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  1. World Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life
    Budgeting

    World Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

    Cities that usually top quality of life surveys have similar characteristics – they are usually midsized, with populations of a few million and a lower population density, and located in developed economies.
  2. India Is Eclipsing China's Economy As Brightest BRIC Star ...
    Economics

    India Is Eclipsing China's Economy As Brightest BRIC Star ...

    It seems fitting that on the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu “festival of lights” – India should emerge as the brightest star in the BRIC firmament.
  3. How To Profit From Mergers And Acquisitions Through Arbitrage
    Investing Basics

    How To Profit From Mergers And Acquisitions Through Arbitrage

    Making a windfall from a stock that attracts a takeover bid is an alluring proposition. But be warned – benefiting from m&a is easier said than done.
  4. Phenotype
    Term

    Phenotype

    An organism’s observable characteristics or traits.
  5. Why Wall Street Is A Key Player In The World's Economy
    Investing Basics

    Why Wall Street Is A Key Player In The World's Economy

    Wall Street is just one little street in lower Manhattan, but both empirically and symbolically, it continues to make the world go round.
  6. Molecular Biology
    Term

    Molecular Biology

    The study of biology and biological processes at the fundamental molecular level.
  7. Genomics
    Term

    Genomics

    The study of the genome, which is the complete set of the genetic material or DNA present in an organism.
  8. Genetic Engineering
    Term

    Genetic Engineering

    The artificial modification of an organism’s genetic composition.
  9. Expiration Date
    Term

    Expiration Date

    The date after which a consumable product such as food or medicine should not be used because it may be spoiled, damaged or ineffective.
  10. Natural Selection
    Term

    Natural Selection

    A process whereby species which have traits that enable them to adapt in an environment survive and reproduce, passing on their genes to the next generation.
  11. Biotech Compound
    Term

    Biotech Compound

    A chemical entity that forms the starting point in the drug development process.
  12. Orphan Drug
    Term

    Orphan Drug

    A drug or biological product that treats a rare condition or disease.
  13. New Drug
    Term

    New Drug

    A new medication or therapy that has not been used before in clinical practice to treat a disease or condition.
  14. Incidence Rate
    Term

    Incidence Rate

    A measure of the frequency with which a disease occurs in a population over a specified time period.
  15. Side Effect
    Term

    Side Effect

    Undesirable symptoms caused by taking a drug or undergoing a therapy.
  16. Bioinformatics
    Term

    Bioinformatics

    The application of computational technology to handle the rapidly growing repository of information related to molecular biology.
  17. Bioremediation
    Term

    Bioremediation

    The use of living organisms such as microbes and bacteria to remove contaminants, pollutants and toxins from soil and water.
  18. Biotechnology
    Term

    Biotechnology

    The use of living organisms to make products or run processes.
  19. New Drug Application (NDA)
    Term

    New Drug Application (NDA)

    The final step formally taken by a drug sponsor, wherein it applies to the FDA for the approval required to market a new drug in the U.S.
  20. Phase 4
    Term

    Phase 4

    Studies conducted after a drug or therapy has already been approved and is on the market.
  21. Phase 2
    Term

    Phase 2

    The second phase of clinical trials or studies for an experimental new drug, in which the focus is on its effectiveness.
  22. Phase 1
    Term

    Phase 1

    Phase 1 clinical studies or clinical trials are focused on the safety aspect of the new drug, rather than its efficacy in treating an disease.
  23. Term

    Investigational New Drug (IND)

    The first step in the drug review process by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An Investigational New Drug (IND) application is submitted by the company responsible for developing the drug (the sponsor) ...
  24. Term

    Phase 3

    The final phase of clinical trials for an experimental new drug, embarked upon if Phase 2 trials show evidence of effectiveness.
  25. Economics

    How The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Works

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the primary statistical agency for the U.S. federal government in labor economics and statistics.
  26. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings
    Fundamental Analysis

    How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner with a giant mineral discovery, makes the risk of investing in companies with ...
  27. The Basics of Options Profitability
    Options & Futures

    The Basics of Options Profitability

    The adage "know thyself"--and thy risk tolerance, thy underlying, and thy markets--applies to options trading if you want it to do it profitably.
  28. Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons
    Credit & Loans

    Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons

    Debt consolidation is an attractive option for cash-strapped consumers who are struggling with debt, but make sure you are dealing with the right company.
  29. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights
    Investing Basics

    How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the current management and directors and the group trying to usher in change.
  30. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates ...
    Forex Education

    Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates ...

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads in the retail forex market.
  31. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average
    Investing Basics

    Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed equity indices in the world.
  32. The GDP And Its Importance
    Economics

    The GDP And Its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one number, few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate.
  33. Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Economics

    Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Of the BLS indicators, the change in nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate, as well as the CPI and PPI, are the ones most closely watched by investors.
  34. Investing Basics

    How To Invest In Toronto Stock Exchange Equities

    Although only 1/10th the size of the U.S. equity market, Canada has a number of world-leading companies in the financials, energy and materials sectors.
  35. Working Capital
    Term

    Working Capital

    This ratio indicates whether a company has enough short term assets to cover its short term debt. Anything below 1 indicates negative W/C (working capital).
  36. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists
    Investing News

    Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  37. What Is A Short ETF?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying index or asset gains in price.
  38. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts
    Options & Futures

    Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  39. Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A ...

    What would it take for a company to be the first to grab the coveted $1 trillion market-cap crown?
  40. Avoid ETFs With These Traits
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
  41. Seven Emerging Currencies Challenging The Forex Hierarchy
    Forex Fundamentals

    Seven Emerging Currencies Challenging The Forex Hierarchy

    While the top-seven currencies follow a somewhat stable hierarchy, second-tier currencies can be all over the map.
  42. How Risky Is A Short Sale?
    Trading Strategies

    How Risky Is A Short Sale?

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  43. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick
    Trading Strategies

    Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges in an increasingly fragmented marketplace. They also generate significant ...
  44. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  45. When Should You Make A Short Sale?
    Trading Strategies

    When Should You Make A Short Sale?

    Consider making a short sale in the following circumstances: Bearish trend is developing rapidly, fundamentals are deteriorating, technical indicators are signaling "Sell," and there is an abrupt change ...
  46. WM/Reuters Benchmark Rates
    Term

    WM/Reuters Benchmark Rates

    Spot and forward foreign exchange rates that are used as standard rates for portfolio valuation and performance measurement.
  47. Term

    Financial Conduct Authority (UK) - FCA

    The regulator of the financial services industry in the United Kingdom.
  48. An Introduction To Dark Pools
    Markets

    An Introduction To Dark Pools

    Dark pools are an ominous-sounding term for private exchanges or forums for trading securities; unlike stock exchanges, dark pools are not accessible by the investing public.
  49. The Perils Of Program Trading
    Trading Strategies

    The Perils Of Program Trading

    The increasing use of program trading makes market glitches inevitable - and sometimes disastrous.
  50. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology
    Trading Strategies

    You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) caused by Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” makes it important for industry professionals to come up to speed with ...
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