1. 5 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

    Learn 5 ways to make your resume stand out from the rest.
  2. Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, it becomes treasury stock. Treasury stock confers no voting rights or dividends, but helps boost shareholder value and gives management greater control over shares.
  3. How Restricted Stock And RSUs Are Taxed

    This form of executive compensation limits how these stocks can be sold. Find out more here.
  4. Private Equity Fundamentals

    Investopedia explains what private equity is through a concise video.
  5. How To Rent Your Home So You Can Pay Your Mortgage

    If you own your home, but temporarily can’t afford the payments, and can’t a find cheaper place to live, temporarily renting your home may be the solution for you.
  6. Tax Software Vs. An Accountant: Which Is Right For You?

    We look at the pros and cons of using tax software versus an accountant when filing your tax return.
  7. Do You Really Want to Learn Investing from These Guys?

    Wall Street has a new campaign to lure Main Street back to the markets by teaching financial literacy. A separate goal may be to avoid further regulation.
  8. Foreign Investment Routes: The FDI And FPI

    Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment are two of the most common roads investors take to invest in an offshore economy. Read on to find out where their differences lie.
  9. Tax-Loss Harvesting: Reduce Investment Losses

    The option to bolster after-tax stock returns through tax-loss harvesting can reverse investor gloom.
  10. The Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

    The Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) is a simple way to analyze whether a company can adequately manage its borrowing costs. The ratio helps banks evaluate the credit worthiness of an organization that is applying for a loan. It also tips off investors to companies carrying a debt level that could ...
  11. Vacation Savings Tips

    You can enjoy your holiday without spending exorbitant amounts of money. Read on for summer budgeting tips.
  12. Calculating Risk and Reward

    Investing money into the investment markets has a high degree of risk, and if you're going to take the risk, the amount of money you stand to gain needs to be big.
  13. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  14. Selling, General & Administrative Expenses (SG&A)

    Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) are a company's total direct and indirect costs from selling its product or service as well as its total general and administrative expenses. The company reports its SG&A on the income statement.
  15. Home Buying Tips To Win In Fast Markets

    Take a look at some of the fastest selling markets and learn home buying tips to help you get in on the action.
  16. Contribution Margin

    Contribution margin is a cost accounting concept that allows a company to determine the profitability of individual products.
  17. A Study On The Wealth Effect And The Economy

    The notion that the wealth effect spurs personal consumption makes sense intuitively. After all, wouldn’t you be more inclined to buy that big-screen TV or SUV if your house or stock portfolio had appreciated nicely and you were sitting on huge gains?
  18. Fed's Discount Rate

    The Federal discount rate is the amount of interest a central bank charges private banks for short-term loans.
  19. Explaining Comparative Advantage

    Comparative advantage is the ability of an individual, company or country to produce a good or service at a lower opportunity cost than its competitor. Having a comparative advantage doesn't mean that one entity is better than another at producing a good or service.
  20. America's Frozen Pension Dilemma

    Unfortunately, there are several factors that have eroded the presence of pension plans in America, and workers need to be prepared to replace that expected income for their retirement years.
  21. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  22. Diversification Beyond Stocks

    If you think holding several stocks means you're diversified, think again - there's much more to be done to reduce portfolio risk.
  23. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  24. Wealth Effect

    The wealth effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to spend more as the value of their assets rises. The premise is that when consumers' homes or investment portfolios increase in value, they feel more financially secure, so they increase their spending.
  25. Basic Concept Of Absolute Advantage

    Absolute advantage is the ability of an individual, country or company to produce a good or service at a lower cost than any competitor. An entity with an absolute advantage requires fewer inputs and/or has more efficient processes, allowing it to undercut its competitors' prices and earn higher profits. Consider ...
  26. 6 Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    Many of our worst financial mistakes spring from the best intentions.
  27. Growth Investing

    Growth investing is a strategy where an investor seeks out companies demonstrating signs of high earnings that are well above the average rate compared to other firms in their industry and within the overall market.
  28. Introduction To Trading Eurodollar Futures

    Introduction to trading eurodollar futures, covering eurodollar time deposits, the history of eurodollars, hedging and speculating with eurodollar futures.
  29. The Operating Leverage And DOL

    Operating leverage tells investors about the relationship between a company's fixed and variable costs. The higher a company's fixed costs in relation to its variable costs, the greater its operating leverage, and vice versa.
  30. Why Americans Still Can't Escape The Recession

    National statistics indicate that the U.S. economy is finally gaining momentum. So why doesn't it feel that way for many Americans?
  31. Understanding Taxation Of Foreign Investments

    Technically, any gains from foreign investments owned by an American citizen are subject to tax by the company's home country as well as the IRS. However, the Foreign Tax Credit enables you to deduct most of the tax you've paid abroad when filing your U.S.
  32. What Is A Municipal Bond?

    A municipal bond is a debt instrument used by a city, state, county or other local government authority to raise money for a project. Municipal bonds, often called munis, are considered a debt instrument because when the investor purchases one, he is essentially loaning funds to the authority that issued ...
  33. How To Profit During High Inflation

    Some companies are better than others at pivoting their strategies to overcome inflation or other cost-increasing concerns. The best companies can push cost increases out to the market quickly (think gas companies), allowing them to stay profitable even during cost volatility.
  34. Medicare Vs. Medicaid

    Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with one another, because they are both public health-care programs. This confusion likely arises from the similarities between the two programs. After all, both were created by the U.S. government in 1965, and both are funded by taxpayers.
  35. Tax-Smart Ways To Help Your Kids/Grandkids Pay For College

    Learn about plans and accounts that allow you to efficiently save for your child or grandchild’s education while shielding the savings from the IRS as much as possible.
  36. 10 Steps To Tax Preparation

    Follow these simple steps to get you ready for the income tax deadline of April 15.
  37. Reading The Inventory Turnover

    Inventory turnover is a ratio that shows how quickly a company uses up its supply of goods over a given time frame. Inventory turnover may be calculated as the market value of sales divided by ending inventory, or as cost of goods sold (COGS) divided by average inventory.
  38. The Alphabet Soup Of Stocks

    Are the countless stock categories leaving you puzzled? Here we help you sort through the confusion.
  39. Evaluating Your Stock Broker

    Make sure you're getting the best service by staying informed and involved.
  40. Why Do Companies Care About Their Stock Prices?

    Read on to learn more about the nature of stocks and the true meaning of ownership.
  41. The Basics Of Bond Duration

    Duration tells investors the length of time it will take a bond's cash flows to repay the investor the price he or she paid for the bond. A bond's duration is stated as a number of years and tells us how much a bond's price might change when interest rates change.
  42. What Baby Boomers Need To Know About Making Out A Will

    Squarely addressing the prospect of your own mortality can be upsetting enough. But the financial questions surrounding what and how to arrange for one's heirs are disconcerting, too.
  43. Calculating Covariance For Stocks

    Learn how to figure out how two stocks might move together in the future by calculating covariance.
  44. The Return On Invested Capital (ROIC)

    Return on Invested Capital, or ROIC, is a fundamental method of determining a company's financial performance. It is used to measure how well a company is investing its capital. ROIC is calculated as: (Net Income - Dividends) / Invested Capital
  45. State-By-State Comparison Of What You’ll Pay Under Obamacare

    Check out our interactive map to get a better idea of the premiums you'll pay under Obamacare.
  46. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation passed by the Obama administration in 2010 as a response to the financial crisis of 2008. The act's numerous provisions, spelled out over thousands of pages, are scheduled to be implemented ...
  47. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, ...

    A 1993 law, Section 2-907 of the Uniform Probate Code, changed the treatment of a deceased individual's pet from that of a piece of property to an entity that requires care. As a result, it is possible to ensure that your pets will be provided for after you pass away, not just by willing them to a trusted ...
  48. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and ...

    When considering where to put your emergency money, a key consideration is making sure you'll be able to access the money quickly, easily and without penalty, when you need it. Financial professionals don't recommend investing your emergency fund in the stock market because stocks are volatile.
  49. What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?

    A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently of government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on community, national and international levels to serve specific social or political purposes, and are cooperative, rather than ...
  50. What is a BRIC nation?

    BRIC is an acronym for the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The economies of these four nations are collectively called "the BRICs," "the BRIC countries," "the BRIC economies" or the "Big Four." The countries currently represent about 25% of the world's land mass and 40% of its ...
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