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Economic system characterized by the following: private property ownership exists; individuals and companies are allowed to compete for their own economic gain; and free market for ... Read more

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Stock's P/E Ratio

by Thomas Smith

A stock's P/E ratio will fluctuate constantly depending on current earnings expectations and interest rates. It is very difficult to project what the P/E ratio will be at any given ...

Understanding the Supply and Demand Curve

Most of us know that supply and demand form the basis for Capitalism itself. During the analysis process, sometimes it’s easier to be able to visualize th...

Important FOREX Tools and Resources

While you work with your demo account, learning the mechanics of the trading platform and order entry, you may take a break and consider the many helpful produc...

What is the Difference Between Gambling and Investing?

“It is generally agreed that casinos should, in the public interest, be inaccessible and expensive. And perhaps the same is true of stock exchanges.”...

The Difference Between Financial Advisors and Financial Analysts

Confused between 'financial advisors' and 'financial analysts'? Read on to learn the difference and make sure you will hire the correct type of ...

The Economy: From Boom to Recession

Here is a brief history of the US economy so we can better understand how it was built and what causes the various economic cycles. Read the rest of The Economy...

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