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  1. Indicator

    Indicators are statistics used to measure current conditions as well as to forecast financial or economic trends.
  2. Sell In May And Go Away

    A well-known trading adage that warns investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity ...
  3. Making Sense Of Market Anomalies

    Stocks sometimes thwart the efficient market theory by showing some very unusual patterns.
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    An unconventional measure of how well the economy is doing based on sales of men's underwear. The reasoning behind this measure ...
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  1. Social Responsibility

    The idea that companies should embrace its social responsibilities ...
  2. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is ...
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    A fraudulent service built to serve a problem that ...
  4. Catalyst

    A catalyst in equity markets is a revelation or event ...
  5. Futures Market

    An auction market in which participants buy and sell ...
  6. Grant

    The issuance of an award, such as a stock option, to ...
  1. Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP)

    A negative interest rate policy (NIRP) is an unconventional monetary policy tool whereby nominal target interest rates are set with a negative value, below the theoretical lower bound of zero ...
  2. Great Society

    Born in the turbulent sixties, the Great Society was President Lyndon Johnson's answer to poverty, racism and other social ills.
  3. Tight Monetary Policy

    A course of action undertaken by the Federal Reserve to constrict spending in an economy that is seen to be growing too quickly, or to curb inflation when it is rising too fast. The Fed will ...
  4. Bankruptcy

    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins with a petition filed by the debtor (most common) or on behalf of creditors ...
  5. Laissez Faire

    An economic theory from the 18th century that is strongly opposed to any government intervention in business affairs.
  6. Value Investing

    The strategy of selecting stocks that trade for less than their intrinsic values. Value investors actively seek stocks of companies that they believe the market has undervalued. They believe ...
  7. Sector

    1. An area of the economy in which businesses share the same or a related product or service. Economies are comprised of four sectors. The primary sector involves the extraction and harvesting ...
  8. Short-Term Debt

    An account shown in the current liabilities portion of a company's balance sheet. This account is comprised of any debt incurred by a company that is due within one year. The debt in this account ...
  9. Dark Pool

    A dark pool is a private financial forum or exchange for trading securities.
  10. PIPE Deal

    Signifying "Private Investment in Public Equity," a PIPE deal is one in which publicly traded assets are sold privately, often to quickly raise capital.
  11. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

    A survey by the Conference Board that measures how optimistic or pessimistic consumers are with respect to the economy in the near future.
  12. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
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    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
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    The action of investors moving their capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles. This ...
  3. Discouraged Worker

    A person who is eligible for employment and is able to work, but is currently unemployed and has not attempted to find employment ...
  4. Ponzimonium

    After Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme was revealed, many new (smaller-scale) Ponzi schemers became exposed. Ponzimonium ...
  5. Quarterly Earnings Report

    A quarterly filing made by public companies to report their performance. Included in earnings reports are items such as net ...
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