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  1. How To Give A Stock For Christmas

    December 15, 2017
    If you're looking for a gift that can hold its value and teach your kid about finances, a stock might be the best thing to ...
  2. Will Apple Suppliers Join iPhone X Rally?

    November 20, 2017
    Analog Devices' earnings report on Tuesday morning may offer actionable insight on Apple's iPhone X rollout.
  3. ETFs: A Derivative By Any Other Name

    November 14, 2017
    Despite two decades of assurances, ETFs may well be dangerous. Remember what they used to say about mortgage-backed securities?
  4. What Apple's Earnings Win Means for Its Stock Today

    November 3, 2017
    Expect a big open for Apple stock, and keep an eye on momentum.
  5. Gold Looks to Head Higher Following Trump Fed Pick

    November 3, 2017
    After pulling back over the last couple of months, gold prices look like they're ready to rise into year end.
  6. Apple Earnings: A Lot Depends on iPhone X Outlook

    November 2, 2017
    With reports of sluggish iPhone 8 sales, the outlook for Apple's iPhone X will be key.
  1. Indication of Interest (IOI)

    Indication of Interest (IOI) is an underwriting expression showing a conditional, non-binding interest in buying a security ...
  2. Series 11

    The Series 11 is a securities license that allows holders to provide current securities quotations and accept unsolicited ...
  3. Fixed-For-Floating Swap

    A fixed-for-floating swap is a contractual arrangement between two parties to swap, or exchange, interest cash flows for ...
  4. Why Is Short Selling Illegal in Some Countries?

    Discover why many countries banned the practice of short selling financial stocks—but not the US.
  5. Zero Cost Collar

    A zero cost collar is an options strategy used to lock in a gain by buying an out-of-the-money (OTM) put and selling a same-priced ...
  6. Synthetic

    Synthetic is the term given to financial instruments that are created artificially by simulating other instruments with different ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Return On Equity - ROE

    The amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. Return on equity measures a corporation's profitability ...
  2. Bond

    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
  3. Whole Life Insurance Policy

    A life insurance contract with level premiums that has both an insurance and an investment component. The insurance component ...
  4. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

    The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer ...
  5. Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM

    A model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return and that is used in the pricing of risky securities. ...
  6. Internal Rate Of Return - IRR

    A metric used in capital budgeting measuring the profitability of potential investments.
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