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Moneychimp: learn Stock Investing, Index Funds, Valuation Models, and more.

Moneychimp: learn Stock Investing, Index Funds, Valuation Models, and more.
Why index investing makes sense... What indexes and index funds are... How to build a simple portfolio... ...and a tiny list of index funds and ETFs. Tax Calculator ... Capital Gains Calculator Payroll Tax Calculator (Social Security and Medicare) Tax Brackets Roth IRA basics, income and contribution limits, investment suggestions, and a Roth IRA calculator.

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Blaming Capitalism for Corporatism - Edmund S. Phelps and Saifedean Ammous Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space NEW YORK – The future of capitalism is again a question. Will it survive the ongoing crisis in its current form? If not, will it transform itself or will government take the lead? The term “capitalism” used to mean an economic system in which capital was privately owned and traded; owners of capital got to judge how best to use it, and could draw on the foresight and creative ideas of entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. Investment Valuation: A Little Theory Investment Valuation: A Little Theory We'll start with a little theory before we get to the calculators. A company is valuable to stockholders for the same reason that a bond is valuable to bondholders: both are expected to generate cash for years into the future. Company profits are more volatile than bond coupons, but as an investor your task is the same in both cases: make a reasonable prediction about future earnings, and then "discount" them by calculating how much they are worth today. (And then you don't buy unless you can get a purchase price that's less than the sum of these present values, to make sure ownership will be worth the headache.) Let's take an example.

Financial Investing Tutorials Ponzimonium After Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme was revealed, many new (smaller-scale) Ponzi schemers became exposed. Ponzimonium ... Quarterly Earnings Report A quarterly filing made by public companies to report their performance. Included in earnings reports are items such as net ... Dark Pool Liquidity The trading volume created by institutional orders that are unavailable to the public.

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information How Stocks and the Stock Market Work" For a new investor, the stock market can feel a lot like legalized gambling. "Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! Randomly choose a stock based on gut instinct and water cooler chatter! If the price of your stock goes up -- and who knows why?

Preparing for Economic Depression in a Culture of Make-Believe This article first appeared in Spirit of the Times, May 2012. A dangerous cognitive dissonance is pervading our society. The earth is finite, yet our leaders seemingly act as though we can go on expanding both population and our per capita demand on resources. As if this stark reality were not enough it is speculated that we are now heading into a period of economic depression and a possible social collapse of sorts, but we continue to party like the bubble will never burst. But prepare we must, and in preparation

5 things that destroy a company’s value Imagine this: You build a tech company with lots of happy customers and an enterprise value of 1.0 times revenue. So you challenge the sales team, the company doubles its top-line revenue and achieves an enterprise value of .75 times revenue. Or less. This may sound ridiculous. Economics Revision Notes AS, A2 & IB Economics Revision Notes This is a new, comprehensive collection of free revision notes to support core topics on your AS, A2 or International Baccaleaurate Economics courses. Click on the relevant tab to find suitable notes.

Learn the Basics to Investing and the Stock Market Whether you've inherited a windfall or you're socking-away a little bit of money from each paycheck, one thought might be on your mind: How to invest. Thankfully, learning how to invest is simpler that most folks realize. You don't need to be an active trader to be a successful investor -- in fact, for those new to investing (and even for seasoned investors), it's probably best to keep your "money moves" at a minimum. While the saying holds true that the best time to start investing was "yesterday," don't feel rushed into making investments that you don't fully understand.