Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. 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 ...
  2. Small Business

    Gator

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

    Upstairs Deal

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

    Asset Allocation In A Bond Portfolio

    An investor's fixed-income portfolio can easily beat the average bond fund. Learn how and why!
  5. Investing Strategy

    The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  6. Small Business

    Volunteer Protection Laws

    Volunteer protection laws shield individuals, nonprofit organizations and government entities engaged in volunteer service ...
  7. Small Business

    Death Knell Stocks

    Death knell stocks are the shares of a publicly traded company that is on the verge of insolvency or bankruptcy. A death ...
  8. Small Business

    Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is a labor law that protects workers, workers' families and ...
  9. Small Business

    Advance Canvass

    Advance canvass is a technique used by companies to generate "buzz" in advance of a new product launch or promotional campaign, ...
  10. Small Business

    Savior Plan

    A savior plan is when management and employees borrow money to invest in their failing company in an attempt to save it.
  11. Small Business

    Debt Restructuring Fraud

    Debt restructuring fraud is an illegal technique where an individual or corporation hides or transfers assets before filing ...
  12. Small Business

    Voluntary Plan Termination

    Voluntary plan termination is an event where a defined benefit plan is discontinued by an employer, subject to the U.S. Code ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Halloween Strategy

    Halloween strategy is a trading tactic, which posits that stocks perform better between October 31 and May 1 than they do ...
  14. Markets & Economy

    The NYSE and Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges operate and the securities that trade on ...
  15. Small Business

    Law of 29

    The law of 29 is a belief that on average a prospective customer will not purchase a good or service until being exposed ...