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    How does quantitative easing differ from normal federal reserve open market operations?

  • Investors have a lot of tools and strategies to use when it comes to playing the market.One of them is called quantitative trading. CNBC explains.

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    For many sophisticated investors, trading options is a routine practice that can be hugely profitable, but retail investors can also transact options contracts on the open market.

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    The general rule in economics is that the value of money today will not be equal to the same amount of money in the future. Also known as the time value of money.

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    The  U.S. economy has suffered through many recessions in its history. But just what is a recession and how do they come about?  Here are the details in this CNBC explains.

  • The yard around a foreclosed home is maintained by a bank-hired worker in Miami.

    The term is short for Other Real Estate Owned (OREO), but that may be too confusing with the cookie.

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    If a company that's privately owned wants to go public and offer investors the chance to buy securities in the firm, one of the first things they do is something called a 'Roadshow.' CNBC Explains.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Little-used SEC Rule 48 is suddenly a buzz word as the stock market correction has led to wild trading—and the need to control it.

  • WADA's independent commission has recommended sanctions against Russian runner Anastasiya Bazdyreva (L) as part of its report on doping in Russian athletics.

    CNBC breaks down what Russia’s scandal means for its reputation and the world of track and field sports.

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  • Have you ever wondered how your grandparents bought a house with what would barely be enough to buy a used car today? The prices for things are constantly going up, and the main reason is inflation.

  • After a 20-year absence from power, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan at a speed that shocked the world. CNBC explains what this could mean for the future of Afghanistan.

  • Once a region seeing vast flows of wealth due to natural petroleum resources, the market slowdown and plunging oil prices have placed the Gulf Cooperation Council in a position of economic uncertainty. CNBC's Nessa Anwar is joined by Hadley Gamble to discuss the GCC's challenges, from economic diversification to their internal disagreements.