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How to Cite Investopedia in APA Style

Updated March 23, 2017

Investopedia is a website that provides information to investors and educates consumers about financial investment. You must cite all sources that you use for information when writing a term paper in order to avoid charges of academic plagiarism. This includes Internet sources. To cite Investopedia as a reference source according to American Psychological Association format, simply follow the APA guidelines for citing a nonperiodical website.

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  1. List the author of the article or page in the following format: Last, F. For example:

  2. Simpson, S.

  3. List the date of publication in the following format: (Year, Month Day). For example: (2011, March 15).

  4. List the title of the article, followed by a period. In APA style, only the first letter of the title should be capitalised. Also capitalise any proper nouns that appear in the title. For example: How to live rich for a lot less in America.

  5. List the full URL in the following format: Retrieved from http://financialedge.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0311/How-To-Live-Rich-For-A-Lot-Less.aspx

  6. Ensure that the finished citation appears in the following format: Simpson, S. (2011, March 15). How to live rich for a lot less in America. Retrieved from http://financialedge.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0311/How-To-Live-Rich-For-A-Lot-Less.aspx

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