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  1. FXCM Upgrades Software - Is It Enough? (FXCM)

    FXCM is upgrading its technology to encourage more active trading, but will it help ...
  2. The Top 25 Broker-Dealer Firms for 2016 (LPLA, ...

    Find out which independent broker-dealers generate the most revenue and why one major ...
  3. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
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  1. How long does a stock account have to be dormant before it can be escheated?

    Learn what qualifies a stock account to be considered abandoned and eligible to be escheated by the state. Accounts are at ...
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Hot Definitions
  1. Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Foreign exchange reserves are reserve assets held by a central bank in foreign currencies, used to back liabilities on their ...
  2. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that decreased and eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity ...
  3. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  4. Derivative

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

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
  6. Sharpe Ratio

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