Financial Theory


  1. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound ...

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ...
  2. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Investopedia explains: Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending ...
  3. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate ...
  4. A Study On The Wealth Effect And The Economy ...

    The notion that the wealth effect spurs personal consumption makes sense intuitively. ...
  5. Diversification Beyond Stocks

    If you think holding several stocks means you're diversified, think again - there's ...
  6. Calculating Covariance For Stocks

    Learn how to figure out how two stocks might move together in the future by calculating ...

Stock Analysis

  1. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  2. Stocks For An Inflationary World

    It's important to recognize the characteristics of inflation before it's too late.
  3. Nordstrom Rebounding

    Earnings growth at Nordstrom looks set to return to double-digit levels over the ...
  4. Sector Leadership Gets A Makeover

    The leading sectors of the first stage of the bull market look nothing like the emerging ...
  5. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  6. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created ...


  1. Capital Budgeting

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing. ...
  2. Ethical Investing Tutorial

    Learn everything there is to know about ethical investing.
  3. Macroeconomics

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  4. Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

    Read on for some investment strategies that will allow you to protect your money, ...

Slide Shows

  1. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Learn about the five typical steps of a bubble: displacement, boom, euphoria, profit ...
  2. 5 Metals That May Be Brighter Than Gold

    Many metals could be better investments than gold because they're more versatile ...
  3. 8 Simple Investing Ratios You Need To Know

    Investing is a complex and often daunting experience, these equations are actually ...
  4. 5 Investing Statements That Make You Sound Stupid

    Sound like a pro by avoiding these five common rookie statements.
  5. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  6. Top 7 Biggest Bank Failures

    Many people assumed these giants were too big to fall - they were wrong.
Investopedia Features
  1. Choosing Quality Mutual Funds

    Our step-by-step mutual fund scoring system will help you uncover the top-quality funds.
  2. Guide to Stock Picking Strategies

    Learn about the most popular stock-picking strategies, including their philosophies, methods, and tools.
  3. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework before investing in a company.
  4. World's Greatest Investors

    Here you can read about the backgrounds and achievements of those people who have mastered the art of investing.
  5. The Industry Handbook

    Take a look at the various techniques to determine the value and quality of companies from an industry perspective.
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