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  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Annual Percentage Rate - APR

    An APR is the annual rate charged for borrowing, expressed as a single percentage number that represents the actual yearly ...
  2. Social Security

    Is the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) mandatory?

    Learn why increases in the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits don't occur each year automatically.
  3. Company Insights

    Who were the original Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) companies?

    Discover how the 12 original companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average reflected broad market trends and how the present ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)?

    See how the Dow Jones Industrial Average and TSX Composite move according to factors in their respective countries and global ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    When can you trade the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)?

    Find out when you can trade shares linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average during NYSE and Nasdaq trading sessions.
  6. Company Insights

    Who owns Dow Jones & Company?

    Learn how the purchase of Dow Jones & Company by News Corp. included the acquisition of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, ...
  7. Commodities

    What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

    Leading indicators for oil and gas investments are centered on the levels of production, consumer demand and inventory levels ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    What is the cost of living difference between the U.S and the U.K?

    Learn what costs British consumers less and more than than American consumers.
  9. Markets & Economy

    How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics determine the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?

    Changes in the average price level of more than 200 goods and services across the U.S. economy are used to determine the ...
  10. Retirement Savings

    Is there a minimum I have to contribute to my 401(k) plan?

    Deciding how much to put into a 401(k) account can be tricky. There are guidelines to ensure you are investing what you need ...
  11. Company Insights

    When did the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) begin?

    Discover how the Dow Jones Industrial Average, first published in 1896, was created as a way to inform investors of the overall ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    Liability

    A liability is defined as a company's legal financial debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations. ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    Acquisition

    An acquisition is a corporate action in which one company buys most or all of another company's shares to assume control. ...
  14. Stocks

    How to Trade a Selloff in Stocks

    When that long overdue major market correction hits, make sure that you have an investment strategy in place.
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Home-Equity Loan

    A home-equity loan is a consumer loan secured by a second mortgage, allowing home owners to borrow against their equity in ...
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