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  1. Economics

    What is a Share Premium Account?

    The share premium account is an equity account found on a company’s balance sheet.
  2. Economics

    Explaining Economies of Scope

    Economies of scope is a theory that says that an increase in the variety of goods produced results in a decrease in the average cost of production.
  3. Savings

    What is a Demand Deposit?

    A demand deposit is any type of account where the money in the account may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice to the financial institution.
  4. Economics

    Understanding Covenants

    A covenant is a term placed in a loan that requires the borrower to either maintain or refrain from certain business activities.
  5. Insurance

    Understanding Cash Surrender Value

    The amount of money an insurance company pays the owner of an insurance policy if the policy is voluntarily surrendered prior to the event that is insured
  6. Investing Basics

    What is a Bank?

    A bank is a financial institution licensed to receive deposits or issue new securities to the public.
  7. Investing

    What is Comprehensive Income?

    Comprehensive income is a part of the owners’ equity section of the balance sheet.
  8. Professionals

    Understanding Series 6

    Upon successful completion of the Series 6, an individual will have the qualifications needed to sell open end mutual funds and variable annuities
  9. Fundamental Analysis

    What is a Representative Sample?

    In statistics, a representative sample accurately represents the make-up of various subgroups in an entire data pool.
  10. Economics

    What is an Economic Dove?

    Dove is an economic term describing an economic monetary adviser who favors keeping interest rates low because it stimulates the economy.
  11. Economics

    Explaining Financial Analysis

    Financial analysis is a general term that refers to using financial data to make business and investment decisions.
  12. Economics

    Understanding Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU)

    Delivery duty unpaid (DDU) is a legal and international shipping term.
  13. Economics

    What Does Debit Mean?

    Debit is an accounting term used to refer to the left side of an accounting journal entry. Each debit must be offset by an equal credit entry.
  14. Credit & Loans

    Understanding Credit Cards

    Credit cards are a type of unsecured personal loan between the credit card issuer and the credit card holder.
  15. Professionals

    What Does a Chief Operating Officer (COO) Do?

    The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is usually considered the second-in-command at most corporations.
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