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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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