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Daily High
The daily high is the highest price paid for a  more...
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Daily Low
The daily low is the lowest price paid for an  more...
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Daisy Chaining
Daisy chaining is an illegal practice undertaken by brokers and  more...
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Dark Cloud Cover
Dark cloud cover is a candlestick charting pattern that can  more...
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Date of Maturity
The date of maturity is the date on which a  more...
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Date of Record
The date of record is the date that determines which  more...
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DAX 100
DAX 100 is the abbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex 100, a  more...
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Day Trader
A day trader is market participant who generally closes out  more...
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Dead Cat Bounce
A dead cat bounce is any sharp rise in prices  more...
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Dealer
A dealer is an individual or entity that buys and  more...
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Death Benefit
Death benefit is the sum amount paid by the insurance  more...
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Death Put
A death put, sometimes called a survivor's option, is a  more...
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Debit
A debit is a bookkeeping entry that results in the  more...
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Debit Card
A debit card is a plastic card that resembles a  more...
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Debt
In business, a debt is an obligation of one party  more...
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Debt Capital
Debt capital is funds supplied by lenders that is part  more...
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Debt Consolidation
Debt consolidation is the replacement of several small debts with  more...
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Debt Consolidation Program
A debt consolidation program is a program in which several  more...
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Debt Financing
Debt financing refers to the borrowing of funds in order  more...
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Debt Instrument
A debt instrument is a contractural or written assurance to  more...
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Debt Limit
A debt limit is the maximum amount of debt which  more...
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Debt Market
The debt market is the market for trading debt securities.  more...
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Debt Ratio
For a company, the debt ratio indicates the relationship between  more...
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Debt Security
A debt security is a written agreement to repay a  more...
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Debt Service
Debt service refers to the series of payments of principal  more...
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Debt Service Coverage
The debt service coverage ratio calculates the amount of cash  more...
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Debt to Equity Ratio
The debt to equity ratio measures the portion of the  more...
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Debt/Asset Ratio
The debt/asset ratio measures the ratio of the company's assets  more...
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Debt/Equity Ratio
The debt/equity ratio is a capitalization ratio. The debt/equity  more...
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Debtholder
A debtholder is the investor who holds a debt instrument,  more...
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Debtor
A debtor is a person or entity that is owes  more...
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Declaration Date
The declaration date is one of three key dates associated  more...
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Deep Discount Broker
A deep discount broker is a financial professional who executes  more...
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Deep in the Money
A deep in the money option is one that is  more...
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Deep out of the Money
A deep out of the money option is presently worthless.  more...
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Default
Default can be generally defined as a failure of a  more...
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Default Risk
Default risk is the risk born by a creditor that  more...
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Defendant
In law, a defendant is the party that must respond  more...
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Defensive Investment Strategy
Defensive investment strategy is an investment approach to allocating a  more...
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Defensive Stock
A defensive stock is one whose profits are minimally impacted  more...
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Deferred Annuity
A deferred annuity is a contract that delays annuity payments,  more...
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Deferred Compensation
Deferred compensation is the portion of an employee's income that  more...
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Deferred Revenue
Deferred revenue is a liability that is created when monies  more...
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Deferred Stock
Deferred stock is one or more shares of stock that  more...
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Deferred Tax
Deferred tax represents a company's liability for taxes owed that  more...
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Deficit
Deficit is an economic condition in which spending exceeds income.  more...
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Deficit Spending
Deficit spending represents an overload of government expenditures over government  more...
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Defined Benefit Plan
A defined benefit plan is a type of qualified retirement  more...
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Defined Contribution Plan
A defined contribution plan is a type of qualified retirement  more...
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Deflation
Deflation is a broad decline in prices. Deflation occurs when  more...
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Deflator
A deflator is used to convert current dollars into dollars  more...
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Delayed Opening
A delayed opening is the intentional postponement of the opening  more...
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Deleveraging
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging  more...
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Delinquent
The term delinquent refers to a person or business entity  more...
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Delist
A public company is said to delist if it ceases  more...
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Delivery Month
The specified month within which a futures contract matures and  more...
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Demand
Demand is an economic measure, which expresses a desire, as  more...
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Demand Curve
Demand curve is a graphic representation of the demand schedule  more...
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Demand Deposit
A demand deposit is a type of financial account that  more...
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Demand Elasticity
Demand elasticity, also known as price elasticity of demand, is  more...
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Demographics
Demographics is the classification of populations, especially consumers, by various  more...
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Denomination
The word denomination has three distinct but closely related uses  more...
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Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD), established in  more...
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Dependent
The term dependent generally describes a person who is financially  more...
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Deposit
Deposit has two distinct meanings. Meaning one is applied  more...
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Deposit Slip
A deposit slip is a written form of notification that  more...
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Depositary Receipt
Depositary Receipt (DR) was created in 1927 to aid US  more...
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Depreciable Property
Depreciable property is any property other than land a property  more...
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Depreciation
Depreciation is the reduction in the value of an asset  more...
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Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization are accounting transactions that record the loss  more...
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Depressed Market
A depressed market occurs when supply overtakes demand, resulting in  more...
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Depression
In economics, a severe and prolonged recession is sometimes called  more...
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Deregulation
Deregulation is an act by which the government regulation of  more...
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Derivative
A derivative, or derivative security, is an asset whose price  more...
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Derivative Security
A derivative security is an asset whose price is based  more...
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Descending Bottoms
Descending bottoms refers to a succession of lower lows in  more...
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Descending Tops
Descending tops are a series of trades with each high  more...
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Devaluation
Devaluation is the reduction in value of a currency, relative  more...
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Diamonds
DIAMONDS are Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trading on the American Stock  more...
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Digital Money
Digital money is money transmitted in electronic form to pay  more...
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Digital Option
A digital option is a type of exotic options which  more...
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Diluted Earnings Per Share
Diluted earnings per share is earnings per share that fully  more...
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Diluted Share
Diluted share is a term used in reporting earnings per  more...
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Dilution
Dilution is the reduction of fractional ownership of each of  more...
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Diminishing Return
Diminishing return, or the law of diminishing return, is an  more...
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Dip
A dip in the market is a decline in prices,  more...
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Direct Deposit
Direct deposit is a program in which a payment is  more...
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Direct Purchase Program
A direct purchase program allows an investor to buy stock  more...
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Direct Stock Purchase Plan
A direct stock purchase plan (DSP) is a company-sponsored program  more...
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Director
A director is one of a group of individuals elected  more...
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Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is an insurance policy that pays supplemental income  more...
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Disclaimer
A disclaimer is a decree that formally denies legal claim  more...
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Disclosure
Disclosure is the release of relevant information. Disclosure requirements play  more...
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Discontinued
Discontinued in a financial context is usually associated with discontinued  more...
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Discount
A discount is a difference between the price paid for  more...
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Discount Broker
A discount broker is a stock broker offering low commission  more...
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Discount Loan
A discount loan is a loan that does not require  more...
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Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Discounted cash flow analysis is a valuation tool analysts use  more...
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Disinflation
Disinflation occurs when the overall rate of inflation decreases over  more...
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Disposable Income
Disposable income is money that can be spent, saved, invested  more...
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Distress Sale
A distress sale occurs when, despite non favorable selling conditions,  more...
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Distressed Security
A distressed security is a security belonging to a company  more...
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Diversified Investment Company
A diversified investment company is an investment fund that adheres  more...
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Divest
To divest is to liquidate, or sell off, one's investment  more...
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Divestiture
Divestiture is the sale or disposition of a business by  more...
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Dividend
A dividend is a payment by a corporation to its  more...
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Dividend Clawback
A dividend clawback is an incentive for investors to keep  more...
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Dividend Payout Ratio
The dividend payout ratio is the percentage of a company's  more...
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Dividend Rate
The dividend rate is the amount of dividends per share  more...
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Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Under a dividend reinvestment plan (also known as a DRIP  more...
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Dividend Yield
The dividend yield is computed by dividing the annual dividend  more...
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Dividends Payable
Dividends payable is a liability of the firm for the  more...
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Divisor
Divisor is shorthand for the Dow Divisor. The popular Dow  more...
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DJIA
The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average), also known as the  more...
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Dogs of the Dow
Dogs of the Dow is a popular investment strategy. The  more...
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Doing Business As
If the name in use in the course of operation  more...
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Doji
A doji is a type of candlestick where the day's  more...
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Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging is long-term investment strategy in which a  more...
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Dot-Com
Dot-com is an epithet for an Internet based company. A  more...
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Double Bottom
A double bottom is a chart pattern created when a  more...
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Double Taxation
Double taxation occurs when a government taxes the same income  more...
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Double Top
Double top is a term used by technical analysts to  more...
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Double Witching Hour
Double witching hour refers to the final hour of the  more...
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Dow
The term "Dow" is usually used to mean the Dow  more...
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Dow Dividend Theory
The Dow dividend theory is a popular but simple investing  more...
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Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index is an equity  more...
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Dow Jones Averages
The Dow Jones Averages refer to three price-weighted stock market  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex is an global  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is an international  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index is an international free-float  more...
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Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex is an global  more...
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Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index
The Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index is a fixed-income index.  more...
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Dow Jones Composite Average
The Dow Jones Composite Average is a combination of the  more...
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Dow Jones Composite Index
The Dow Jones Composite Index is a stock market index  more...
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Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50
The Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 Index is an equity  more...
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Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index is a worldwide  more...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the, if  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX 600 Real Estate Cap Index
The Dow Jones STOXX 600 Real Estate Cap Index is  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 Real Estate Cap Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 Real Estate Cap Index  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Americas 600 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Real Estate Cap
The Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Real Estate Cap Index  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Europe 600 REITS Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Europe 600 REITS Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index is a  more...
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Dow Jones Transportation Average
The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the oldest of all  more...
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Dow Jones Utility Average
The Dow Jones Utility Average was created after the Dow  more...
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Down Payment
A down payment is the amount paid in advance of  more...
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Downgrade
A downgrade is a reduction in the rating awarded a  more...
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Downside
In business jargon, downside is the risk of unfavorable outcome  more...
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Downside Protection
Downside protection is a cushion against the potential loss resulting  more...
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Downside Risk
Downside risk includes both the likelihood and extent to which  more...
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Downsizing
Downsizing is a cutback in a company's operations and usually  more...
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Downtick
A downtick is a transaction that occurs at a lower  more...
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Downtrend
A downtrend refers to declining prices. A downtrend can  more...
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Downturn
A downturn is a worsening of business or economic activity.  more...
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Dragonfly Doji
A dragonfly doji is a variation on the doji candlestick  more...
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Dressing Up a Portfolio
Dressing up a portfolio refers to the practice of some  more...
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DRIP
DRIP is the acronym for Dividend Reinvestment Plan. In  more...
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Dual Life Insurance
Dual life insurance is a unique form of life insurance  more...
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Due Diligence
Due diligence is a formal investigation into any proposed investment.  more...
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Due Process
Due process is a judicial constitutional guarantee that no judgment  more...
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Durable Goods
In US macroeconomic statistics, durable goods are arbitrarily defined as  more...
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Durable Goods Orders
The durable goods orders report is issued monthly by the  more...
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Dutch Auction
Dutch auction, started in Netherlands' farms, is a descending price  more...
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Duty
In international trade, a customs duty, or tariff, is a  more...
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