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  1. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  2. United Airlines vs. Delta First Class: Which Is Better?

    Both airlines allow you to check two free bags to most destinations when you fly first class, but baggage isn’t everything.
  3. 6 Ways to Avoid an Investment Ponzi Scheme

    Investments that promise high returns with little risk are everyone's dream – but if they could also be a Ponzi scheme. Here's ...
  4. 401(k) Balances Reach Record Highs

    Putting your 401(k) on auto-pilot could help you to build retirement wealth faster.
  5. Investopedia's Guide to Watching 'Wizard of Lies,' HBO's Madoff Movie

    Who's who, and all the financial background you need to watch HBO's tragic "The Wizard of Lies."
  6. 3 Budgeting Habits Used by the Truly Wealthy

    Instill these three budgeting habits to ensure financial stability.
  1. Snap's Big Gamble? (TWTR, SNAP)

    Snap is offering discounts to media buyers to encourage them to spend more on advertising.
  2. Rate Protection With Hedged Bond ETFs (IGHG, LQDH)

    Investors can stick with bonds even as rates rise. Just use these ETFs.
  3. 2017 ETF Inflows Are Staggering (LQD, VEA)

    Capital just keeps finding its way to ETFs, and the trend shows no sign of abating.
  4. Sorry Amazon, Best Buy Is Still Alive and Kicking (AMZN, BBY)

    Best Buy topped earnings and revenue estimates, welcome news in its battle against Amazon
  5. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable? (DIS)

    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  6. iPhone 8 Supercycle Will Release Pent-Up Demand: Credit Suisse (AAPL)

    Credit Suisse urges investors to buy Apple stock in advance of the iPhone 8 release.
  1. 6 Countries with Virtually Free College Tuition

    Some countries in Europe, such as Norway, Finland and Slovenia, provide free university education for all students.
  2. Sam's Club vs. Costco: Which Has Better Deals? (WMT, COST)

    Costco and Sam's Club offer similar prices in all departments. The better wholesale club membership for you depends on your ...
  3. Setting Financial Goals for Your Future

    To live comfortably now and in retirement, setting financial goals for the short-, mid- and long-term is crucial. Here are ...
  4. The Top Jobs of 2017

    If you’re starting out in your career – or wondering if your current field is a dead end – check out Glassdoor’s list of ...
  5. What are the maximum Social Security disability benefits?

    The average Social Security disability benefit amount for a recipient of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in 2 ...
  6. So, You Want to Earn Your CFA?

    Here are some pros and cons to consider before you take the CFA charter plunge.
  1. Will Banks Break the Bull Market? (JPM, BAC)

    Major banks have carved head and shoulders patterns at rally highs, raising odds for breakdowns that signal a broad summer ...
  2. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
  3. China Considers "X" Factor in Yuan Formula to Curb Volatility

    China is changing how it calculates the yuan's guidance rate for the second time this year as it steps up efforts to stabilise ...
  4. Inklings of Outflows From U.S. ETFs (IWM, SPY)

    Money is flowing into ETFs, but in recent days, ex-U.S. ETFs have been winning the flows battle.
  5. How does leverage work in the forex market?

    Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment. They lever their investments ...
  6. Bitcoin Price Spikes to $2,700, then Loses $400 in Hours (C,NDAQ)

    Easy come, easy go in volatile cryptocurrency pricing
  1. Sears: Turnaround or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’? (SHLD, AMZN)

    Sears Holdings jumped after its first-quarter earnings announcement, but the rally was short-lived as analysts cast doubt ...
  2. Bill Gates Bullish on 'Bleeding' Vegan Burgers as They Hit Mainstream Stores

    Beyond Meats' next-gen meatless burger is soon to appear in the meat case at Safeway stores.
  3. There's an Apple Between ETFs and Hedge Funds (AAPL, SPY)

    The asset gap between ETFs and hedge funds is bigger than Apple's market value.
  4. Time to Buy Hertz at an 8-Year Low? (HTZ)

    Difficult conditions and a poor earnings report drove Hertz stock to an eight-year low. Examine the new valuation.
  5. Satoshi

    The smallest unit of the bitcoin cryptocurrency. Satoshi is named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the protocol used ...
  6. Bitcoin XT

    A fork from Bitcoin Core that proposed increasing the size of blocks from one megabyte to eight megabytes.
  1. Amazon's Shares Near $1,000 Mark (AMZN, WMT)

    That price would raise the e-commerce behemoth's market valuation to approximately $477 billion.
  2. Investors Left Safe ETFs at the Wrong Time (SPLV, USMV)

    Stocks are soaring, and so are low volatility ETFs, which is catching some investors by surprise.
  3. Newell Brands Sheds Winter Sports Businesses (NWL)

    Newell Brands is simplifying its portfolio and reducing debt to remain buoyant in a difficult retail environment.
  4. Alfa Financial Software's Shares Rise Sharply in London Debut

    Shares in Alfa Financial , which provides software for the asset finance industry, rose sharply on their London Stock Exchange ...
  5. Consumer Staples Sink and Soar This Week

    Costco, Sears, PVH and Ulta pleased the Street this week, unlike Lowe's, Chico's and Dollar Tree.
  6. Amazon Launches Online Grocery Pickup Service (AMZN, WMT)

    For once, this is Amazon copying Wal-Mart.
  1. Catch-Up Contribution Options for Business Owners

    Business owners have several different options when it comes to catch-up contributions.
  2. The Best Place to Retire Is Your Own Hometown

    Fantasies aside, most retirees wind up remaining in the same locale. Here's why that's a good thing.
  3. Summer Job? Time to Consider Opening a Roth IRA

    Here's why a Roth IRA makes sense for young people wanting to invest some of their income.
  4. 15 Mistakes People Make When Planning for Retirement

    Here are 15 common retirement planning mistakes and how to avoid them.
  5. Charles Schwab IRA and Roth IRA Review (SCHW)

    Charles Schwab focuses on high-service IRA and Roth IRA accounts, with a vast array of investment choices that have no fees, ...
  6. The Benefits of Having a Garden in Retirement

    There are many benefits to growing a vegetable garden during your retirement.
  1. MGT Capital Doubles Down on Bitcoin Mining (MGTI)

    The company stated that it will use new funding to invest in bitcoin mining computers.
  2. Snap's Big Gamble? (TWTR, SNAP)

    Snap is offering discounts to media buyers to encourage them to spend more on advertising.
  3. iPhone 8 Supercycle Will Release Pent-Up Demand: Credit Suisse (AAPL)

    Credit Suisse urges investors to buy Apple stock in advance of the iPhone 8 release.
  4. Tesla Factory Sees More Injuries Than Industry Average: Report (TSLA)

    The rate of injuries occurring at Tesla’s high-tech Fremont plant in California was about a third higher than the auto industry ...
  5. 6 Ways Advisors Should Utilize a Facebook Business Page

    These six simple steps will help you make the most of your Facebook business page.
  6. Stanford Study Says Fitness Trackers Can't Count Calories (AAPL, FIT)

    Researchers say those relying on fitness trackers to measure their calorie expenditure are being misled.
Hot Definitions
  1. Block (Bitcoin Block)

    Blocks are files where data pertaining to the Bitcoin network is permanently recorded.
  2. Fintech

    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.
  3. Ex-Dividend

    A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs to the seller rather than the buyer. A stock will be ...
  4. Debt Security

    Any debt instrument that can be bought or sold between two parties and has basic terms defined, such as notional amount (amount ...
  5. Taxable Income

    Taxable income is described as gross income or adjusted gross income minus any deductions, exemptions or other adjustments ...
  6. Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA

    A professional designation given by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) that measures the competence and integrity of financial ...
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