The South Sea Company was created in Britain in the 18th Century, by the British government.
The purpose of the company was to conduct trade with South American colonies belonging to Spain. The company quickly became a popular investment instrument among British nobility, but the frenzy quickly grew to gigantic proportions as trade picked up, but it wasn't sustainable. The bubble burst a few years later.
There are many target date mutual funds that have appeared in the past 5-10 years, which are supposed to simplify...
The barbell strategy divides a sum, for instance $10,000, equally among bonds with short durations and bonds with...
A derivative is a security which monetizes the risk or volatility associated with a reference asset
The Law of Demand states that as prices increase, demand will decrease, and vice versa. That is to say, inversely related
An Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) is a method where companies can buy back a significant amount of their shares
This rating is the highest non-investment grade category that the ratings agencies will give to a bond...
Companies with significant operations or sales abroad will be affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates
Currency swaps are where banking institutions exchange a loan in one currency for a loan in another currency
Market exposure is the degree to which an investor is participating in the risks and returns of the market as a whole
Chapter 7 is a type of bankruptcy filing that allows an individual to liquidate enough assets to repay their debts