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  1. Should You Put Your Faith In A Trust?

    Many institutions want a piece of your portfolio, but trusts can provide a one-stop shop.
  2. RIAs and Independent Broker-Dealers: A Comparison

    There are many types of financial planners. Here we break down what sets RIAs apart from independent broker-dealers.
  3. Phillips

    Phillips is a New York-based auction house specializing in the sale of contemporary art.
  4. Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale

    Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale was a court case involving an auction house and a buyer.
  5. Private Annuity

    A private annuity is an agreement in which an annuitant transfers property to an obligor in exchange for payments for the ...
  6. 6 Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    Several strategies can help an investor protect against the worst.
  1. Should You Put Your Faith In A Trust?

    Many institutions want a piece of your portfolio, but trusts can provide a one-stop shop.
  2. What does the de Minimis clause for investment advisers mean?

    Learn the answer to what the de Minimis clause for investment advisers means.
  3. Life Insurance: Variable Vs. Variable Universal

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out the difference between Variable and Variable ...
  4. Fiduciary Designations For Financial Advisors

    Attaining the AIF or AIFA could help both you and your clients enjoy a comfortable retirement.
  5. RIAs and Independent Broker-Dealers: A Comparison

    There are many types of financial planners. Here we break down what sets RIAs apart from independent broker-dealers.
  6. Market Arbitrage

    Market arbitrage refers to purchasing and selling the same security at the same time in different markets to take advantage ...
  1. What does the de Minimis clause for investment advisers mean?

    Learn the answer to what the de Minimis clause for investment advisers means.
  2. Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

    Iterated prisoner's dilemma is played repeatedly by the same participants, and helps players learn about the behavioral tendencies ...
  3. Home Affordable Modification Program - HAMP

    The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was a federal loan modification program from 2009-2016 to help homeowners ...
  4. Mortgage Borrowers All In as Bidding Wars Break Out

    With the spring real estate season in full swing, some borrowers are taking risky steps to win bidding wars and purchase ...
  5. Rating

    A rating is an assessment tool assigned by an analyst or rating agency to a stock or bond indicating its potential for opportunity ...
  6. Liquidity Squeeze

    A liquidity squeeze happens when concern over short-term availability of money causes financial institutions to be reluctant ...
  1. STARC Bands

    STARC bands are a type of technical indicator that is created by plotting two bands around a short-term simple moving average ...
  2. Piercing Pattern

    A piercing pattern is a technical trading signal that is formed by a closing down day with a good-sized trading range, followed ...
  3. Premium Put Convertible

    A premium put convertible is a debt security which allows the bondholder to redeem the bond at a premium before its maturity ...
  4. Boolean Algebra

    Boolean algebra is a division of mathematics which deals with operations on logical values and incorporates binary variables.
  5. A Simplified Approach To Calculating Volatility

    Though most investors use standard deviation to determine volatility, there's an easier and more accurate way of doing it: ...
  6. NYSE Suspends Trading on Amazon, Google Over Data Glitch

    The NYSE suspended trading on five symbols, including Amazon and Google, due to a price scale coding issue.
  1. Opinion: U.S. Industrial Giants Need to Be Better Than Good

    America’s industrial giants need to be better than good. Boeing shares climbed more than 4 percent on Wednesday after the ...
  2. Opinion: GE Can Get Ahead of Chairman-CEO Trend

    General Electric saved itself one embarrassment at its annual meeting on Wednesday. The conglomerate defeated a shareholder ...
  3. Tencent Nears Bear Market on Tech Sector Woes

    Shares are up nearly 60% this year, even as it approaches a 20% decline since its January peak.
  4. U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Flattening to Intensify With U.S. Pension Plan Bond-Buying

    Corporate pensions are shifting a chunk of their $1.55 trillion in assets into fixed income, which may be sizeable enough ...
  5. Boeing Cruises Past Forecasts, Sees No Sign of Cost Trouble

    Boeing Co's profit surged past Wall Street estimates in the first quarter and booming demand for commercial jets pushed the ...
  6. Google: Gmail Gets Its First Overhaul Since 2013

    An expensive revamp is intended to help steal market share away from Microsoft Office.
  1. Opinion: U.S. Industrial Giants Need to Be Better Than Good

    America’s industrial giants need to be better than good. Boeing shares climbed more than 4 percent on Wednesday after the ...
  2. Opinion: GE Can Get Ahead of Chairman-CEO Trend

    General Electric saved itself one embarrassment at its annual meeting on Wednesday. The conglomerate defeated a shareholder ...
  3. U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Flattening to Intensify With U.S. Pension Plan Bond-Buying

    Corporate pensions are shifting a chunk of their $1.55 trillion in assets into fixed income, which may be sizeable enough ...
  4. Boeing Cruises Past Forecasts, Sees No Sign of Cost Trouble

    Boeing Co's profit surged past Wall Street estimates in the first quarter and booming demand for commercial jets pushed the ...
  5. Google: Gmail Gets Its First Overhaul Since 2013

    An expensive revamp is intended to help steal market share away from Microsoft Office.
  6. Illinois' $500 Mln Bond Sale Gets Boost From Yield Hunters

    Investors seeking hefty yields helped Illinois' $500 million bond sale on Wednesday result in narrower spreads over the municipal ...
  1. Should You Put Your Faith In A Trust?

    Many institutions want a piece of your portfolio, but trusts can provide a one-stop shop.
  2. Private Annuity

    A private annuity is an agreement in which an annuitant transfers property to an obligor in exchange for payments for the ...
  3. Social Security Benefits for Non-U.S. Citizens

    Social Security benefits, which are confusing for U.S. citizens, can become even more confusing for resident aliens and non-resident ...
  4. The Tax Impact of Claiming Social Security Early

    Claiming Social Security benefits early can take a mean tax bite out of your retirement income if you don't plan properly. ...
  5. How is withdraw from profit-sharing plan compared to 401k?

    Learn the difference when using a 401k plan withdraw from the profit-sharing plan as a down payment depends on the constraints ...
  6. Scale In

    Scale in is the process of purchasing shares in increments once a stock dips to a certain price and continuing to buy until ...
  1. A History of Bitcoin Hard Forks

    Bitcoin, bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold and other variations can be hard to keep straight.
  2. Nasdaq CEO Hints at Future Cryptocurrency Exchange

    Nasdaq may consider becoming a cryptocurrency exchange, pending regulation.
  3. Is Andreessen Horowitz Launching a Crypto Fund?

    Posted job listings suggest a new branch may be in the works.
  4. Business to Consumer - B2C

    Business to consumer refers to the transactions conducted directly between a company and consumers who are the end-users ...
  5. Is AnimeCoin the Weirdest Cryptocurrency Yet?

    AnimeCoin (ANIME) is emerging as a fork of 4-year old ANI coin, and will allow users to transact on digital artwork
  6. What is a Cryptocurrency Public Ledger?

    Investopedia looks at what is a cryptocurrency public ledger and how it operates.
Hot Definitions
  1. Treasury Yield

    Treasury yield is the return on investment, expressed as a percentage, on the U.S. government's debt obligations.
  2. Return on Assets - ROA

    Return on assets (ROA) is an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets.
  3. Fibonacci Retracement

    A term used in technical analysis that refers to areas of support (price stops going lower) or resistance (price stops going ...
  4. Ethereum

    Ethereum is a decentralized software platform that enables SmartContracts and Distributed Applications (ĐApps) to be built ...
  5. Cryptocurrency

    A digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of ...
  6. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - FINRA

    A regulatory body created after the merger of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange's ...
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