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Futures Contracts: What Are They?

Futures contracts are typically traded on a stock exchange, which sets the standards for each contract. Regardless of...

What is the Russell 1000 Index?

Established on January 1, 1984, the Russell 3000, Russell 2000 and Russell 1000 indexes are maintained by the FTSE...

What is the Russell 2000 Index?

One of the most popular stock indexes used to small-cap stocks, the Russell 2000 is a market capitalization-weighted...

What is the Russell 3000 Index?

One of the broadest indices that is tracked by investors, the Russell 3000 Index contains six times as many stocks as...

What is the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Composite Index?

In the U.S., the most broadly followed indexes are the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average,...

2024 Stock & Bond Market Holidays

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a history that goes back to 1792 when two dozen stockbrokers met on Wall Street...

What is the NASDAQ Composite Index?

The NASDAQ is the world’s first electronic stock exchange. Launched on Feb. 5, 1971, it transformed the financial...

What is the DJIA: Dow Jones Industrial Average

The major U.S. market indexes are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the NASDAQ, and the S&P 500. The Dow Jones...

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...

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.

Wang Zhenyi: Astronomer, Mathematician, and Poet

In this week's Notable People in History podcast, we’ll take a look at the life of Wang Zhenyi. Despite societal norms which prohibited female education, she made accurate findings and observations as to the relationship between the lunar and solar eclipses.