Financial Theory

  1. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: ...
  2. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company ...
  3. How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind ...
  4. Unemployment and Economic Growth: Okun's Law

    Unemployment and economic growth? Okun has a law for that.
  5. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple ...
  6. What’s the US Yield Curve Signaling?

    In recent weeks, the difference in yields between 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasuries ...
  1. Market Value Versus Book Value

    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet ...
  2. XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

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

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

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

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

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics ...
  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 the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

    Find out more about the rule of 70 and the rule of 72, what the two rules measure and the main difference between them.
  2. What is finance?

    "Finance" is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  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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