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Whether you're an economics wiz or don't know your NASDAQ from your Dow Jones, these articles will give you a deeper understanding of the forces at play in the stock market.

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How Day Trading Works

Day trading used to be pretty risky business, but now it's a lucrative business. You could earn millions if you know the market and make quick, well-informed choices.


How Margin Accounts Work

 How Margin Accounts Work

Margin accounts allow you to borrow the money to buy stock. Learn about this risky investment option in How Margin Accounts Work. See more »

What is a margin call?

 What is a margin call?

A margin call is one of the risks of the stock market. Learn how investors end up having to pay margin calls at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 of the Biggest IPOs in History

 10 of the Biggest IPOs in History

Ten of the biggest IPOs are explained in this article. Learn about 10 of the biggest IPOs. See more »

10 Biggest IPO Flops in History

 10 Biggest IPO Flops in History

The 10 biggest IPO flops are explained in this article. Learn about the 10 biggest IPO flops. See more »

How does oil speculation raise gas prices?

 How does oil speculation raise gas prices?

Oil speculation can raise gas prices in an unstable market, but how does this happen exactly? Find out why oil speculation can raise gas prices. See more »

 How Day Trading Works

Day trading is buying and selling securities in the same day. Day traders take advantage of small price shifts. Learn about day trading. See more »

How the NASDAQ MarketSite Works

 How the NASDAQ MarketSite Works

The NASDAQ MarketSite is an amazing facility that can send direct feeds out to all of the separate news organizations. Learn about the NASDAQ MarketSite. See more »

How the NASDAQ Times Square Display Works

 How the NASDAQ Times Square Display Works

The NASDAQ Times Square display is notable because it is the largest continuous sign in Times Square. Read about the NASDAQ Times Square display. See more »

How NASDAQ IPOs Work

 How NASDAQ IPOs Work

NASDAQ IPOs allow a company to go public on the stock market to sell stock and raise cash. Learn about how IPOs and NASDAQ IPOs work. See more »

How the NASDAQ Stock Exchange Works

 How the NASDAQ Stock Exchange Works

The NASDAQ stock exchange, also known simply as the NASDAQ, is the place where people go to buy and sell shares of stock. Find out how the NASDAQ works. See more »