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  1. Where do most fund managers get their market information?

    Many fund managers, whether they manage a mutual fund, trust fund, pension or hedge fund, have access to resources that the ...
  2. What's the difference between short-term investments and marketable securities?

    Understand the difference between short-term investments and marketable equity securities, and learn the importance of short-term ...
  3. Divorce Planning Checklist: What You Need to Know

    Divorce can be costly and hard if you don't plan for it. Making sure you stay organized will go a long way in easing the ...
  4. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  5. How is a bank guarantee different from a traditional loan?

    Read about the differences between a traditional bank loan and a bank guarantee, and why a third party might require a guarantee ...
  6. Should You File an Early Tax Return?

    Filing an early tax return makes sense if you are receiving a refund, but what if you owe tax? There are more reasons to ...
  1. How Dow 26,000 Could Come Sooner Than You Think

    Bullish Sentiment Reigns: Leading investment managers see more stock records ahead
  2. Making Client Success Your Own: Chicago

    American Century Investments Client Relationship Manager Taylor Ahern at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
  3. Bulls Take Aim at Financials

    Breakouts on charts of key financial stocks suggest that this could be the sector to watch in the final months of 2017.
  4. Facebook Stock Could Hit $200 After Earnings

    Enthusiastic buyers have ignored recent controversies, lifting Facebook shares back to the July all-time high.
  5. How Stock Investors Can Profit Big From Spinoffs

    Spinning Rich Profits: Spinoffs as a group have posted total returns of nearly 300% over 10 years
  6. How American Century Preps Investors for the Future

    American Century and Investopedia at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
  1. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  2. Bulls Take Aim at Financials

    Breakouts on charts of key financial stocks suggest that this could be the sector to watch in the final months of 2017.
  3. What's the difference between short-term investments and marketable securities?

    Understand the difference between short-term investments and marketable equity securities, and learn the importance of short-term ...
  4. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  5. How is a bank guarantee different from a traditional loan?

    Read about the differences between a traditional bank loan and a bank guarantee, and why a third party might require a guarantee ...
  6. How to Build an Emergency Fund

    Tips for putting aside money for a rainy day – or, to be precise, three months' worth of them. Learn how to build an emergency ...
  1. Short Sale

    A short sale involves borrowing shares in anticipation of a price decline with the requirement that they will be returned ...
  2. John B. Taylor

    An economics professor and expert on monetary policy. John B. Taylor is best known for the paper he submitted in 1993 outlining ...
  3. Bulls Take Aim at Financials

    Breakouts on charts of key financial stocks suggest that this could be the sector to watch in the final months of 2017.
  4. Dollar Strengthens on Talk of More Hawkish Fed Chair

    The dollar strengthened to a one-week high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, supported by a rise in Treasury ...
  5. Facebook Stock Could Hit $200 After Earnings

    Enthusiastic buyers have ignored recent controversies, lifting Facebook shares back to the July all-time high.
  6. Commodity Investing 101

    From the orange juice we drink to the gas we use to power our vehicles and heat our homes, commodities play important roles ...
  1. Netflix Has Reached ‘Escape Velocity’: Analysts

    Analysts at Piper Jaffray, Goldman Sachs, cheer the company as it posts 5.3M new subscribers in Q3.
  2. Brexit Raises Existential Questions for EU Capital Market

    Britain's exit from the European Union will potentially put London, the EU's biggest capital market, out of reach, putting ...
  3. Short Sale (Real Estate)

    In real estate, a short sale occurs when a homeowner in financial distress sells his or her property for less than the amount ...
  4. Short Sale

    A short sale involves borrowing shares in anticipation of a price decline with the requirement that they will be returned ...
  5. How Dow 26,000 Could Come Sooner Than You Think

    Bullish Sentiment Reigns: Leading investment managers see more stock records ahead
  6. NVIDIA Up 88%, But Still Room for a Rally: Mizuho

    Analyst Vijay Rakesh thinks NVDA shares can still appreciate another 12%.
  1. Netflix Has Reached ‘Escape Velocity’: Analysts

    Analysts at Piper Jaffray, Goldman Sachs, cheer the company as it posts 5.3M new subscribers in Q3.
  2. Brexit Raises Existential Questions for EU Capital Market

    Britain's exit from the European Union will potentially put London, the EU's biggest capital market, out of reach, putting ...
  3. How Dow 26,000 Could Come Sooner Than You Think

    Bullish Sentiment Reigns: Leading investment managers see more stock records ahead
  4. NVIDIA Up 88%, But Still Room for a Rally: Mizuho

    Analyst Vijay Rakesh thinks NVDA shares can still appreciate another 12%.
  5. Why Apple Is Cheap Amid Richly Valued Techs

    Apple is undervalued relative to its peers Microsoft and Alphabet Inc. We explain why.
  6. Charles Schwab’s Q3 Earnings Hurt by Trading Revenue Decline, Expenses

    Charles Schwab's third quarter marked the third quarter in a row in which trading volume declined. Also hurting earnings, ...
  1. The Frugal Senior's Guide to a Comfortable Retirement

    Living frugally in retirement can still be comfortable as long as you plan well and avoid being unduly cheap. It’s all a ...
  2. Can You Retire in Five Years?

    The countdown is on. Find out whether you'll be ready to leave the working world.
  3. Why Retirement Planning Is About More Than Money

    A crucial step in retirement planning that shouldn't be overlooked doesn't involve finances.
  4. Can You Trust Your Trustee?

    Ignorance and incompetence can cost you money. Make sure your trustee is up to the task.
  5. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the ...
  6. 3 Tips for Managing the Retirement Planning Maze

    Use these three tips to make your way safely through the retirement maze.
  1. How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

    Bitcoin mining, explained like you're five.
  2. JPMorgan Unveils Blockchain Money Transfer Project; So Much For 'Bitcoin Is A Fraud'

    CEO Jamie Dimon trashes bitcoin even as JPMorgan uses the underlying technology to develop new processes.
  3. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  4. Two Factors Influencing Bitcoin's Price Right Now

    Bitcoin has been on a roll this year. Here are two factors that could further drive up prices.
  5. Charles Schwab’s Q3 Earnings Hurt by Trading Revenue Decline, Expenses

    Charles Schwab's third quarter marked the third quarter in a row in which trading volume declined. Also hurting earnings, ...
  6. Why Google May Need To Buy Salesforce To Beat Amazon

    A major acquisition might help Google catch up in cloud computing.
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  3. Backward Integration

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