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  • Call Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Want to succeed at trading options? You need to understand exactly how these contracts work. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains call options: contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go up in the near future.

  • Capital controls: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    People are seen in front of a Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece, March 19, 2015.

    The ongoing currency crisis in Greece has thrust the talk of "capital controls" back into the global financial conversation.

  • Capital Structure: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

  • What is capitulation? CNBC Explains Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Capitulation is a way to describe a surrender between armies, but it's also a form of 'giving up' on the stock market. So, what is capitulation when it's used on Wall Street? What does it signify? CNBC explains.

  • CNBC Explains: Carried Interest Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET
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    What is carried interest and why is it so controversial? CNBC explains.

  • CNBC Explains: CEO compensation Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    The average corporate CEO makes 373 times the average worker. Here is a look at how CEO pay is structured and why it's rising.

  • Why a China shadow banking crisis sparks fear Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET
    A bridge under construction in China. Some WMPs are invested in infrastructure projects that have no tangible revenue.

    Talk of a such a crisis is on the rise, leaving many investors in the U.S. and elsewhere wondering what it means exactly.

  • China-U.S. Currency Situation: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains what China's currency situation means for U.S. consumption and how it affects the entire U.S. and global economies.

  • China’s Floating Exchange Rate: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    You've probably heard about the global controversy surrounding the Chinese currency: international leaders have criticized the Chinese government for keeping the value of the Yuan artificially low, because an artificially undervalued Yuan has serious implications for international trade.

  • Here's why chocolate prices are up Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:05 PM ET
    A girl looks over chocolates in a case at Jacques Torres Chocolate in the Soho neighborhood of New York.

    A box of chocolates may be full of surprises, but this Valentine's Day count on it costing you more than last year.

  • Market circuit breakers: CNBC Explains Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 9:49 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It’s a good day to review circuit breakers. But when do they kick in and how do they work? CNBC explains.

  • Closed-End Mutual Funds: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines a hypothetical example of how an open-ended mutual fund works with its investors.

  • Cloud Computing: CNBC Explains Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Cloud computing means being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime and being able to use any and all of the data and applications you want.

  • Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 3:02 PM ET

    One of the culprits blamed for the financial chaos of 2008-2009, were collateralized debt obligations. Like any derivative, the value of a CDO is based on an underlying asset. Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Commodity Futures: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Unlike forward contracts, commodity futures can be bought and sold on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains the mechanics of futures contracts.

  • A confidential IPO filing? How does that work? Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    The JOBS Act was aimed at making it easier for new companies to raise money. One way to do that? The confidential IPO filing. Here's how it works.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • Contango: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:59 AM ET
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    Contango may seem daunting to those new to investing or unfamiliar with futures contracts, but it doesn’t have to be. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy illustrates.

  • What does the continuing resolution bill do? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, departs a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2014.

    It provides the government with extra time to hash out difficult fiscal decisions.

  • Cord-cutters: Why it's Apple's new key demographic Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Watching TV

    The rise of cord-cutting will bring huge changes in TV viewing. Apple already controls our phones. Will it also take control of our TVs?

CNBC Explains

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