Financial Theory

  1. What Investors Need to Know About Returns in ...

    Last year wasn’t a great one for investors seeking solid returns, so here are three ...
  2. New Year, New Investing Strategy: Exploring ETFs

    Whether you’re a seasoned investor or new to the markets, you need to learn as much ...
  3. 3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ ...
  4. 3 Charts All Investors Should See

    Given the abysmal start to the year, the defining question is whether this is another ...
  5. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market. ...
  6. What Saudi-Iranian Tensions Mean for Oil Prices

    The recent break in diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran adds complications ...
  1. XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this ...
  2. SPY: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF

    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange ...
  3. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Facebook (FB)

    Read about how you can use Porter's five forces to analyze Facebook's competition. ...
  4. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how ...
  5. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics ...
  6. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms ...
  1. Ethical Investing Tutorial

    Learn everything there is to know about ethical investing.
  2. Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

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

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  4. Capital Budgeting

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing. ...
  1. What is finance?

    "Finance" is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process ...
  2. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

    Positive economics is objective and fact based, while normative economics is subjective and value based. Positive economic ...
  3. What is the utility function and how is it calculated?

    Learn what the utility function is in microeconomic theory and how it is calculated based on a functional form that represents ...
  4. How can I use a regression to see the correlation between prices and interest rates?

    Learn how to use linear regression to calculate the correlation between stock prices and interest rates by taking the square ...
  1. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  2. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Learn about the five typical steps of a bubble: displacement, boom, euphoria, profit ...
  3. 5 Metals That May Be Brighter Than Gold

    Many metals could be better investments than gold because they're more versatile ...
  4. 8 Simple Investing Ratios You Need To Know

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

    Sound like a pro by avoiding these five common rookie statements.
  6. Top 7 Biggest Bank Failures

    Many people assumed these giants were too big to fall - they were wrong.
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