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  1. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility ...
  2. A Look At Entry-Level Careers In Finance

    Learn more about the career options that are available to you after you've obtained ...
  3. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy ...
  4. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  5. Warren Buffett's Best Buys

    The Oracle of Omaha's "Rip van Winkle" approach has served him well. Read on to learn ...
  6. 4 History-Making Wall Street Crooks

    Find out how these Wall Street high-rollers landed themselves in hot water.
  1. Credit And Debt Management

    America is addicted to debt. Learn how to manage your credit and keep debt from ruining ...
  1. What does the saying "What's good for Wall Street is bad for Main Street" mean?

    Let's start by defining the terms "Wall Street" and "Main Street". Wall Street, in its broadest sense, refers to the financial ...
  2. Are professionals, such as financial planners and brokers, liable for the advice ...

    In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does its best to protect investors from being cheated. To do so, ...
  3. What are some common and useful retirement planner designations? Are they expensive ...

    Some common retirement planner designations are: Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designation from the College ...
  1. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    We'll look at ten entrepreneurs who not only succeeded, but built vast business empires. ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe Ratio is a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return, and this ratio has become the industry standard for such ...
  2. Death Taxes

    Taxes imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone's estate upon their death. These taxes are levied on the ...
  3. Retained Earnings

    Retained earnings is the percentage of net earnings not paid out as dividends, but retained by the company to be reinvested ...
  4. Demand Elasticity

    In economics, the demand elasticity refers to how sensitive the demand for a good is to changes in other economic variables. ...
  5. Dark Pool

    A dark pool is a private financial forum or exchange for trading securities.
  6. Quadruple Witching

    The expiration date of various stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock futures. All stock ...
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