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Cloud computing, open source software, business intelligence, and IT services Reviewed by Akhilesh Ganti International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is a multinational technology company that offers a range of computing solutions and technology consulting services. Big Blue traces its origins back as early as the 1880s, but it was in 1911 that the company was
Pawel Kacperek / Getty Images Fact checked by Timothy LiReviewed by Julius Mansa A style box represents a mutual fund’s characteristics. The financial services research provider Morningstar, Inc. popularized the tool by placing it alongside its mutual fund ratings system, which ranks mutual funds from one to five stars. As a result, many mutual fund
Visa’s data processing and service units generate the most revenue Reviewed by Akhilesh Ganti Visa Inc. (V) is a digital payments brand globally, providing services to individual consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and governments. The company offers authorization, clearing, and settlement services for financial institutions and merchants. Visa does not issue credit or debit cards, instead,
Reviewed by Akhilesh GantiFact checked by Yarilet Perez Forex is a real global marketplace, with buyers and sellers from all corners of the globe participating in trillions of dollars of trades each day. The fact that foreign exchange trading has become such a global activity means that macroeconomic events everywhere play a greater role in
Reviewed by Julius MansaFact checked by Vikki Velasquez Vanguard: An Overview The Vanguard Group is among the largest investment companies in the world. At its core is a commitment to providing individual investors with low-cost solutions to gaining wealth. Vanguard is known for its mutual funds and is also a major player in the business of exchange-traded
Subsidy A subsidy is a benefit given to an individual, business or institution, typically by the government. Subsidies are given to promote a social good or an economic policy. The government usually provides subsidies in the form of cash or tax breaks. Other forms of government subsidies are low-rate loans and certain types of rebates.Two
How different kinds of title affect real estate sales, taxes, and more Reviewed by Marguerita ChengFact checked by Vikki Velasquez People can own real estate for their primary residence or to hold as an investment rental property, and their ownership is determined through what’s known as a title. There are different kinds of real estate
Reviewed by Thomas J. Catalano Trading can be thought of as a game of probability. This means every trader will invariably be wrong sometimes. When a trade does go wrong, there are only two options: to accept the loss and liquidate your position, or to double down and potentially go down with the ship. This
Reviewed by Thomas J. Catalano Candlesticks and oscillators can be used independently, or in combination, to highlight potential short-term trading opportunities. Swing traders specialize in using technical analysis to take advantage of short-term price moves. Successfully trading these swings requires the ability to accurately determine both trend direction and trend strength. This can be done through
Reviewed by Charles Potters An option is a financial instrument whose value is derived from an underlying asset. Purchasers of call options gain the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying asset (such as a stock) at a predetermined strike price on or by a predetermined expiration date. All options contracts give the holders the right,
Common-law spouses may enjoy benefits similar to those with a marriage license What is Common Law? Common law, or case law, is a body of unwritten laws based on legal precedents established by the courts. In this video, you’ll learn a simple way to understand this concept through an easy and brief explanation. It’s similar
Learn how to gain control of your saving and spending Reviewed by Ebony HowardFact checked by Vikki Velasquez A Monthly Budgeting Calculator to Help Take Control of Your Finances Are you struggling to keep your spending below your income? Do you strategize about how to increase your savings? Our free budgeting calculator will help you
Reviewed by Erika RasureFact checked by Vikki Velasquez It is often debated whether a commonly perceived “good” company, as defined by characteristics such as competitive advantage, stable earnings, above-average management, and market leadership, is also a good company in which to invest. While these characteristics of a good company can point toward a good investment,
xPACIFICA / Getty Images Reviewed by JeFreda R. BrownFact checked by Vikki Velasquez How to Trade Options in 5 Steps Embarking on the path to options trading encompasses five (5) pivotal steps. First, you should assess your financial health, tolerance for risk and options knowledge. This is fundamental to align with the volatile nature of
North America and Europe segments generate the most cruise itinerary revenue Reviewed by Thomas Brock Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world. It boasts a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to over 1,000 destinations. Royal Caribbean Group owns and operates three cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and