Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. Entrepreneurship

    What's the difference between pre-money and post-money?

    The important distinction between pre-money and post-money valuation and how it affects ownership percentages.
  2. Company Insights

    Public Relations (PR)

    Public relations is the art of managing how information about an individual or company is disseminated to the public.
  3. Career / Compensation

    Aguinaldo (Mexico)

    Aguinaldo refers to an annual Christmas bonus that businesses in Mexico are required by law to pay to their employees.
  4. Commodities


    Biofuel is a type of energy derived from renewable plant and animal materials.
  5. Forex & Currencies

    No Dealing Desk

    No dealing desk is the art of trading forex directly with the interbank market.
  6. FA Relevant

    10 Ways To a Finance Career With No Finance Degree

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  7. Stocks

    How Can Trading Volume Exceed Shares Outstanding?

    The number of shares traded can be greater than the number of outstanding shares, but it's rare.
  8. Mutual Funds

    Sector Breakdown

    A sector breakdown is the mix of sectors within a fund or portfolio, typically expressed as a portfolio percentage.
  9. Mutual Funds

    Discount to Net Asset Value

    Discount to net asset value (NAV) is a pricing situation that occurs when a fund’s market trading price is lower than its ...
  10. Mutual Funds


    A load is a sales charge commission charged to an investor when buying or redeeming shares in a mutual fund.
  11. Mutual Funds


    An A-share is a share class offered in a family of multi-class mutual funds.
  12. Mutual Funds

    Emerging Market Fund

    An emerging market fund is a fund that invests the majority of its assets in securities from countries classified as emerging. ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    How the Sharpe Ratio Can Oversimplify Risk

    When it comes to hedge funds, this measure is not reliable on its own.
  14. Mutual Funds

    Futures Spread

    A futures spread is an arbitrage technique in which a trader takes two positions on a commodity to capitalize on a discrepancy ...
  15. Mutual Funds

    Weighted Average Credit Rating

    The weighted average credit rating is the weighted average rating of all the bonds in a bond fund.
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