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  1. Financial Analysis

    Fixed Cost

    A fixed cost is an expense that remains the same regardless of an increase or decrease in the number of goods or services ...
  2. Trading Instruments

    Outperformance Option

    An outperformance option payoff value is based on the relative performance of one asset compared with another.
  3. Financial Analysis

    General Equilibrium Theory

    General equilibrium theory studies supply and demand fundamentals in an economy with multiple markets, showing that all prices ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    Blue Ocean

    "Blue ocean" is a slang term for the uncontested market space for an unknown industry or innovation.
  5. Financial Analysis

    Visual Basic For Applications - VBA

    Visual Basic for applications (VBA) is a programming language for the creation of user-defined functions and the automation ...
  6. Financial Analysis


    Payroll is the sum total of all compensation a business must pay to its employees for a set period of time or on a given ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    Shutdown Point

    A shutdown point is one at which a company experiences no benefit for continuing operations and shuts down temporarily.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Progress Billings

    Progress billing entails invoices prepared at different stages in the process of a project to seek payment for the portion ...
  9. Budgeting & Savings


    Availability refers to funds that have been deposited by third-party check into a customer's bank account. 
  10. Financial Analysis

    Non-Operating Asset

    A non-operating asset is not essential to the ongoing operations of a business but may still generate income or provide a ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    Price Risk

    Price risk is the risk of a decline in the value of a security or a portfolio.
  12. Financial Analysis


    A wirehouse is a term describing a full-service brokerage firm.
  13. Financial Analysis

    Power-Distance Index - PDI

    The power-distance index (PDI) is an index that measures the distribution of power and wealth between people in a nation, ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Neutrality Of Money

    The neutrality of money is an economic theory that states that changes in the aggregate money supply only affect nominal ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    Tit For Tat

    Tit for tat is a game-theory strategy in which a player chooses the action that the opposing player chose in the previous ...
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