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.
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.
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.
What is carried interest and why is it so controversial? CNBC explains.
Talk of a such a crisis is on the rise, leaving many investors in the U.S. and elsewhere wondering what it means exactly.
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.
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.
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 means being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime and being able to use any and all of the data and applications you want.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
It provides the government with extra time to hash out difficult fiscal decisions.
Credit default swaps, also known as CDS, act as insurance against default, but these financial instruments are actually used in a number of complex ways. How are credit default swaps employed, and what is the rationale for these securities?
When there is a disparity in interest rates between countries, investors have an opportunity to employ a currency trading strategy called the carry trade.
Congress' wrangling for months over a new farm bill has brought us to the edge of a "dairy cliff" that could make milk prices soar.
What is the debt ceiling and what happens if Congress decides not to raise it? CNBC's Economic Reporter Steve Liesman explains.
The debt ceiling is a cap set by Congress on how much the federal government can borrow to pay its debts.
President Obama has proposed changing rules defining when workers get overtime pay, with possibly far-reaching effects.
About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings.
President Obama wants to close a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions. Here's how it works.
How financial advisors help clients worried about the impact of a rise in interest rates on fixed-income portfolios.
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Go inside the new technologies, evolving markets and tricky geopolitics influencing the world's growing energy needs.