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  1. Understanding Total Return Swaps

    A total return swap is a contract in which a payer and receiver exchange the credit risk and market risk of an underlying ...
  2. What Is a Quota?

    In business, quota usually refers to the sales target for a salesperson or a sales team.
  3. Explaining Price Targets

    A price target is what an investment analyst projects a security’s future price to be.
  4. Present Value Interest Factor of Annuity (PVIFA)

    PVIFA can be used to calculate the present value of a series of annuities by considering cash flows and depreciation.
  5. What's a Centrally Planned Economy?

    A centrally planned economy is one where the government controls the country’s supply and demand of goods and services.
  6. What are Cash Equivalents?

    Cash equivalents are money market instruments.
  7. Understanding the Capital Gains Tax

    A capital gains tax is imposed on the profits realized when an investor or corporation sells an asset for a higher price ...
  8. Explaining Bond Ratings

    A bond rating is a grade given to a bond to indicate its creditworthiness.
  9. Calculating Basic Earnings Per Share

    Basics earnings per share measures the amount of net income earned per share of outstanding stock.
  10. What are Barriers to Entry?

    A barrier to entry is any obstacle that restricts or impedes a company’s efforts to enter an industry.
  11. Explaining Assets Under Management

    Assets under management is a metric that measures the market value of assets that an investment company manages for investors.
  12. What's an Allowance for Doubtful Accounts?

    The allowance for doubtful accounts represents the percentage of the accounts receivable the company expects to write-off ...
  13. Understanding Activity Ratios

    Activity ratios measure how effectively a business uses its assets.
  14. What is Accrued Income?

    In a mutual fund, accrued income is earnings that have accumulated over the year, but have not yet been paid out to shareholders. ...
  15. Explaining Absolute Return

    Absolute return refers to an asset’s total return over a set period of time. It’s usually applied to stocks, mutual funds ...
  16. Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex ...
  17. How Equity Capital Markets Work

    An equity capital market is a market existing between companies and financial institutions that raises money for the companies.
  18. How Iran Impacts The Price and Supply of Oil

    If Congress approves the deal, Iranian oil will be widely available for the first time in years. When Iranian oil begins ...
  19. A Comparison Between a Default and a Collapse

    Is the Greek default similar to the Lehman Brothers collapse?
  20. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

    Discover the relationship between a bond’s current yield and risk, and how investors can use it to benefit their overall ...
  21. How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using Options?

    Does "Capital-Protection" guarantee in an investment product sound attractive? Wait! Here's how you can create a better one ...
  22. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    Learn what a t-test is, and discover the five standard assumptions that are made regarding the validity of sampling and data ...
  23. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P 500 Trust

    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund and the suitability of investing ...
  24. Is It Wise to Copy George Soros's Investment Strategy?

    One of the most successful investors ever is George Soros. Does that means you should follow his investing strategy?
  25. Five Biggest Obstacles Facing First-Year Traders

    Address these five obstacles and you'll make significant progress as a first-year trader.
  26. Acorns: The Perfect Investing Tool For Millennials

    We look at how the Acorns app works, how it makes money, and why is it innovative.
  27. Do Stock Splits Cause Volatility?

    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  28. How China's Lenovo Makes Money

    Lenovo has emerged as one of China's most renowned multinational corporations. We examine the strategy and business model ...
  29. Risks Associated With Government Contracts

    Government contracts can be rewarding, but they also come with a variety of risks.
  30. Is Lenovo A True Disruptor Of The Laptop Industry?

    Lenovo has cut costs, taken market share from top competitors and caters to both consumers and institutions, but is it a ...
  31. How To Hedge Put Options Using Binary Options

    Want to hedge your plain vanilla long put option position with binary call options? We show you how.
  32. How To Hedge Stock Positions Using Binary Options

    Here’s a step-by-step method to hedge your long (and short) positions in stocks, using binary options.
  33. Dividend Versus Buyback: Which Is Better?

    Companies reward their shareholders in two main ways--by paying dividends or buying back shares. An increasing number of ...
  34. Bitcoin ETFs: How Do They Work?

    ETFs offer a cost-effective, safe and hassle-free way to invest and trade bitcoins as stocks, without worrying about the ...
  35. Microsoft's Game of Catch-Up With The Dow

    Microsoft (MSFT) underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average during the 2002 to 2007 bull market, but it has played catch-up ...
  36. Should You Buy Vanguard’s New Liquid Alts?

    An alternative strategies fund by Vanguard? We examine this new actively managed offering by the world's largest mutual fund ...
  37. Target-Date vs. Index Funds: Is One Better?

    Target-date and index funds are difficult to compare because they differ in both structure and objective, though investors ...
  38. 4 Structured Product Types Wealthy Clients Love

    High-net-worth investors find structured products appealing for a variety of reasons. Here's a look at four types.
  39. Is a Google Robo-Advisor on the Horizon?

    It's possible that Google is looking to get into the robo-advisor business, either as a new venture or as a way to provide ...
  40. Top 3 Ways to Manage Lump-Sum Windfalls

    Have you just had a load of money drop into your lap? If so, several enviable options are available to you. Which one is ...
  41. Before You Invest in a Rental House with a Friend

    Investment property has advantages, but before you purchase a rental house with a pal, it’s smart to know what the challenges ...
  42. Is It Time To Buy Commodities?

    Despite the news, the Athens Stock Exchange is down less than 5 percent year-to-date, while the Shanghai Composite remains ...
  43. Burger King and Tim Hortons Are Better Together

    In August 2014, 3G Capital announced that it was merging Burger King with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to form Restaurant ...
  44. Sacrifices Necessary to Keep Puerto Rico Afloat

    After years of band aids and significant borrowing to meet its obligations, the time has come for meaningful reform in Puerto ...
  45. ETF Analysis: Energy Select Sector SPDR

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  46. Are Home Inspections Worth It- Price vs. Value

    If you’re wondering whether home inspection is worth the investment, the following information will help you decide.
  47. Advisors: Start Coaching Clients from the Start

    Behavioral coaching is vital to help investors stick to plan during market turbulence. Start coaching early and maintain ...
  48. What to Expect from Russia's Oil-Dependent Economy

    The fate of Russia's economy is for the most part determined by the price of oil. Here's how it's likely to play out.
  49. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  50. How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  51. Active or Passive ETFs: Which is Better?

    What will be more popular in the near future: active or passive ETFs?
  52. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Singapore

    Learn more about BlackRock Advisor's iShares Singapore MSCI exchange-traded fund, which looks to mirror the holdings and ...
  53. What is the difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital?

    Find out about the difference between called-up and paid-up share capital, including an explanation of the four categories ...
  54. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

    Find out how the issuance of dividends can affect the additional paid-in capital subaccount of a company's balance sheet; ...
  55. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB US Dollar

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  56. ETF Analysis: Select Sector Financial SPDR

    Find out more about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund, and the suitability ...
  57. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Bond Market

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based ...
  58. ETF Analysis: Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X

    Read about a triple-leveraged exchange-traded fund that aims for 300% of the returns of the Russell 2000 Index: the Direxion ...
  59. ETF Analysis: Vanguard MSCI EAFE

    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  60. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

    Find out why the additional paid-in capital entry on a company's balance sheet can never be negative and how paid-in capital ...
  61. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage?

    Find out more about financial spread betting, arbitrage and the differences between financial spread betting and the arbitrage ...
  62. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

    Read a brief overview of how to open a brokerage account, how to buy and sell stock, and the different kinds of trade orders ...
  63. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

    Discover how the fixed charge coverage ratio is useful to investors and analysts, and when it suggests that a company should ...
  64. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

    Discover how corporations issue convertible bonds to take advantage of much lower interest rates as a result of a conversion ...
  65. Macau: Not Your Father's Gambling Destination

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  66. Who Is The Next Greece?

    Several EU countries are on the potential candidate list, but some municipalities in the U.S. look far more like Greece. ...
  67. Make Money Through Risk Arbitrage Trading

    Risk arbitrage provides a valuable trading strategy for M&A or other corporate actions eligible stocks. Investopedia explains ...
  68. Avoid The Perfection Trap In Trading

    Avoid the perfection trap and make peace with the market’s high levels of systematic noise.
  69. How To Hedge Call Options Using Binary Options

    Here is a step-by-step walk through how to hedge a long call position with binary options.
  70. Adjust Market Strategies To Elevated Risk

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  71. Pros And Cons Of Paper Trading

    Most market novices should paper trade for a considerable amount of time, despite key drawbacks.
  72. The Daily Routine Of A Hedge Fund Manager

    What does a hedge fund manager's day really look like? Investopedia provides an inside look at the routine.
  73. Understanding Bull Spread Option Strategies

    Bull spread option strategies, such as a bull call spread strategy, are hedging strategies for traders to take a bullish ...
  74. How Petrodollars Affect The U.S. Dollar

    We examine the rise of petrodollars, their influence on the USD as a global reserve currency, and their effects on the U.S. ...
  75. Some Overseas Markets May Prove More Resilient

    Though global markets sold off and have continued to slip in recent days, stocks in Europe and Japan are still faring better ...
  76. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  77. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

    Learn the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate; the former is a profitability ratio, and the ...
  78. When does the holding period on a stock dividend start?

    Understand the difference between qualified and unqualified stock dividends, and when the holding period for qualified dividends ...
  79. What is the utility function and how is it calculated?

    Learn what the utility function is in microeconomic theory and how it is calculated based on a functional form that represents ...
  80. Does index trading increase market vulnerability?

    Learn how the rise in popularity of passive ETFs and mutual funds tracking indexes has increased the correlation among stocks, ...
  81. What does a high turnover ratio signify for an investment fund?

    Find out more about the turnover ratio, what the turnover ratio measures and what a high turnover ratio indicates about an ...
  82. Invest Here Now: The Hottest Sectors of 2014-15

    These 10 industries have made investors a lot of money over the past year. Is there still room to run?
  83. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" portfolio can differ from one investor to another depending on many factors, but some themes hold true no matter ...
  84. Investors Beware! Don't Make These Dumb Mistakes

    Sometimes mistakes make for the best lessons. That said, it's still better to learn from someone else's investing mistakes.
  85. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages over ETFs – especially for certain types ...
  86. China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

    More hedge fund managers and economists are beginning to transition from bull to bear when it comes to China. Here's why. ...
  87. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

    Understand what American depositary receipts are and how they work, including how the price of ADRs is determined by the ...
  88. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

    Find out how additional paid-in capital can impact a company's retained earnings, including an explanation of both financial ...
  89. How does a forward contract differ from a call option?

    Find out more about forward contracts, call options, the mechanics of these financial instruments and the difference between ...
  90. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

    Find out what types of capital are not considered share capital, including an explanation of the different types of share ...
  91. What is the difference between passive and active asset management?

    Find out about active asset management, passive asset management, how these strategies are utilized and the differences between ...
  92. ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  93. ETF Analysis: PowerShares QQQ Trust

    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  94. Top 3 ETFS for Investing in Germany

    Discover why Germany is considered an economic powerhouse in the eurozone, and learn about the three ETFs that provide investors ...
  95. Dodd-Frank Creates a Liquidity Crunch for Bonds

    While each individual institution is undoubtedly safer due to capital constraints imposed by Dodd-Frank, this makes for a ...
  96. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

    Learn how companies use futures contracts for the purposes of hedging their exposure to price fluctuations as well as for ...
  97. How does the bond market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

    Discover how the bond market reacts to changes in the federal funds rate. The risk-free rate of return is a major factor ...
  98. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

    Learn how traders and analysts use the two equity evaluation metrics, EV/EBITDA and P/E, together to obtain a more complete ...
  99. How do I use the holding period return yield to evaluate my bond portfolio?

    Find out how to use the holding period return yield formula to evaluate the performance of bonds in your portfolio, and view ...
  100. What is the relationship between current yield and yield to maturity (YTM)?

    Learn about the relationship between a bond's current yield and its yield to maturity, including how the market price of ...
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  1. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

    Discover the relationship between a bond’s current yield and risk, and how investors can use it to benefit their overall ...
  2. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    Learn what a t-test is, and discover the five standard assumptions that are made regarding the validity of sampling and data ...
  3. What is the difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital?

    Find out about the difference between called-up and paid-up share capital, including an explanation of the four categories ...
  4. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

    Find out how the issuance of dividends can affect the additional paid-in capital subaccount of a company's balance sheet; ...
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