Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize, control, understand and use emotions. People with high emotional intelligence are better liked by their managers and peers and are more likely to get promoted.

Investment Portfolio

An investment portfolio is the complete total of someone’s investments. For example, if you owned 1,000 shares of Acme Widgets and 1,000 shares of a mutual fund, both those investments together would be your portfolio. Many investors try to build a portfolio that offers the best chance of investment profitsRead More

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street is America’s most famous financial marketplace. Stock shares of big public companies are traded there. Until a few years ago, traders walked the floor, shouting orders. Today, almost all of the trading is electronic. But the New York Stock Exchange is stillRead More

Short Selling

Short selling, or just shorting, is a special kind of financial trade that is a bet that a stock will go down, or a hedge against a stock that will go up. A short seller borrows the stock, or some other kind of investment, from a lender, and immediately sellsRead More

Equity Ownership

Equity means an ownership stake in an investment expressed as a fraction of the total ownership. For example, if a business has 10 ownership shares total and you buy one, your equity in the business is 10 percent. In a public corporation, equity owners – that is, stockholders – getRead More

Business Strategy

Business strategy defines how a firm competes in each specific industry or market in which it operates. The executives at the business strategy meeting discussed how their firm’s strategy in the video game industry differed from its strategy in the film industry, due to the differing natures of competition inRead More


An investor puts money into a company or a financial instrument with the intent of making a profit. Jeremy, who made most of his money in the stock market, was very proud of his career as an investor.

Personal Finance

Personal finance is the area of finance concerned with how people make decisions on spending and saving money and investing for retirement. When planning her personal finances, an individual needs to balance current spending habits against future spending demands, such as health expenses and retirement.

Line of Credit

A line of credit is a type of loan that allows the borrower to draw money as needed, up to a maximum amount, with interest paid on the amount borrowed. Lines of credit are often used by businesses to fund short-term expenses, similar to how an individual uses a creditRead More

Bank Loan

A bank loan is a type of credit in which a business or individual borrows from a bank. Small businesses often use bank loans to fund expansion plans.