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May 17 2011

What is triple witching Friday? Triple witching hour?

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Apr 11 2011

What is a reverse mortgage?


Apr 03 2011

What is a 401(k) plan?

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Mar 31 2011

What is a SIMPLE IRA?

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Mar 30 2011

What is a SEP IRA?

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Mar 30 2011

What is a Roth IRA?

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Mar 29 2011

What is an IRA? What is a traditional IRA?

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Mar 25 2011

What is a financial derivative?

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Mar 23 2011

What is a certified check?


Mar 23 2011

What is a financial beta?

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Mar 22 2011

What is a balance sheet?


Mar 21 2011

What is a certificate of deposit or CD?

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Mar 15 2011

What is the NYSE?

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Mar 14 2011

What is an OTC stock?

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Mar 09 2011

What is a blue chip stock?

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Mar 09 2011

What is market capitalization or market cap?

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Mar 08 2011

What is the S&P 500?

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Mar 08 2011

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average or DJI?

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Mar 08 2011

What is the Nasdaq stock exchange?

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Mar 07 2011

What is a bull market?

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Mar 07 2011

What is a bear market?

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Mar 07 2011

What is insider trading?

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Feb 02 2011

What is a dividend?

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Jan 18 2011

What is a P/E ratio?

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Oct 15 2010

What is a hedge fund?

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Oct 15 2010

What is a mutual fund?

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Aug 31 2010

What are LEAPS?

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Aug 18 2010

What is an American Depository Receipt (ADR)?

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Aug 06 2010

What is an annuity?

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Jul 25 2010

What is an aggressive growth mutual fund?

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Jul 24 2010

What is a back-end load mutual fund?

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Jun 30 2010

What is a short sale?

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Jun 23 2010

What is the prime rate and what makes it fluctuate?

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Jun 23 2010

What does the bid-ask spread refer to when purchasing a stock?

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