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  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded funds by assets under management, broken ...
  2. Retirement Planning Basics

    Realizing your post-work goals need not be daunting. We'll tell you everything you need to know to get – and stay – on track.
  3. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend ...
  4. Guide to Pairs Trading

    Pairs traders go long on an under-performer while simultaneously going short on the over-performer.
  5. Introduction to Annuities

    Everything you need to know about annuities.
  6. Risk And Diversification

    Safeguarding your portfolio involves a few simple steps.
  7. Guide To Smartphone Forex Apps

    Here are 15 apps that can enhance your forex trading.
  8. How to Buy Your First Home: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  9. Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income

    Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income
  10. Jack Ma Biography

    Jack Ma is founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, as well as Asia's richest man.
  11. The Complete Guide to Vacation Properties

    A step-by-step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  12. Understanding Economic Value Added (TM)

    Discover the simplicity of Economic Value Added (TM), also known as economic profit.
  13. Operating Performance Ratios

    Learn about the fixed-asset turnover, sales/revenue per employee, operating cycle and dividend payout ratio.
  14. Warren Buffett Biography

    Warren Buffett is one of the top investors in the world. Learn more about his amazing life and path to success.
  15. Elon Musk Biography

    A look at the life of Elon Musk, one of the most eccentric and brilliant entrepreneurs of our day.
  16. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  17. Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies

    There are many ways to make money. Knowing how to choose the best stocks is one of them.
  18. Guide To Excel For Finance

    Formulas, functions and features you need to know when using Excel for financial analysis.
  19. Options Pricing

    Options are valued in a variety of different ways. Learn about how options are priced with this tutorial.
  20. How to Start Trading

    Successful trading involves more than reading a few articles or books: you should plan on devoting a substantial amount of ...
Hot Definitions
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    The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by companies seeking the capital to expand ...
  2. Cost of Goods Sold - COGS

    Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company.
  3. Profit and Loss Statement (P&L)

    A financial statement that summarizes the revenues, costs and expenses incurred during a specified period of time, usually ...
  4. Monte Carlo Simulation

    Monte Carlo simulations are used to model the probability of different outcomes in a process that cannot easily be predicted ...
  5. Price Elasticity of Demand

    Price elasticity of demand is a measure of the change in the quantity demanded or purchased of a product in relation to its ...
  6. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.
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