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  1. High Net Worth Strategy

    What are Some Advantages of Raising Capital Through Private Placement?

    Understand how a business can raise capital through private placement and the benefits business owners receive through this ...
  2. Career / Compensation

    Risk Management Framework (RMF): An Overview

    A company must identify the type of risks it is taking, as well as measure, report on, and set systems in place to manage ...
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Do inquiries for preapproved offers affect my credit score?

    Inquiries for a preapproved offer do not affect a credit score unless a person follows through with the actual application.
  4. Commodities

    What is the difference between a Golden Cross and a Death Cross Pattern?

    The golden cross indicates a long-term bull market going forward, and the death cross signals a long-term bear market.
  5. Financial Analysis

    What is backtesting in Value at Risk (VaR)?

    The value at risk is a statistical risk management technique that monitors and quantifies the risk level associated with ...
  6. Health Insurance

    How much of a drug company's spending is allocated to research and development on average?

    Pharmaceutical companies spend, on average, about 17% of revenues on research and development (R&D), one of the biggest ...
  7. Retirement Savings

    401(k) Contribution Limits in 2017-18

    Find out what the contribution limits are for 401(k) retirement savings plans in 2017-18, including individual, employer, ...
  8. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How is the risk-free rate determined when calculating market risk premium?

    The risk-free rate is hypothetical, as every investment has some type of risk associated with it. T-bills are the closest ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    What's the difference between monopoly and monopsony?

    A monopoly exists when a single organization is the sole supplier of a commodity, whereas a monopsony controls the market ...
  10. Mutual Funds

    What is the difference between a summary prospectus and an offering memorandum?

    Investors use the information in disclosure documents, such as a summary prospectus or an offering memorandum, to make informed ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    A Look at the Buy Low, Sell High Strategy

    Here's how to buy low and sell high by using objective measures to identify opportunities. Buying low and selling high is ...
  12. Mutual Funds

    How are a mutual fund's C shares different from A and B shares?

    Each class of mutual fund shares are distinguished by their specific load fees and structures, defined as A, B and C class ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

    With global operations and the increasing intricacy of business, accrual accounting helps to show a precise, current picture ...
  14. International / Global

    What is an endorsement in blank on a bill of lading?

    A blank endorsement on a bill of lading is an indication that there is no specified recipient of the endorsed bill.
  15. Markets & Economy

    What's the difference between the income effect and the price effect?

    The price effect is the impact on the market based on how the consumer is spending money as a result of the income effect.
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