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Crude Oil Price Forecast: Bulls Take Charge | Investopedia

Oil finally closed above the psychological level of $70 per barrel last week following bullish demand news such as a 2.1-million-barrel drawdown in …

Crude Oil Prices

Economy Remains Strong, but Trade War Fears Loom

Stocks reached record highs last week despite an escalating trade war. President Trump imposed $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods – …

Donald Trump

Top 5 Strategies to Pay for Eldercare

Medicare, the federal health insurance program primarily for men and women 65 and over, pays doctor and hospital bills for many older Americans. …

Long-Term Care

What Else Banks Can Help With (Besides Banking) | Investopedia

You might think of “the bank” as the place you keep your savings and checking accounts, but these financial institutions offer a lot more. As …

Loans

How to Avoid Having Roommates in Retirement | Investopedia

Many pre-retirees with steady incomes are not confident about their current savings strategy and the impact it will have on their retirement. A 2016 …

Health Savings Accounts

How a 401(k) Works After Retirement

The way your 401(k) works after you retire depends on what you do with it. Depending on your age at retirement (and the rules of your company), you …

Income Tax

Are College Honor Societies Really Worth It?

With the school year just beginning, many new students will be faced with the decision of whether or not to join college honor societies. Invitations …

Comcast Expecting Higher Bid from Fox/Disney for Sky

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) heads off against rivals Walt Disney Co. (DIS) and Twenty First Century Fox Inc. (FOX) in the long-running battle to control …

Comcast

3 Stocks Poised To Rise On Apple's Supercycle

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of NXPI.)</i><p>Apple Inc.'s …

Apple

7 Defensive Stocks That Are Crushing The Market

There's been a dramatic shift in investor behavior recently, vaulting defensive sectors such as telecom and consumer staples into market leaders, …

Stock Markets

Now You Can Freeze Your Credit File for Free

Data breaches and identity theft are no laughing matter. Identity fraud hit an all-time high in 2017, with 16.7 million victims in the U.S., …

Identity Theft

What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the internet sector?

A:<p>The average price to earnings ratio varies significantly within the internet sector but, as of Q2 2018, the industry average is 37.93.<p>The …

The Top Terms Searched on Investopedia Throughout the Financial Crisis

At Investopedia we are the fortunate beneficiaries of being a source of information on all things finance and investing. That didn’t happen by …

S&P 500

How to Know Whether Buying or Renting Is Best for You

The timing of when you buy a house is extremely important. Perhaps you are ready for more space to add a home office, want a guest bedroom or larger …

Home Ownership

Who were the original Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) companies?

A:<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average was created in 1896 by Charles Dow and originally consisted of 12 companies: American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, …

Buying a House With Tenants: A Quick Guide

Whether you are interested in a buying a home to use as a primary residence or an investment property, it’s possible that the property is currently …

Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts | Investopedia

A contingency clause defines a condition or action that must be met for a real estate contract to become binding. A contingency becomes part of a …

Real Estate

Banking 101 | Investopedia

Whether you're just opening your first bank account – or your first American bank account – or have had one for years, you may never have thought …

Interest Rates

Why are mutual funds subject to market risk?

A:<p>Like all securities, mutual funds are subject to market, or systematic, risk. This is because there is no way to predict what will happen in the …

Biogen Seen Rising 15% On Brighter Outlook

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.)</i><p>Biogen Inc.'s (BIIB) stock has largely disappointed …

Biogen

How do traders combine a short put with other positions to hedge?

A:<p>A trader can use short put options in a number different of ways, depending on the positions he is hedging and the options strategies he is using …

4 Steps Toward Buying Your First Home | Investopedia

Buying your first home is probably one of the biggest assets you’ll ever purchase and one of the largest debts you’ll ever carry, so it is crucial to …

Commuting

Can mutual funds invest in options and futures?

A:<p>Mutual funds invest in not only stocks and fixed-income securities but also options and futures. There exists a separate category of funds that …

Financial Conversations to Have Prior to Marriage

Marriage is a celebratory time that brings two people and their families together, but it also brings together two separate financial outlooks, …

What is the difference between macroeconomics and finance?

A:<p>Economics is a broad category that encompasses both macroeconomics and finance. Macroeconomics refers to behaviors of large sections of markets, …

Why do utility stocks pay high dividends?

Investing<p>Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.<p>Insights<p>Even in times of economic turmoil, …

What does it mean if a bond has a zero coupon rate?

A:<p>A bond's coupon rate is the percentage of its face value payable as interest each year. A bond with a coupon rate of zero, therefore, is one that …

What's the difference between debt consolidation and debt settlement?

A:<p>Debt consolidation and debt settlement are both financial strategies for improving personal debt load, but they function quite differently and are …

Top 5 Alternatives to Amazon Prime

Amazon’s Prime membership program has emerged as a very popular scheme that saw great levels of adoption among the online shoppers. For a flat fee of …

Customer Service

Europe's First Marijuana IPO Planned for Next Month

Danish firm StenoCare is set to list its shares in Copenhagen next month, becoming the first cannabis company in Europe to cash in on growing …

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