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  1. Financial Analysis

    CAPE Ratio

    The CAPE ratio is a valuation measure that uses real earnings per share (EPS) over a 10-year period to smooth out fluctuations ...
  2. Trading Strategy

    Technical Analysis

    A method of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics generated by market activity, such as past prices and volume. Technical ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    How do I find historical prices for stocks?

    Historical stock prices help investors evaluate a company's performance in the public markets over time, and can be a valuable ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    Value Engineering

    Value engineering is a systematic and organized approach to providing the necessary functions in a project at the lowest ...
  5. Markets & Economy


    Decoupling is the occurrence of returns on asset classes diverging from their expected or normal pattern of correlation.
  6. Financial Analysis

    Short Sale

    A short sale involves borrowing shares in anticipation of a price decline with the requirement that they will be returned ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    John B. Taylor

    An economics professor and expert on monetary policy. John B. Taylor is best known for the paper he submitted in 1993 outlining ...
  8. Commodities

    Crack Spread

    The spread created in commodity markets by purchasing oil futures and offsetting the position by selling gasoline and heating ...
  9. Taxes

    Gift Tax

    A federal tax applied to people giving anything of value to another person. Exclusions generally limit the tax to gifts worth ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    SSE Composite

    The SSE Composite is a market composite made up of all the A-shares and B-shares that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    First Mortgage

    A first mortgage is the primary lien on the property that secures the mortgage and has priority over all claims on a property ...
  12. Markets & Economy

    Crisis Management

    Crisis management is the identification of threats to an organization and its stakeholders, and the methods used by the organization ...
  13. Big Data

    Data Warehousing

    Data warehousing is the electronic storage of a large amount of information by a business, in a manner that is secure, reliable, ...
  14. High Net Worth Strategy

    Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  15. Crime & Fraud

    Money Laundering

    Money laundering is the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from criminal activity originated ...
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