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  1. How does the combined ratio measure the financial health of insurance companies?

    Learn about the combined ratio, what the combined ratio measures and how it is used to measure the financial health of insurance ...
  2. How does inflation affect a company's short-term investments?

    Discover the effect of inflation on short term investments made by corporations. These are designed to be safe and liquid ...
  3. A Guide to Financial Education for Doctors

    Doctors need to choose the educational option which best fits his or her time, schedule and learning preference. Here's a ...
  4. Do mortgage escrow accounts earn interest?

    Paying down monthly mortgage escrow accounts? Will you receive any interest on this payment? If you are, should you put more ...
  5. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  6. 10 Most Famous Hedge Fund Managers

    The most famous hedge fund managers have made billions, but their fame might not always result from their financial successes.
  7. Will “Internet-Only” Banks Change Chinese Banking?

    Private players offering internet-only banking services to a large section of China's population must overcome some challenges ...
  8. What is the difference between adverse selection and moral hazard?

    Learn about the differences between adverse selection and moral hazard in economics, and how blocking price signals causes ...
  9. Which markets are most prone to market failure from adverse selection?

    Read about which markets are most prone to market failure from adverse selection and why information cannot effectively be ...
  10. How does adverse selection affect insurance premiums?

    Find out what causes adverse selection in the insurance market and why it drives up premiums for all policyholders.
  11. What are the key differences between marketing and advertising?

    Understanding the role advertising plays in the marketing mix will help business owners define their promotional strategies ...
  12. To what extent do changing input prices affect the profitability of the chemicals ...

    Explore the chemicals sector and how commodities and raw materials price volatility impacts the profitability of chemicals ...
  13. What is the pro rata condition of average on an insurance claim?

    Find out what an insurance policy means when it has a clause stating pro rata condition of average for damage claims when ...
  14. Is A 30-Year Mortgage Really Best?

    It's the most popular choice, but home buyers with 30-year mortgages may be paying more to finance their home than they need ...
  15. What Are The Pros and Cons Of A 15-Year Mortgage?

    The shorter term, and higher monthly payment, are only part of the picture.
  16. Which Is Better: A 30-Year Or 15-Year Mortgage?

    The difference in monthly payments is what homebuyers think of first when they compare the two. But have you considered these ...
  17. What types of industries are the main consumers of the products of the chemicals ...

    Learn about industries that use products manufactured by chemical companies. Explore common materials used and produced by ...
  18. What are the most common interview questions for banking / finance jobs?

    Prepare for an important interview by rehearsing with commonly asked questions for job candidates in the banking / finance ...
  19. How does adverse selection contribute to market failure?

    Examine an brief introduction to the adverse selection theory of market failure, and find out why economists disagree about ...
  20. What is Adverse Selection?

    Adverse selection occurs when one party in a transaction has more information than the other, especially in insurance and ...
  21. Explaining Brand Equity

    The value premium that a company realizes from a product with a recognizable name as compared to its generic equivalent. ...
  22. Top Credit Cards For The Ultra Rich

    Only a few people qualify for these elite cards. The question is, are the lush perks big bucks can buy you worth the cost? ...
  23. Tips for Breaking the Ice with New Clients

    Tips and methods to ensure a successful start to client/advisor relationships.
  24. How Agile Project Management Changed Zara

    Zara has created a competitive advantage in the retail industry by using a supply chain centered on agile project management. ...
  25. How important are seasonal trends in the automotive sector?

    Learn more about the automotive industry, including the strong seasonal sales trends for the industry and some of the major ...
  26. What is the difference between consumer surplus and economic surplus?

    Learn the difference between consumer surplus and economic surplus, how the concepts are related and the important theoretical ...
  27. How is the basket of goods selected for the Consumer Price Index?

    Read about alterations in the market basket for the consumer price index, a measure of approximate consumer price changes ...
  28. What does it signify about a given product if the consumer surplus figure for that ...

    Find out about high consumer surplus and what it means for utility and the structure of supply and demand in the market for ...
  29. Why do banks use the Five Cs of Credit to determine a borrower's credit worthiness?

    Learn the five Cs of credit, why they are important and how banks use them to understand and mitigate risks when making loans ...
  30. Budget-Stretching Gardening Tips

    A bakers dozen of easy, budget-stretching garden ideas just in time for spring and summer planting.
  31. Best Websites To Find A Job In Finance

    Using the right job boards for your industry can dramatically reduce the time it takes to find gainful employment. And hiring ...
  32. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

    Learn how elite athletes make millions of dollars each year and why Mayweather and Ronaldo may join such greats as Michael ...
  33. How have low interest rates affected lease rates in the automotive sector?

    Find out how and why lower interest rates for leasing new automobiles have helped spur more consumers to lease cars instead ...
  34. What are the main objectives of cost accounting?

    Learn about the main benefits of cost accounting systems, why they are different from financial accounting and why they are ...
  35. How can a business determine its most effective value proposition?

    Understand what a unique value proposition is and learn the process a company goes through in order to create the most effective ...
  36. I need special accommodations when taking the Series 63 exam. How are such arrangements ...

    Learn more about special accommodations offered by Series 63 testing sites, and discover how to request special accommodations ...
  37. Do I need a class to take the Series 63 exam?

    Learn more about the educational requirements for the Series 63 and what candidates should study. Find out more about NASAA ...
  38. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  39. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

    The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has not placed any limits on the number of times you can attempt to ...
  40. Does shopping for the best interest rate affect my credit score?

    Learn about hard and soft credit inquires and how shopping for credit may negatively affect credit scores. Explore strategies ...
  41. How Americans Can Apply For European MBA Programs

    Studying for an MBA in Europe is a great idea for Americans looking for a career boost.
  42. Why should an investor add exposure to the automotive sector to his or her portfolio?

    Learn more about what automotive manufacturers offer investors. Explore possible investments in automakers, auto parts manufacturers ...
  43. How do you calculate the income effect distinctly from the price effect?

    Learn more about how the income and substitution effects operate in economics. Find out how to separate either of these while ...
  44. Is backward integration ever illegal?

    Learn more about backward integration and why this strategy is often controversial. Explore ways many businesses and consumers ...
  45. What impact has robotic production had on profitability in the automotive sector?

    Learn more about the efficiencies and improved profitability created in automotive companies by the use of robotic technologies. ...
  46. An Analysis Of The US Trade Deficit

    The United States' trade deficit is historically large, the biggest in the world. With luck, it'll get even larger.
  47. What role did securitization play in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis?

    Learn how the securitization of sub-prime mortgages into asset-backed securities fueled the real estate market crash in 2 ...
  48. How do I change my contingent beneficiary?

    Learn what life insurance companies and retirement plan accounts require from you to change your contingent beneficiary designations.
  49. Careers to Avoid: Lowest Paying Professional Jobs

    Bad pay, high stress, poor chance of advancement — and in these professions a bachelor's degree is expected, a master's preferred. ...
  50. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
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