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What is the S&P 500: Standard & Poor's 500 Index

There are approximately 5,000 U.S. indexes. The three most widely followed are the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial...

Alpha vs Beta: Measures of Investment Performance & Risk

Alpha and beta are measures used by investors to evaluate the performance and risk of an investment security or...

What is the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission?

When the U.S. stock market crashed in October 1929, securities issued by numerous companies became worthless. As an...

Leveraged Buyouts: Utilizing Debt to Acquire Interest in a Company

The first leveraged buyouts started in early 1980s with high yield bonds invented by Michael Milken (commonly called...

Hostile Takeovers: The Acquisition of One Company by Another

When investing in the stock market, The Rule of 72 can be a helpful tool to give you an idea of how long it will take...

Rule of 72: Doubling Your Investment with Compound Interest

When investing in the stock market, The Rule of 72 can be a helpful tool to give you an idea of how long it will take...

2024 Important Tax Deadlines & Dates for Individuals & Businesses

The IRS will open for business on January 29. This is the day the agency will start accepting and processing tax...

Portfolio Rebalancing: Reduce Volatility in your Portfolio

Many investors prefer to invest more aggressively at younger ages and more conservatively as they approach retirement...

Margin Accounts: Potential for Higher Returns, but Greater Risks

Cash accounts are the default type of accounts at brokerage firms. They require that all purchases of securities be...

Margin Call: What They Are, How They’re Triggered & How to Avoid Them

Cash accounts are the default type of accounts at brokerage firms. They require that all purchases of securities be...

Notable People in History Podcast

Come along with me and explore the lives of Archimedes, Autherine Lucy, Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Galileo Galilei, Madeleine Albright, Albert Einstein, Wangari Maathai, Ctesibius, Valentina Tereshkova, Chiune Sugihara, … and others who’ve greatly influenced society.

Euclid of Alexandria: Mathematician & Author of Elements

In this week's Notable People in History podcast, we’ll take a look at the life of Euclid, the Greek mathematician, who lived and taught in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. He’s often referred to as the “Father of Geometry.”