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  1. Your Car: Fixer-Upper or Scrap Metal?

    Sometimes buying a new car can be cheaper than shelling out for repairs.
  2. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need to Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  3. Why Is SoftBank Interested in 'Nightmare' Robots?

    SoftBank's acquisition of robotics company Boston Dynamics would help the company take charge of the Japanese robotics markets.
  4. Brexit

    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
  5. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

    Before securities, like stocks, bonds and notes, can be offered for sale to the public, they first must be registered with ...
  6. How does a company move from an OTC market to a major exchange?

    The over-the-counter market is not an actual exchange like the NYSE or Nasdaq. Instead, it is a network of companies that ...
  7. How do commercial banks use the 'money multiplier' to create money?

    Find out how commercial banks can expand the supply of money in an economy through the fractional reserve system, otherwise ...
  8. Stare Decisis

    Stare decisis is a legal principle which dictates that courts cannot disregard a determined standard and must uphold prior ...
  9. How does a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

    Learn how employers add cost-of-living adjustments to workers' salaries to offset the effects of inflation or aid in a lateral ...
  10. How much money should I have in a savings account?

    Read a brief outline of the purpose of savings accounts, emergency funds and how to determine how much money to store for ...
  11. What is the average annual return for the S&P 500?

    See the historical performance of the S&P 500 Index, and examine a number of factors that affect an investor's actual ...
  12. Measuring Inequality: Forget Gini, Go With Palma

    "Ah, the tyranny of the Gini remains strong!" (But there's a better way.)
  13. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

    Whole Foods' main competitors are Sprouts Farmers Markets and Trader Joe's. However, the recent acquisition by Amazon my ...
  14. What is the difference between open-market and closed-market transactions?

    Insiders often are blessed with owning a significant portion of a company's shares. This shared ownership is often in the ...
  15. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

    Learn how most financial institutions calculate interest on lines of credit by using the average daily balance method and ...
  16. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

    Learn the primary differences between retail banks and investment banks by examining the business activities, type of clients ...
  17. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

    Find out how a savings and loan company, sometimes also known as a thrift or savings institution, focuses on different types ...
  18. How to Buy Bitcoin

    It's one of the biggest buzzwords in the financial space, but many people don't know how to buy Bitcoin.
  19. What is the history of the market economy?

    Take a quick tour through the history of the market economy -- the system of voluntary economic exchanges guided by private ...
  20. PeerStreet Offers New Way to Bet on Housing

    Co-Founders Brew Johnson and Brett Crosby are banking their bet on offering choice loans, picked by real estate investing ...
  21. What are some examples of simple interest loans?

    Learn about two common examples of simple interest loans. Understand what simple interest is and learn why it's important ...
  22. When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a down payment?

    When buying a car, it may be better to have a down payment rather than a trade in. A trade in offers convenience to the car ...
  23. Can I use a prepaid credit card to pay bills or to transfer money to other accounts?

    Learn how prepaid credit cards enable convenient bill payments and transfers. Explore different fees charged for such transactions.
  24. How can I tell if a loan uses simple or compound interest?

    Learn the differences between simple and compound interest and how you can use mathematical calculations and lender disclosures ...
  25. What is the difference between a demand deposit and a term deposit?

    Understand the meaning of demand deposits and term deposits, and learn about the major differences between these two types ...
  26. New to Buying Bitcoin? This Mistake Could Cost You

    Trace Mayer shares his tips for new Bitcoin investors.
  27. What is GDP and why is it so important to economists and investors?

    The gross domestic product (GDP) is one the primary indicators used to gauge the health of a country's economy.
  28. How To Decide If A Company's Stock Is Worth Buying

    NYU Stern Professor of Finance Aswath Damodaran shares his strategy for evaluating a company's stock.
  29. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

    A series of federal regulations, affecting financial institutions and their customers, passed in an attempt to prevent a ...
  30. How do commercial banks make money?

    Learn the different ways commercial banks make money, including interest from loan products and banking fees charged to customers.
  31. How can I cancel a bank draft that I have purchased?

    Learn about what a bank draft is and how it works, the circumstances under which a bank draft may be cancelled, and what ...
  32. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators? What are they for?

    Leading indicators move ahead of the economic cycle, coincident indicators move with the economy, and lagging indicators ...
  33. What strategies do companies employ to increase market share?

    Companies increase market share through innovation, strengthening customer relationships, smart hiring practices, and acquiring ...
  34. Markets Watchlist

    Check out Investopedia's latest Markets Watchlist. Track your favorite stocks, stay up to date on their latest information, ...
  35. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

    A company's worth - its total value - is its market capitalization, and it is represented by the company's stock price. The ...
  36. What happens when a company buys back its shares?

    When a company performs a share buyback, there are a few things that the company can do with the securities they buy back. ...
  37. Lorenz Curve

    The lorenz curve is a graphical representation of wealth or income distribution developed by American economist Max Lorenz ...
  38. What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Stratified Random Sampling?

    One advantage of stratified random sampling includes minimizing sample selection bias and its disadvantage is that it is ...
  39. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine ...
  40. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

    The DJIA is a price-weighted average of 30 stocks whereas the S&P 500 is a market value-weighted index of 500 stocks.
  41. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted index that measures the daily price movements of 30 large American ...
  42. What is the difference between Inelasticity and Elasticity of Demand?

    Find out how elasticity of demand and inelasticity of demand are two sides of the same coin, based on the calculated elasticity ...
  43. Is the United States considered a Market Economy or a Mixed Economy?

    The United States has always been a mixed economy, although there were periods in U.S. history when it was closer to a true ...
  44. Financial Markets: Capital vs. Money Markets

    Find out the similarities and differences between these two commonly used components of the financial markets.
  45. What are the main arguments in favor of the privatization of public goods?

    Learn about the main arguments why the task of delivering public goods should be the responsibility of companies under private ...
  46. Pay Attention to These Economic Indicators

    Vanguard's Chief Economist on the three economic forces you should watch for.
  47. What do T+1, T+2 and T+3 mean?

    The abbreviations T+1, T+2, and T+3 refer to the settlement dates of security transactions which occur on a transaction date ...
  48. What is the history of the S&P 500?

    Discover the history of the S&P 500, which sophisticated market participants consider to be the best index to understand ...
  49. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

    Read about the differences between intermediary banks and correspondent banks, why their role is necessary, and where the ...
  50. How Does the Law of Supply and Demand Affect Prices?

    Learn what the law of supply and demand is.
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