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  1. Parking

    Parking is the illegal practice of selling shares to another party with the understanding that the original owner will buy ...
  2. Nonprofit Marketing

    Nonprofit marketing is activities and strategies that spread the message of the organization, as well as to solicit donations ...
  3. Common Shareholder

    The rights of common shareholders give them the ability to influence the direction a company takes.
  4. Annual Dividend (Insurance)

    In the insurance industry, an annual dividend is a yearly payment given by an insurance company to a policyholder.
  5. Medical Underwriting

    Medical underwriting is the process of assessing the risk associated with providing health insurance coverage.
  6. Implied Authority

    Implied authority refers to an agent with the jurisdiction to perform acts which are reasonably necessary to accomplish the ...
  7. Insurance Guaranty Association

    An insurance guaranty association protects policyholders and claimants in the case of an insurance company’s impairment or ...
  8. Supply Shock

    A supply shock is an unexpected event that changes the supply of a product or commodity resulting in a sudden change in its ...
  9. Cumulative Interest

    Cumulative interest is the sum of all interest payments made on a loan over a certain time period.
  10. Whipsaw

    Whipsaw is a condition where a security's price is moving in one direction but then it quickly changes and moves in the opposite ...
  11. Contraction

    A contraction is a phase of the business cycle when a country's real GDP has declined for two or more consecutive quarters.
  12. Too Big To Fail

    "Too big to fail" is a term for a business that has become so vital to an economy that a government will provide assistance ...

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  1. Yield Curve

    A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but ...
  2. Gross Profit

    Gross profit is the profit a company makes after deducting the costs of making and selling its products, or the costs of ...
  3. Risk Tolerance

    The degree of variability in investment returns that an individual is willing to withstand. Risk tolerance is an important ...
  4. Donchian Channels

    A moving average indicator developed by Richard Donchian. It plots the highest high and lowest low over the last period time ...
  5. Consumer Price Index - CPI

    A measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, ...
  6. Moving Average - MA

    A moving average (MA) is a widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out ...
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