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Amortization and depreciation are two ways to prorate the cost of an asset's life. Learn more about the former and how it it's calculated.
"Mark-to-market" accounting is a way of valuing assets based on how much they could sell for under current market conditions. In recent decades, it has become the standard way to record financial assets on a company's balance sheet.
The discount rate is the interest rate you need to earn on a given amount of money today to end up with a given amount of money in the future. Let's say you need $1,000 one year from now to go on vacation. We can use the discount rate to determine how much money you would need to have today to have $1,000 in one year.
Most investment choices involve a tradeoff between risk and reward. The "Efficient Frontier" is a modern portfolio theory tool that shows investors the best possible return they can expect from their portfolio, given the level of volatility they're willing to accept.
Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality
Learn about the differences between these two words and how each one is used in the stock market.
Learn about how this number provides a measure of how much systematic risk a firm's equity has compared to the market.
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