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  1. Asset Protection for High Net Worth Individuals

    OK, you've made it. Here's how to hang onto it.
  2. Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses

    A healthcare FSA will help you pay your medical expense with pre-tax dollars – just not all of them. Here's how to tell which ...
  3. How can I buy shares in the primary market?

    Find out how to purchase shares in the primary market, which requires requesting a company prospectus and applying for an ...
  4. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

    Learn how underwriting syndicates work together when helping a company undertake an initial public offering, and learn about ...
  5. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

    Find out all about the main competitors for Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett-led diversified holding company with involvement ...
  6. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  7. Why should I keep track of my insurance policy?

    The number one thing to remember about insurance is that, just like everything else, it changes over time. The top-of-the-line ...
  8. What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?

    Learn the role an underwriter plays for an initial public offering, and the steps an underwriter takes in preparing for an ...
  9. The Real Cost Of A Speeding Ticket

    Speeding can come at a cost that goes well beyond one driver and one ticket.
  10. What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

    Learn about some of the popular companies for bank stocks in the banking industry, a prime component of the financial services ...
  11. Is the banking sector appropriate for a growth investor?

    Explore the suitability of bank stocks as a sector appropriate for growth investors to consider including in their investment ...
  12. How does investing in the banking sector differ between the U.S. and Canada?

    Discover why some investors prefer Canadian to U.S. banks. Learn how trades of Canadian bank shares are executed in both ...
  13. What other sectors are most similar to banking?

    Learn valuable information about the many different subsectors in the financial services sector that most closely resemble ...
  14. How can investors use trends in the unemployment rate to evaluate the outlook of credit services companies?

    Learn the effect of the unemployment rate on credit services companies, and why this is a key metric to consider when investing ...
  15. To what extent do banks have exposure to different business lines?

    Learn how banks are exposed to risk and what the different types of exposure mean. Find out about the 2014 U.S. commercial ...
  16. What is the banking sector?

    Read this overview of the banking sector as a whole to discover why it is a vital industry, and what it does to drive economic ...
  17. How does a decline in housing prices affect the banking sector?

    Learn about the affects on banks when housing prices go down, including loan delinquency rates, mortgage foreclosures, and ...
  18. When during the economic cycle does the financial services sector perform most strongly?

    Find out how some investors use the economic cycle to develop a sector rotation strategy. Find out where financial services ...
  19. What are the risks associated with investing in the banking sector?

    Find out about the risks associated with investing in the banking sector including liquidity, risk management, consumer protection ...
  20. What are the main reasons an investor should consider an allocation to the banking sector?

    Learn about investment opportunities in the commercial and investment banking industry. Find out why many investors choose ...
  21. What countries represent the largest portion of the global banking sector?

    Learn how four countries, China, the U.K., France and the U.S., exhibit the greatest influence over the global banking sector, ...
  22. 4 Most Anticipated IPOs in 2015

    Where is smart money headed this year? These are the most anticipated IPOs of 2015.
  23. What growth rate does the financial services sector demonstrate on average?

    Find out what the average annual growth rate in the financial services sector has been, and learn about factors that might ...
  24. Why should an investor consider the financial services sector?

    Learn why every investor should consider putting money into the financial services sector despite a tumultuous history and ...
  25. Tips & Secrets You Should Know When Buying Groceries

    With a little foresight, every consumer can find ways to eat healthier without spending much money.
  26. When is an underwriting fee too high on a commercial loan?

    Learn about underwriting fees and when they're too high. If the underwriting fee exceeds 2% of the total loan size, the fee ...
  27. Why do bankers incur risk when underwriting?

    Learn why investment banks take on risk when underwriting. Explore examples of investment banks that have underwritten assets ...
  28. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  29. What's the difference between an IBAN and a swift code?

    Learn about IBAN and SWIFT codes, the differences between them, and how to utilize both to successfully complete any international ...
  30. In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an ...
  31. 5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid

    These money errors are all too common. Make sure you know how to avoid them.
  32. The Rise Of The Modern Investment Bank

    Get to know a little bit about the institutions whose actions help to guide free markets.
  33. Payroll Deductions Pay Off

    Find out how you can bypass or defer taxes on thousands of dollars each year.
  34. The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to be cautious when investing in new issues. ...
  35. Brokerage Functions: Underwriting And Agency Roles

    Learning about these various activities can give insight into how securities are issued and traded.
  36. From Booms To Bailouts: The Banking Crisis Of The 1980s

    The economic environment of the late 1970s and early 1980s created the perfect storm for a banking crisis.
  37. The 5 Largest U.S. Product Liability Cases

    General Motors has been making headlines again this ear, but it's the type of press that no corporation ever wants to ...
  38. How The Sarbanes-Oxley Era Affected IPOs

    After the infamous collapse of companies like Tyco, Enron and WorldCom, the government responded to try and prevent it from ...
  39. Investment Bank - IB

    A financial intermediary that performs a variety of services. These include underwriting, acting as an intermediary between ...
  40. 5 Of The Best Auto Warranties

    With all the money that is spent on cars, you want to make sure that the vehicle you purchase is backed up by a solid manufacturer ...
  41. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  42. How are share prices set?

    When a company goes public though an initial public offering (IPO), an investment bank evaluates the company's current and ...
  43. The Cost Of Getting The Flu

    The paltry cost of getting the flu vaccine is nothing compared to the potential costs that you could incur by getting the ...
  44. Relative Strength Index (RSI)

    Learn more about this technical momentum indicator that determines whether an asset is overbought or oversold.
  45. Things To Do Before You Have Kids

    Once you have kids, your ability to save decreases dramatically. There are also a number of things you must do to prepare ...
  46. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their ...
  47. Do You Need Dental Coverage?

    Here's an overview of what dental insurance is and whether or not it would be a worthwhile purchase in your situation.
  48. What Is Day Trading?

    Explore the world of day trading and learn about how traders utilize short-term strategies to capitalize on daily market ...
  49. Results Of The Facebook IPO Debut

    Here are some still relevant investment considerations now that Facebook has officially gone public.
  50. Why BATS Killed Its IPO

    There have been several successful IPOs, however this isn't one of them.
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  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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  1. Asset Allocation

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  2. IRR Rule

    A measure for evaluating whether to proceed with a project or investment. The IRR rule states that if the internal rate of ...
  3. Short Covering

    Short covering is buying back borrowed securities in order to close an open short position.
  4. Covariance

    A measure of the degree to which returns on two risky assets move in tandem. A positive covariance means that asset returns ...
  5. Liquid Asset

    An asset that can be converted into cash quickly and with minimal impact to the price received. Liquid assets are generally ...
  6. Nostro Account

    A bank account held in a foreign country by a domestic bank, denominated in the currency of that country. Nostro accounts ...
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