When a company makes money, its profitability is measured a number of ways. One of those ways is its return on capital.
When you sell real estate you've held as an investment, the rate at which you're taxed on the profit from it may vary. Home sales, being a specific type of capital gains, have their own set of rules.
You don't need to have a bank account to purchase a money order. But you will need to pay in cash to the issuer -- the place preparing the money order for you.
When you purchase a home or piece of property, the tax you pay annually to local government for municipal services such as police and fire protection is often, fittingly, called property tax.
Excise taxes come in many forms, but have one thing in common: they are consumption taxes.
There are essentially two ways for a company to finance a purchase: equity financing, in which stock is sold in exchange for a share of ownership in the business, or debt financing, or a combination of both.
At times, investors lack self-control, act irrational, and make decisions based more on emotions than facts. The study of these influences on investors and markets is called behavioral finance.
Modern Portfolio Theory, or MPT, is about maximizing the return investors could get in their investment portfolio considering the risk involved in the investments.
A 1031 exchange is a way to defer paying capital gains tax on the sale of property under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Service code.
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