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C2C
C2C is the abbreviation for consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce. C2C  more...
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Calendar Year
Calendar year defines the year as designated by the Gregorian  more...
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Call
A call is a type of option contract. A  more...
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Call Option
A call option is an option contract that gives the  more...
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Call Price
The call price is the price at which an issuer  more...
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Canadian Dollar
The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. Canada  more...
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Cancelled Check
A cancelled check is a check that has been approved  more...
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Candlestick
A candlestick is a basic unit in a candlestick chart  more...
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Candlestick Charts
Candlestick charts plot stock price data. Originated by Japanese rice  more...
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Capacity Utilization Rate
The capacity utilization rate is the value of production capacity  more...
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Capex
Capex, an abbreviated word that signifies "capital expenditures," capex is  more...
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Capital Appreciation
Capital appreciation is defined as any increase in the market  more...
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Capital Appreciation Fund
A capital appreciation fund is a mutual fund that is  more...
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Capital Asset Pricing Model
Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a sophisticated mathematical method  more...
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Capital Gain
A capital gain is an increase in the value of  more...
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Capital Gains Distribution
A capital gains distribution is a distribution of income from  more...
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Capital Gains Tax
Capital gains are subject to capital gains tax. A capital  more...
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Capital Goods
In a basic sense, capital goods are goods used for  more...
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Capital Loss
A capital loss is a decrease in the value of  more...
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Capital Stock
Capital stock is stock authorized for issue by the charter  more...
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Capitalism
Capitalism is a market-driven economy, characterized by private ownership and  more...
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Capitalization
The market capitalization (market cap) of a company is the  more...
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Cash
Cash consists of paper currency and coins. In the  more...
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Cash Asset Ratio
The cash asset ratio - also known as the cash  more...
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Cash Basis
Cash basis is an accounting method that recognizes revenue and  more...
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Cash Cow
A cash cow represents the division of a company that  more...
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Cash Dividend
A cash dividend is the distribution of a company's profits  more...
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Cash Equivalents
Cash equivalents are investments that are so liquid and so  more...
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Cash Flow
Cash flow is a company's net inflow or outflow of  more...
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Cash out
The term cash out applies to a type of mortgage  more...
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Cash Reserves
A company's cash reserves are the funds available to meet  more...
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Cashier's Check
A cashier's check is issued and certified by a bank  more...
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Casualty Insurance
Generally, casualty insurance is a type of indemnity that provides  more...
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CBOE
The CBOE, or Chicago Board Options Exchange, was founded in  more...
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CBOE Gold Index
CBOE Gold Index stands for the Chicago Board Options Exchange  more...
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CBOT
The CBOT, or Chicago Board of Trade, is the world's  more...
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CD
A CD, or Certificate of Deposit, is a savings instrument  more...
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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  more...
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Central Bank
A central bank is fundamentally a chief bank of a  more...
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CEO
CEO or chief executive officer is a bureaucratic position that  more...
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Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, is a financial professional who  more...
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Certified Public Accountant
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a person licensed by  more...
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CFA
CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst, a professional designation given  more...
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CFO
CFO, or Chief Financial Officer, is senior corporate officer with  more...
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CFP
CFP is short for certified financial planner, which is a  more...
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Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board is a senior corporate figure  more...
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Chapter 11
Chapter 11 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Reform  more...
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Chapter 13
Chapter 13 is a provision in U.S. bankruptcy law under  more...
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Chapter 7
Chapter 7 is a section of the US Bankruptcy Code  more...
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Charge Card
A charge card is the physical card that records an  more...
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Chartered Financial Analyst
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is an investment professional who  more...
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Chartist
A chartist is an investor who attempts to predict market  more...
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Chasing the Market
An investor who is chasing the market purchases securities after  more...
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Checking Account
A checking account is an account at a depository institution  more...
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Chicago Board of Trade
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a commodities exchange  more...
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Chief Operating Officer
A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible  more...
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Child and Dependent Care Credit
The child and dependent care credit is a federal income  more...
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Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit is a nonrefundable credit offered by  more...
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Churn Rate
Churn rate is a measure of customer attrition. The  more...
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Churning
Churning means excessive buying and selling in a client's account  more...
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Circuit Breaker
The stock market circuit breaker has the same purpose as  more...
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Class A Shares
Class A shares of stock are generally thought of as  more...
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Class Action Suit
A class action suit is a lawsuit filed by one  more...
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Class B Shares
Class B shares are a classification of common stock that  more...
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Class C Shares
Class C shares are a common class of mutual funds.  more...
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Closed-End Fund
A closed-end fund is legally known as a closed-end management  more...
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Closing Bell
The closing bell is a signal which marks the end  more...
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Closing Costs
Most generally, closing costs is associated with a cost of  more...
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Closing Price
The closing price of a stock is the price of  more...
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Coincident Indicator
A coincident indicator is an economic indicator that measures the  more...
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COLA
COLA, or cost-of-living adjustment, is an act of adjusting wages  more...
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Collateralized Debt Obligations
Collateralized debt obligations (CDO) are a form of an asset-backed  more...
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COMEX
Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) was established in 1933 through the  more...
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Command Economy
A command economy, also called planned economy, is directly controlled  more...
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Commercial Bank
A commercial bank is a financial intermediary which collects credit  more...
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Commercial Hedger
A commercial hedger is a corporation that attempts to stabilize  more...
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Commercial Loan
A commercial loan is a loan borrowed by a company  more...
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Commercial Mortgage
A commercial mortgage is a mortgage which is secured by  more...
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Commercial Paper
Commercial paper is a debt instrument issued by well-established companies  more...
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Commission
A commission is a fee paid to a third party  more...
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Commodity
Generally speaking, any tangible good can be categorized as a  more...
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Commodity Exchange
A commodity exchange is a market organized to allow for  more...
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Commodity Futures
Commodity futures are futures contracts for delivery of commodities.  more...
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is an independent federal regulatory  more...
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Commodity Index
A commodity index tracks the price of various types of  more...
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Common Stock
Common stock is a security representing a legal claim to  more...
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Composite
A composite, or composite index, is an aggregation of components  more...
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Compound Annual Growth Rate
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) measures the annual change  more...
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Compound Annual Return
The compound annual return shows the investment return, assuming the  more...
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Compound Growth Rate
The compound growth rate measures average growth of an amount  more...
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Compound Interest
Compound interest is the payment of interest on both principal  more...
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Conference Call
A conference call refers to investors, media and interested parties  more...
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Confidence Indicator
A confidence indicator gauges the optimism of a group of  more...
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Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality agreement, also called nondisclosure agreement, is a contract entered  more...
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Conforming Loan
A conforming loan is a residential mortgage that is eligible  more...
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Consensus Forecast
A consensus forecast aggregates the estimates of security analysts of  more...
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Consensus Recommendation
The consensus recommendation is an average of analyst ratings on  more...
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Consolidate Loans
When a person seeks to consolidate loans, he/she is essentially  more...
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Consolidated Financial Statement
A consolidated financial statement presents the financial position or results  more...
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Consolidation Loan
Consolidation loan is a type of loan that encompasses a  more...
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Constant Dollar GDP
Constant dollar GDP is gross domestic product adjusted for price  more...
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Constant Dollars
Constant dollars are dollars that have been adjusted for the  more...
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Consultant
A consultant is an individual or firm that offers expert  more...
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Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence is an attempt to measure the public's perception  more...
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Consumer Confidence Index
The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) gauges the level of optimism  more...
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Consumer Durables
In US macroeconomic statistics, consumer durables are those durable goods  more...
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Consumer Goods
In economics, consumer goods are new items intended for sale  more...
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Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index, also known as the CPI, is  more...
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Consumption Tax
A consumption tax is a charge levied on spending for  more...
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Contract Size
Contract size is the deliverable amount on a contract.  more...
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Contrarian
Simply put, a contrarian is an investor who makes investments  more...
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Controlling Interest
Controlling interest is simply an ownership status where a corporation  more...
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Conventional Mortgage
A conventional mortgage is a fully amortizing mortgage. The  more...
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Convertible Bond
A convertible bond is a debt instrument that holders can  more...
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COO
COO, or Chief Operating Officer, is a member of upper  more...
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Cooking the Books
Cooking the books is an unethical practice of misrepresenting company's  more...
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Copyright
Copyright is a protection offered by the United States to  more...
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Cornering the Market
Cornering the market occurs when an investor or group of  more...
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Corporate Stock
Corporate stock is the capital or monetary fund that a  more...
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Correction
A market correction is a decline in price following an  more...
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Correlation
In statistics, correlation is an assessment of the extent of  more...
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Correlation Coefficient
A correlation coefficient is a numerical, descriptive measure of the  more...
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Cost Basis
Cost basis reflects the true cost of purchasing a financial  more...
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Cost of Equity
The cost of equity is the minimum rate of return  more...
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Cost-of Index
A cost-of-living index measures the changes of prices consumers pay  more...
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Cost/Benefit Analysis
Cost/benefit analysis is a process of quantifying the most economically  more...
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Cottage Industry
A cottage industry is a system of production which takes  more...
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Council of Economic Advisers
The Council of Economic Advisers is a panel that provides  more...
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Countercyclical
A trend is countercyclical if it moves in the opposite  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  more...
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Coupon
A coupon refers to the annual interest rate a bond  more...
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Coverdell Education Savings Account
Formerly called the education IRA, the Coverdell education savings account  more...
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Covered Call
A covered call is a short call option which is  more...
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Covered Option
A covered option is either a put or a call  more...
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Covered Put
A covered put is a put option which is sold  more...
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CPA
A CPA, the common acronym for Certified Public Accountant, is  more...
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CPI
CPI is the common abbreviation for the Consumer Price Index,  more...
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Crash of 1929
The Crash of 1929 took place from September through November  more...
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Crash of 1987
The Crash of 1987, Black Monday, took place on October  more...
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Credit Card
A credit card is the small plastic card issued to  more...
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Credit Crunch
A credit crunch happens when banks are reluctant to loan  more...
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Credit Default Swap
A credit default swap is a credit derivative. A  more...
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Credit History
Credit history is generally a temporal record of repaying debt.  more...
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Credit Limit
A credit limit is the explicit borrowing ceiling set by  more...
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Credit Rating
A credit rating refers to the capability of companies to  more...
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Credit Report
A credit report is a detailed synopsis of information collected  more...
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Credit Score
A credit score is a value computed by a credit  more...
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Credit Spread
A credit spread is an option strategy implemented by the  more...
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Credit Union
A credit union is a member-owned and controlled, financial cooperative  more...
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Creditor
A creditor is a person or entity that is owed  more...
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CSO
CSO is an abbreviation for Chief Security Officer. A  more...
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Cumulative Dividend
A cumulative dividend is a dividend that, if the company  more...
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Cumulative Total Return
The cumulative total return on an investment is the total  more...
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Cup and Handle
A cup and handle is a technical analysis charting formation  more...
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Currency Pair
In FOREX markets, a currency pair is a price quote  more...
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Current Dollars
Current dollars (also known as "nominal dollars") are dollars in  more...
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Current Market Value
The current market value of a stock is its most  more...
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Current Ratio
Current ratio is balance-sheet financial performance measure of company liquidity.  more...
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Current Yield
Current yield is equal to a bond's annual interest payment  more...
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CUSIP
CUSIP is an abbreviation for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification  more...
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Cycle
A cycle is a recurring pattern, usually wavelike. In  more...
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Cyclical
When entire industries and the companies within them are characterized  more...
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Cyclical Stock
A cyclical stock is one whose profits are highly correlated  more...
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