policy changes can have a significant impact on every asset class. investors can position their portfolios to benefit from policy changes and boost returns by being aware of the nuances of monetary ...
  13. Fundamental Analysis

    Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report

    Learn to decipher the secret language of the IPO prospectus report - it can tell you a lot about a company's future.
  14. Forex Strategies

    Introduction To Guerrilla Trading

    Guerilla trading can takes a lot of expereince, risk capital and mental fortitude; it is not for the novice investor.
  15. Forex Strategies

    Trade Forex On Herd Instinct

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your exit strategy.
  16. Credit & Loans

    What's On A Consumer Credit Report?

    A look at the various components and considerations that go into one's credit report and credit score.
  17. Options & Futures

    The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  18. Investing Basics

    Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash amount instead of investing it in other assets. This is because having cash on ...
  19. Professionals

    Succeeding At The Series 63 Exam

    Your career as a securities agent begins with this test. We'll show you how to score high.
  20. Forex Education

    Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange

    In an increasingly globalized economy, the significance of the foreign exchange marketplace cannot be underestimated.
  21. Economics

    What Is Wrong With Gold?

    Despite its historic and symbolic appeal, this metal is simply a commodity. Here we explore its meaning as an investment.
  22. Charts & Patterns

    Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  23. Economics

    U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The ...

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find out what the global rankings are forecasted to be for these economic powerhouses. ...
  24. Economics

    Currency Trading On The Black Market

    The black market for currencies is increasingly becoming prevalent in nations marked by certain adverse economic factors such as high inflation rates and unrealistically high exchange rates.
  25. Trading Strategies

    How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you.
  26. Insurance

    Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  27. Insurance

    Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles.
  28. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Tips For Controlling Investment Losses

    A profit/loss plan helps investors recognize mistakes and invest logically, rather than emotionally.
  29. Investing

    Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

    Although a dividend reduction is generally viewed as a signal to sell, the decision is not as clear-cut as if the dividend were to be eliminated altogether, which would be an unequivocal sell signal. Every ...
  30. Investing Basics

    Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  31. Stock Analysis

    Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves ...

    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The basic materials sector is the category of stocks that accounts for companies involved with the discov ...
  32. Stock Analysis

    Goldcorp Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Gold and Silver ...
  33. Stock Analysis

    General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...

    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the Dow has remained steady. While the market overall has shown little change, the Real ...
  34. Stock Analysis

    Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The biggest ...
  35. Stock Analysis

    Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The energy sector is the category of stoc ...
  36. Stock Analysis

    First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...

    This morning, the market has been relatively quiet. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has remained steady. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) has changed litt ...
  37. Stock Analysis

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...

    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and the Dow is trading up 1.9%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technolog ...
  38. Stock Analysis

    Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide ...
  39. Stock Analysis

    Magellan Midstream Partners Among Energy's Biggest Movers ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has moved up 1.9%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing ...
  40. Stock Analysis

    Apple Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The Nasdaq Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index, with each company weighted in proport ...
  41. Stock Analysis

    HollyFrontier and Other Big Movers In Energy on December ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy. This sector incl ...
  42. Stock Analysis

    A.F.P Provida SA and More Big Movers in Financial on December ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%, the S&P 500 is up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide financial serv ...
  43. Stock Analysis

    Apple Among Technology's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or ...
  44. Stock Analysis

    Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is unchanged overall, and these are the biggest move ...
  45. Stock Analysis

    Bank of Nova Scotia and More Big Movers in Financial on ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.5%; and the Dow has fallen 0.5%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that ...
  46. Stock Analysis

    Korea Electric Power Corporation and Other Big Movers In ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has declined 0.5%. The utilities sector is a category of stocks for utilities such as ...
  47. Stock Analysis

    Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.3%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to the transportation of ...
  48. Stock Analysis

    Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee ...

    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has decreased 0.5%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is down 0.4%, underperforming the ...
  49. Stock Analysis

    Freescale Semiconductor Holdings and More Big Movers in ...

    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has slipped 0.5%. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is down 0.5%, underperforming the market ...
  50. Stock Analysis

    CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations ...

    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has decreased 1.4%. The Real Estate Operations sector (IYR) is down 0.1%, outperformin ...
  • Showing 101-150 of 1,576 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • ...
  • 32
  • >>