Financial Lingo

  1. 10 Common Finance Terms Every Newbie Needs To ...

    In order to get a better understanding of what you read in markets news, we’ll briefly ...
  2. How to Beat Robo-Advisors With Online Marketing

    With these digital marketing tips, financial advisors can present themselves as an ...
  3. Rainfall in Ethiopia and Other Stock Market Advice

    No one knows how events will impact financial markets. So what investment advice ...
  4. Investopedia's Oddest Business and Investing ...

    The oddest business and investing terms found on Investopedia.
  5. The Pros, Cons to the DoL's Fiduciary Rule Changes

    The DoL's new fiduciary rule change is the source of much debate in the financial ...
  6. Robo-Advisors and Banks: Perfect Bedfellows?

    Is the banking industry the next to join the robo-advisory fray? There are many things ...
  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 ...
  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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