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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 500 Mini
A S&P 500 Mini is a derivative contract created for  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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Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension Plan
A salary reduction simplified employee pension plan was an investment  more...
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Schedule A
Schedule A is an IRS form that accompanies the tax  more...
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Schedule D
Schedule D is an IRS income tax form. Taxpayers  more...
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SEC
SEC stands for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  more...
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Section 1031
Section 1031 refers to a portion of the U.S. tax  more...
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Section 1259
Section 1259 is a portion of the federal tax code  more...
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Section 1341 Credit
A section 1341 credit is a tax credit taxpayers may  more...
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Section 988
A section 988 refers to a tax rule governing capital  more...
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Self-Employed Person
In the United States, a self-employed person is any person  more...
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Self-Employment Tax
A self-employment tax is assessed by the IRS on the  more...
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Sell Order
A sell order is an order to sell a stock  more...
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Senkou Span B
While it can be used as a stand-alone tool, the  more...
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Sentiment
Sentiment is a measure of the bearishness or bullishness of  more...
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SEP
A SEP, or Simplified Employee Pension, is a retirement plan  more...
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Serial Option
A serial option is an option investors may buy on  more...
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Shadow
In candlestick charting, a shadow is a line on a  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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Short Straddle
A short straddle is an advanced options strategy used to  more...
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Short Tax Year
A short tax year is any period of less than  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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Signal Line
A signal line is a term commonly encountered in technical  more...
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Simplified Employee Pension
A Simplified Employee Pension, or SEP, is a retirement plan  more...
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Sin Tax
Sin tax is a term that identifies a tax levied  more...
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Skewness
Skewness is a descriptive statistic that is used in analyzing  more...
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Small-Cap Stock
A small-cap stock has a market capitalization between $500M and  more...
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Social Security Tax
The social security tax is a tax the federal government  more...
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Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (also known as SRI) requires funds to  more...
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Sole Proprietorship
A sole proprietorship is a business that one person owns,  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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Special Assessment Tax
A special assessment tax is a charge or levy a  more...
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Spinning Top
A spinning top is a type of candlestick on a  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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Stamp Duty
A stamp duty broadly refers to any tax a government  more...
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Standard Deduction
A standard deduction is an amount of income that can  more...
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Standard Mileage Rate
The standard mileage rate refers to a federal tax deduction  more...
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Star
In candlestick charting, a star refers to a small-bodied candle  more...
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State Income Tax
State income tax is a tax states levy on personal  more...
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STIX
STIX is a technical indicator. STIX stands for Short  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 Fund
A stock fund invests primarily in corporate equity securities and  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 Repurchase Program
A stock repurchase program is initiated by corporations to buy  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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Strangle
A strangle is an advanced options strategy that requires the  more...
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Strike Price
The strike price of an option is the price at  more...
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Subprime Credit Card
A subprime credit card is a credit card designed for  more...
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Subprime Loan
A subprime loan is a loan given to a borrower  more...
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Swap Transferring Risk With Participating Element
A Swap Transferring Risk with Participating Element or STRIPE is  more...
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Swedish Krona
The Swedish krona is the currency of Sweden. As  more...
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Swiss Franc
The Swiss franc is the currency of Switzerland. CHF  more...
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Synthetic Dividend
Synthetic dividend refers to a strategy whereby an investor creates  more...
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