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  1. Best and Worst Performing Hedge Funds in 2018

    Some hedge funds have been doing quite well in 2018. Others, not so much. Here's a look at the best and worst performing ...
  2. How Often Do Mutual Funds Pay Capital Gains?

    Find out how often mutual funds distribute capital gains income, including the basics of how mutual funds work and why frequent ...
  3. The Challenges Of Investing In A Modern World

    In this article we'll look at some of the unique challenges modern investors face.
  4. What are the best mutual funds for investing in the aerospace sector?

    Discover mutual funds and some other possible investments that can be utilized by investors seeking exposure to the aerospace ...
  5. The AGG Family is Growing–Sustainably

    The recently launched iShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (EAGG) can help provide a more sustainable way to deliver the risk ...
  6. Why Gold and Silver Prices Are Diverging (GLD, SLV)

    Gold and silver prices have been diverging of late, and here's why.
  1. How risky are futures?

    Futures as an investment asset are not inherently riskier than other investment assets, such as equities or currencies.
  2. Is there a positive correlation between risk and return?

    A lower risk investment has lower potential for profit. A higher risk investment has a higher potential for profit but also ...
  3. What's the Difference Between a Stop and a Limit Order?

    A limit order sets the maximum or minimum at which you're willing to buy or sell. A stop order will be executed only when ...
  4. Initial Public Offering - IPO

    An initial public offering is when a private company or corporation raises investment capital by offering its stock to the ...
  5. Finding out the Ex-Dividend Date for a Stock's Dividend

    Learn about the various information sources from which investors can obtain information about upcoming ex-dividend dates ...
  6. EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

    EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is a popular indicator of a company's ...
  1. How Financial Advisors Can Adjust to Robo-Advisors

    Here's what advisors wary of robo-advisors may consider: cutting their fees, being more tech-savvy and providing more specialized ...
  2. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  3. Schwab's New Robo-Advisor

    Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.
  4. What's the Best Robo-Advisor?

    Which robo-advisor is right for you? There are many factors to consider, including the breadth of services, ease of use and ...
  5. Robo-Advisors and a Human Touch: Better Together?

    Combining the services of traditional advisors and robo-advisors can offer the best of both worlds. But where does one start ...
  6. How to Evaluate a Robo-Advisor

    With the addition of robo-advisors, investors have a variety of new choices when it comes to how they find help in managing ...
  1. Cash Vs. Bonds: What to Pick in Times of Uncertainty

    There are benefits and drawbacks of holding cash versus investing in bonds, make sure you make the right decision about how ...
  2. Bond Yield

    Bond yield is the amount of return an investor will realize on a bond, calculated by dividing its face value by the amount ...
  3. Yield to Maturity (YTM)

    Yield to maturity (YTM) is the total return expected on a bond if the bond is held until maturity.
  4. How a First-of-its-Kind Credit ETF Became a Bond Market Stalwart

    A trio of 2018 milestones show that iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) is now an indispensable investment ...
  5. The Difference Between a Bond's Yield Rate and Its Coupon Rate

    There are differences between a bond's coupon rate and its yield rate. The coupon rate influences market price and the market ...
  6. How Do Open Market Operations (Omos) Affect Bond Prices?

    Find out why OMOs affect bond prices. Learn how the Fed influences money supply and the relationship between interest rates ...
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  1. How risky are futures?

    Futures as an investment asset are not inherently riskier than other investment assets, such as equities or currencies.
  2. What's the difference between a capital stock and a treasury stock?

    Capital stock is the total amount of shares a company is authorized to issue, while treasury stock is the amount of shares ...
  3. Does working capital include salaries?

    Companies do not record paid salaries as current liabilities, so those salaries would not affect the calculation of working ...
  4. Can I use the correlation coefficient to predict stock market returns?

    The correlation coefficient is a statistical measurement of the relationship between how two stocks move in tandem with each ...
  5. Industries Were Mergers and Acquisitions are Most Common

    The health care, technology, financial services, and retail sectors typically involve a high level of merger and acquisition ...
  6. What factors are taken into account to quantify credit risk?

    Learn how probability of default, or PD; loss given default, or LGD; and exposure at default, or EAD, are used to help quantify ...
  1. What's the difference between a capital stock and a treasury stock?

    Capital stock is the total amount of shares a company is authorized to issue, while treasury stock is the amount of shares ...
  2. What is the minimum liquidity coverage ratio required under Basel III?

    The minimum liquidity coverage ratio banks must have under the Basel III standards are phased in beginning at 70% in 2016 ...
  3. What can policymakers do to decrease cyclical unemployment?

    Downturns in the business cycle cause cyclical unemployment, so policymakers should focus on expanding output, which can ...
  4. Can I use the correlation coefficient to predict stock market returns?

    The correlation coefficient is a statistical measurement of the relationship between how two stocks move in tandem with each ...
  5. Is Cyprus Considered a Tax Haven?

    Explore the factors that resulted in Cyprus abandoning its status as a tax haven, including the terms for the bailout of ...
  6. Industries Were Mergers and Acquisitions are Most Common

    The health care, technology, financial services, and retail sectors typically involve a high level of merger and acquisition ...
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