Macroprudential policy is the trend now, and is markedly different from previous fiscal policy. What's everyone talking about? Here's what it means.
It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.
A company’s market capitalization, also known simply as “market cap”, is an indication of how much that company is worth on the open market. How do you compute a company’s market capitalization?
Stock exchanges may need to stop panic selling by taking certain steps to halt trading. These moves are called market circuit breakers—or collars. So how do they work? When are the used? CNBC explains.
A stock correction may seem like something is getting 'fixed' on Wall Street, but usually it's a trigger for financial losses. So what is a correction? CNBC explains.
How does fair value differ from the historical cost of assets, and why would these valuations fluctuate? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a simplified example.
Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.
For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.
As an alternative to savings accounts at a commercial bank, many people choose to put their money into money market accounts set up by way of money market funds. What are they and how are they constituted?
Buying a home is usually the biggest individual investment people make in their lifetime and more often than not, a mortgage is involved. With such large sums of money involved in the mortgage market, financial firms profit by using a type financial instrument called mortgage-backed securities, or MBS.
The term moving average is frequently used in relation to the stock market. CNBC explains.
The U.S. debt is at record levels as economists and politicians warn about the dangers it poses for the country. So what is the debt and how does it effect you? Here are some basics.
CNBC's Cadie Thompson and Mary Catherine Wellons chat about Twitter and how investors can use this useful tool to keep up with the latest business news.
Under Obamacare nearly everyone will have the same minimum level of benefits that kick in Jan. 1.
What is the debt ceiling and what happens if Congress decides not to raise it? Steve Liesman explains.