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  1. Economics

    What is Adverse Selection?

    Adverse selection occurs when one party in a transaction has more information than the other, especially in insurance and finance-related activities.
  2. Economics

    Explaining Brand Equity

    The value premium that a company realizes from a product with a recognizable name as compared to its generic equivalent.
  3. Economics

    What is a Capital Account?

    Capital account is an economic term that refers to the net change in investment and asset ownership for a nation.
  4. Economics

    Understanding Carrying Value

    Carrying value is the value of an asset as listed on a company’s balance sheet. Carrying value is the same as book value.
  5. Fundamental Analysis

    Explaining Expected Return

    The expected return is a tool used to determine whether or not an investment has a positive or negative average net outcome.
  6. Economics

    What is a Fiduciary?

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person (or people) to manage assets.
  7. Economics

    Understanding the Fisher Effect

    The Fisher effect states that the real interest rate equals the nominal interest rate minus the expected inflation rate.
  8. Fundamental Analysis

    Explaining the Geometric Mean

    The average of a set of products, the calculation of which is commonly used to determine the performance results of an investment or portfolio.
  9. Economics

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

    International Financial Reporting Standards are accounting rules and guidelines governing the reporting of different types of accounting transactions.
  10. Economics

    Explaining Property, Plant and Equipment

    Property, plant and equipment are company assets that are vital to business operations, but not easily liquidated.
  11. Economics

    Understanding Subordinated Debt

    A loan or security that ranks below other loans or securities with regard to claims on assets or earnings.
  12. Economics

    How to Calculate Trailing 12 Months Income

    Trailing 12 months refers to the most recently completed one-year period of a company’s financial performance.
  13. Economics

    What is Unearned Revenue?

    Unearned revenue can be thought of as a "pre-payment" for goods or services which a person or company is expected to produce to the purchaser.
  14. Investing Basics

    What is Capital Stock?

    Capital stock refers to the number of authorized shares a corporation may issue, both common and preferred.
  15. Stock Analysis

    Johnson & Johnson's New Billion-Dollar Blockbuster

    Invokana, one of Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ) newest drugs, was a bright spot in the company's otherwise lackluster first-quarter earnings report. Invokana's sales skyrocketed to $278 million in ...
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