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Inflation: Definition, Types, Causes, Benefits

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to determine the rate of growth of consumer prices, better known as inflation....

Currency Risk: What Is It?

Many U.S. investors never consider the impact that changes in foreign exchange rates can have on their investments....

Commodities Trading: Investing in Water

Like gold and silver, water is a commodity—and it happens to be a rather scare commodity.

Commodities Trading: Investing in Silver

Silver is the second most-common precious metal. It's an important industrial metal used in the electrical,...

Commodities Trading: Investing in Gold

Commodities trading (or investing) is the buying and selling raw materials such as agricultural products, livestock and...

Building Long-Term Wealth with Stock Dividends

A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings. Companies can choose to regularly reward their...

Investing in Bonds: Portfolio Diversification, Market Size, Credit Rating

According to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the global bond market was worth $126.9...

Value Stocks: A Wonderful Business at a Fair Price

As mentioned in Growth Stocks: Industry Disruptors That Generally Do Not Pay Dividends, value stocks are seen on the...

Growth Stocks: Industry Disruptors That Generally Do Not Pay Dividends

From the railroads of the late 1800s, the invention of the automobile, the first airplane, the television, household...

Preferred Stocks: A Deeper Dive (Comparison to Common Stocks & Bonds)

Generally sold with institutional investors in mind, preferred stocks are a form of fixed-income security. Like bonds,...