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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.


Fact or Fiction: Can You Lose It All on a Margin Call?

Fact or Fiction: Can You Lose It All on a Margin Call?

Buying stocks on margin is a way to maximize profits when stock prices rise, but it's a risky move that can wipe your portfolio clean. Take this quiz to see exactly how you can go broke on a margin call. See more »

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 »

The Ultimate Precious Metals Mutual Funds Quiz

The Ultimate Precious Metals Mutual Funds Quiz

Precious metals mutual funds allow you to add some security to your portfolio. Take our quiz to find out what you know about precious metals mutual funds. See more »

The Ultimate Stock Market Quiz

The Ultimate Stock Market Quiz

What do you know about the stock market? Find out with the Ultimate Stock Market Quiz. 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 »