Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe is a digital analyst with a software company based in the Washington, DC area. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in International Economics, and minors in both French and International Relations. Radcliffe is a freelance writer covering topics related to economics, trade and investing.

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  1. Financial Analysis

    BCG Growth Share Matrix

    A planning tool that uses graphical representations of a company’s products and services in an effort to help the company decide what it should keep, sell, or invest more in.
  2. Markets & Economy

    Ukraine-Russian Sanctions: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    The repercussions of Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea are nowhere near over. The Ukraine says Russian aircraft are no longer welcome to take off or land in Ukraine's airports.
  3. Career / Compensation

    A Look At Entry-Level Careers In Finance

    Learn more about the career options that are available to you after you've obtained your finance degree.
  4. Trading Instruments

    Volatility Smile

    A u-shaped pattern that develops when an option’s implied volatility is plotted against its strike price.
  5. Financial Analysis


    The spread between numbers in a data set, measuring Variance is calculated by taking the differences between each number and the mean, squaring the differences (to make them positive), and dividing the ...
  6. Forex & Currencies


    A gradual winding down of central bank activities used to improve the conditions for economic growth. Tapering activities is primarily aimed at interest rates and investor expectations of what they will ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    Systematic Sampling

    A type of probability sampling method in which sample members from a larger population are selected according to a random starting point and a fixed, periodic interval. This interval, called the sampling ...
  8. Entrepreneurship

    Strategic Management

    The management of an organization’s resources in order to achieve its goals and objectives.
  9. Financial Analysis

    Sortino Ratio

    A modification of the Sharpe ratio that differentiates harmful volatility from general volatility by taking into account the standard deviation of negative asset returns, called downside deviation.
  10. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS)

    A type of security whose cash flows come from residential debt such as mortgages, home-equity loans and subprime mortgages.
  11. Politics & Money

    Quantitative Easing

    An unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases private sector financial assets in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply. Quantitative easing is considered when ...
  12. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Money Market Account

    An interest-bearing account that typically pays a higher interest rate than a savings account, and which provides the account holder with limited check-writing ability.
  13. Trading Strategy

    Limit Order

    An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better.
  14. Financial Analysis

    Levered Free Cash Flow

    The free cash flow that remains after a company has paid its obligations on its debt, and has set aside money for operations.
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages


    A temporary postponement of mortgage payments.
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