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  1. Investment Company Act of 1940

    The Investment Company Act of 1940 was created through an act of Congress to require investment company registration and ...
  2. Enterprise Value (EV)

    Enterprise Value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market ...
  3. Key Performance Indicators - KPI

    Key performance indicators: a measure of performance against a set of targets or industry peers.
  4. Debt Fund

    A debt fund is an investment pool, such as a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund, in which core holdings are fixed income ...
  5. Benchmark

    A benchmark is a standard against which the performance of a security, mutual fund or investment manager can be measured.
  6. Cost of Goods Sold - COGS

    Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company.
  7. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.
  8. Current Ratio

    The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term and long-term obligations.
  9. Earnings Per Share - EPS

    Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
  10. Debt/Equity Ratio

    The D/E ratio indicates how much debt a company is using to finance its assets relative to the value of shareholders’ equity.
  11. Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

    Capital expenditure, or CapEx, are funds used by a company to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as property, industrial ...
  12. Alpha

    Alpha, used in finance as a measure of performance, is the excess return of an investment relative to the return of a benchmark ...

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  2. Fixed Asset

    A long-term tangible piece of property that a firm owns and uses in the production of its income and is not expected to be ...
  3. Absolute Advantage

    The ability of a country, individual, company or region to produce a good or service at a lower cost per unit than the cost ...
  4. Nonce

    Nonce is a number added to a hashed block, that, when rehashed, meets the difficulty level restrictions.
  5. Coupon

    The annual interest rate paid on a bond, expressed as a percentage of the face value. It is also referred to as the "coupon ...
  6. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    Socially responsible investing looks for investments that are considered socially conscious because of the nature of the ...
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