Financial Advisors

  1. Diversity Increases as Smart Beta ETFs Evolve

    Smart-beta ETFs generally have different top holdings than the diversified S&P 500 or Russell 1000 indices, and their ...
  2. Key Drivers Fueling Strong ETF Growth

    Global ETF assets could grow to $12 trillion in five years, $25 trillion in nine, according to BlackRock. The forecast isn’t ...
  3. The Rise of the Socially Responsible ETF

    Socially responsible investing has intersected with ETFs in a way that is appealing to investors of a younger generation ...
  4. ARK Dramatically Trims ETFs' Bitcoin Exposure

    Just over a month ago, the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) took home ETF.com’s “ETF Of The Year” award. Bitcoin was crucial to ...
  5. The World's Cheapest ESG, ETF Portfolio

    Is it possible to build a broadly diversified portfolio using only socially responsible ETFs? Yes. And doing so won't cost ...
  6. FTSE RAFI US 1000 Index

    The FTSE RAFI US 1000 Index is an index of stocks based on the largest 1,000 fundamentally ranked companies.
  1. Two and Twenty

    Two and twenty is a compensation structure that hedge fund managers typically employ in which part of compensation is performance ...
  2. Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

    Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) are ethical standards used by investment managers.
  3. Behavioral Funds

    Behavioral funds are a category of mutual funds that use behavioral finance as a basis for their investment strategy.
  4. Cutoff Point

    The cutoff point is the point at which an investor decides whether or not a particular security is worth purchasing.
  5. Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index

    The Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index maintained by Dow Jones Indexes, providing ...
  6. Investment Club

    An investment club is a group of people who pool their money to make investments.
  1. Rollover

    A rollover may entail a number of actions, most popularly the transfer of the holdings of one retirement plan to another ...
  2. Breeder's Insurance Policy

    A breeder's insurance policy provides protection against damage, theft or loss of bred animals.
  3. United States Government Life Insurance (USGLI)

    United States Government Life Insurance was established in 1919 to provide term, permanent and endowment insurance up to ...
  4. No-Load Life Insurance

    No-load life insurance is a type of life insurance that charges much lower fees and expenses than conventionl life policies.
  5. Catastrophe Futures

    Catastrophe futures are futures contracts used by insurance companies to protect themselves against future catastrophe losses. ...
  6. Joint-Life Payout

    A joint-life payout is one of two options normally available for retirees to choose as the method of payout for their employee ...
  1. National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)

    The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) was a self-regulatory organization of the securities industry and a ...
  2. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a regulatory body charged with governing business between brokers, ...
  3. Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)

    Canadian Securities Administrators is a collective forum composed of all the provincial and territorial securities regulators ...
  4. National Australia Bank (NAB)

    The National Australia Bank is one of the major banking entities in Australia. It provides a wide range of financial services.
  5. Anatolian Tiger

    Anatolian Tiger is a colloquial term that refers to several cities in central Turkey whose industrial strength has resulted ...
  6. Series 24

    The Series 24 is an exam and license entitling the holder to supervise and manage branch activities at a broker-dealer.
  1. FAs Should Factor Clients Into Succession Plans

    Financial advisory firms are finally taking succession planning seriously. Here's how.
  2. Advisors Falling Short on Succession Planning

    A Fidelity study reveals that many advisors have not taken steps to implement a clear succession plan.
  3. So, You Want to Earn Your CFA?

    Here are some pros and cons to consider before you start the chartered financial analyst (CFA) program.
  4. How Hard are the CFA Exams?

    Learn about the difficulty of the CFA exams with a description of the tests, some statistics on pass rates and suggestions ...
  5. Series 65

    The Series 65 is an exam and securities license required by most U.S. states for individuals who act as investment advisers. ...
  6. Series 7

    The Series 7 is an exam and license that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception ...
  1. Bertil Ohlin

    Bertil Ohlin received the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, along with James Meade, for his research on international ...
  2. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
  3. Top 5 Software Programs Used by Financial Advisors

    Learn about the top five financial planning software programs that are most commonly used by professional financial advisers.
  4. Banks Enter the Robo Advisory Game

    The partnership announced this week between Fifth Third Bancorp and Fidelity is one of about a half-dozen similar partnerships ...
  5. American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

    The American Association of Insurance Services is an advisory organization that develops insurance policy forms and loss ...
  6. Transferable Underwriting Facility (TRUF)

    A transferable underwriting facility is a type of underwriting facility that deals in Euro notes.
Hot Definitions
  1. Leverage

    Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate ...
  2. Financial Risk

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Relative Strength Index - RSI

    Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent ...
  5. Dividend

    A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders.
  6. Inventory Turnover

    Inventory turnover is a ratio showing how many times a company has sold and replaces inventory over a period.
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