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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...

How to Calculate IRR and How it Compares to ROI

Across all types of investments, return on investment (ROI) is more common than internal rate of return (IRR), largely...

Dollar Cost Averaging: What It Is & How It Works

Dollar-cost averaging, or DCA, is an investment strategy that tries to minimize your risks by making multiple purchases...

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...