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  1. Legal Tender
    Term

    Legal Tender

    Any official medium of payment recognized by law that can be used to extinguish a public or private debt, or meet a financial obligation.
  2. Reputational Risk
    Term

    Reputational Risk

    A threat or danger to the good name or standing of a business or entity.
  3. Growth Of 10K
    Term

    Growth Of 10K

    A graph that shows the change in value of an initial $10,000 investment over a period of time.
  4. Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report
    Fundamental Analysis

    Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report

    Learn to decipher the secret language of the IPO prospectus report - it can tell you a lot about a company's future.
  5. The Smith Maneuver
    Term

    The Smith Maneuver

    A strategy that makes interest on a residential mortgage tax-deductible in Canada.
  6. Introduction To Guerrilla Trading
    Forex Strategies

    Introduction To Guerrilla Trading

    Guerilla trading can takes a lot of expereince, risk capital and mental fortitude; it is not for the novice investor.
  7. Guerrilla Trading
    Term

    Guerrilla Trading

    A very short-term trading technique that aims to generate small profits while taking on very little risk per trade, and repeating this multiple times in a trading session. Guerrilla trades typically have ...
  8. Trade Forex On Herd Instinct
    Forex Strategies

    Trade Forex On Herd Instinct

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your exit strategy.
  9. What's On A Consumer Credit Report?
    Credit & Loans

    What's On A Consumer Credit Report?

    A look at the various components and considerations that go into one's credit report and credit score.
  10. The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work
    Options & Futures

    The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  11. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date
    Investing Basics

    Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash amount instead of investing it in other assets. This is because having cash on ...
  12. Succeeding At The Series 63 Exam
    Professionals

    Succeeding At The Series 63 Exam

    Your career as a securities agent begins with this test. We'll show you how to score high.
  13. Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange
    Forex Education

    Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange

    In an increasingly globalized economy, the significance of the foreign exchange marketplace cannot be underestimated.
  14. What Is Wrong With Gold?
    Economics

    What Is Wrong With Gold?

    Despite its historic and symbolic appeal, this metal is simply a commodity. Here we explore its meaning as an investment.
  15. Golden Leash
    Term

    Golden Leash

    Special incentives offered to directors being nominated to serve on the board of a company by a major shareholder. A golden leash is designed to offer an incentive to the nominee directors to act in the ...
  16. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?
    Charts & Patterns

    Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  17. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The ...
    Economics

    U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The ...

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find out what the global rankings are forecasted to be for these economic powerhouses. ...
  18. Currency Trading On The Black Market
    Economics

    Currency Trading On The Black Market

    The black market for currencies is increasingly becoming prevalent in nations marked by certain adverse economic factors such as high inflation rates and unrealistically high exchange rates.
  19. How To Outperform The Market
    Trading Strategies

    How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you.
  20. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings
    Insurance

    Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  21. Market Capitalization Defined
    Insurance

    Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles.
  22. Tips For Controlling Investment Losses
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Tips For Controlling Investment Losses

    A profit/loss plan helps investors recognize mistakes and invest logically, rather than emotionally.
  23. Calculating The Means
    Investing

    Calculating The Means

    Learn more about the different ways you can calculate your portfolio's average return.
  24. Multi-Level Marketing
    Entrepreneurship

    Multi-Level Marketing

    Learn how to differentiate between a legitimate marketing strategy and a pyramid scheme.
  25. Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?
    Investing

    Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

    Although a dividend reduction is generally viewed as a signal to sell, the decision is not as clear-cut as if the dividend were to be eliminated altogether, which would be an unequivocal sell signal. Every ...
  26. Unlevered Beta
    Investing Basics

    Unlevered Beta

    Learn about how this number provides a measure of how much systematic risk a firm's equity has compared to the market.
  27. Open Interest
    Options & Futures

    Open Interest

    Learn more about this commonly used term found in a stock's option chain.
  28. R-Squared
    Investing Basics

    R-Squared

    Learn more about this statistical measurement used to represent movement between a security and its benchmark.
  29. What Is Elasticity?
    Fundamental Analysis

    What Is Elasticity?

    Elasticity measures the relationship between a good and its price based on consumer demand, consumer income, and its available supply. Learn the basics about it here.
  30. Reverse Takeover
    Fundamental Analysis

    Reverse Takeover

    Learn more about this type of takeover and how companies use it to avoid IPOs.
  31. How To Retire At 50
    Retirement

    How To Retire At 50

    Hoping to retire before 65? Here are a few tips on how to reach your early retirement goals.
  32. Yield Curve
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Yield Curve

    Learn more about how this curve is used to predict changes in economic output and growth.
  33. Goodwill
    Fundamental Analysis

    Goodwill

    Goodwill is more than just benevolence - it also refers to an accounting term frequently used in M&A. Learn more about it here.
  34. Required Rate Of Return
    Investing Basics

    Required Rate Of Return

    Learn more about this method used in inequity valuation and corporate finance.
  35. Volume
    Investing Basics

    Volume

    Learn about this measure of stock activity and how investors use it to determine trading opportunities.
  36. Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD
    Technical Indicators

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD

    Learn about this momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages.
  37. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?
    Investing Basics

    Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  38. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves ...

    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The basic materials sector is the category of stocks that accounts for companies involved with the discov ...
  39. Goldcorp Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Goldcorp Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Gold and Silver ...
  40. General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...
    Stock Analysis

    General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...

    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the Dow has remained steady. While the market overall has shown little change, the Real ...
  41. Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013
    Stock Analysis

    Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The biggest ...
  42. Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The energy sector is the category of stoc ...
  43. Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January ...

    The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat. While the market overall has shown little change, the Services sector ...
  44. First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...

    This morning, the market has been relatively quiet. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has remained steady. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) has changed litt ...
  45. Will Corporate Debt Drag Your Stock Down?
    Investing Basics

    Will Corporate Debt Drag Your Stock Down?

    Borrowed funds can mean a leg up for companies or the boot for investors. Find out how to tell the difference.
  46. SL Green and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making ...
    Stock Analysis

    SL Green and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has risen 1.9%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ChangeMarriott Vacations (NYSE:VAC)$1.4 ...
  47. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...

    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and the Dow is trading up 1.9%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technolog ...
  48. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide ...
  49. Magellan Midstream Partners Among Energy's Biggest Movers ...
    Stock Analysis

    Magellan Midstream Partners Among Energy's Biggest Movers ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has moved up 1.9%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing ...
  50. Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on January ...

    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 2.3%, the S&P 500 up 1.8% and the Dow rising 1.9%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ChangeWynn (Nasdaq:WYNN)$11.31 billion+5.3%Ulta Salon, Cosmetics ...
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