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    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
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    A short squeeze can lead to big gains and make your year (if the risks aren't too ...
  3. The U.S. Ranks 14th In Financial Literacy

    While the U.S. is the wealthiest country on the planet, the average American doesn't ...
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    Think finance and investing are boring? These terms will prove you wrong.
  5. Why Is Financial Literacy and Education so Important?

    Financial literacy is the confluence of financial, credit and debt knowledge that ...
  6. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. ...
  1. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
  2. 5 Popular Stocks with Short Squeeze Potential ...

    A short squeeze can lead to big gains and make your year (if the risks aren't too ...
  3. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. ...
  4. Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities ...
  5. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 8, 2014

    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indices.
  1. What is the expense ratio in the insurance industry?

    Learn about the expense ratio for insurance companies and the different methods of calculating it. The expense ratio is a ...
  2. What is the benefit of the Modified Internal Rate Of Return (MIRR)?

    Find out why the modified internal rate of return metric tends to be more realistic than the classic internal rate of return ...
  3. Why is the Modified Internal Rate Of Return (MIRR) preferable to the regular internal ...

    See why the modified internal rate of return is often a superior metric to the classic internal rate of return for assessing ...
  4. Who sets the guidelines for accounting principles?

    Understand the generally accepted accounting principles and why they were put in place. Learn what entity sets the guidelines ...
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