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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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Account Executive
In the financial industry account executive is an employee of  more...
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Aggressive Growth Fund
An aggressive growth fund is a mutual fund whose investment  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 Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized  more...
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Analyst
Although the term analyst can be associated with a broad  more...
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Ask Price
The ask price is the lowest price at which an  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 Management
Asset management can refer to the primary activity of a  more...
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Automated Order Entry System
An automated order entry system is a computer system installed  more...
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Balance
In accounting, the balance of an account is defined as  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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Boiler Room
Boiler room is an unflattering term used to describe a  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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Bull
A bull is an investor who purchases a financial instrument  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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Buying on Margin
When investors engage in buying on margin, they borrow money  more...
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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  more...
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Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, is a financial professional who  more...
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Churning
Churning means excessive buying and selling in a client's account  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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Commercial Hedger
A commercial hedger is a corporation that attempts to stabilize  more...
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Commission
A commission is a fee paid to a third party  more...
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Daisy Chaining
Daisy chaining is an illegal practice undertaken by brokers and  more...
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Day Trader
A day trader is market participant who generally closes out  more...
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Dealer
A dealer is an individual or entity that buys and  more...
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Deep Discount Broker
A deep discount broker is a financial professional who executes  more...
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Discount Broker
A discount broker is a stock broker offering low commission  more...
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Dressing Up a Portfolio
Dressing up a portfolio refers to the practice of some  more...
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Financial Analyst
Financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports  more...
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Full-Service Brokerage
A full-service brokerage offers investment research, tax advice, and retirement  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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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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Hyip Investment
An HYIP investment is a High Yield Income Program.  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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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 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 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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Jitney
A jitney is a fraudulent investment practice in which two  more...
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Kickback
A kickback is a payment of money, favors, or some  more...
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Kill
A kill is defined as a cancellation of an order  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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Maintenance Fee
In the financial sense, a maintenance fee is a fixed  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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Mark to Market
Mark to market is an accounting calculation tracking the current  more...
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Money Management
Money management is the managing of different uses of money  more...
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Money Manager
In financial services, a money manager is a general term  more...
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Money Market Account
A money market account is a savings account that offers  more...
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Mortgage Broker
A mortgage banker is an individual or organization that acts  more...
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Online Broker
Like a traditional broker, an online broker executes trades for  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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QIB
Qualified Institutional Buyer (or QIB) is a legal designation assigned  more...
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Quid Pro Quo
The term quid pro quo derives from Latin and literally  more...
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Rainmaker
A rainmaker is an employee who generates a significant amount  more...
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Real Estate Broker
A real estate broker is a real estate agent that  more...
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Retail Brokerage
A brokerage that primarily serves retail investors rather than institutional  more...
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RIA
An RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor. The term refers  more...
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Sell Order
A sell order is an order to sell a stock  more...
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Stop Order
A stop order is an order to automatically liquidate a  more...
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Stop-Limit Order
A stop-limit order automatically liquidates a stock at a specific  more...
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Stop-Loss
A stop-loss is used to specify a price at which  more...
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Stopped out
An investor is stopped out of a position when a  more...
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Swedish Krona
The Swedish krona is the currency of Sweden. As  more...
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Swiss Franc
The Swiss franc is the currency of Switzerland. CHF  more...
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Term Life Insurance Quote
A term life insurance quote is an estimate of the  more...
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Transaction Costs
Transaction costs are costs incurred to complete a financial transaction.  more...
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Underwriter
An underwriter gives financial support and takes responsibility for paying  more...
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Wall Street Analyst
A Wall Street analyst is a security analyst who works  more...
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