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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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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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30-Day Wash Rule
The 30-day wash rule is an IRS rule prohibiting the  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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423b
A 423b plan refers to an employee stock purchase plan  more...
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52-Week Low
The 52-week low is the lowest price that a stock  more...
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6-K
A 6-k is a Form 6-k or "Report of Foreign  more...
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8-K
Form 8-K is a report that publicly traded companies must  more...
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Absolute Return
Absolute return measures the actual percentage return of an asset  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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Accrued Dividend
An accrued dividend is remuneration owed by a company to  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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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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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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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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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 Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized  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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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 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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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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APT
The term APT generally refers to the arbitrage pricing theory.  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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Arm's Length Transaction
An arm's length transaction is a transaction, often between two  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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Asset Turnover
Asset turnover is an efficiency ratio used in financial analysis  more...
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Asset/Equity Ratio
The asset/equity ratio shows the relationship of the total assets  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 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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Average Daily Volume
Average Daily Volume is the cumulative number of shares traded  more...
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Baby Bells
Baby bells, or Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), were essentially  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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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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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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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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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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Blue Chip Stock
Blue chip stock is equity in the securities of high  more...
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Board of Directors
Board of directors refers to a group of people that  more...
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Boardroom
The boardroom is the executive conference room designed as the  more...
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Book Value
Book value has two accounting meanings. Book value is  more...
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Bottom Fisher
A bottom fisher is an investor who attempts to buy  more...
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Bourse
A bourse is a European financial market. Based on  more...
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Broker Recommendation
A broker recommendation is an opinion given by 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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Buyout
A buyout is an investment transaction in which a company  more...
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Call Price
The call price is the price at which an issuer  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 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 Stock
Capital stock is stock authorized for issue by the charter  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 Dividend
A cash dividend is the distribution of a company's profits  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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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  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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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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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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Chief Operating Officer
A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible  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 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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Closing Bell
The closing bell is a signal which marks the end  more...
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Closing Price
The closing price of a stock is the price of  more...
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COMEX
Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) was established in 1933 through the  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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Commodity Exchange
A commodity exchange is a market organized to allow for  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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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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Consolidated Financial Statement
A consolidated financial statement presents the financial position or results  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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COO
COO, or Chief Operating Officer, is a member of upper  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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Cost Basis
Cost basis reflects the true cost of purchasing a financial  more...
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Cost/Benefit Analysis
Cost/benefit analysis is a process of quantifying the most economically  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  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
The Crash of 1987, Black Monday, took place on October  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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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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Cycle
A cycle is a recurring pattern, usually wavelike. In  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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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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Debt Capital
Debt capital is funds supplied by lenders that is part  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 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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Declaration Date
The declaration date is one of three key dates associated  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 Stock
Deferred stock is one or more shares of stock that  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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Delist
A public company is said to delist if it ceases  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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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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Diamonds
DIAMONDS are Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trading on the American Stock  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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Dip
A dip in the market is a decline in prices,  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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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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Discount Broker
A discount broker is a stock broker offering low commission  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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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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Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging is long-term investment strategy in which 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
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Double Top
Double top is a term used by technical analysts to  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 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 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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Downside
In business jargon, downside is the risk of unfavorable outcome  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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DRIP
DRIP is the acronym for Dividend Reinvestment Plan. In  more...
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Due Diligence
Due diligence is a formal investigation into any proposed investment.  more...
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Dutch Auction
Dutch auction, started in Netherlands' farms, is a descending price  more...
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Earned Income
Earned income is wages, salary, tips, fees or other compensation  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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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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Elliott Wave Theory
Elliott Wave Theory was developed by Ralph Nelson Elliott in  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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Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur is someone who attempts to create a new  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 Market
Equity market, or stock market, is a system through which  more...
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Equity Risk Premium
Equity risk premium is a premium return of the stock  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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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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Financial Analyst
Financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports  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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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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FTSE
The FTSE Group (pronounced "footsie") computes tens of thousands of  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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Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental analysis attempts to find the actual value of a  more...
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Gain
A gain is an increase in the value of an  more...
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Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are the rules and practices  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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Good Til Canceled
A good til canceled order is an order to buy  more...
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Greater Fool Theory
The greater fool theory says there's always someone - an  more...
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High-Tech Stock
A high-tech stock is a publicly traded stock of companies  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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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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Implied Volatility
The implied volatility of an asset is an estimate of  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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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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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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Inefficient Market
An inefficient market is one in which assets are underpriced  more...
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Inflation-Indexed Security
An inflation-indexed security is a stock or bond whose return  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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Intrinsic Value
The actual value of a security, as opposed to its  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 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 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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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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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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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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JIC
JIC, which stands for "just in case," is a strategy  more...
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Jitney
A jitney is a fraudulent investment practice in which two  more...
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Joint Stock Company
A joint stock company is a unique entity that resembles  more...
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Joint Venture
In law, a joint venture, commonly abbreviated JV, is a  more...
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Jonestown Defense
Jonestown defense refers to an extreme defensive tactic used by  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 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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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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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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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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Kill
A kill is defined as a cancellation of an order  more...
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Killer Bee
A killer bee is a party who helps a company  more...
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Know Your Client
Know your client, or "KYC", are the ethical and practice  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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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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Lead Investor
A lead investor is the primary provider of risk capital  more...
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Legislative Risk
Legislative risk is the potential of sustaining a loss on  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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Line of Credit
A line of credit, also called a credit line, is  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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Loan Stock
Loan stock is stock issued by a company in exchange  more...
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Long Position
A long position in the stock market means that an  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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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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Market Capitalization
Market capitalization is the number of shares outstanding times the  more...
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Market Share
Market share is the percentage of the total market that  more...
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Mean Return
Mean return for investors is the average expected return of  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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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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Monopoly
A monopoly is when one company dominates the market for  more...
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Morningstar Rating System
The Morningstar rating system evaluates mutual funds according to a  more...
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Mr. Market
Mr. Market is a metaphore created by investor Benjamine Graham.  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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Mutual Fund
A mutual fund is an investment company designed to pool  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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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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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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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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Odd Lot Theory
Odd lot theory is a theory within the discipline of  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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One Time Charge
A one time charge is a charge against earnings that  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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Open Position
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Opening Bell
The opening bell is a signal marking the commencement of  more...
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Organizational Chart
An organizational chart is a diagram that represents and defines  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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Overvalued
A stock is overvalued if its current price exceeds the  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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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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Preferred Shares
Preferred shares are a hybrid form of capital that have  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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Pro Rata
Pro rata means in proportion to. Thus pro rata is  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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Proxy Fight
A proxy fight is a strategy typically used during a  more...
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Proxy Statement
A proxy statement contains information regarding an issue that needs  more...
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Proxy Vote
A proxy vote is a vote by one entity on  more...
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Public Company
A public company is a company that has issued securities  more...
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Public Offering
A public offering is an invitation to participate in a  more...
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Public Relations
Public relations is the effort to spread interest and promote  more...
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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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Qualitative Analysis
Qualitative analysis in investment research refers to efforts by an  more...
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Quarterly Report
A quarterly report is an interim report that management issues  more...
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Quasi-Public Corporation
A quasi-public corporation is a privately operated company that is  more...
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Quiet Period
In US securities law, the quiet period was historically a  more...
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Quorum
In law, a quorum is the minimum number of members  more...
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Quote
In the financial markets, a quote is the price at  more...
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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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Random Walk Theory
The random walk theory states that in an efficient market,  more...
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Rate of Return
The rate of return is the percentage gain or loss  more...
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Real Rate of Return
The real rate of return is the rate of return  more...
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Red Chip
A red chip is stock of a company incorporated and  more...
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Refund
The term refund has several meanings. A refund is  more...
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Registered Security
A registered security is a security whose ownership is registered  more...
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Restricted CUSIP
A restricted CUSIP reflects the status of any restricted stock  more...
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Retained Earnings
Retained earnings are accumulated earnings that have not been distributed  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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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 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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RIA
An RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor. The term refers  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
In finance, the risk premium is the additional return received  more...
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Risk Tolerance
In investing, risk tolerance is the willingness of an investor  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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Roth IRA
A Roth IRA - Individual Retirement Account - is a  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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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 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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SEC
SEC stands for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  more...
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Sell Order
A sell order is an order to sell a stock  more...
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Sentiment
Sentiment is a measure of the bearishness or bullishness of  more...
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Shareholder
A shareholder is an individual or organization owning stock in  more...
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Shareholder of Record
The shareholder of record is the person named on the  more...
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Sharpe Ratio
The Sharpe Ratio is a simple measure of the risk-adjusted  more...
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Short Interest Ratio
Short interest ratio is a metric that reveals positive or  more...
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Short Position
The holder of a short position is bearish on the  more...
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Shorting
Shorting a stock or other asset is the selling of  more...
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Sideways Trend
When the price of a stock moves neither steadily upward  more...
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Small-Cap Stock
A small-cap stock has a market capitalization between $500M and  more...
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Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (also known as SRI) requires funds to  more...
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Sortino Ratio
The Sortino Ratio is a tool, like the Sharpe Ratio,  more...
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SOX Index
The SOX Index represents the symbol of the Philadelphia Stock  more...
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Spread
Spread can mean several different things to investors, depending on  more...
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Stakeholder
Any individual, group or business with a vested interest (a  more...
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Stock
Stock is a security issued in the form of shares  more...
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Stock Buyback
A stock buyback occurs when a company repurchase their own  more...
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Stock Dividend
A stock dividend is a dividend that is paid in  more...
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Stock Exchange
Stock exchanges are responsible for listing and trading the stocks  more...
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Stock Market Analysis
A stock market analysis is an evaluation of the market  more...
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Stock Market Breadth
Stock market breadth is a tally of how many stocks  more...
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Stock Market Close
The stock market close has traditionally been at 4 pm  more...
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Stock Market Index
A stock market index is a hypothetical basket of securities  more...
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Stock Market Letter
A stock market letter is a term used to describe  more...
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Stock Market Order
In general, a stock market order refers to any one  more...
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Stock Market Timer
A stock market timer attempts to profit by predicting the  more...
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Stock Option
A stock option is the right, but not the obligation,  more...
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Stock Replacement Strategy
A stock replacement strategy is an approach to investing that  more...
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Stock Screening
Stock screening is the process of finding stocks that meets  more...
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Stock Split
A stock split occurs when a company releases additional stock  more...
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Stock Symbol
Stock symbol refers to the identifying letter code for a  more...
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Stock Ticker
Stock ticker is another expression for "ticker" or "ticker tape,"  more...
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Stockholder
A stockholder, or shareholder, is an individual or organization owning  more...
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Stockholder of Record
The stockholder of record is the registered owner of a  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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Story Stock
A story stock is one that trades primarily on expectations  more...
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Tax Swap
A tax swap is a method of realizing a capital  more...
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Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis is a method of forecasting prices of stocks,  more...
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Technical Analyst
A technical analyst believes that prices move in predictable patterns,  more...
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TED Spread
A TED spread is a yield spread. On any  more...
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Three Black Crows
Three black crows is a candlestick charting pattern used in  more...
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Three White Soldiers
In technical analysis, three white soldiers is a candlestick charting  more...
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Tick
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Tick is a measure  more...
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Ticker Symbol
A ticker symbol is a combination of letters used to  more...
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Timing the Market
An investor who is timing the market attempts to increase  more...
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Total Return
Total return is the sum of dividends, interest, and capital  more...
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Trailing PE
A trailing PE is a price-earnings ratio based on the  more...
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Trendline
A trendline is a straight line connecting multiple points on  more...
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Triple Top
A triple top is a price pattern used by technical  more...
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Triple Witching
Triple Witching is a market phenomenon that occurs when contracts  more...
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UIT
An investment product that consists of a diversified basket of  more...
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Undercapitalization
Undercapitalization is the condition that occurs when a business lacks  more...
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Underlying
The term underlying generally refers to the asset that a  more...
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Underlying Security
Also called an underlier, an underlying security is the security  more...
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Undervalued
A stock is undervalued when, based on fundamentals like earnings  more...
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Uniform Gift to Minors Act
The Uniform Gift to Minors Act creates a custodial vehicle  more...
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Universe of Securities
Universe of securities refers to a group of stocks that  more...
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Unrealized Loss
An unrealized loss is a loss on an investment that  more...
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Unrealized Profit
An unrealized profit is a potential profit that has not  more...
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Uptick
An uptick is a transaction that occurs at a higher  more...
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Valuation
Valuation is the attempt to determine whether a stock is  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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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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VIX
VIX is the CBOE Volatility Index, created by the Chicago  more...
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Volatility
In finance, volatility is a statistical measure of the tendency  more...
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Volume
Volume is a measure of trading activity. On stock  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 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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Wholly-Owned Subsidiary
A wholly-owned subsidiary is a company whose stock is entirely  more...
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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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X
The letter X has a variety of meanings in the  more...
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XAU Index
The XAU Index represents the symbol of the Philadelphia Gold  more...
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XD
XD means ex-dividend or without the dividend. The ex-dividend  more...
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XOI Index
The XOI Index represents the symbol of the American Stock  more...
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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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Yield
In general, yield is a term that defines a return  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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