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  1. Investing Basics

    Explaining Write-Downs

    A write-down is a reduction in the book value of an asset because it is overvalued compared to the market value.
  2. Credit & Loans

    What is an Unsecured Loan?

    An unsecured loan is based on the creditworthiness of the borrower, and has no collateral securing the loan.
  3. Investing Basics

    Understanding Open-End Funds

    An open-end fund is a type of mutual fund that does not limit the amount of shares it issues, but issues as many shares as investors are willing to buy.
  4. Investing Basics

    What is a Nominal Value?

    The nominal value of a security, such as a stock or bond, remains fixed for the duration of its life.
  5. Economics

    Explaining the Human Development Index

    The Human Development Index (HDI) is a metric developed by the United Nations to take the emphasis off economic growth and focus on human wellbeing.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    Calculating Future Value

    Future value is the value of an asset or cash at a specified date in the future that is equivalent in value to a specified sum today.
  7. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Who are GoDaddy's (GDDY) main competitors?

    GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar has enjoyed great success over the years but its market dominance is now under threat from formidable competitors.
  8. Taxes

    Explaining Progressive Tax

    A progressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate increases as the taxable base increases.
  9. Investing Basics

    Understanding Financial Instruments

    Financial instrument is a general term used to describe a monetary asset.
  10. Retirement

    Understanding Defined Benefit Pension Plans

    An employer-sponsored retirement plan where employee benefits are based on a formula using factors such as salary history and duration of employment.
  11. Economics

    What is Deadweight Loss?

    Mainly used in economics, deadweight loss can be applied to any deficiency caused by an inefficient allocation of resources.
  12. Fundamental Analysis

    How to Calculate a Coverage Ratio

    In broad terms, the higher the coverage ratio, the better the ability of the enterprise to fulfill its obligations to its lenders.
  13. Economics

    How to Do a Cost-Benefit Analysis

    The benefits of a given situation or business-related action are summed and then the costs associated with taking that action are subtracted.
  14. Economics

    Explaining the Cash Budget

    A cash budget is a plan for the inflows and outflows of cash for a business or an individual.
  15. Stock Analysis

    Will This Drug Beat Gilead to Market in NASH?

    A race of sorts is on between Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) and Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ICPT). In a bid to be the first to win approval for a medicine for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, ...
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