1. Investing

    What is a tuck-in acquisition?

    A tuck-in acquisition, often referred to as a "bolt-on acquisition", is a type of acquisition in which the acquiring company merges the acquired company into a division of the acquiring entity. Often, ...
  2. Professionals

    10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

    Experience and hard work go a long way toward securing a position in this challenging field.
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  5. Options & Futures

    7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Legally Form A Hedge Fund

    Research is key before you take any steps in forming a hedge fund, as there are many options available.
  7. Professionals

    A Guide To Hedge Fund Startup Services

    We review some options, service providers and processes you can follow while starting up your hedge fund.
  8. Professionals

    Financial Analyst Training & Designation Programs

    Time to upgrade your financial skills? These designations are flexible and adaptable to the changing marketplace.
  9. Entrepreneurship

    How To Make $1 Million In Your Small Business

    Make your dream a reality. Find out what you can do to reach this financial goal.
  10. Professionals

    4 Traits Of A Top Financial Blog

    With thousands of blogs on the web, it's hard to sort the good from the bad.
  11. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Getting To Know Hedge-Like Mutual Funds

    This type of alternative investment mutual fund gives investors the benefits of a hedge fund, without the need for high net worth. See if this strategy is right for you.
  12. Investing

    What is Fisher's separation theorem?

    Fisher's separation theorem stipulates that the goal of any firm is to increase its value to the fullest extent, regardless of the preferences of the firm's owners. The theorem is named after American ...
  13. Investing

    What do people mean when they mention real estate gazunders ...

    A gazump refers to the practice of raising the real estate's price from what was already verbally agreed upon. This move is often executed just before the papers are to be signed, which irritates the buyer ...
  14. Investing

    Why is a "hockey stick bid" considered fraudulent?

    A "hockey stick bid" is a pricing strategy in which a supplier will spike the price of a commodity considerably beyond the firm's marginal cost. A supplier will typically make a hockey stick bid when the ...
  15. Investing

    How do I identify a gray market?

    The term "gray market" refers to the market for the purchase and sale of uncirculated securities that will be offered at a future date. An issuer may execute a customer order prior to the initial public ...
  16. Investing

    What are the Gnomes of Zurich?

    The "Gnomes of Zurich" is a euphemism for Swiss bankers. The name is meant as an insult because gnomes, most often found in fairy tales and legends, traditionally are regarded as secretive and greedy. ...
  17. Investing

    What is a blank-check company?

    A blank-check company is a development-stage company that either does not have an established business plan or its business plan is based around a merger or acquisition with another company or companies. ...
  18. Investing

    How do I use a rollercoaster swap?

    A rollercoaster swap is the name for a swap (the exchange of one security for another) with a notional principal that differs during various payment periods. In other words, it is a swap agreement in which ...
  19. Professionals

    The Lucrative World Of Third-Party Marketing

    Hedge funds don't sell themselves. Marketing experts reel in the big fish.
  20. Budgeting

    Top 3 Trends Affecting Private Wealth Management

    Don't miss out on high-net-worth clients because you aren't prepared for their service demands.
  21. Options & Futures

    How does pyramiding work?

    Pyramiding is a method of increasing margin by using unrealized returns from successful trades. Pyramiding works by surrendering a minimal amount of previously-owned shares in order to pay a part of the ...
  22. Options & Futures

    What is a Bermuda swaption?

    The Bermuda swaption refers to a modified American style of option. A swaption is an option on an interest rate swap in which the buyer has the ability to enter into an interest rate swap agreement at ...
  23. Investing

    What is the homo economicus?

    Homo economicus or "economic man" is the characterization of man in some economic theories as a rational person who pursues wealth for his own self-interest. The economic man is described as one who avoids ...
  24. Investing

    What are goldbrick shares?

    Goldbrick shares are securities that look valuable when, in fact, the stock is not worth very much. Goldbrick shares occur most often during surplus times when excitement grows around an undeserving company ...
  25. Investing

    How does piggyback registration work?

    Registration rights ensure that companies cooperate during the registration process through which investors register shares for sale to the public following the initial public offering. Piggyback registration ...
  26. Investing

    What is Ginzy trading?

    Ginzy trading is an order of different prices placed by a floor broker. It occurs when a floor broker attempts to avoid an exchange's rule against trading at fractional increments, often called "split ...
  27. Investing

    What is a power ratio?

    A power ratio is a method used by media companies to measure revenue performance compared to the audience share it controls. In order to use the power ratio, a company must know three numbers: the total ...
  28. Trading Strategies

    What does it mean to book the basis?

    A book-the-basis contract is the same as a hedge-to-arrive contract (HTAC). Both have been used widely since the earlier 1990s. The four types of hedge-to-arrive contracts can range from straightforward ...