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National Debt

The sum of all previously incurred annual federal deficits. Since the deficits are financed by government borrowing, national debt is equal to all government debt outstanding.

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Utilize Stop Losses to Keep Profits Real

by John Gaines

Fantasizing about possible profits and then "spending" them before you have realized them is no good. Focus on your current position(s) and place reasonable stop losses at the time ...

How to Invest in a Closed-End Fund

Closed-end funds, also referred to as CEF’s, can be an effective investment tool for those looking to invest in a non-conventional form of mutual fund. Just l...

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A Brief History of Currency Trading

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Financial Advisor Credentials Are Misleading

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Other Conduit Investments

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