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  5. What is the difference between marginal benefit and marginal revenue?

    Understand the difference between marginal benefit and marginal revenue, and learn how each is maximized.
  6. How can I use marginal benefit analysis to help my business strategy?

    Learn how it is possible to use marginal benefit analysis in a company's decision-making process. Understand why marginal ...
  7. What are some examples of diminishing marginal benefits in my personal spending?

    Learn what a marginal benefit is, why it diminishes, and read about two examples where a consumer can experience diminishing ...
  8. How can I calculate a bond's coupon rate in Excel?

    Find out how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate the coupon rate of a bond using its par value and the amount and frequency ...
  9. What is the difference between marginal benefit and marginal cost?

    Understand the difference between marginal benefit and marginal cost. Learn how and why both marginal cost and marginal benefit ...
  10. How do interest rates affect a bond's coupon rate?

    Find out how the changes in the national interest rate affect the coupon rates of newly issued bonds and why coupon rates ...
  11. How is marginal analysis used in making an investment decision?

    Learn how to institute zero-based budgeting for your personal finances, and understand why many consider it to be a highly ...
  12. What are the risks involved in a banker's acceptance?

    Learn about the different kinds of college savings accounts, how they can benefit a college saver and how to open these savings ...
  13. Under what circumstances might a merchant turn toward using a banker's acceptance?

    Understand the significance of the marginal propensity to consume, and learn which factors can lead to a change in the marginal ...
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    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  15. What profit margin is average for a company in the electronics sector?

    Understand what types of common industries practice price discrimination. Learn about the three types of price discrimination ...
  16. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the electronics sector?

    Learn about the three types of price discrimination, and understand how each can benefit a company in terms of selling its ...
  17. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the insurance sector?

    Discover why value investors purchase electronics stocks, which are highly sensitive to the business cycle, creating extremes ...
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    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels as of May 2015. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates. ...
  19. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  20. What is the formula for calculating the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a ...

    Learn about the Macaulay duration and zero-coupon bonds, the formula used for the calculation and how to calculate the Macaulay ...
  21. What are the differences between a bond's yield to maturity and the spot rate?

    Learn whether to expect growth or income from investing in the consumer packaged goods sector. This sector is full of companies ...
  22. What are the different types of college savings accounts?

    Find out more about the Macaulay duration and zero-coupon bonds and how to calculate the Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon ...
  23. What is the difference between a modified duration and a Macaulay duration?

    Understand how investors and savers can use money market mutual funds and conventional savings accounts, and learn the differences ...
  24. Can the marginal propensity to consume ever be negative?

    Find out when a bond's yield to maturity is equal to its coupon rate, and learn about the basic components of bonds and how ...
  25. How does pork barrel spending hurt the economy?

    Learn what factors affect the marginal propensity to consume, how the MPC can be negative and why it plays a key role in ...
  26. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  27. Which Estate Transfer Technique is Right for You?

    This article explains the difference between the two estate transfer methods -- a will and a trust, and the circumstances ...
  28. What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when ...
  29. What is the most common solvency ratios used in fundamental analysis?

    Learn about the difference between a bond's coupon rate and its yield rate, how the coupon rate influences market price and ...
  30. How does revolving credit differ from a general line of credit?

    Examine the consumer goods sector, which accounts for nearly one-third of consumer spending, and learn which goods account ...
  31. What is the difference between a currency and interest rate swap?

    Learn what the average return on equity for a company in the electronics sector is and what factors influence changes in ...
  32. What does it mean if a bond has a zero coupon rate?

    Learn what the average range for the price to earnings (P/E) ratio in the electronics sector is and which factors influence ...
  33. What are the early warning signs of a tech bubble?

    Learn why the book-to-bill ratio in the electronic sector is important in evaluating economic health and how this measure ...
  34. What is the difference between a bond's coupon rate and yield to maturity?

    Learn what the average profit margin is for a company in the electronics sector and what to look for when interpreting high ...
  35. What factors drive share prices in the aerospace sector?

    Learn about the average annual dividend yield for companies in the electronics sector and understand why the average is a ...
  36. Why are coupon payments considered an annuity?

    Learn about the average debt to equity (D/E) ratio for firms in the electronics sector and what the median D/E ratio is and ...
  37. What types of fees apply to checking accounts?

    Learn about the difference between a bond's coupon rate and its yield to maturity, and how the par value, coupon rate and ...
  38. What is the difference between a bond's yield rate and its coupon rate?

    Learn why bond coupon payments, which are a series of fixed payments made to a bondholder throughout the life of the bond, ...
  39. How do debit spreads impact the trading of options?

    Find out what it means when a bond has a coupon rate of zero and how a bond's coupon rate and par value affect its selling ...
  40. Understanding Savings Accounts

    A deposit account held at a bank or other financial institution that provides principal security and a modest interest rate. ...
  41. How To Decode Your Future Retirement Income

    When we get statements showing the account balances for our retirement savings, we just see one big number – the total amount ...
  42. 10 Retirement Savings Myths That Won’t Go Away

    If you’re confused about the different retirement investment vehicles or don’t know how to save for retirement, it’s important ...
  43. How To Finance Foreign Real Estate

    If you don't pay cash, financing real estate abroad is likely to cost more than at home. Watch for local laws and be sure ...
  44. Should You Buy or Sell These Troubled Retailers?

    Retail is in trouble, but the companies that survive could reward investors down the road.
  45. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  46. Why do bond coupon rates vary so greatly?

    Learn about the two major reasons that cause bond coupon rates to vary so dramatically and what role coupons play in the ...
  47. How did the Soviet economic system affect consumer goods?

    Discover how the now-defunct Soviet economic system affected domestic consumer goods markets. Communist ideology dictated ...
  48. What are foundry companies in the electronics sector?

    Explore the role of foundry companies within the electronics industry. Find out how foundries improve their products and ...
  49. How did mass production affect the price of consumer goods?

    Discover how mass production has affected the price of consumer goods throughout recent history. The automotive industry ...
  50. What is the formula for calculating deadweight loss in Excel?

    Explore the concept of deadweight loss, and learn two formulas used to illustrate deadweight loss using Excel or another ...
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