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  1. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement linking the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim economies. While all 12 nations have signed the agreement and the U.S. Congress ...
  2. Wirehouse Broker

    A non-independent broker working for a wirehouse firm, or a firm with multiple branches such as a national brokerage house. A wirehouse broker is typically a full-service broker, offering research, ...
  3. Wirehouse

    An archaic term used to describe a broker-dealer. Modern-day wirehouses can range from small regional brokerages to giant institutions with offices around the world.
  4. Fair Value

    The estimated value of all assets and liabilities of an acquired company used to consolidate the financial statements of both companies.
  5. Pension Plan

    A type of retirement plan, usually tax exempt, wherein an employer makes contributions toward and invests a pool of funds set aside for an employee's future benefit.
  6. Purchasing Power

    The value of a currency expressed in terms of the amount of goods or services that one unit of money can buy.
  7. Brexit

    Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
  8. Liquid Alternatives

    Liquid alternatives are class of mutual funds that use alternative investing strategies similar to hedge funds but with daily liquidity.
  9. Proof of Work

    Proof of work describes the process that allows the bitcoin network to remain robust by making the process of mining, or recording transactions, difficult.
  10. Distributed Ledgers

    A distributed ledger is a database that is consensually shared and synchronized across network spread across multiple sites, institutions or geographies.
  11. Rebalancing

    The process of realigning the weightings of one's portfolio of assets. Rebalancing involves periodically buying or selling assets in your portfolio to maintain your original desired level of ...
  12. Roth IRA

    A Roth IRA is an individual retirement plan that bears many similarities to the traditional IRA, but contributions are not tax deductible and qualified distributions are tax free.

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    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  2. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
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    The Sharpe Ratio is a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return, and this ratio has become the industry standard for such ...
  4. Death Taxes

    Taxes imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone's estate upon their death. These taxes are levied on the ...
  5. Retained Earnings

    Retained earnings is the percentage of net earnings not paid out as dividends, but retained by the company to be reinvested ...
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    In economics, the demand elasticity refers to how sensitive the demand for a good is to changes in other economic variables. ...
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