Many traders know the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index by its more common name, the VIX. Understanding the market’s so-called “fear gauge” can give you insights into the direction of the market and the state of the economy. Learn more about what the VIX tells you and how to use it.
Entitlement programs regularly come up during discussions about the federal budget and national debt. Reforming these programs is wildly complex and often controversial. Learn about the leading proposals for how we can reform U.S. entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The difference between APR and APY is one of the basic considerations that you need to know for handling your own finances. What is the difference between APR and APY? Read on to learn about these two rates, how each is calculated, and how you can use them in your purchasing and investing decisions.