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A combination of the words "Britain" and "exit" which refers to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. The referendum resulted in an overall vote to leave the EU, by 51.9% t ... Read more

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What Investors Should Know about Stock Buybacks

by Tom Murcko

In general, stock buybacks are a positive sign, because they usually mean that the company has more cash than it needs to operate, and that management feels the intrinsic value of ...

SNB Prepares for Brexit Chaos Amid Growing Tensions

The Swiss Franc has always been a safe haven for investors during times of uncertainty and hardship. Fears of a British exit from the European Union isn't likel...

How Much You Should Spend on a Home

People buy homes for many different reasons and to answer this question properly one must first know the purpose of the home purchase. Is this a first or second...

How to Start a 529 College Savings Plan

529 plans offer unique tax breaks unlike any other account type. Similar to a Roth IRA, funds deposited into the account are taxed as normal income, however, yo...

IFRS vs. GAAP

Significant changes are occurring in the way account balances and transactions are accounted for. This is largely due to the slow and steady transition of U.S. ...

Introduction—Spot, Futures, Forwards, Options, Spread Betting

The overwhelming majority of currency trading volume is in the spot market. FOREX inevitably means spot trading to most participants. But it is possible to trad...

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