The transition to the next generation of wireless communications is already under way. The latest is called 4G — and all of the carriers are peppering their marketing with the phrase.
Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.
The Alternative Minimum Tax, also known as the AMT, is a portion of the U.S. tax code that affects high-earning individuals who lower their tax payments through deductions. Want to know how it’s calculated? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates.
The alternative minimum tax, or AMT as it's known, has become one of the most dreaded phrases in tax terminology. CNBC explains.
What is the difference between amortization and depreciation? How do these tools work? Khan of the Khan Academy explains with a side-by-side comparison.
A good way to conceptualize the cost of borrowing money is to annualize interest rates, which offers an easy way to compare loans of varying maturities.
Throughout the history of free markets, traders have made money through arbitrage, a tactic that takes advantage of price differences to make risk-free profits. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy describes how arbitrage works in a simple example.
Arbitrage is a way to make risk-free profits by taking advantage of a market’s price differences. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy shows two examples of using arbitrage in futures contracts, and he identifies important information you should know if you try this type of transaction.
When you see a futures curve trending downward, it’s possible you’re observing a market in backwardation. The inverse of contango, backwardation occurs when the futures price for a given date falls below the expected value
New bank leverage rules will try to make the world a safe place by requiring banks to hold more capital. But will they destroy economic growth in the process?
In order to ensure they can withstand a severe economic crisis, financial institutions must have a "checkup."
The beige book is an important indicator on the state of the U.S. economy and a critical tool for the Federal Reserve. CNBC explains.
As investors scramble for bitcoin, they're finding that when it comes to virtual currencies, the rules of economics are less predominant than those of hackers.
With the price of bitcoins soaring, miners are striking it big. How exactly do you mine? It's easier than you think.
There are many ways a company can be valued, but one important distinction to make is between its value on paper and the value determined by the market. This video follows from the previous series and outlines two hypothetical companies and how their accounting and valuations are created. Khan of the Khan Academy clarifies the difference between market value and book value.
The goal of money market funds is to never lose money and maintain a net asset value (NAV), or per-share value, at $1, and when their NAV goes below $1, this is called breaking the buck. CNBC explains.
So what countries make up the BRICS ? How did they come about? What impact do they have? CNBC explains.
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.