Justin Bynum

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  1. Retirement

    What happens during the consolidation phase of an investor's life cycle?

    Unlike the accumulation phase – where emphasis is placed on growing wealth – the consolidation phase is a balance between ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's life cycle?

    The final phase(s) in an investor's life cycle is the spending/gifting phase, during which wealth accumulated over many years ...
  3. Small Business

    What is an antitrust law?

    Antitrust laws - also referred to as "competition laws" - are statutes developed by the U.S. Government to protect consumers ...
  4. Trading Strategy

    How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

    The Nova/Ursa ratio is a contrary indicator designed to gauge market sentiment among retail investors. The ratio gets its ...
  5. Politics & Money

    What is a Greenspan put?

    Only five months into his tenure as Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan faced his first crisis: the October 1987 stock ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    What is leakage?

    Leakage describes a situation where information is released to the public when it should have remained private. This is often ...
  7. Mutual Funds

    What is a Chinese hedge?

    A Chinese Hedge is a form of arbitrage by which an investor shorts a convertible bond and buys the underlying common stock. ...
  8. Trading Strategy

    How do I use a premium put convertible?

    Holders of convertible bonds face all the pitfalls that traditional bondholders face - liquidity risk, interest rate risk ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    What is a "gypsy swap"?

    A gypsy swap is a unique method by which a company may raise capital without issuing debt or holding a secondary offering. ...
  10. Small Business

    What is the Razor/Razorblade model?

    The Razor/Razorblade business model owes its name to one King Gillette, founder of the eponymous razorblade company. The ...
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What are the benefits of an assumable mortgage?

    An assumable mortgage allows the purchaser of a property to assume the mortgage from the property's seller. The benefits ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    What is a back door listing?

    A back door listing, sometimes referred to as a reverse takeover, reverse merger, or reverse IPO, occurs when a privately-held ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    Who was Parker Dozhier and why was he called a "bag man"?

    Arkansas bait shop owner Parker Dozhier allegedly paid David Hale, the Independent Counsel's key witness for confidential ...
  14. FA Relevant

    What is a rainmaker?

    A rainmaker is any person who brings clients, money, or respect to an organization based solely on his or her association. ...
  15. Trading Instruments

    How can I use an "airbag swap"?

    An airbag swap is an interest rate swap designed to provide a cushion against rising interest rates. The airbag swap originally ...
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