Investing is the art of using your money to make more money. The concepts and practices are simple, if you know about them. Here are the most important things to know.

Investing 101: Investing Basics For Beginners

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Want to invest like a pro? Learn the basics of investing from us and we'll have you on the road to investing in no time.

How the Stock Market Works

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Losing sleep wondering how the stock market works? Today's your lucky day. We'll impart all you need to know to become a market pro in no time.

Active vs Passive Investing

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Not sure of the difference between these two investment philosophies? Not for long you're not! We'll set you straight and even tell you how to get started.

Financial Advisors: How To Choose & The Cost

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Find out exactly what a financial advisor does, what they cost, and why you might need one. We'll also give you our best advice for choosing financial advisors.

How to Invest Money Wisely

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All the fundamentals the beginning investor should know to make wise investment decisions. Find out how and where you should invest your hard earned cash.

Best Investing Strategies

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There's no one-size-fits-all best investing strategy—everyone's needs and goals are different. But there are some basics that most investors should consider when building their investment strategy.

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Interest: Definition and Explanation

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Interest is the cost of borrowing money. If you understand it well, you’ll save money when you borrow and make money when you deposit.

What are Leveraged ETFs & How Do They Work?

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You can use leverage to lift a really heavy rock, or to make more money in the stock market. We explain the latter — how funds use debt to magnify returns.

Yield Definition and Explanation

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Investing is all about getting a return on your money, and figuring out your yield will give you valuable knowledge to influence your investment decisions.

A Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate Social Responsibility is a common buzzword, but what does it actually mean - and how do major companies actually use CSR strategies?

Debt-to-Equity Ratio Explained

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The classical definition of the debt-to-equity ratio is a company’s total liabilities divided by its shareholder’s equity. Another version of this calculation takes only the company’s long-term debt divided by shareholder’s equity.

Current Ratio Explanation & Example

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The current ratio is a measure of a business’ liquidity, which is its ability to pay its short-term liabilities with its current assets.