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  1. Investing Strategy

    SAMA Foreign Holdings (Saudi Arabia)

    SAMA Foreign Holdings is a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) controlled by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).
  2. Real Estate

    The REIT Way

    Ever considered investing in real estate? A real estate investment trust – or REIT – buys, develops, manages and sells assets ...
  3. ETFs

    Dividend ETF

    A dividend ETF is an exchange-traded fund designed to invest in a basket of high-dividend-paying stocks.
  4. Forex & Currencies

    The U.S. Dollar's Unofficial Status as World Currency

    Dollarization describes when a foreign currency becomes legal tender. Discover how the U.S. dollar emerged as official currency ...
  5. High Net Worth Strategy

    4 Tips for Joining an Investment Club

    These circles of like-minded people are a wonderful way to explore investing without laying out large sums.
  6. Investing Strategy

    Top 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Check out this reading list and find advice from some of the most successful investors of all time.
  7. Investing Strategy

    Safety-First Rule

    The safety-first rule is a quantitative portfolio strategy that tries to minimize the chance of receiving negative returns. ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    SEC Form 17-H

    SEC Form 17-H is a risk-assessment report that all broker-dealers must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  9. Alternative Investments


    A swap is a derivative contract through which two parties exchange financial instruments, such as interest rates, commodities, ...
  10. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Everything You Need to Know About Junk Bonds

    Despite their name, junk bonds can be valuable investments for informed investors, but their potential high returns come ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    Cost-of-Living Adjustment - COLA

    A cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is made to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income to adjust benefits to counteract ...
  12. Trading Instruments


    Volatility measures how much the price of a security, derivative, or index fluctuates.
  13. Investing Strategy

    Interlocking Directorates

    The practice of interlocking directorates may effect more then one company's board of directors, find out when this can happen ...
  14. Small Business


    Gator was the name of a software company best known for its adware products. Adware is pop-up interest advertising and Gator ...
  15. Small Business

    Upstairs Deal

    An upstairs deal is a business agreement made by upper management that's generally unknown to lower-level employees until ...
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