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The S&P 500 consists of 500 companies that issue a total of 505 stocks, as some companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway, have issued multiple classes of shares. The top 10 largest holdings are listed on the official S&P Global website. However, S&P does not currently provide the total list ofContinue Reading


Buying a home is one of the biggest investments many Americans make in life. Few can afford a home outright with cash. Realizing the dream of home ownership means finding a mortgage lender who finds an individual worthy enough to advance them a loan. Mortgages are an important part ofContinue Reading


Virtually all investors subscribe to a form of investment philosophy or style. And the same way fashion style dictates the clothing you wear, investing style determines the portfolio you build. Let’s look at some basic elements of investing style and examine some different styles, along with some systematic anomalies that can beContinue Reading


If you need a credit card to use during study in the United States, you have several options. The easiest way is to apply for one in your home country before your trip. International banks can provide MasterCard, American Express or VISA brand cards, all of which can be usedContinue Reading


Special purpose vehicles (SPVs) have been used extensively as a means of securitizing property-based assets. Since the 1980s, large financing corporations have come to rely on SPVs and similar products to spread risk and move liabilities off their balance sheets. The Great Recession reignited concerns in the financial market aboutContinue Reading


The investment management world is divided into retail and institutional investors. Products designed for middle-income individual investors, such as the retail classes of mutual funds, have modest initial investment requirements: $1,000 or even less. In contrast, managed accounts or funds for institutions have imposing minimum investment requirements of $25 million or more.Continue Reading