Justin Bynum

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  1. What happens during the consolidation phase of an investor's ...
    Retirement

    What happens during the consolidation phase of an investor's ...

    Unlike the accumulation phase – where emphasis is placed on growing wealth – the consolidation phase is a balance between growing and protecting one's investments. The consolidation phase usually begins ...
  2. What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's ...
    Retirement

    What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's ...

    The final phase(s) in an investor's life cycle is the spending/gifting phase, during which wealth accumulated over many years of saving and investing is finally distributed to the owner and/or her beneficiaries. ...
  3. What is an antitrust law?
    Investing

    What is an antitrust law?

    Antitrust laws - also referred to as "competition laws" - are statutes developed by the U.S. Government to protect consumers from predatory business practices by ensuring that fair competition exists in ...
  4. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?
    Trading Strategies

    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 name from the Rydex Nova and Rydex Ursa mutual funds. Rydex Nova is a bullish fund ...
  5. What is a Greenspan put?
    Investing

    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 market crash. In a move that would become the hallmark of his tenure, Greenspan ...
  6. What is leakage?
    Investing

    What is leakage?

    Leakage describes a situation where information is released to the public when it should have remained private. This is often referred to as "leaking information".Most commonly, leakage takes the form ...
  7. What is a Chinese hedge?
    Investing

    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. The inverse of a Set-Up Hedge, a Chinese Hedge is a bet that a stock's price ...
  8. How do I use a premium put convertible?
    Trading Strategies

    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 and default risk. But, there is one important difference: convertible bondholders ...
  9. What is a rainmaker?
    Investing

    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. Traditionally, the term "rainmaker" applied to members of the legal profession, ...
  10. How can I use an
    Investing

    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 was designed for insurance companies because their balance sheets are especially ...
  11. What does it mean to be
    Investing

    What does it mean to be "above water"?

    The term "above water" is used to describe any situation in which the ending or current value of a subject is higher than its beginning or opening price. In accounting, an asset with a value that has appreciated ...
  12. What is an alienation clause?
    Investing

    What is an alienation clause?

    Whether used in reference to insurance policies, mortgages or commercial loans, an alienation clause stipulates that should a purchaser or borrower sell his or her interest to another party, the new party ...
  13. What does
    Investing

    What does "after the bell" mean?

    "After the bell" is financial slang for activity occurring after the close of the stock market, including after-hours trading, illegal late trading of open-ended funds (during the mutual fund scandal of ...
  14. What is a
    Investing

    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. In many respects, a gypsy swap is similar to a rights offering, except that the ...
  15. What is the Razor/Razorblade model?
    Investing

    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 story goes that Gillette's idea for creating disposable razors stemmed from his ...
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