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Reserve Currency

What Is A Reserve Currency? A reserve currency is a currency that is widely accepted around the world as a method of payment between countries for goods and services. Reserve…

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Target Date Funds

What Is A Target Date Fund? A target date fund is a mutual fund designed for retirement that automatically rebalances the fund's assets as the investors in the fund draw…

The Best Forex Trading Books For Traders

For active currency traders, there are thousands of forex trading books available in hardback, soft cover, or digital format. No matter if you are looking to become a technical analyst…

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The Glass-Steagall Act

The Glass-Steagall Act was a 1933 U.S. law signed by President Franklin Roosevelt shortly after he took office that effectively separated commercial banking from investment banking. The act is named…

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Keynesian Economics

What Is Keynesian Economics? Keynesian economics is an economic theory that argues that governments should spend heavily on infrastructure projects and unemployment benefits during economic downturns in order to stimulate…

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Master Limited Partnerships

What Is A Master Limited Partnership? Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are exchange-traded vehicles that invest primarily in energy and other natural resource projects, particularly oil and gas storage, transportation, exploration,…

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Government Bonds

What Are Government Bonds? Bonds are debt instruments issued by governments to the public. Essentially, when a government sells bonds, it's borrowing money to finance its activities, including infrastructure projects,…

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Bear Hug

What Is A Bear Hug? A "bear hug" is a buyout offer by one company for another that is so attractive that the target company has little choice but to…

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