Economics

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  1. Terri Kallsen: Investopedia Profile

    As Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab's Investor Services, Terri Kallsen oversees Schwab’s branch network, Independent ...
  2. Mobile Wallet

    Mobile wallet is a virtual wallet that stores payment card information on a mobile device.
  3. Paga

    Paga is a mobile payment platform that allows its users to transfer money and make payments through their mobile devices.
  4. Doxing

    Doxing is the intentional means by which a person’s true identity is exposed online.
  5. M-Pesa

    M-Pesa is a mobile banking service that allows users to store and transfer money through their mobile phones.
  6. Smart Home

    A convenient home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled remotely from anywhere in the world ...
  7. 6 Months To A Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  8. 6 Famous Discontinued and Uncommon U.S. Currency Denominations

    While we can choose from a rich array of singles, fins, sawbucks, Jacksons, $50s and Benjamins, there are several other denominations ...
  9. Border Adjustment Tax

    A tax levied on goods based on where they are sold – exported goods are exempt from tax; those imported and sold in the ...
  10. U-6 Rate

    The U-6 rate is the unemployment rate that includes discouraged workers who have quit looking for a job and part-time workers ...
  11. PAGES: The Rational Optimist

    Jared Dillian, editor of "The Daily Dirtnap" shares why Matt Ridley's "The Rational Optimist" is his favorite financial read.
  12. Clarity: My Favorite Term

    Adam Dell shares his favorite financial term.
  13. Marketing Plan

    A marketing plan is a business's operational document for advertising campaigns designed to reach its target market.
  14. Affiliate Fraud

    Affiliate fraud refers to any false or unscrupulous activity meant to generate commissions from an affiliate marketing program. ...
  15. Affiliate Marketing

    Affiliate marketing is an advertising model where a company pays compensation to third party publishers to generate leads ...
  16. Dark Web

    The dark web refers to encrypted online content that is not indexed on conventional search engines.
  17. Call to Action (CTA)

    Call to action (CTA) is a marketing term for the next step a marketer wants the audience to take.
  18. Lead Magnet

    A lead magnet is a marketing term for a free item or service that is given away for the purpose of gathering contact details.
  19. Permission Marketing

    Permission marketing refers to a form advertising where the intended audience is given the choice of receiving promotional ...
  20. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

    An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.
  21. Parity

    1. In general, a situation of equality. Parity can occur in many different contexts, but it always means that two things ...
  22. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  23. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

    As the Dow flirts with breaking through 20,000, a look at what the index measures and some recent changes.
  24. What Are the Pros and Cons of Online Checking Accounts?

    Learn about the ways an online checking account can save you time and money, but understand the drawbacks before signing ...
  25. Can a Foreign Individual Open a Savings Account in the United States?

    Find out what it takes for a foreign individual to open a savings accounts in the United States in an age of heightened awareness ...
  26. 4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle

    Learn about the general outline of an economic cycle to determine which sector to invest in.
  27. Boomer Effect (Baby Boomer Factor)

    The boomer effect refers to the influence that the generational cluster born between 1946 and 1964 has on most markets.
  28. Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

    EIM refers to the optimization, storage and processing of all the data a large business creates and uses through its day-to-day ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

    Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is an EU regulation that applies to hedge funds, private equity funds ...
  31. Native Advertising

    Native advertising is promotional messaging that is crafted to blend in with the regular content on a platform.
  32. Geo-Targeting

    Geo-targeting refers to the ability for advertisers to place their marketing materials in a specific region or locale.
  33. Peak Oil

    A hypothetical date referring to the world's peak crude oil production, whereby following this day, production rates will ...
  34. Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should Know

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  35. Acquisition

    A corporate action in which a company buys most, if not all, of the target company's ownership stakes in order to assume ...
  36. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  37. John McAfee: Investopedia Profile

    Investopedia columnist and Principal of GVA Research David Garrity sat down with John McAfee.
  38. Investor's Guide to Post-Golden Age Returns

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian's advice for investing after the Golden Age of returns.
  39. B2B Robo Advisor

    A B2B Robo Advisor is a digital automated portfolio management platform that is aimed at financial advisors.
  40. Austerity

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

    Trumpcrash refers to the turmoil caused in the financial markets on Election Day when Donald Trump's odds of winning rose.
  42. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

    A circuit breaker represents a situation where the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and National Association of Securities ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. What is the difference between Communism and Socialism?

    Learn how some countries are incorporating socialist methods into capitalism.
  45. Article 50

    Article 50 is a negotiation and settlement clause in the EU treaty that outlines the steps to be taken for any country that ...
  46. Peak Globalization

    Peak globalization is a theoretical point at which the trend towards more integrated world economies reverses or halts.
  47. What Is Purchasing Power Parity? (PPP)

    Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is an economic theory that compares different countries' currencies through a market "basket ...
  48. European Banking Authority (EBA)

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) is a regulatory body that works to maintain financial stability in the European Union’s ...
  49. Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1)

    Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) is a component of Tier 1 capital that consists mostly of common stock held by a bank or other ...
  50. Monti Bond

    Monti bonds are hybrid securities authorized by the Italian Treasury to aid failing banks.
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