Investing Basics

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  1. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

    In the battle of discount retailers, Target's biggest rivals include Walmart and Costco.
  2. A Beginner's Guide To Mining Stocks

    Here's a look at mining stocks and what the major and minor mining companies can bring to your portfolio.
  3. The Over-The-Counter Market: An Introduction To Pink Sheets

    Learn about pink sheets and how this electronic over-the-counter market trades stocks. Find out about the advantages and ...
  4. How Are Global and International Funds Different?

    In English, 'global' and 'international' tend to be used interchangeably—hence the confusion.
  5. Advisors: Top ETF Picks for Clients in 2018

    January is often a good time to re-evaluate portfolio holdings, and consider where best to allocate a client's assets.
  6. How big is the derivatives market?

    Examine the potential size of the total derivatives market, and learn how different calculations can reduce the estimate ...
  7. The Interest-Only Retirement: Can It Be Done?

    Spending investment interest in retirement can be a viable strategy, but it won't work for everyone.
  8. Underwriter Syndicate

    An underwriter syndicate is a temporary group of investment banks and broker-dealers who come together to sell offerings ...
  9. Online-to-Offline Commerce

    Online-to-Offline Commerce is a business strategy that draws potential customers from online channels to make purchases in ...
  10. Passive Income

    A Passive income is earnings derived from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which a person is ...
  11. Pot Stock Winners of the Week

    The top movers this week were dominated by Canadian medical marijuana companies.
  12. 3 Vital Economic Themes for 2018

    Amid the seemingly endless noise that poses as news, we focus in on three of the most critical themes that investors need ...
  13. What rights do all common shareholders have?

    Learn what rights all common shareholders have, and understand the remedies that can be taken if those rights are violated ...
  14. What does CHIPS UID mean?

    Learn what CHIPS UID stands for and how it facilitates the transfer of funds as the back-end of the ACH network for both ...
  15. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

    Learn more about over-the-counter derivatives and how they work with an example of a derivative trade-off exchange.
  16. What is a stock split and does it make an investment better?

    Learn why a stock split doesn't make a difference to an investor's equity, and the main reason why companies choose to split ...
  17. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet, along with the income and cash flow statements, is an important tool for investors to gain insight into ...
  18. Learn to Invest in 10 Steps

    Want to invest but don't know where to start? Learn how to make your money work for you with these tips.
  19. Can someone who is not yet of legal age open a brokerage account?

    An underage person may have a brokerage account with his or her own name attached to it, but a parent or guardian must be ...
  20. What is the best measure of a given stock's volatility?

    Understand what metrics are most commonly used to assess a security's volatility compared to its own price history and that ...
  21. How to Use Your HSA for Retirement

    Thanks to its unique tax advantages, a Health Savings Account may be the best retirement option you never knew you had.
  22. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn how to estimate risk with the use of a Monte Carlo simulation to predict future events through a series of random trials. ...
  23. How is direct cost margin calculated?

    Find out how to calculate the direct cost margin, including how it is used in corporate finance as an indicator of operational ...
  24. Net Present Value - NPV

    Net Present Value (NPV) is the difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows ...
  25. Internal Rate of Return - IRR

    Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting to estimate the profitability of potential investments.
  26. How American Express Makes its Money

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  27. Can dividends be paid out monthly?

    Find out if stocks can pay dividends monthly, and learn about the types of companies most likely to do so and how monthly ...
  28. The Right Way to Get Started With Binary Options

    So you’ve done your research and learned about how exchange-traded binary options offer a new, perhaps better way to trade ...
  29. Strategy: Binary Options Give You an Edge in Volatile Markets

    Volatility is a term for markets that are making bigger moves up and down than they usually do. Big moves can mean greater ...
  30. Strategy: Flat Markets, Rich Opportunity

    Serene, calm, free from volatility. If you’re meditating on a beach, that’s a great view. If you’re watching a market looking ...
  31. Strategy: Trade the Trend With Binary Options

    One of the most trusted rules in trading is, “the trend is your friend.”
  32. A Better Way to Trade Futures?

    “Make one mistake, and the next morning a truck will dump 5,000 bushels of corn onto your front lawn.”
  33. Myths and Misconceptions About Binary Options

    Binary options may look like a $100 bet because they simplify trading down to a yes or no question: Will this market be above ...
  34. How I Explain Binary Options to My Friends

    Once you start trading binary options, you can expect a few things other traders don’t get, because the guaranteed limited ...
  35. What is the difference between nonconvertible debentures and fixed deposits?

    Nonconvertible debentures and fixed deposits are two different ways of investing money. Learn about the differences in how ...
  36. What is the difference between systemic risk and systematic risk?

    Systemic risk generally refers to an event that can trigger a collapse in a certain industry or economy as systematic risk ...
  37. Investing in Foreign Stocks: ADRs and GDRs

    Depositary Receipts, such as ADRs and GDRs, are easy ways to invest in foreign stocks regardless of what part of the world ...
  38. What are some examples of cash flow from operating activities?

    Learn about the cash flow statement and cash flows from operating activities. See some examples of cash flows from operating ...
  39. Diversification: My Favorite Term

    We asked world renowned investor and best-selling author Ray Dalio to share his favorite financial term. See why he chose ...
  40. 51% Attack

    51% attack refers to an attack on a blockchain – usually bitcoin's, for which such an attack is still hypothetical – by a ...
  41. How Bank of New York Mellon Makes Money (BNY) (BK)

    With a centuries old history, BNY Mellon can still attract and retain its clients the old fashioned way while growing this ...
  42. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange?

    A stock can trade on any exchange on which it is listed. If it chooses to do so, a company can list its shares on more than ...
  43. The Perks Of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) offer shareholders a way to purchase additional shares in top companies without the commissions. ...
  44. How to Retire a Millionaire Without a 401(k)

    Can you retire as a millionaire without a 401(k) plan? It may not be easy, but it isn't impossible if you know where to invest ...
  45. Public Offering Price (POP)

    The public offering price (POP) is the price at which new issues of stock are offered to the public by an underwriter.
  46. Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

    A chartered life underwriter (CLU) is a professional designation for individuals who wish to specialize in life insurance ...
  47. Chief Operating Officer - COO

    The chief operating officer is tasked with the day-to-day administration and operation of the business.
  48. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Investor Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame. Here are three of his ...
  49. Cheap Stocks or Value Traps?

    The value of stocks that trade at less than cash per share can be deceiving.
  50. Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)

    A mortgage-backed security is a type of asset-backed security that is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages.
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