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.
There are a lot of debt ceiling myths floating around. Here are six of the most dangerous.
If you understand inflation, deflation is simply the flip side of the coin. In fact, sometimes it referred to as “negative inflation.”
There are times when websites — particularly financial sites — are purposely disrupted. These are called denial of service attacks. CNBC explains.
The term Dodd-Frank refers to a comprehensive and complicated piece of financial regulation born out of the Great Recession of 2008. But what does it do and how does it really work? CNBC explains.
The dollar-euro parity signifies an ongoing trend in changing money supplies and disparate global central bank policies.
Most managers compete against the S&P 500, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains the granddaddy of stock indexes, for good reason.
GoPro is going drone, and Chinese drone giant DJI has teamed with a VC firm to launch a drone fund. But are enough drone laws taking flight?
In a world of big box retail and e-commerce, successful business owners are taking new paths to Main Street success.
Cyber Report features ongoing coverage of cyber threats, data breaches, and the the latest cybersecurity innovations from business and government working together to prevent hacking.
As the need for high-level financial advice grows, wealth managers handling high-net-worth clients grow more important.