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1%/10 Net 30
1%/10 net 30 represent payment terms for a commercial transaction.  more...
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10-K
The 10-K is a report that publicly traded companies must  more...
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10-Q
A 10-Q is a quarterly report required by the SEC  more...
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10-Year Treasury Note
A 10-year Treasury Note represents debt owed by the United  more...
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1031 Exchange
For tax purposes, a 1031 exchange is a real estate  more...
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1035 Exchange
1035 exchange refers to the provision of the US tax  more...
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1040 Form
The 1040 form is the Internal Revenue Service form that  more...
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1040A Form
The 1040A form is a shorter and more simple version  more...
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1040EZ Form
The 1040EZ form is the easiest (hence the name) of  more...
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1040PC Form
Introduced by in 1993, the IRS designed 1040PC form to  more...
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1099
The 1099 form is the Internal Revenue Services tax form  more...
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1099b
Form 1099B ("Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange") is used  more...
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1099R
Form 1099R is an IRS form reporting a taxpayer's distributions  more...
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11th District Cost of Funds Index
The 11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI) is a  more...
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12b-1
12b-1 refers to the fees mutual funds pay for marketing  more...
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12B-1 Fees
12B-1 fees are fees charged by mutual fund companies to  more...
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144
144 refers to SEC Rule 144 which allows restricted securities  more...
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144a
144a is an SEC rule that modifies the two year  more...
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19c3 Stock
A 19c3 stock is a stock that is listed on  more...
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20-F
A foreign private issuer of securities is required to file  more...
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2nd Mortgage
A 2nd mortgage is any property loan which is placed  more...
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30-Day Wash Rule
The 30-day wash rule is an IRS rule prohibiting the  more...
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30-Year Treasury Bond
The 30-year Treasury Bond is a debt obligation issued by  more...
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3C1
The 3C1 is a section of the Investment Company Act  more...
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3C7
The 3C7 is a section of the Investment Company Act  more...
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401(k) Plan
A 401(k) plan is a deferred compensation plan used for  more...
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401a
A 401a is a retirement plan that employers set up  more...
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403(b) Plan
A 403(b) plan, named for section 403(b) of the Internal  more...
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408(k) Plan
A 408(k) plan is an employer-maintained retirement plan, often referred  more...
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423b
A 423b plan refers to an employee stock purchase plan  more...
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457 Plan
Similar to a 401K and a 403B plan and based  more...
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52-Week High
The 52-week high is the highest price that a stock  more...
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52-Week Low
The 52-week low is the lowest price that a stock  more...
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529 Plan
A 529 plan is an education savings plan overseen by  more...
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6-K
A 6-k is a Form 6-k or "Report of Foreign  more...
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72 Rule
The 72 rule is a formula that calculates how long  more...
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8-K
Form 8-K is a report that publicly traded companies must  more...
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AAII
AAII stands for the American Association of Individual Investors. It  more...
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Abatement
Abatement refers to a reprieve from or reduction in a  more...
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Above The Line Deduction
An above the line deduction is a tax deduction allowed  more...
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ABS
In financial terms, ABS stands for asset-backed securities. ABS  more...
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Absolute Return
Absolute return measures the actual percentage return of an asset  more...
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Accidental Death Benefit
An accidental death benefit is the amount paid to a  more...
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Accommodative Monetary Policy
An accommodative monetary policy is an effort by the U.S.  more...
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Account
Account, in its simplest bookkeeping form, is a record of  more...
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Account Balance
Account balance is a net figure that refers to the  more...
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Account Executive
In the financial industry account executive is an employee of  more...
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Account Reconciliation
Account reconciliation is a banking term referring to the process  more...
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Account Statement
An account statement is a document that provides information about  more...
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Accountant
An accountant provides accounting services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations,  more...
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Accounts Payable
Accounts payable are obligations due to trade creditors. Let's say  more...
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Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable are obligations due to the company from customers.  more...
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Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist
Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist is a professional title available  more...
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Accrual Basis Accounting
Accrual basis accounting is a system of accounting that matches  more...
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Accrued Dividend
An accrued dividend is remuneration owed by a company to  more...
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Accrued Expenses
Accrued expenses are known liabilities or expenses that have been  more...
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Accrued Interest
Accrued interest is the interest that is due on a  more...
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ACH
ACH, an abbreviation for Automated Clearing House, is a networked  more...
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Acquisition
In a broad sense, an acquisition takes place when one  more...
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Acquisition Cost
Acquisition cost is the pretax amount of money it costs  more...
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Active Income
Active income is a form of income for which labor  more...
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Activity Based Budgeting
Activity based budgeting is a budgeting method that evaluates business  more...
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Actuarial Assumption
An actuarial assumption is an estimate of an unknown value  more...
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Actuary
An actuary is a business professional specializing in the statistical  more...
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Ad Valorem Tax
An ad valorem tax is a tax based on a  more...
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Additional Child Tax Credit
The additional child tax credit is available for individuals whose  more...
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Adjustable Life Insurance
Adjustable life insurance is a form of life insurance that  more...
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Adjustable Rate
An adjustable rate is an interest rate that fluctuates periodically  more...
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Adjustable Rate Mortgage
An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage  more...
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Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
An adjustable-rate mortgage (i.e. ARM) is a mortgage on a  more...
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Adjusted Gross Income
Adjusted gross income is the amount of income used on  more...
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ADR
An American Depository Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable, registered certificate  more...
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Advance/Decline Line
The advance/decline line is a technical indicator used to graph  more...
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Adverse Remortgage
An adverse remortgage or adverse credit remortgage is a mortgage  more...
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Affidavit
An affidavit is a sworn written statement or declaration made  more...
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Affiliate
The term affiliate can be defined in two different ways  more...
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After Hours Trading
After hours trading refers to stock trades that occur outside  more...
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After-Hours Trading
After-hours trading is stock trading which takes place after the  more...
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Aftermarket
The aftermarket, also called the secondary market, is the market  more...
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Aggregate Demand
Aggregate demand is the total demand in an economy for  more...
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Aggregate Demand Curve
The aggregate demand curve is a concept from neoclassical microeconomics  more...
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Aggregate Supply
Aggregate supply is the total supply in an economy for  more...
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Aggregate Supply Curve
The aggregate supply curve is a concept from economics that  more...
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Aggressive Growth Fund
An aggressive growth fund is a mutual fund whose investment  more...
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Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan is a former Chairman of the United States  more...
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All Ordinaries
All Ordinaries or "All Ords" is the name for the  more...
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Allocation
In general, allocation means to distribute according to some plan.  more...
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Alpha
Alpha, the first Greek alphabet letter, is also the risk-adjusted  more...
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Alternative Minimum Tax
The US Congress introduced alternative minimum tax (AMT) in 1970  more...
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Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
The Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit was enacted with the Energy  more...
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Amended Return
An amended return is a tax return filed to correct  more...
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American Association of Individual Investors
American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a Chicago-based, investor  more...
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American Depositary Receipt
An American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable certificate that  more...
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American Jobs Creation Act Of 2004
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 implemented a range  more...
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American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation
The American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation is one of the  more...
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American Option
There are several different types of options, but the American  more...
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American Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized  more...
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American-Style Option
An American-style option is a put or call option that  more...
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AMEX
AMEX is the American Stock Exchange. AMEX is sometimes  more...
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AMEX Composite Index
The AMEX Composite Index is an index that reflects the  more...
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Amortization
Amortization refers to the repayment of a debt in small  more...
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AMT
The Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT, is a tax intended  more...
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Analyst
Although the term analyst can be associated with a broad  more...
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Angel
In the financial world, the term angel is short for  more...
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Angel Investor
An angel investor is a private investor who provides capital  more...
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Announcement Date
Most commonly, the announcement date is the date on which  more...
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Annual Percentage Rate
An annual percentage rate, often referred to by its acronym  more...
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Annual Report
An annual report is a document that the SEC requires  more...
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Annual Return
The annual return of an investment is the amount gained  more...
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Annualize
To annualize is to take an item measured for a  more...
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Annuity
An annuity is an investment related product designed to provide  more...
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Antitrust Laws
Antitrust laws are regulations enacted at the state and federal  more...
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Appraisal
An appraisal is a professional evaluation of the current market  more...
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Appraiser
An appraiser is a person educated and trained to set  more...
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APR
APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. APR is a measure  more...
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APT
The term APT generally refers to the arbitrage pricing theory.  more...
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APY
APY is short for annual percentage yield. The APY  more...
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Arbitrage
Arbitrage is a financial transaction that involves a simultaneous purchase  more...
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Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Arbitrage pricing theory (APT) posits that investors can predict the  more...
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Arbitrageur
An arbitrageur is an individual or an organization that engages  more...
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Arbitration
Arbitration is a means to settle a disagreement by turning  more...
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Arithmetic Mean
The arithmetic mean of a set of two or more  more...
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ARM
An ARM is an acronym standing for adjustable-rate mortgage, a  more...
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Arm's Length Transaction
An arm's length transaction is a transaction, often between two  more...
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Arms Index
Arms Index is a mathematic market meter designed to communicate  more...
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Ascending Bottoms
Ascending bottoms refers to a chart pattern in which the  more...
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Ascending Tops
Ascending tops is a trend of rising high points in  more...
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ASEAN
ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a political,  more...
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Ask Price
The ask price is the lowest price at which an  more...
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Asset
An asset can include anything that provides economic value to  more...
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Asset Allocation
Asset allocation is the dividing of one's investment portfolio among  more...
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Asset Allocation Fund
An asset allocation fund is a single mutual fund that  more...
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Asset Depreciation Range
Asset depreciation range refers to a system used to determine  more...
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Asset Management
Asset management can refer to the primary activity of a  more...
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Asset Turnover
Asset turnover is an efficiency ratio used in financial analysis  more...
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Asset-Backed Security
An asset-backed security (ABS) is a bond backed by a  more...
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Asset/Equity Ratio
The asset/equity ratio shows the relationship of the total assets  more...
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Assets Under Management
An important measure of the size of a fund or  more...
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an organization made  more...
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At the Bell
At the bell refers to the traditional opening or closing  more...
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At the Close
An at the close order is either a market order  more...
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At the Market
An at the market order is an order to buy  more...
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At the Money Option
An at-the-money option is an option whose strike price is  more...
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At the Opening Order
An at the opening order is a way for an  more...
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Auction
An auction is a method of asset sale by competitive  more...
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Auction Market
An auction market is a market wherein buyers and sellers  more...
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Audit
An audit is an objective process that involves evaluating and  more...
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Auditor
An auditor is an individual qualified at the state level  more...
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Automated Clearing House
Automated clearing house (ACH) is the system administered by the  more...
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Automated Order Entry System
An automated order entry system is a computer system installed  more...
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Automatic Reinvestment Plan
An automatic reinvestment plan is an arrangement whereby a mutual  more...
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Average Daily Volume
Average Daily Volume is the cumulative number of shares traded  more...
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Average Price Per Share
The average price per share is determined by dividing the  more...
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B2B
B2B is an abbreviation for business-to-business. B2B describes a  more...
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B2C
B2C is the abbreviation for business-to-consumer electronic commerce. B2C  more...
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Baby Bells
Baby bells, or Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), were essentially  more...
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Baby Boomer
In the United States, a baby boomer refers to anyone  more...
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Back Door Financing
Back door financing is a method used by U.S. government  more...
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Back Pay
Back pay is a payment due for work done prior  more...
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Back Taxes
Back taxes are taxes owed for years prior to the  more...
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Back Testing
Back testing is the examination of past performance to predict  more...
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Back-End Load
A back-end load is a sales charge or a commission  more...
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Backup Withholding
Backup withholding is a mechanism that enables the IRS to  more...
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Bad Debt
Bad debt is the portion of a company's receivables that  more...
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Bait and Switch
Bait and switch is a deceptive means of sales where  more...
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Balance
In accounting, the balance of an account is defined as  more...
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Balance Sheet
A balance sheet is a snapshot of the financial position  more...
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Balanced Budget
A balanced budget is a budget in which income equals  more...
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Balanced Fund
A balanced fund is a mutual fund that invests in  more...
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Balanced Investment Strategy
A balanced investment strategy is an investment approach that tries  more...
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Balloon Loan
A balloon loan is any loan that has one final  more...
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Balloon Payment
A balloon payment is the final installment payment for what  more...
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Bank
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits and  more...
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Bank Draft
A bank draft is a written order in the form  more...
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Bank Holding Company
A bank holding company is a company that owns or  more...
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Bankrupt
To be bankrupt is to be insolvent, or in bankruptcy.  more...
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Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy refers to the filing of a petition with the  more...
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Bar Chart
A bar chart, also known as a bar graph, is  more...
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Base Interest Rate
The base interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Basis Point
Yields on fixed-income securities fluctuate regularly, but may change only  more...
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Basis Points
Basis points are the number of points often used to  more...
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Bear
Bears are market participants who expect the market to decline.  more...
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Bear Market
A bear market is a market in which prices decline  more...
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Bear Trap
A bear trap occurs when a declining market reverses direction,  more...
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Bearish Abandoned Baby
The bearish abandoned baby is a rarely seen candlestick charting  more...
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Bearish Belt Hold
The bearish belt hold is a candlestick charting pattern that  more...
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Bearish Engulfing Pattern
The bearish engulfing pattern is a relatively simple candlestick charting  more...
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Bearish Harami
The bearish harami is a candlestick charting pattern -- it  more...
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Before-Tax Income
Before-tax income, also known as pretax income, is the amount  more...
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Behavioral Finance
Behavioral finance integrates ideas from the fields of individual and  more...
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Beige Book
The Beige Book is a "Summary of Commentary on Current  more...
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Bell
In a financial exchange, the sound of the bell indicates  more...
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Bellwether
A bellwether stock is a stock that is generally viewed  more...
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Benchmark
A benchmark is a security or index against which the  more...
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Benchmark Interest Rate
The benchmark interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Bermuda Option
A bermuda option is derivative instrument where the holder of  more...
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Beta
Beta, the second Greek letter, is used by investors to  more...
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Bid
In practical terms, the bid is the available price at  more...
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Bid/Ask Spread
The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price sellers  more...
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Big Board
Big Board is the nickname of the New York Stock  more...
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Black Friday
Black Friday refers to September 24, 1869. On Black  more...
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Black Monday
Black Monday, or October 19, 1987, was the day of  more...
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Black Tuesday
Black Tuesday refers to October 29, 1929. Black Tuesday  more...
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Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model predicts an option's price given  more...
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Blow-off Top
A blow-off top refers to an extremely fast spike up  more...
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Blue Chip Stock
Blue chip stock is equity in the securities of high  more...
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Blue-Collar
Blue-collar is a workplace designation that defines an employee who  more...
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Board of Directors
Board of directors refers to a group of people that  more...
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Board of Governors
A Board of Governors is the collective name given to  more...
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Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the activities  more...
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Boardroom
The boardroom is the executive conference room designed as the  more...
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Boiler Room
Boiler room is an unflattering term used to describe a  more...
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Boilerplate
Boilerplate is standard generic verbiage which is repeated verbatim in  more...
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Bonds
A bond is a financial instrument that is purchased by  more...
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Book Value
Book value has two accounting meanings. Book value is  more...
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Book-to Ratio
The book-to-bill ratio measures the relationship between orders received and  more...
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Bookings
Although the term bookings has multiple meanings, in the financial  more...
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Boom
A boom refers to a rising financial market. Another term  more...
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Bottom Fisher
A bottom fisher is an investor who attempts to buy  more...
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Bottom Line
Bottom line is an informal term for net income. It  more...
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Bourse
A bourse is a European financial market. Based on  more...
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Break-Even Analysis
Break-even analysis is a managerial tool used in business to  more...
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Break-Even Point
The break-even point for any investment is the price at  more...
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Bridge Loan
A bridge loan is a temporary source of financing intended  more...
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Broker Loan Rate
The broker loan rate, also known as the call money  more...
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Broker Recommendation
A broker recommendation is an opinion given by a broker  more...
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Broker/Dealer
A broker/dealer is an individual or a firm which is  more...
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Brokerage
Brokerage refers to a licensed firm or an individual (known  more...
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Brokerage House
A brokerage house is a place from which a broker  more...
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Bubble
In markets, a bubble is an extended period of extreme  more...
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Bull
A bull is an investor who purchases a financial instrument  more...
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Bullish Abandoned Baby
The bullish abandoned baby is a rarely seen candlestick charting  more...
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Bullish Belt Hold
The bullish belt hold is a candlestick charting pattern that  more...
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Bullish Engulfing Pattern
The bullish engulfing pattern is a relatively simple candlestick charting  more...
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Business Day
The business day is defined as any of the days  more...
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Business Expenses
Business expenses are the costs a business incurs in the  more...
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Business Model
A business model is the way or ways that a  more...
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Business Plan
A business plan defines a business and its goals.  more...
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Business-to
Business-to-business, or B2B, describes a transaction, product or service, or  more...
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Business-to
Business-to-consumer, or B2C describes a transaction, product or service, or  more...
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Buy on Close
A buy on close order is an order to buy  more...
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Buy on Opening
A buy on opening order is an order to your  more...
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Buy Order
A buy order is an order to buy a stock  more...
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Buyer's Market
A buyer's market is any market in which there are  more...
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Buying on Margin
When investors engage in buying on margin, they borrow money  more...
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Buyout
A buyout is an investment transaction in which a company  more...
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C2C
C2C is the abbreviation for consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce. C2C  more...
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Calendar Year
Calendar year defines the year as designated by the Gregorian  more...
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Call
A call is a type of option contract. A  more...
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Call Option
A call option is an option contract that gives the  more...
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Call Price
The call price is the price at which an issuer  more...
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Canadian Dollar
The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. Canada  more...
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Cancelled Check
A cancelled check is a check that has been approved  more...
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Candlestick
A candlestick is a basic unit in a candlestick chart  more...
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Candlestick Charts
Candlestick charts plot stock price data. Originated by Japanese rice  more...
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Capacity Utilization Rate
The capacity utilization rate is the value of production capacity  more...
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Capex
Capex, an abbreviated word that signifies "capital expenditures," capex is  more...
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Capital Appreciation
Capital appreciation is defined as any increase in the market  more...
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Capital Appreciation Fund
A capital appreciation fund is a mutual fund that is  more...
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Capital Asset Pricing Model
Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a sophisticated mathematical method  more...
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Capital Gain
A capital gain is an increase in the value of  more...
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Capital Gains Distribution
A capital gains distribution is a distribution of income from  more...
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Capital Gains Tax
Capital gains are subject to capital gains tax. A capital  more...
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Capital Goods
In a basic sense, capital goods are goods used for  more...
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Capital Loss
A capital loss is a decrease in the value of  more...
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Capital Stock
Capital stock is stock authorized for issue by the charter  more...
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Capitalism
Capitalism is a market-driven economy, characterized by private ownership and  more...
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Capitalization
The market capitalization (market cap) of a company is the  more...
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Cash
Cash consists of paper currency and coins. In the  more...
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Cash Asset Ratio
The cash asset ratio - also known as the cash  more...
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Cash Basis
Cash basis is an accounting method that recognizes revenue and  more...
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Cash Cow
A cash cow represents the division of a company that  more...
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Cash Dividend
A cash dividend is the distribution of a company's profits  more...
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Cash Equivalents
Cash equivalents are investments that are so liquid and so  more...
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Cash Flow
Cash flow is a company's net inflow or outflow of  more...
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Cash out
The term cash out applies to a type of mortgage  more...
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Cash Reserves
A company's cash reserves are the funds available to meet  more...
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Cashier's Check
A cashier's check is issued and certified by a bank  more...
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Casualty Insurance
Generally, casualty insurance is a type of indemnity that provides  more...
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CBOE
The CBOE, or Chicago Board Options Exchange, was founded in  more...
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CBOE Gold Index
CBOE Gold Index stands for the Chicago Board Options Exchange  more...
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CBOT
The CBOT, or Chicago Board of Trade, is the world's  more...
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CD
A CD, or Certificate of Deposit, is a savings instrument  more...
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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  more...
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Central Bank
A central bank is fundamentally a chief bank of a  more...
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CEO
CEO or chief executive officer is a bureaucratic position that  more...
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Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, is a financial professional who  more...
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Certified Public Accountant
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a person licensed by  more...
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CFA
CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst, a professional designation given  more...
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CFO
CFO, or Chief Financial Officer, is senior corporate officer with  more...
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CFP
CFP is short for certified financial planner, which is a  more...
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Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board is a senior corporate figure  more...
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Chapter 11
Chapter 11 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Reform  more...
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Chapter 13
Chapter 13 is a provision in U.S. bankruptcy law under  more...
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Chapter 7
Chapter 7 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Code  more...
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Charge Card
A charge card is the physical card that records an  more...
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Chartered Financial Analyst
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is an investment professional who  more...
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Chartist
A chartist is an investor who attempts to predict market  more...
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Chasing the Market
An investor who is chasing the market purchases securities after  more...
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Checking Account
A checking account is an account at a depository institution  more...
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Chicago Board of Trade
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a commodities exchange  more...
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Chief Operating Officer
A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible  more...
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Child and Dependent Care Credit
The child and dependent care credit is a federal income  more...
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Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit is a nonrefundable credit offered by  more...
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Churn Rate
Churn rate is a measure of customer attrition. The  more...
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Churning
Churning means excessive buying and selling in a client's account  more...
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Circuit Breaker
The stock market circuit breaker has the same purpose as  more...
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Class A Shares
Class A shares of stock are generally thought of as  more...
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Class Action Suit
A class action suit is a lawsuit filed by one  more...
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Class B Shares
Class B shares are a classification of common stock that  more...
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Class C Shares
Class C shares are a common class of mutual funds.  more...
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Closed-End Fund
A closed-end fund is legally known as a closed-end management  more...
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Closing Bell
The closing bell is a signal which marks the end  more...
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Closing Costs
Most generally, closing costs is associated with a cost of  more...
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Closing Price
The closing price of a stock is the price of  more...
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Coincident Indicator
A coincident indicator is an economic indicator that measures the  more...
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COLA
COLA, or cost-of-living adjustment, is an act of adjusting wages  more...
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Collateralized Debt Obligations
Collateralized debt obligations (CDO) are a form of an asset-backed  more...
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COMEX
Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) was established in 1933 through the  more...
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Command Economy
A command economy, also called planned economy, is directly controlled  more...
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Commercial Bank
A commercial bank is a financial intermediary which collects credit  more...
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Commercial Hedger
A commercial hedger is a corporation that attempts to stabilize  more...
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Commercial Loan
A commercial loan is a loan borrowed by a company  more...
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Commercial Mortgage
A commercial mortgage is a mortgage which is secured by  more...
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Commercial Paper
Commercial paper is a debt instrument issued by well-established companies  more...
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Commission
A commission is a fee paid to a third party  more...
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Commodity
Generally speaking, any tangible good can be categorized as a  more...
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Commodity Exchange
A commodity exchange is a market organized to allow for  more...
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Commodity Futures
Commodity futures are futures contracts for delivery of commodities.  more...
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is an independent federal regulatory  more...
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Commodity Index
A commodity index tracks the price of various types of  more...
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Common Stock
Common stock is a security representing a legal claim to  more...
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Composite
A composite, or composite index, is an aggregation of components  more...
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Compound Annual Growth Rate
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) measures the annual change  more...
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Compound Annual Return
The compound annual return shows the investment return, assuming the  more...
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Compound Growth Rate
The compound growth rate measures average growth of an amount  more...
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Compound Interest
Compound interest is the payment of interest on both principal  more...
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Conference Call
A conference call refers to investors, media and interested parties  more...
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Confidence Indicator
A confidence indicator gauges the optimism of a group of  more...
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Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality agreement, also called nondisclosure agreement, is a contract entered  more...
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Conforming Loan
A conforming loan is a residential mortgage that is eligible  more...
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Consensus Forecast
A consensus forecast aggregates the estimates of security analysts of  more...
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Consensus Recommendation
The consensus recommendation is an average of analyst ratings on  more...
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Consolidate Loans
When a person seeks to consolidate loans, he/she is essentially  more...
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Consolidated Financial Statement
A consolidated financial statement presents the financial position or results  more...
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Consolidation Loan
Consolidation loan is a type of loan that encompasses a  more...
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Constant Dollar GDP
Constant dollar GDP is gross domestic product adjusted for price  more...
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Constant Dollars
Constant dollars are dollars that have been adjusted for the  more...
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Consultant
A consultant is an individual or firm that offers expert  more...
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Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence is an attempt to measure the public's perception  more...
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Consumer Confidence Index
The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) gauges the level of optimism  more...
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Consumer Durables
In US macroeconomic statistics, consumer durables are those durable goods  more...
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Consumer Goods
In economics, consumer goods are new items intended for sale  more...
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Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index, also known as the CPI, is  more...
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Consumption Tax
A consumption tax is a charge levied on spending for  more...
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Contract Size
Contract size is the deliverable amount on a contract.  more...
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Contrarian
Simply put, a contrarian is an investor who makes investments  more...
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Controlling Interest
Controlling interest is simply an ownership status where a corporation  more...
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Conventional Mortgage
A conventional mortgage is a fully amortizing mortgage. The  more...
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Convertible Bond
A convertible bond is a debt instrument that holders can  more...
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COO
COO, or Chief Operating Officer, is a member of upper  more...
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Cooking the Books
Cooking the books is an unethical practice of misrepresenting company's  more...
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Copyright
Copyright is a protection offered by the United States to  more...
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Cornering the Market
Cornering the market occurs when an investor or group of  more...
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Corporate Stock
Corporate stock is the capital or monetary fund that a  more...
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Correction
A market correction is a decline in price following an  more...
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Correlation
In statistics, correlation is an assessment of the extent of  more...
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Correlation Coefficient
A correlation coefficient is a numerical, descriptive measure of the  more...
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Cost Basis
Cost basis reflects the true cost of purchasing a financial  more...
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Cost of Equity
The cost of equity is the minimum rate of return  more...
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Cost-of Index
A cost-of-living index measures the changes of prices consumers pay  more...
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Cost/Benefit Analysis
Cost/benefit analysis is a process of quantifying the most economically  more...
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Cottage Industry
A cottage industry is a system of production which takes  more...
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Council of Economic Advisers
The Council of Economic Advisers is a panel that provides  more...
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Countercyclical
A trend is countercyclical if it moves in the opposite  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  more...
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Coupon
A coupon refers to the annual interest rate a bond  more...
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Coverdell Education Savings Account
Formerly called the education IRA, the Coverdell education savings account  more...
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Covered Call
A covered call is a short call option which is  more...
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Covered Option
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Covered Put
A covered put is a put option which is sold  more...
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CPA
A CPA, the common acronym for Certified Public Accountant, is  more...
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CPI
CPI is the common abbreviation for the Consumer Price Index,  more...
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Crash of 1929
The Crash of 1929 took place from September through November  more...
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Crash of 1987
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Credit Card
A credit card is the small plastic card issued to  more...
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Credit Crunch
A credit crunch happens when banks are reluctant to loan  more...
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Credit Default Swap
A credit default swap is a credit derivative. A  more...
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Credit History
Credit history is generally a temporal record of repaying debt.  more...
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Credit Limit
A credit limit is the explicit borrowing ceiling set by  more...
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Credit Rating
A credit rating refers to the capability of companies to  more...
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Credit Report
A credit report is a detailed synopsis of information collected  more...
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Credit Score
A credit score is a value computed by a credit  more...
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Credit Spread
A credit spread is an option strategy implemented by the  more...
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Credit Union
A credit union is a member-owned and controlled, financial cooperative  more...
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Creditor
A creditor is a person or entity that is owed  more...
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CSO
CSO is an abbreviation for Chief Security Officer. A  more...
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Cumulative Dividend
A cumulative dividend is a dividend that, if the company  more...
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Cumulative Total Return
The cumulative total return on an investment is the total  more...
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Cup and Handle
A cup and handle is a technical analysis charting formation  more...
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Currency Pair
In FOREX markets, a currency pair is a price quote  more...
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Current Dollars
Current dollars (also known as "nominal dollars") are dollars in  more...
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Current Market Value
The current market value of a stock is its most  more...
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Current Ratio
Current ratio is balance-sheet financial performance measure of company liquidity.  more...
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Current Yield
Current yield is equal to a bond's annual interest payment  more...
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CUSIP
CUSIP is an abbreviation for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification  more...
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Cycle
A cycle is a recurring pattern, usually wavelike. In  more...
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Cyclical
When entire industries and the companies within them are characterized  more...
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Cyclical Stock
A cyclical stock is one whose profits are highly correlated  more...
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Daily High
The daily high is the highest price paid for a  more...
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Daily Low
The daily low is the lowest price paid for an  more...
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Daisy Chaining
Daisy chaining is an illegal practice undertaken by brokers and  more...
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Dark Cloud Cover
Dark cloud cover is a candlestick charting pattern that can  more...
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Date of Maturity
The date of maturity is the date on which a  more...
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Date of Record
The date of record is the date that determines which  more...
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DAX 100
DAX 100 is the abbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex 100, a  more...
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Day Trader
A day trader is market participant who generally closes out  more...
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Dead Cat Bounce
A dead cat bounce is any sharp rise in prices  more...
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Dealer
A dealer is an individual or entity that buys and  more...
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Death Benefit
Death benefit is the sum amount paid by the insurance  more...
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Death Put
A death put, sometimes called a survivor's option, is a  more...
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Debit
A debit is a bookkeeping entry that results in the  more...
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Debit Card
A debit card is a plastic card that resembles a  more...
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Debt
In business, a debt is an obligation of one party  more...
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Debt Capital
Debt capital is funds supplied by lenders that is part  more...
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Debt Consolidation
Debt consolidation is the replacement of several small debts with  more...
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Debt Consolidation Program
A debt consolidation program is a program in which several  more...
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Debt Financing
Debt financing refers to the borrowing of funds in order  more...
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Debt Instrument
A debt instrument is a contractural or written assurance to  more...
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Debt Limit
A debt limit is the maximum amount of debt which  more...
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Debt Market
The debt market is the market for trading debt securities.  more...
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Debt Ratio
For a company, the debt ratio indicates the relationship between  more...
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Debt Security
A debt security is a written agreement to repay a  more...
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Debt Service
Debt service refers to the series of payments of principal  more...
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Debt Service Coverage
The debt service coverage ratio calculates the amount of cash  more...
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Debt to Equity Ratio
The debt to equity ratio measures the portion of the  more...
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Debt/Asset Ratio
The debt/asset ratio measures the ratio of the company's assets  more...
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Debt/Equity Ratio
The debt/equity ratio is a capitalization ratio. The debt/equity  more...
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Debtholder
A debtholder is the investor who holds a debt instrument,  more...
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Debtor
A debtor is a person or entity that is owes  more...
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Declaration Date
The declaration date is one of three key dates associated  more...
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Deep Discount Broker
A deep discount broker is a financial professional who executes  more...
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Deep in the Money
A deep in the money option is one that is  more...
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Deep out of the Money
A deep out of the money option is presently worthless.  more...
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Default
Default can be generally defined as a failure of a  more...
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Default Risk
Default risk is the risk born by a creditor that  more...
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Defendant
In law, a defendant is the party that must respond  more...
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Defensive Investment Strategy
Defensive investment strategy is an investment approach to allocating a  more...
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Defensive Stock
A defensive stock is one whose profits are minimally impacted  more...
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Deferred Annuity
A deferred annuity is a contract that delays annuity payments,  more...
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Deferred Compensation
Deferred compensation is the portion of an employee's income that  more...
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Deferred Revenue
Deferred revenue is a liability that is created when monies  more...
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Deferred Stock
Deferred stock is one or more shares of stock that  more...
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Deferred Tax
Deferred tax represents a company's liability for taxes owed that  more...
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Deficit
Deficit is an economic condition in which spending exceeds income.  more...
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Deficit Spending
Deficit spending represents an overload of government expenditures over government  more...
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Defined Benefit Plan
A defined benefit plan is a type of qualified retirement  more...
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Defined Contribution Plan
A defined contribution plan is a type of qualified retirement  more...
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Deflation
Deflation is a broad decline in prices. Deflation occurs when  more...
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Deflator
A deflator is used to convert current dollars into dollars  more...
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Delayed Opening
A delayed opening is the intentional postponement of the opening  more...
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Deleveraging
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging  more...
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Delinquent
The term delinquent refers to a person or business entity  more...
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Delist
A public company is said to delist if it ceases  more...
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Delivery Month
The specified month within which a futures contract matures and  more...
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Demand
Demand is an economic measure, which expresses a desire, as  more...
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Demand Curve
Demand curve is a graphic representation of the demand schedule  more...
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Demand Deposit
A demand deposit is a type of financial account that  more...
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Demand Elasticity
Demand elasticity, also known as price elasticity of demand, is  more...
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Demographics
Demographics is the classification of populations, especially consumers, by various  more...
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Denomination
The word denomination has three distinct but closely related uses  more...
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Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD), established in  more...
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Dependent
The term dependent generally describes a person who is financially  more...
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Deposit
Deposit has two distinct meanings. Meaning one is applied  more...
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Deposit Slip
A deposit slip is a written form of notification that  more...
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Depositary Receipt
Depositary Receipt (DR) was created in 1927 to aid US  more...
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Depreciable Property
Depreciable property is any property other than land a property  more...
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Depreciation
Depreciation is the reduction in the value of an asset  more...
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Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization are accounting transactions that record the loss  more...
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Depressed Market
A depressed market occurs when supply overtakes demand, resulting in  more...
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Depression
In economics, a severe and prolonged recession is sometimes called  more...
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Deregulation
Deregulation is an act by which the government regulation of  more...
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Derivative
A derivative, or derivative security, is an asset whose price  more...
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Derivative Security
A derivative security is an asset whose price is based  more...
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Descending Bottoms
Descending bottoms refers to a succession of lower lows in  more...
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Descending Tops
Descending tops are a series of trades with each high  more...
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Devaluation
Devaluation is the reduction in value of a currency, relative  more...
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Diamonds
DIAMONDS are Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trading on the American Stock  more...
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Digital Money
Digital money is money transmitted in electronic form to pay  more...
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Digital Option
A digital option is a type of exotic options which  more...
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Diluted Earnings Per Share
Diluted earnings per share is earnings per share that fully  more...
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Diluted Share
Diluted share is a term used in reporting earnings per  more...
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Dilution
Dilution is the reduction of fractional ownership of each of  more...
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Diminishing Return
Diminishing return, or the law of diminishing return, is an  more...
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Dip
A dip in the market is a decline in prices,  more...
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Direct Deposit
Direct deposit is a program in which a payment is  more...
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Direct Purchase Program
A direct purchase program allows an investor to buy stock  more...
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Direct Stock Purchase Plan
A direct stock purchase plan (DSP) is a company-sponsored program  more...
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Director
A director is one of a group of individuals elected  more...
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Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is an insurance policy that pays supplemental income  more...
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Disclaimer
A disclaimer is a decree that formally denies legal claim  more...
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Disclosure
Disclosure is the release of relevant information. Disclosure requirements play  more...
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Discontinued
Discontinued in a financial context is usually associated with discontinued  more...
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Discount
A discount is a difference between the price paid for  more...
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Discount Broker
A discount broker is a stock broker offering low commission  more...
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Discount Loan
A discount loan is a loan that does not require  more...
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Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Discounted cash flow analysis is a valuation tool analysts use  more...
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Disinflation
Disinflation occurs when the overall rate of inflation decreases over  more...
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Disposable Income
Disposable income is money that can be spent, saved, invested  more...
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Distress Sale
A distress sale occurs when, despite non favorable selling conditions,  more...
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Distressed Security
A distressed security is a security belonging to a company  more...
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Diversified Investment Company
A diversified investment company is an investment fund that adheres  more...
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Divest
To divest is to liquidate, or sell off, one's investment  more...
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Divestiture
Divestiture is the sale or disposition of a business by  more...
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Dividend
A dividend is a payment by a corporation to its  more...
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Dividend Clawback
A dividend clawback is an incentive for investors to keep  more...
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Dividend Payout Ratio
The dividend payout ratio is the percentage of a company's  more...
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Dividend Rate
The dividend rate is the amount of dividends per share  more...
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Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Under a dividend reinvestment plan (also known as a DRIP  more...
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Dividend Yield
The dividend yield is computed by dividing the annual dividend  more...
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Dividends Payable
Dividends payable is a liability of the firm for the  more...
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Divisor
Divisor is shorthand for the Dow Divisor. The popular Dow  more...
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DJIA
The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average), also known as the  more...
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Dogs of the Dow
Dogs of the Dow is a popular investment strategy. The  more...
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Doing Business As
If the name in use in the course of operation  more...
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Doji
A doji is a type of candlestick where the day's  more...
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Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging is long-term investment strategy in which a  more...
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Dot-Com
Dot-com is an epithet for an Internet based company. A  more...
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Double Bottom
A double bottom is a chart pattern created when a  more...
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Double Taxation
Double taxation occurs when a government taxes the same income  more...
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Double Top
Double top is a term used by technical analysts to  more...
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Double Witching Hour
Double witching hour refers to the final hour of the  more...
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Dow
The term "Dow" is usually used to mean the Dow  more...
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Dow Dividend Theory
The Dow dividend theory is a popular but simple investing  more...
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Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index is an equity  more...
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Dow Jones Averages
The Dow Jones Averages refer to three price-weighted stock market  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex is an global  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is an international  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index is an international free-float  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex is an global  more...
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Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index
The Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index is a fixed-income index.  more...
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Dow Jones Composite Average
The Dow Jones Composite Average is a combination of the  more...
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Dow Jones Composite Index
The Dow Jones Composite Index is a stock market index  more...
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Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50
The Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 Index is an equity  more...
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Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index is a worldwide  more...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the, if  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX 600 Real Estate Cap Index
The Dow Jones STOXX 600 Real Estate Cap Index is  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 Real Estate Cap Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 Real Estate Cap Index  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Real Estate Cap
The Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Real Estate Cap Index  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Europe 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Europe 600 REITS Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones Transportation Average
The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the oldest of all  more...
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Dow Jones Utility Average
The Dow Jones Utility Average was created after the Dow  more...
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Down Payment
A down payment is the amount paid in advance of  more...
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Downgrade
A downgrade is a reduction in the rating awarded a  more...
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Downside
In business jargon, downside is the risk of unfavorable outcome  more...
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Downside Protection
Downside protection is a cushion against the potential loss resulting  more...
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Downside Risk
Downside risk includes both the likelihood and extent to which  more...
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Downsizing
Downsizing is a cutback in a company's operations and usually  more...
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Downtick
A downtick is a transaction that occurs at a lower  more...
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Downtrend
A downtrend refers to declining prices. A downtrend can  more...
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Downturn
A downturn is a worsening of business or economic activity.  more...
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Dragonfly Doji
A dragonfly doji is a variation on the doji candlestick  more...
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Dressing Up a Portfolio
Dressing up a portfolio refers to the practice of some  more...
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DRIP
DRIP is the acronym for Dividend Reinvestment Plan. In  more...
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Dual Life Insurance
Dual life insurance is a unique form of life insurance  more...
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Due Diligence
Due diligence is a formal investigation into any proposed investment.  more...
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Due Process
Due process is a judicial constitutional guarantee that no judgment  more...
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Durable Goods
In US macroeconomic statistics, durable goods are arbitrarily defined as  more...
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Durable Goods Orders
The durable goods orders report is issued monthly by the  more...
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Dutch Auction
Dutch auction, started in Netherlands' farms, is a descending price  more...
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Duty
In international trade, a customs duty, or tariff, is a  more...
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EAFE Index
The EAFE Index measures the overall performance of equities in  more...
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Early Retirement
Early retirement occurs when an individual retires before the required  more...
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Early Withdrawal Penalty
An early withdrawal penalty is a fine levied on funds  more...
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Earned Income
Earned income is wages, salary, tips, fees or other compensation  more...
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Earned Income Tax Credit
The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a tax refund  more...
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Earnings
In everyday speech, earnings is often used interchangeably with income  more...
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Earnings Before Interest
Earnings before interest and pretax operating income and pretax operating  more...
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Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is an indicator of  more...
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Earnings Estimate
An earnings estimate is an estimate of a company's future  more...
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Earnings Growth
Earnings growth is a key indicator for measuring a company's  more...
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Earnings Multiple
The earnings multiple of a stock, also called the price/earnings  more...
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Earnings Per Share
A company's earnings per share (EPS) is determined by dividing  more...
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Earnings Report
An earnings report is an official document published by a  more...
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Earnings Surprise
An earnings surprise occurs any time a stock's earnings do  more...
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Earnings Yield
The earnings yield is earnings per share divided by the  more...
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EBIT
EBIT is an acronym for Earnings Before Interest and Taxes.  more...
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EBITDA
EBITDA or "earnings before interest taxes depreciation and amortization" is  more...
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ECB
The ECB, or European Central Bank, is the central bank  more...
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Econometrics
Econometrics literally means "to measure economy". Thus, econometrics is a  more...
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Economic Cycle
The economic cycle is the periodic fluctuation of the economy  more...
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Economist
An economist is a professional in the field of economics,  more...
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Economy of Scale
Economy of scale (or economies of scale) fundamentally constitutes the  more...
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EDGAR
EDGAR stands for the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval  more...
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Education IRA
The education IRA is a savings plan for certain expenses  more...
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Effective Annual Interest Rate
An effective annual interest rate is used to determine the  more...
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Effective Tax Rate
The effective tax rate for an individual is usually the  more...
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Efficient Market Theory
Developed by University of Chicago professor Eugen Fama in the  more...
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Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic funds transfer, or EFT, is a system for transferring  more...
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Elliott Wave Theory
Elliott Wave Theory was developed by Ralph Nelson Elliott in  more...
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Embargo
In international commerce, an embargo is a government-mandated sanction that  more...
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Emerging Market
Emerging market, or emerging economy, is market with a relatively  more...
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Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is a constitutional provision, through which the government  more...
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Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), also known as stock purchase  more...
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
An Employee Stock Purchase Plan gives employee the opportunity to  more...
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Employment Cost Index
The Employment Cost Index, or ECI, is a quantitative measure  more...
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Enterprise Zone
Enterprise zone is a specially designated area within which businesses  more...
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Entitlements
Entitlements are government benefits provided by law to eligible individuals.  more...
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Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur is someone who attempts to create a new  more...
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EONIA
EONIA stands for the Euro OverNight Index Average. EONIA  more...
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EPS
EPS is earnings per share, the net income a company  more...
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Equities
Equities is another name for shares or stocks. To have  more...
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Equity
In business, equity refers to value of ownership. The  more...
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Equity Line of Credit
Equity line of credit, also known as home equity line  more...
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Equity Loan Rates
Equity loan rates are the interest rates charged on equity  more...
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Equity Market
Equity market, or stock market, is a system through which  more...
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Equity REIT
An equity REIT is a company which owns a portfolio  more...
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Equity Risk Premium
Equity risk premium is a premium return of the stock  more...
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Equivalent Taxable Yield
The equivalent taxable yield is used by investors to compare  more...
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Escrow
In contract law, escrow is a legal arrangement whereby an  more...
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Escrow Account
An escrow account is an account designated to hold escrow  more...
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Estate Planning
Estate planning is a process of planning for efficient handling  more...
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Estate Tax
The estate tax is simply a tax on assets charged  more...
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Estimated Tax
Estimated tax is tax that a self-employed individual or a  more...
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ETF
ETF stands for Exchange Traded Fund. An ETF is  more...
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Ethical Investing
Ethical investing, also known as Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), is  more...
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EU
The EU, or European Union, is an inter-governmental, supranational organization  more...
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EURIBOR
EURIBOR stands for the Euro Interbank Offered Rate. EURIBOR  more...
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Euro
The Euro () is the currency of 12 countries of  more...
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Eurodollars
Eurodollars are large US Dollar deposits that are made in  more...
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European Community
The European Community is a confederation of European nations which  more...
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European Option
A European option is an option that can only be  more...
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European-Style Option
A European-style option is an option that may be exercised  more...
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Evening Star
An evening star is a candlestick trading pattern that traders  more...
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Ex-Dividend
Ex-dividend means a stock is trading without the rights to  more...
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Ex-Dividend Date
The ex-dividend date is the date on which sellers rather  more...
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Excess Returns
Excess returns are generally defined as the returns provided by  more...
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Exchange Rate
Exchange rate is a price or ratio at which one  more...
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Exchange Rate Risk
Exchange rate risk is the risk that a position will  more...
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Exchange Traded Fund
An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a pool of stocks  more...
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Exchange Traded Notes
Exchange Traded Notes (ETN) are considered senior, unsecured debt securities.  more...
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Exempt Income
Exempt income is any income that is not subject to  more...
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Exercise Price
The exercise price, or strike price, is the price at  more...
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Expense Ratio
The expense ratio measures the percentage of a mutual fund's  more...
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Expiration Date
In derivatives markets, the expiration date is the date that  more...
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Exponential Moving Average
An exponential moving average is a more complicated form of  more...
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Extraordinary Item
In financial accounting, an extraordinary item is a non-recurring event  more...
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Face Value
Face value is the nominal, or stated, amount of security.  more...
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Fair Market Value
The fair market value of a stock or similar commodity  more...
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Fair Value
Fair value is a market price that both the buyer  more...
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Fairly Valued
A fairly valued stock is a stock whose perceived value  more...
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Falling Three Methods
The falling three methods is a bearish candlestick charting pattern  more...
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Family of Funds
A family of funds refers to a group of mutual  more...
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Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae, or the Federal National Mortgage Association, is one  more...
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FDIC
The FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is an independent  more...
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Fed Chairman
The Fed Chairman is the Chairman of the Board of  more...
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Fed Funds Rate
The Federal Reserve Board has the power to influence the  more...
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Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) is a public  more...
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Federal Housing Administration
The Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, is an agency of  more...
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Federal National Mortgage Association
The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, is one  more...
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Federal Open Market Committee
The Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, is an arm  more...
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Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank is a federal entity that performs  more...
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Federal Reserve Board
The Federal Reserve Board is the Board of Governors of  more...
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Federal Reserve Discount Rate
The Federal Reserve discount rate is the interest rate charged  more...
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Federal Reserve Requirement
The federal reserve requirement is the amount of liquid assets  more...
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Federal Reserve System
In the United States, the Federal Reserve System was established  more...
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FHA Loan
An FHA loan is a loan insured by the FHA,  more...
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Fiat Money
Fiat money is currency that cannot be redeemed for a  more...
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FICO Score
A FICO score is a credit score derived from the  more...
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Finance Charge
A finance charge is any charge levied for the use  more...
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Finance Company
Finance company is an organization that originates loans for both  more...
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Financial Accounting Standards Board
Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has had  more...
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Financial Analyst
Financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports  more...
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Financial Planner
A financial planner is a professional who analyses individual financial  more...
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Fixed-Rate Mortgage
A fixed-rate mortgage, or FRM, has a fixed interest rate  more...
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Flat Tax
A flat tax system has a fixed tax rate regardless  more...
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Flat Yield Curve
A flat yield curve has a small spread between short  more...
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Flexible Spending Account
A flexible spending account is a monetary employee benefit that  more...
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Flight to Quality
Flight to quality refers to investors moving investments into low-risk  more...
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Float
Float, also referred to as free float, is a number  more...
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Foreign Exchange Rate
A foreign exchange rate is the price of one currency  more...
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Forex
Forex stands for foreign (FOR) exchange (EX). The Forex  more...
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Form 10-K
Form 10-K is an audited annual regulatory filing containing financial  more...
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Form 10-Q
A form 10-Q is a quarterly regulatory filing. A  more...
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Form 1098
Form 1098 is an IRS tax form filed by entities  more...
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Form 8889
Form 8889 is an Health Savings Account (HSA) related IRS  more...
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Fortune 500
The Fortune 500 is a prestigious list of companies published  more...
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Forward PE
Forward PE means forward price-to-earnings ratio. Forward PE is  more...
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Fractional Share
A fractional share is a fraction of a share or  more...
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Front-End Load
A front-end load is a sales charge or commission that  more...
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FTSE
The FTSE Group (pronounced "footsie") computes tens of thousands of  more...
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Full-Service Brokerage
A full-service brokerage offers investment research, tax advice, and retirement  more...
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Fully Invested
Being fully invested means that all assets of a trading  more...
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Fully Valued
A stock that is fully valued is priced at a  more...
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Fund Family
A fund family is a set of related funds, usually  more...
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Fund Manager
A fund manager is an investment professional, who manages the  more...
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Fund of Funds
A fund of funds is an investment vehicle that invests  more...
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Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental analysis attempts to find the actual value of a  more...
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Futures Contract
The futures contract is a type of forward agreement, an  more...
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Futures Option
A futures option is an option on a futures contract.  more...
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GAAP
GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - are a collection  more...
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Gain
A gain is an increase in the value of an  more...
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GDP
In economics, GDP means Gross Domestic Product. GDP is  more...
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GDP Implicit Price Deflator
The GDP implicit price deflator measures the level of price  more...
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General Obligation Bond
A general obligation bond is a municipal bond backed by  more...
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Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are the rules and practices  more...
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Gift Tax
The gift tax is a US tax levied on gifts  more...
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Ginnie Mae
Ginnie Mae stands for the Government National Mortgage Association.  more...
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Glass-Steagall Act
The Glass-Steagall Act is a landmark bill in Federal banking  more...
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Globalization
In business, globalization is a term used to describe the  more...
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Gold Bullion
Gold bullion refers to a bulk quantity of gold.  more...
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Gold Standard
A gold standard is a monetary system in which a  more...
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Golden Handcuffs
Golden handcuffs are various incentives offered to key executives to  more...
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Golden Parachute
A golden parachute is an employment agreement that guarantees a  more...
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Goldilocks Economy
The term Goldilocks economy refers to an economy that's not  more...
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Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
The Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, now known as the S&P  more...
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Good Til Canceled
A good til canceled order is an order to buy  more...
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Gramm-Leach Act
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is a federal banking and securities law  more...
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Gravestone Doji
A gravestone doji is a variation on the doji candlestick  more...
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Great Depression
The Great Depression was the longest and most severe business  more...
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Greater Fool Theory
The greater fool theory says there's always someone - an  more...
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Growth and Income Fund
A growth and income fund is a mutual fund structured  more...
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Growth Fund
A growth fund is a portfolio of securities whose investment  more...
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Harami Cross
A harami cross is a candlestick charting pattern that can  more...
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Head And Shoulders Pattern
A head and shoulders pattern is a technical analysis charting  more...
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Health Insurance
Health insurance is a type of indemnity that provides financial  more...
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Health Maintenance Organization
A health maintenance organization, or HMO, is a public or  more...
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Hedge Fund
A hedge fund is a private investment vehicle for institutional  more...
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Hidden Load
A hidden load is a charge that an investor pays  more...
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High-Ratio Mortgage
A high-ratio mortgage is one with a high LTV, or  more...
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High-Tech Stock
A high-tech stock is a publicly traded stock of companies  more...
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Histogram
A histogram is a graph that shows how many times  more...
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Historical Data
Historical data is information about a company's past, such as  more...
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Historical Trading Range
The historical trading range is the lowest and highest price  more...
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Holder of Record
The holder of record is the name which appears on  more...
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Home Equity
Home equity is the difference between a home's value and  more...
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Home Equity Debt
Home equity debt is a loan that is secured by  more...
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Home Equity Line of Credit
A home equity line of credit is a credit line  more...
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Home Equity Loan
A home equity loan is a broad term for credit  more...
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Home Equity Loan Rate
A home equity loan rate is the interest rate on  more...
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Home Equity Loans
Home equity loans are a type of loan that is  more...
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Home Loan Refinancing
Home loan refinancing is the process of paying off a  more...
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Homeowner's Insurance
Homeowner's insurance is a type of insurance policy that indemnifies  more...
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HUI Index
The HUI Index represents the symbol of the AMEX Gold  more...
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Hyip Investment
An HYIP investment is a High Yield Income Program.  more...
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Hyperinflation
Hyperinflation is the extremely rapid escalation of prices (typically more  more...
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IMF
The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, was conceived at the  more...
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Implied Volatility
The implied volatility of an asset is an estimate of  more...
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In Escrow
An item of value is in escrow when that item  more...
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In the Black
In the black means to be profitable. The term in  more...
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In the Red
In the red means to record a deficit or to  more...
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Income Fund
An income fund is a mutual fund structured to provide  more...
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Income Property
Income property is real estate held as part of an  more...
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Income Tax
Income tax is tax levied against personal income or a  more...
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Incubator
An incubator is an organization that helps a start-up business  more...
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Index
An index is a hypothetical basket of securities or economic  more...
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Index Fund
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Indicated Dividend
The indicated dividend is the estimated cash dividends a stock  more...
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Indicated Yield
The indicated yield is the indicated dividend for a share  more...
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Indicator
Indicators are used by market timers to try and divine  more...
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Individual Investor
An individual investor is a person who manages his/her own  more...
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Individual Tax Return
An individual tax return is a tax return filed by  more...
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Inefficient Market
An inefficient market is one in which assets are underpriced  more...
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Inflation
Inflation is a broad increase in prices. In practical terms,  more...
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Inflation Rate
The inflation rate is the increase in prices for a  more...
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Inflation-Indexed Security
An inflation-indexed security is a stock or bond whose return  more...
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Inheritance Tax
The inheritance tax is tax imposed on the heirs of  more...
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Inside Day
An inside day is a day in which a stock's  more...
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Inside Information
Inside information is any kind of data pertinent to the  more...
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Insider
Insider is an individual who is purview to corporate information  more...
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Institutional Brokerage
An institutional brokerage is a an investment brokerage house or  more...
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Institutional Investor
An institutional investor is an organization that trades securities for  more...
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Institutional Shares
Institutional shares are a class of shares made available by  more...
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Insurance Agent
An insurance agent is an individual approved by the state  more...
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Insurance Broker
An insurance broker is a professional that helps consumers and  more...
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Insurance Claim
An insurance claim is an official request submitted to the  more...
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Insurance Examiner
An insurance examiner is a professional charged with inspecting and  more...
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Insurance Policy
An insurance policy is essentially a contract between the insurer  more...
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Insurance Premium
Insurance premium is simply an amount of money paid for  more...
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Insured Mortgage
An insured mortgage is a mortgage with an insurance policy  more...
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Interbank Market
The interbank market refers to the market where banks make  more...
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Interest Deduction
An interest deduction is any deduction of interest payments that  more...
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Interest-Only Loan
An interest-only loan is any loan that is non-amortizing, at  more...
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Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the branch of the US  more...
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International Fund
An international fund is a mutual fund that invests in  more...
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Intrinsic Value
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Inverse Head And Shoulders
An inverse head and shoulders is a technical analysis charting  more...
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Inverted Yield Curve
An inverted yield curve is one where the most long-term  more...
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Investing
In a business context, investing is the process of committing  more...
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Investment
In finance and business, an investment is an asset purchased  more...
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Investment Adviser
An investment adviser is someone who recommends the best ways  more...
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Investment Bank
An investment bank is an institution that performs a variety  more...
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Investment Club
An investment club is a membership organization for investors.  more...
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Investment Company
An investment company is a firm whose business is to  more...
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Investment Newsletter
An investment newsletter is a publication designed to help investors  more...
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Investment Philosophy
Investment philosophy is a general approach that directs the decisions  more...
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Investment Property
Real property owned by an entity for other than its  more...
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Investment Return
Investment return is the change in value of the investment  more...
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Investment Strategy
An investment strategy is an investment approach taken to effectively  more...
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Investor
An investor is a person or entity that purchases assets  more...
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Invisible Hand
Adam Smith coined the phrase invisible hand in his 1776  more...
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IPO
IPO is an acronym for Initial Public Offering. An  more...
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IRA
An IRA - Individual Retirement Account - is a tax-sheltered  more...
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IRA Rollover
An IRA rollover is a lump-sum distribution deposited from an  more...
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Irrevocable Trust
An irrevocable trust is a trust that once established, cannot  more...
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Itemized Deduction
An itemized deduction is a deduction listed separately against a  more...
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J Curve
J curve refers to the shape of a graph used  more...
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January Barometer
The January Barometer is a theory that states that if  more...
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Japan Inc.
Japan Inc. is a term that emphasizes Japan's traditional, highly  more...
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Jarrow Turnbull Model
The Jarrow Turnbull Model is a model used to analyze  more...
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Java
Java is a technology that was developed by Sun Microsystems  more...
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Jekyll and Hyde
The term "Jekyll and Hyde" is a metaphor for internal  more...
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Jennifer Lopez - J. Lo
Jennifer Lopez - J. Lo is a slang term used  more...
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Jensen Index
The Jensen index is an index that compares the performance  more...
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JIC
JIC, which stands for "just in case," is a strategy  more...
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JIT
JIT, or "just in time," is a strategy used in  more...
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Jitney
A jitney is a fraudulent investment practice in which two  more...
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JMD
JMD is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Jamaican Dollar  more...
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Job and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003
The Job and Growth Tax Relief Act of 2003 was  more...
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Job Hunting Expenses
Job hunting expenses (expenses incurred in finding a new job)  more...
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Job Lot
A job lot refers to a particular contract that deals  more...
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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey is a government  more...
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Jobs Growth
Jobs growth is the number of jobs added to the  more...
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JOD
JOD is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Jordanian Dinar  more...
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Joint
Joint is a term that refers to two things being  more...
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Joint Account
Joint account is opened by two or more owners. The  more...
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Joint and Several Liability
Under joint and several liability a plaintiff may recover full  more...
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Joint and Survivor Annuity
A joint and survivor annuity is a type of insurance  more...
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Joint Bond
Joint bond, or a "joint-and-several bond" is a bond guaranteed  more...
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Joint Life Annuity
A joint life annuity is an insurance policy or contract  more...
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Joint Mortgage
A joint mortgage is simply a mortgage with more than  more...
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Joint Return
A joint return is an IRS tax return that is  more...
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Joint Stock Company
A joint stock company is a unique entity that resembles  more...
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Joint Tax Return
A joint tax return is one tax return filed by  more...
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Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship
In joint tenancy with right of survivorship, each party owns  more...
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Joint Tenants in Common
Joint tenants in common is a way for two or  more...
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Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship
Joint tenants with right of survivorship, sometimes abbreviated JTWROS, is  more...
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Joint Venture
In law, a joint venture, commonly abbreviated JV, is a  more...
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Joint Will
A joint will is a type of legal agreement, in  more...
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JOLTS
JOLTS is the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey produced  more...
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Jonestown Defense
Jonestown defense refers to an extreme defensive tactic used by  more...
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Joseph Effect
The Joseph Effect is the idea that movements over time  more...
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Journal
A journal is used to enter business transactions into an  more...
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JPY
JPY is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Japanese Yen  more...
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JTWROS
JTWROS, an acronym meaning joint tenants with right of survivorship,  more...
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Judgment Lien
A judgment lien is a court-ordered lien on a debtor's  more...
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Judicial Foreclosure
A judicial foreclosure occurs when a lender involves the courts  more...
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Jumbo CD
A jumbo CD, or certificate of deposit, is a CD  more...
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Jumbo Loan
A jumbo loan is a mortgage with a principal balance  more...
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Junior
Junior is a term that signifies that which is younger  more...
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Junior Capital Pool
A junior capital pool (JCP) is a type of corporate  more...
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Junior Debt
Junior debt is a debt (such as a bond) that  more...
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Junior Equity
Junior equity is equity that ranks lower than some other  more...
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Junior Mortgage
A junior mortgage is a mortgage that is subordinated to  more...
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Junior Refunding
Junior refunding refers to a refinancing of government or corporate  more...
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Junior Security
A junior security is a security that ranks below other  more...
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Junk Bond
A junk bond is any bond that is rated below  more...
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Just In Case
Just-in-case or JIC is an inventory management strategy where companies  more...
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Just Title
Just title is any title that is free of claims  more...
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Just-in
Just-in-time is an inventory system where raw materials are delivered  more...
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Kangaroos
Kangaroos are Australian stocks. They are so-named because of the  more...
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Keepwell Agreement
A keepwell agreement is a contract between a parent company  more...
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Keiretsu
A keiretsu is a group of closely related Japanese companies,  more...
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Keltner Channel
The Keltner channel is a market analysis indicator that measures  more...
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Keogh Plan
A Keogh plan is a retirement plan for self-employed individuals  more...
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KES
KES is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Kenya Shilling  more...
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Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators or KPI are financial and non-financial metrics  more...
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Key Person Insurance
Key person insurance, also known as key man life insurance,  more...
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Key Rate Duration
Key rate duration measures portfolio sensitivity or security sensitivity.  more...
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Keynesian Economics
Keynesian economics, also called Keynesianism, is named for economist John  more...
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KHR
KHR is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Cambodian Riel  more...
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Kickback
A kickback is a payment of money, favors, or some  more...
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Kicker
Generically, a kicker is a condition that causes some kind  more...
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Kicking the Tires
Kicking the Tires is a slang term referring to the  more...
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Kiddie Tax
A special tax on the investment gains and unearned income  more...
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Kill
A kill is defined as a cancellation of an order  more...
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Killer Application
The classic example of a killer application is VisiCalc, a  more...
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Killer Bee
A killer bee is a party who helps a company  more...
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Kiting
Kiting, or "floating," is a banking term that refers the  more...
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Kiwi
The Kiwi is the common term used for the New  more...
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Klinger Oscillator
The Klinger Oscillator is a market analysis indicator that that  more...
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KMF
KMF is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Comoros Franc  more...
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Knock-In Option
A knock-in option or "trigger" option is a type of  more...
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Knock-out Option
A knock-out option is a type of barrier option that  more...
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Know Your Client
Know your client, or "KYC", are the ethical and practice  more...
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Know Your Customer
Know your customer, or "KYC" refers to guidelines of securities  more...
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Kondratiev Wave
Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev theorized that capitalist economies move in  more...
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Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes
The Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes refers to several indicators  more...
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KOSPI
KOSPI is the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (or Indexes).  more...
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KPW
In currencies, KPW is the abbreviation for the North Korean  more...
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Krugerrand
A krugerrand is a gold coin minted by the Republic  more...
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KRW
KRW is the three-character currency abbreviation for the South Korean  more...
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Kurtosis
Kurtosis, of Greek origin meaning "bulging" or "swelling", is a  more...
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Labor Force
In macroeconomic statistics, the labor force is the sum of  more...
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Labor Relations
Labor relations can refer broadly to any dealings between management  more...
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Laffer Curve
The Laffer Curve is a mathematical shape that shows the  more...
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Lagging Indicator
A lagging indicator is an economic statistic that changes after  more...
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Laissez-Faire
Literally, laissez-faire is French for "let it be." More usefully,  more...
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Large Cap
Large cap is short for large market capitalization, which typically  more...
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Large-Cap Stock
A large-cap stock is the stock of a company having  more...
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Law of Large Numbers
The law of large numbers is a law of probability  more...
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Lead Investor
A lead investor is the primary provider of risk capital  more...
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Lead Underwriter
The investment banking firm that puts together the syndicate of  more...
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Leading Indicator
A leading indicator is a statistic that predicts trends in  more...
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LEAPS
LEAPS, or Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities, are equity or index  more...
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Lease
A lease is a legal contract that transfers the right  more...
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Legal Monopoly
A legal monopoly is a monopoly that has been specifically  more...
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Legal Tender
In law, legal tender is payment that by statute must  more...
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Legislative Risk
Legislative risk is the potential of sustaining a loss on  more...
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Lender of Last Resort
A lender of last resort is a financial institution, such  more...
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Letter of Credit
A letter of credit is a document a buyer requests  more...
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Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a document written by one  more...
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Level I Quotes
Level I quotes real-time (non-delayed live) quotes of the best  more...
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Level II Quotes
Level II quotes are everything included in Level I quotes  more...
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Level III Quotes
Level III quotes are everything included in Level I quotes  more...
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Level Premium Insurance
Level premium insurance is a type of life insurance policy  more...
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Level Term Insurance
Level term insurance is a type of term life insurance  more...
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Liability Insurance
Liability insurance is a form of protection against claims of  more...
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LIBOR
LIBOR stands for London Interbank Offered Rate. The British  more...
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Life Annuity
A life annuity is an annuity that pays out periodic  more...
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Life Insurance
Life insurance is a contract, according to which an insurance  more...
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Life Insurance Quote
A life insurance quote is the estimated cost of a  more...
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Limit Down
Limit down refers to the maximum amount that a futures  more...
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Limit Order
In trading, a limit order is an order to buy  more...
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Limit Price
The price specified in a limit order is called the  more...
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Limited Liability Company
A limited liability company (LLC) is a corporate arrangement that  more...
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Limited Liability Partnership
A limited liability partnership is a form of joint corporate  more...
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Line of Credit
A line of credit, also called a credit line, is  more...
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Linear Regression
In statistics, linear regression is a technique for estimating the  more...
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Liquidated Damages
Liquidated damages are a payment agreed to by the parties  more...
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Liquidation Value
The liquidation value of a company is an estimate of  more...
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Liquidity Ratio
A liquidity ratio measures a company's ability to pay its  more...
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Listing Requirements
Listing requirements are the criteria set by a stock exchange  more...
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Living Trust
A living trust (also called a grantor trust, or revocable  more...
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Load Fund
A load fund is a mutual fund that charges a  more...
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Load-Adjusted Return
A load-adjusted return is the investment return on a mutual  more...
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Loan Stock
Loan stock is stock issued by a company in exchange  more...
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Loan-Value Ratio
In real estate finance, the loan-value ratio is simply the  more...
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Long Bond
In the US, is the thirty-year Treasury bond is often  more...
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Long Position
A long position in the stock market means that an  more...
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Long Put
A long put is a relatively straightforward options strategy.  more...
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Look-Ahead Bias
Look-ahead bias is use of information outside the time frame  more...
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Lookback Option
A lookback option is a type of exotic option that  more...
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Loss Leader
In marketing, a loss leader is an item priced not  more...
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Luxury Tax
A luxury tax is a tax on luxury goods. The  more...
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M1
In the US, M1 is a narrow measure of the  more...
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M2
In the US, M2 is a broad measure of the  more...
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M3
In the US, M3 is a very broad measure of  more...
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MACD
MACD, which stands for Moving Average Convergence Divergence, is a  more...
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Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of the overall  more...
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Maintenance Fee
In the financial sense, a maintenance fee is a fixed  more...
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Majority Ownership
Majority ownership is ownership of 50% or more of another  more...
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Majority Shareholder
In corporate governance, a majority shareholder is a shareholder that  more...
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Managed Account
A managed account is an investment account that is managed  more...
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Margin
Margin is money borrowed from a broker for trading purposes.  more...
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Margin Account
A margin account allows a trader or investor to buy  more...
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Margin Agreement
A margin agreement is a securities customer agreement signed by  more...
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Margin Call
A margin call is the demand by a brokerage that  more...
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Margin Loan
A margin loan is a loan made by a broker  more...
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Margin Rate
Margin rate has multiple financial meanings. The margin rate  more...
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Marginal Tax Rate
The marginal tax rate is rate of tax applicable to  more...
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Mark to Market
Mark to market is an accounting calculation tracking the current  more...
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Market Capitalization
Market capitalization is the number of shares outstanding times the  more...
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Market Economy
In political economics, a market economy is an economy where  more...
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Market Inefficiency
Market inefficiency is a condition that occurs when current prices  more...
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Market Maker
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Market Share
Market share is the percentage of the total market that  more...
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Married Filing Jointly
Married filing jointly is the tax filing term for a  more...
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Married Filing Separately
Married filing separately is a tax filing status under which  more...
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MBS
In financial terms, MBS stands for mortgage-backed securities. MBS  more...
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Mean Return
Mean return for investors is the average expected return of  more...
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Median
In statistics, the median is the middle of a distribution  more...
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Medical Expenses
The term medical expenses refers to certain dental and medical  more...
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Medicare
Medicare is a national health insurance program for people age  more...
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Merc
The Merc commonly refers to Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  more...
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Mexican Peso
The Mexican peso is the currency of Mexico. MXN  more...
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Micro-Cap Stock
A micro-cap-stock is a stock with a very small market  more...
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Microeconomics
Microeconomics is the branch of economics that deals with individuals,  more...
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Mid-Cap Stock
A mid-cap (mid-capitalization) stock is issued by a corporation with  more...
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Minority Interest
Minority interest represents shares owned by third parties when Company  more...
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Minority Ownership
Minority ownership is ownership of less than 50% of a  more...
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Misery Index
The misery index is the unemployment rate plus the inflation  more...
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Modern Portfolio Theory
Introduced by Nobel Prize winner Harry Markowitz in the 1950s,  more...
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Momentum Indicator
A momentum indicator is a technical analysis indicator that attempts  more...
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Monetary Policy
Monetary policy is the management of a nation's money supply  more...
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Money Center Bank
The term money center bank is used to describe the  more...
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Money Flow
Money flow is a tool used by technical analysts to  more...
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Money Management
Money management is the managing of different uses of money  more...
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Money Manager
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Money Market
The money market is the market for short-term financial instruments.  more...
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Money Market Account
A money market account is a savings account that offers  more...
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Money Market Fund
A money market fund is open-ended and invests only in  more...
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Money Market Mutual Fund
A money market mutual fund is a mutual fund that  more...
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Money Supply
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Monopoly
A monopoly is when one company dominates the market for  more...
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Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo methods are numerical techniques used for solving complex  more...
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Morning Star
A morning star is a candlestick charting pattern that traders  more...
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Morningstar Rating System
The Morningstar rating system evaluates mutual funds according to a  more...
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Mortgage
In law, the word mortgage technically means a pledge of  more...
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Mortgage Banker
A mortgage banker is an individual or organization that lends  more...
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Mortgage Bond
A mortgage bond is a debt obligation secured by a  more...
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Mortgage Broker
A mortgage banker is an individual or organization that acts  more...
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Mortgage Insurance
Mortgage insurance is insurance covering the lender or other holder  more...
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Mortgage Interest Deduction
In US federal taxation, the mortgage interest deduction is a  more...
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Mortgage Life Assurance
Mortgage life assurance is a policy designed to help pay  more...
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Mortgage Life Insurance
Mortgage life insurance is a type of life insurance policy  more...
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Mortgage Rate
The mortgage rate is the rate of interest paid on  more...
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Mortgage Refinance
A mortgage refinance occurs when a borrower pays down an  more...
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Mortgage-Backed Security
A mortgage-backed security (MBS) is a security based upon a  more...
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Mr. Market
Mr. Market is a metaphore created by investor Benjamine Graham.  more...
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Multiple Listing Service
A Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, is a regional database  more...
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Multiplier
In an economic model, a multiplier is a number that  more...
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Multiplier Effect
The multiplier effect describes how an increase in some economic  more...
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Municipal Bond
A municipal bond is a bond issued by a city,  more...
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Mutual Fund
A mutual fund is an investment company designed to pool  more...
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Mutual Fund Symbol
A mutual fund symbol is a group of letters and/or  more...
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Mutual Life Insurance Company
A Mutual life insurance company is a life insurance provider  more...
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NAFTA
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is a comprehensive free  more...
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Naked Option
A naked option is an option contract that creates potentially  more...
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NAREIT
NAREIT stands for the National Association of Real Estate Investment  more...
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Nasdaq
As the world's largest electronic stock market, Nasdaq executes hundreds  more...
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Nasdaq 100 Index
The Nasdaq 100 Index is an index representing the top  more...
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Nasdaq Composite Index
Launched in 1971, the NASDAQ Composite Index is based on  more...
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Natural Resources
Natural resources are naturally occurring features or characteristics of the  more...
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NAV
NAV (Net Asset Value) is a financial entity's assets minus  more...
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Negative Equity
In real estate, negative equity describes a situation where the  more...
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Negative Yield Curve
A negative yield curve has short-term rates, or yields, higher  more...
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Negotiable Certificate of Deposit
A negotiable certificate of deposit is a large denomination certificate  more...
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Nellie Mae
Nellie Mae is a wholly owned subsidiary of SLM corporation,  more...
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Net Asset Value
Net asset value (NAV) refers to the assets of a  more...
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Net Assets
Net assets (also known as owners equity, shareholders equity, or  more...
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Net Book Value
Net book value is the value of an asset on  more...
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Net Income
Net income is the revenues of a company minus all  more...
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Net Present Value
Net present value (NPV) is a method for evaluating the  more...
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Net Worth
Net worth is total assets minus its total liabilities. Put  more...
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New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is a for-profit organization  more...
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News Ticker
A news ticker is an electronically transmitted scroll that conveys  more...
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Nifty Fifty
The Nifty Fifty were fifty blue chip stocks that enjoyed  more...
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Nikkei Index
The Nikkei Index is the leading stock index in Japan.  more...
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No-Load Fund
A no-load fund is a mutual fund that is offered  more...
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Non-Conforming Loan
A non-conforming loan is a mortgage that does not meet  more...
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Non-Refundable Tax Credit
A non-refundable tax credit is a credit that can reduce  more...
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Nonfarm Payrolls
Nonfarm payrolls represent the total number of US employees on  more...
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Normal Retirement Age
Normal retirement age is the age at which a person  more...
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Normal Yield Curve
The normal yield curve is a yield curve with interest  more...
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Notary Public
A notary public (also called a notary, or public notary)  more...
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NYSE Composite Index
The NYSE Composite Index is a New York Stock Exchange  more...
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NYSE International Index
The NYSE International Index tracks the prices of the largest  more...
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NYSE US 100 Index
The NYSE US 100 Index tracks the prices of the  more...
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October Effect
The October effect is a theory that stocks decline during  more...
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Odd Lot Theory
Odd lot theory is a theory within the discipline of  more...
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OECD
The OECD, or Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is  more...
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OEX
OEX is the ticker symbol for the S&P 100 stock  more...
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Offshore Company
An offshore company is a company that is incorporated in  more...
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On-Balance Volume
On-balance volume (OBV) is an indicator that calculates a running  more...
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One Time Charge
A one time charge is a charge against earnings that  more...
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Online Banking
Online banking is a service offered by banks that allows  more...
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Online Broker
Like a traditional broker, an online broker executes trades for  more...
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Online Trading
Online trading is a process by which securities are traded  more...
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OPEC
OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.  more...
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Open Position
Any stock or equity which is owned is said to  more...
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Opening Bell
The opening bell is a signal marking the commencement of  more...
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Option
An option is a contract between a buyer and a  more...
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Option Account
An option account is an account opened with an options  more...
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Option Chain
An option chain is a listing of available option strike  more...
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Option Contract
An option contract, sometimes simply called an option, is an  more...
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Option Exchange
An option exchange is an exchange that trades option contracts.  more...
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Option Holder
An option holder is an individual or entity that has  more...
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Option Premium
Option premium refers to the per-share amount that a buyer  more...
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Option Writer
An option writer is an individual or entity that has  more...
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Organizational Chart
An organizational chart is a diagram that represents and defines  more...
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Organized Labor
Organized labor is the labor union movement. The origins of  more...
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Orphan Stock
An orphan stock is a stock that is not preferred  more...
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OTC Bulletin Board
The OTC Bulletin Board is an automated trading system managed  more...
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Out of the Money
An option is out of the money if it cannot  more...
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Outsourcing
Outsourcing is the practice of companies transferring work to outside  more...
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Overbought/Oversold Indicator
An overbought/oversold indicator is a type of indicator which seeks  more...
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Overvalued
A stock is overvalued if its current price exceeds the  more...
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Pacific Rim
The Pacific Rim is a geographic concept that encompasses  more...
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Paper Profit
A paper profit is a unrealized gain on a security  more...
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Par Value
Par value is the face or stated value of a  more...
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Passive Income
Passive income is income not earned from work. The  more...
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Passive Loss
In US tax regulations, a passive loss is a loss  more...
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Patent Pending
In the US, the phrase patent pending indicates that a  more...
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Payback Period
In corporate finance, the payback period is a simple measure  more...
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Payout Ratio
The payout ratio, sometimes called the dividend payout ratio, is  more...
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PEG Ratio
The PEG ratio is a formula used to estimate a  more...
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is a Federal corporation that  more...
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Pension Fund
A pension fund is an entity set up to collect  more...
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Pension Plan
A pension plan is an agreement between an employer and  more...
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Per Capita Income
Per capita income is the average income for each person  more...
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Per Diem
A per diem is a daily allowance for expenses.  more...
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Permanent Life Insurance
Permanent life insurance is form of indemnity that offers extended  more...
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Personal Consumption Expenditures
Personal consumption expenditures, also known as PCE, are all funds  more...
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Personal Exemption
The personal exemption is a dollar amount excluded from taxable  more...
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Phantom Income
Phantom income is any income that is reportable as taxable  more...
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Piercing Pattern
A piercing pattern is a candlestick charting pattern that can  more...
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Piggyback Loan
A piggyback loan is a second mortgage used to add  more...
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Pink Sheets
The Pink Sheets is an electronic quotation system that provides  more...
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PMI
PMI, or Private Mortgage Insurance, is insurance that indemnifies a  more...
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Point-and Chart
A point-and-figure chart shows filtered price movements of a stock  more...
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Portfolio Insurance
Portfolio insurance is a strategy used to reduce risk and  more...
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Portfolio Management
Determining the mix of assets to hold in a portfolio  more...
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Portfolio Manager
A portfolio manager is the asset management professional who makes  more...
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Portfolio Turnover
Portfolio turnover refers to the measure of trading activity in  more...
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Pound
The pound is a unit of currency. The pound,  more...
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Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal instrument used to  more...
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Pre-Existing Conditions
Pre-existing conditions are medical conditions or diseases that existed before  more...
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Precious Metals
Precious metals are those scarce metallic elements with enough economic  more...
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Predatory Lending
Predatory lending refers to practices used by certain lenders do  more...
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Preferred Shares
Preferred shares are a hybrid form of capital that have  more...
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Premium
In options trading, the premium is the total price of  more...
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Prepayment Penalty
A prepayment penalty is a type of finance charge paid  more...
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Price Fixing
Price fixing is an agreement by multiple competitors to set,  more...
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Price Gap
A price gap is simply an area within a particular  more...
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Price Index
A price index measures the changes over time in prices  more...
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Price to Cash Flow Ratio
The price to cash flow ratio is computed as the  more...
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Price to Earnings Ratio
The price to earnings ratio (P/E) is the stock price  more...
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Price to Sales Ratio
The price to sales ratio (PSR) is computed as the  more...
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Prime Rate
In the US, the prime rate was historically defined as  more...
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Principal Residence
Principal residence refers to the main home where a person  more...
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Pro Forma
Pro forma financial statements are financial statements that include projections  more...
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Pro Rata
Pro rata means in proportion to. Thus pro rata is  more...
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Producer Price Index
The Producer Price Index (PPI) comprises a group of  more...
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Profit and Loss Statement
The profit and loss statement (or income statement, or P&L)  more...
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Profit Margin
Profit margin is shorthand for net profit margin, or earnings  more...
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Profit Motive
In the free market economy, the profit motive is the  more...
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Profit-Sharing
Profit-sharing is an arrangement between an employer and employees in  more...
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Progressive Tax
A progressive tax levies higher taxes on those of greater  more...
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Promissory Note
In law, a promissory note is a contract that involves  more...
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Proxy Fight
A proxy fight is a strategy typically used during a  more...
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Proxy Statement
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Proxy Vote
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Public Company
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Public Domain
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Public Offering
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Public Relations
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Purchasing Power Parity
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Put
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Put Option
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Put/Call Ratio
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Pyramid Scheme
A pyramid scheme is an illegal "investment" in which vested  more...
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QIB
Qualified Institutional Buyer (or QIB) is a legal designation assigned  more...
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Qualified Retirement Plan
A qualified retirement plan meets the requirements of the IRS  more...
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Qualitative Analysis
Qualitative analysis in investment research refers to efforts by an  more...
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Quality Assurance
Quality assurance encompasses all planned and systematic actions and programs  more...
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Quant
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Quantitative Analysis
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Quarterly Report
A quarterly report is an interim report that management issues  more...
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Quasi-Public Corporation
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Quick Ratio
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Quid Pro Quo
The term quid pro quo derives from Latin and literally  more...
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Quiet Period
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Quorum
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Quote
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R&D
R&D stands for Research & Development, which is an activity  more...
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Rainmaker
A rainmaker is an employee who generates a significant amount  more...
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Raise
A raise is an increase in one's salary, wages, commissions,  more...
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Random Walk Theory
The random walk theory states that in an efficient market,  more...
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Range-Bound Trading
Range-bound trading is a purely technical method of predicting a  more...
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Rate Lock
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Rate of Return
The rate of return is the percentage gain or loss  more...
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Rating Service
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Reaganomics
Reaganomics refers to the economic policies associated with former president  more...
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Real Estate
In common law, real estate refers to land and any  more...
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Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent is a person licensed at the  more...
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Real Estate Broker
A real estate broker is a real estate agent that  more...
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Real Estate Limited Partnership
A real estate limited partnership is an investment vehicle for  more...
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Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit
A real estate mortgage investment conduit is a method of  more...
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Real GDP
Real GDP is gross domestic product in constant dollars. In  more...
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Real Interest Rate
A real interest rate is an interest rate adjusted for  more...
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Real Rate of Return
The real rate of return is the rate of return  more...
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Real Wages
In economics, real wages are the true value of wages  more...
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Realtor
A realtor is a professional real estate agent, property manager,  more...
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Recall
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Recession
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Red Candlestick
A red candlestick is used on a candlestick chart to  more...
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Red Chip
A red chip is stock of a company incorporated and  more...
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Refinance
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Refinancing
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Refinancing Cost
Refinancing cost is the amount of money a borrower will  more...
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Refund
The term refund has several meanings. A refund is  more...
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Regional Bank
In the US, the term regional bank is used to  more...
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Regional Fund
The term regional fund indicates that an investment vehicle is  more...
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Registered Education Savings Plan
A Registered Education Savings Plan - or RESP - is  more...
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Registered Investment Adviser
A registered investment adviser is an entity registered with the  more...
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Registered Security
A registered security is a security whose ownership is registered  more...
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REIT
The abbreviation REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust.  more...
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Relative Strength
Relative strength is a term associated with technical analysis that  more...
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Relative Strength Index
The Relative Strength Index is a popular price-following oscillator that  more...
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Rent Control
Rent control refers to local ordinances that govern the amount  more...
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Renter's Insurance
Renter's insurance indemnifies a tenant against various losses. Various types  more...
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Required Rate of Return
The required rate of return is the minimum rate of  more...
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Research and Development
Research and development is a phrase used to describe the  more...
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Reserve Requirement
The reserve requirement is the fraction of deposits that a  more...
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Residential Mortgage
A residential mortgage is a mortgage loan for residential property,  more...
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Restricted CUSIP
A restricted CUSIP reflects the status of any restricted stock  more...
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Retail Banking
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Retail Brokerage
A brokerage that primarily serves retail investors rather than institutional  more...
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Retail Lending
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Retained Earnings
Retained earnings are accumulated earnings that have not been distributed  more...
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Retainer
A retainer is a payment made in advance of receiving  more...
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Retirement
Retirement commonly refers to the time in a person's life  more...
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Return on Assets
Return on assets is net income divided by total assets.  more...
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Return on Equity
Put simply, return on equity is net income divided by  more...
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Reuters
Reuters is short for the Reuters Group plc, a world-renowned  more...
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Reuters Jefferies CRB Index
The Reuters Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity index.  more...
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Revenue
Revenue is a term primarily used in the United States  more...
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Revenue Sharing
Revenue sharing has multiple meanings. Commonly, revenue sharing is  more...
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Reverse Mortgage
A reverse mortgage is a way for senior citizen homeowners  more...
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Reverse Split
A reverse split is a reduction in the number of  more...
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Reverse Stock Split
A reverse stock split is a method used by a  more...
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Revocable Trust
A revocable trust is a trust that can be changed  more...
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Revolving Line of Credit
A revolving line of credit is a type of credit  more...
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RIA
An RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor. The term refers  more...
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Rising Three Methods
The rising three methods is a bullish candlestick charting pattern  more...
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Risk Adjusted Return
The risk-adjusted return of an asset or a portfolio is  more...
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Risk Arbitrage
Risk arbitrage, or "risk arb" is usually taken to mean  more...
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Risk Management
Risk management is a systematic approach to minimizing an organization's  more...
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Risk Premium
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Risk Tolerance
In investing, risk tolerance is the willingness of an investor  more...
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Risk-Free Rate of Return
The return an investor can expect to receive on a  more...
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ROE
ROE is an abbreviation for return on equity, which is  more...
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ROI
ROI, or return on investment, is a measurement of performance  more...
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Rollover Mortgage
A rollover mortgage, also called a renegotiable rate mortgage, is  more...
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Roth IRA
A Roth IRA - Individual Retirement Account - is a  more...
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Roth IRA Conversion
A Roth IRA conversion is the conversion of a individual  more...
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Run On The Bank
A run on the bank occurs when customers/institutions panic and  more...
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Rupee
The rupee is a unit of currency. The rupee  more...
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Russell 2000
The Russell 2000 is a stock-market index measuring the performance  more...
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Russell 2000 Index
The Russell 2000 index is a market capitalization-weighted index comprised  more...
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Russell 3000
The Russell 3000 is an index calculated by ranking all  more...
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Russell Top 50 Index
The Russell Top 50 Index is an a large cap  more...
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Rust Belt
The rust belt is an economic region in the northeastern  more...
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S Corporation
An S corporation is a corporation that for tax purposes  more...
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S&P 1500 Index
The S&P 1500 Index is a broad equity index. The  more...
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S&P 400 Index
The S&P 400 Index is an equity index representing 400  more...
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S&P 500 Index
The S&P 500 Index is a well known and followed  more...
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S&P 500 Mini
A S&P 500 Mini is a derivative contract created for  more...
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S&P 600 Index
The S&P 600 Index is an equity index representing 600  more...
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S&P Global 1200 Index
The S&P Global 1200 Index is a worldwide equity index  more...
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Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension Plan
A salary reduction simplified employee pension plan was an investment  more...
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Schedule A
Schedule A is an IRS form that accompanies the tax  more...
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Schedule D
Schedule D is an IRS income tax form. Taxpayers  more...
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SEC
SEC stands for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  more...
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Section 1031
Section 1031 refers to a portion of the U.S. tax  more...
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Section 1259
Section 1259 is a portion of the federal tax code  more...
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Section 1341 Credit
A section 1341 credit is a tax credit taxpayers may  more...
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Section 988
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Self-Employed Person
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Self-Employment Tax
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Sell Order
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Senkou Span B
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Sentiment
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SEP
A SEP, or Simplified Employee Pension, is a retirement plan  more...
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Serial Option
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Shadow
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Shareholder
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Shareholder of Record
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Sharpe Ratio
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Short Interest Ratio
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Short Position
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Short Straddle
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Short Tax Year
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Shorting
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Sideways Trend
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Signal Line
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Simplified Employee Pension
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Sin Tax
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Skewness
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Small-Cap Stock
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Social Security Tax
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Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (also known as SRI) requires funds to  more...
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Sole Proprietorship
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Sortino Ratio
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SOX Index
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Special Assessment Tax
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Spinning Top
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Spread
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Stakeholder
Any individual, group or business with a vested interest (a  more...
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Stamp Duty
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Standard Deduction
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Standard Mileage Rate
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Star
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State Income Tax
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STIX
STIX is a technical indicator. STIX stands for Short  more...
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Stock
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Stock Buyback
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Stock Dividend
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Stock Exchange
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Stock Fund
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Stock Market Analysis
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Stock Market Breadth
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Stock Market Close
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Stock Market Index
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Stock Market Letter
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Stock Market Order
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Stock Market Timer
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Stock Option
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Stock Replacement Strategy
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Stock Repurchase Program
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Stock Screening
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Stock Split
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Stock Symbol
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Stock Ticker
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Stockholder
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Stockholder of Record
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Stop Order
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Stop-Limit Order
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Stop-Loss
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Stopped out
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Story Stock
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Strangle
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Strike Price
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Subprime Credit Card
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Subprime Loan
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Swap Transferring Risk With Participating Element
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Swedish Krona
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Swiss Franc
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Synthetic Dividend
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Tax
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Tax Advisor
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Tax Base
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Tax Bracket
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Tax Court
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Tax Credit
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Tax Deduction
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Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 was  more...
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Tax Evasion
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Tax Exempt
Tax exempt is a status or condition in which an  more...
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Tax Freedom Day
Tax freedom day is the day the average working American  more...
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Tax Haven
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Tax Holiday
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Tax Liability
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Tax Lien
A tax lien gives a governing, taxing authority a legal  more...
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Tax Planning
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Tax Rate
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Tax Reform Act of 1986
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 constituted a major overhaul  more...
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Tax Refund
A tax refund is a payment by the IRS or  more...
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Tax Return
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Tax Schedule
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Tax Selling
Tax Selling, also known as tax-loss harvesting is the practice  more...
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Tax Shelter
A tax shelter is a legal means of lowering or  more...
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Tax Shield
A tax shield is a legal means of reducing income  more...
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Tax Swap
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Tax Table
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Tax Year
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Tax-Exempt Security
A tax-exempt security is an investment instrument that produces income  more...
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Tax-Free Savings Account
A tax-free savings account is a Canadian savings account that  more...
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Taxable Estate
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Taxable Event
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Taxable Income
Taxable income is all income that is subject to taxation  more...
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Taxable Wage Base
The taxable wage base refers to the amount of wages  more...
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Taxation
Taxation is power of government in which a governing authority  more...
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Taxation Without Representation
Taxation without representation refers to a governance issue wherein a  more...
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Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent office within the  more...
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Taxpayer Identification Number
A taxpayer identification number is a number the IRS uses  more...
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Technical Analysis
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Technical Analyst
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Technical Indicator
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TED Spread
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Term Life Insurance
Term life insurance is a form of life insurance that  more...
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Term Life Insurance Quote
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Terminally Ill
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Three Black Crows
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Three White Soldiers
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Tick
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Ticker Symbol
A ticker symbol is a combination of letters used to  more...
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Time Value
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Time Value of Money
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Timing the Market
An investor who is timing the market attempts to increase  more...
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TIN
A TIN, also known as a taxpayer identification number, is  more...
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Tip Income
Tip income is compensation in addition to salary or hourly  more...
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TIPS
TIPS are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. As with other notes  more...
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Total Return
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Total Tax
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Toxic Asset
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Trailing PE
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Transaction Costs
Transaction costs are costs incurred to complete a financial transaction.  more...
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Transportation Expenses
Transportation expenses are the direct cost of traveling to conduct  more...
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Travel Expenses
Travel expenses are deductible business expenses incurred while traveling away  more...
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Treasury Bill
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Treasury Inflation-Protected Security
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Treasury Stock
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Trend
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Trendline
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Tri-Star
The tri-star is a rare candlestick charting pattern that signals  more...
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Triple Bottom
The triple bottom is a technical analysis pattern that signals  more...
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Triple Top
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Triple Witching
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Trust Company
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UIT
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Umbrella Liability Insurance
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Undercapitalization
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Underfunded Pension Plan
An underfunded pension plan has liabilities exceeding assets. A plan  more...
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Underlying
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Underlying Debt
For municipal bonds, an underlying debt is the debt held  more...
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Underlying Security
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Underpayment Penalty
Underpayment penalty is a tax penalty assessed by the IRS  more...
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Undervalued
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Underwater
In finance the term underwater can have two distinct meanings.  more...
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Underwriter
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Unearned Income
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Unemployment
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Unemployment Income
Unemployment income is compensation received from state and federal programs  more...
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Uniform Gift to Minors Act
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Universal Life
Universal life insurance is a life insurance policy which combines  more...
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Universe of Securities
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Unrealized Loss
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Unrealized Profit
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Uptick
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US Dollar
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US Dollar Index
The US Dollar Index is an index that measures the  more...
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US Savings Bond
A US savings bond is a bond sold by the  more...
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US Treasury
The US Treasury (United States Department of the Treasury) is  more...
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US Treasury Bill
A US Treasury bill is a short-term bond sold by  more...
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US Treasury Bond
A US Treasury bond is a government bond sold by  more...
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US Treasury Note
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US Treasury Securities
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Useful Life
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Valuation
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Value Added Tax
A value added tax is sometimes referred to as VAT.  more...
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Value Fund
A mutual fund that employs a value approach to investing  more...
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Value Investing
Value investing is an investment technique where one buys shares  more...
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Value Stock
A value stock is a stock that, in the opinion  more...
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Value-Added
Value-added is used in several ways to indicate an enhancement  more...
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Vanilla Option
A vanilla option is a basic option with no special  more...
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Variable Annuity
A variable annuity provides a varying rate of return on  more...
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Variable Life
Variable life is a type of whole life insurance that  more...
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Variable Rate
A variable rate is an interest rate that may fluctuate  more...
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Variance
Variance is a measure of volatility. Variance is calculated as  more...
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Vega
The vega of a derivative shows how the value of  more...
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Venture Capital
Venture capital is a source of funding for a high  more...
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Venture Capital Firm
A venture capital firm is an investment company that invests  more...
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Vertical Integration
In strategic management and microeconomics, vertical integration is the consolidation  more...
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Vested
To become vested employees of a company or corporation must  more...
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Viral Marketing
Viral marketing exploits existing social networks to rapidly spread a  more...
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VIX
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Volatility
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Volatility Ratio
The volatility ratio is an indicator developed by Jack D.  more...
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Volatility Smile
The options phenomena known as the volatility smile occurs when  more...
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Volume
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is an IRS-sponsored program in which  more...
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W-2
A W-2 form is a wage and tax statement that  more...
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W-2 Form
A W-2 Form is an income tax withholding document that  more...
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W-4 Form
A W-4 form is a US federal tax form on  more...
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W-8 Form
A W-8 Form is a request by a payer for  more...
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W-9 Form
A W-9 Form is a document issued by a payor  more...
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Wall Street
Wall Street is a street in downtown New York City  more...
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Wall Street Analyst
A Wall Street analyst is a security analyst who works  more...
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Wallflower
A wallflower stock is one that has been largely ignored  more...
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War Chest
A war chest contains funds that are set aside and  more...
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Warrant
A warrant, or stock warrant, is a security issued by  more...
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Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 30,  more...
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Wash Sale
A wash sale occurs if an investor sells a stock  more...
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Wash Sale Rule
The wash sale rule is an IRS rule that prohibits  more...
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Weighted Alpha
Weighted alpha is a measure of stock price movements over  more...
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Weighted Average
A weighted average is an average that adjusts for the  more...
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Whipsaw
Whipsaw refers to the rapid movement of stock prices, either  more...
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Whisper Number
A whisper number is an unofficial, unpublished forecast of a  more...
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Whistle Blower
In US employment law, a whistle blower is an employee  more...
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White Candlestick
When a stock or other security closes higher at the  more...
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White Knight
A white knight is a friendly bidder who steps in  more...
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White-Collar
White-collar is a term that refers to workers who are  more...
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Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance, also known as ordinary, permanent, and straight  more...
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Wholesale
Wholesale is the sale of goods, usually in quantity, for  more...
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Wholesale Banking
Wholesale banking can mean two different things. Sometimes wholesale banking  more...
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Wholly-Owned Subsidiary
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Widow-and Stock
A widow-and-orphan stock is a low risk stock that pays  more...
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Wilshire 5000
The Wilshire 5000 Index was created by Wilshire Associates in  more...
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Window Dressing
Window dressing can have at least two meanings. In accounting  more...
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Wire Transfer
A wire transfer is simply an electronic transfer of funds.  more...
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Withholding
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Withholding Tax
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World Bank
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World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body that  more...
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X
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XAU Index
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XD
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Xenocurrency
Xenocurrency refers to a currency that is traded or circulated  more...
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XOI Index
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XR
The letters XR are an abbreviation for ex-rights. Stocks  more...
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XRT
The letters XRT are an abbreviation to signify that a  more...
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XW
The letters XW are a symbol used to identify when  more...
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Yardstick
A yardstick originally meant a flat wooden board that measures  more...
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Year-End Bonus
In employee compensation, a year-end bonus is additional compensation paid  more...
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Year-over
Year-over-year is a term used frequently in investment research and  more...
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Year-To
In accounting and related reporting contexts, year-to-date signifies that reported  more...
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Yen
The yen is the currency of Japan. Japan's New  more...
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Yield
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Yield Curve
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Yield Spread
The term yield spread is the name given to the  more...
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Yield to Maturity
Yield to maturity, the most widely quoted yield for bonds,  more...
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YTD
YTD is the abbreviation for Year-To-date. YTD measures differences in  more...
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Yuan
The yuan is technically the base unit of the renminbi,  more...
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ZAR
ZAR is the three-character currency abbreviation for the South African  more...
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ZBA
A ZBA, or zero-balance account, is a type of checking  more...
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ZBB
ZBB, or Zero-Based Budgeting, is a budgeting method where justification  more...
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ZEBRA
ZEBRA is an abbreviation for zero basis risk swap. A  more...
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Zero Balance Account
A zero balance account is a bank account with no  more...
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Zero Based Budgeting
Zero based budgeting is a method of budgeting where proposed  more...
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Zero Basis Risk Swap
A zero basis risk swap, or ZEBRA, is a specialized  more...
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Zero Cost Collar
Zero cost collar or zero cost option is an option  more...
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Zero Downtick
In securities trading, a zero downtick is a trade that  more...
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Zero Minus Tick
A zero minus tick transaction occurs when a listed stock  more...
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Zero Plus Tick
Zero plus tick refers to a transaction where the price  more...
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Zero Uptick
In securities trading, a zero uptick is a trade that  more...
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Zero-Base Budgeting
Zero-base budgeting is a budgeting method that management uses which  more...
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Zero-Beta Portfolio
A portfolio of assets constructed to have no systemic risk  more...
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Zero-Coupon Bond
A zero-coupon bond is a bond that does not pay  more...
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Zero-Coupon Convertible
A bond that has no coupon and is convertible into  more...
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Zero-Sum Game
In mathematical game theory, a zero-sum game is a game  more...
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ZMK
ZMK is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Zambian Kwacha  more...
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Zombie
The term "zombie" refers to a company that is insolvent  more...
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Zone
A zone is a region classified by government law (usually  more...
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Zoning
Zoning is a method by which a government (usually a  more...
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ZWD
ZWD is the three-character currency abbreviation for the Zimbabwe Dollar  more...
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