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  1. Rent-to-Own Homes: How the Process Works

    A rent-to-own agreement, also called a lease option or lease-to-own agreement, offers an alternative way to buy a home.
  2. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe ratio describes how much excess return you are receiving for the extra volatility that you endure for holding ...
  3. The Top General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  4. Opinion: Dow 24,000 Is (Even More) Stupid

    The problem's not the 20,000 or the 24,000. It's the Dow.
  5. Meet OPEC, Manager Of Oil Wealth

    This organization's decisions can influence oil prices, but there is a limit to its power.
  6. Why Committees Shouldn't Make Investment Decisions

    Investing by committee may seem like the democratic way, but it can lead to bad investing decisions.
  1. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  2. The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  3. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects. ...
  4. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  5. The Smartest Way to Tap Your Home Equity

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to run the numbers carefully.
  6. 5 Skills That Traders Need

    There are many routes to becoming a professional trader, but these five skills will help you get there.
  1. Margin Trading

    Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why using margin can be risky.
  2. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what economic and market indicators to watch to anticipate and react to market movements.
  3. Understand The Math Behind Betting Odds & Gambling

    A betting opportunity should be considered valuable if the probability assessed for an outcome is higher than the implied ...
  4. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  5. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  6. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  1. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  2. How to Calculate an Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  3. Top 6 Questions About Currency Trading

    Whether you're puzzled by pips or curious about carry trades, your queries are answered here.
  4. The Impact of China Devaluing the Yuan

    The global response to, and fallout from, an event that rocked the investment world in 2015: China devaluating its currency ...
  5. Why a Strong U.S. Dollar is Bad for Investors

    A strong U.S. dollar is bad news for large cap companies. Here are some ways to minimize your exposure.
  6. Forex Tutorial: The Forex Market

    In this online tutorial, beginners and experts alike can learn the ins and outs of the retail forex market.
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