Retirement

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  1. Guideline Premium And Corridor Test (GPT)

    The Guideline Premium And Corridor Test (GPT) is used to determine whether an insurance product can be taxed as insurance ...
  2. Cedent

    A cedent is a party in an insurance contract who passes financial obligation for certain potential losses to the insurer.
  3. Floater Insurance

    Floater insurance covers property that is easily movable and provides additional coverage beyond the scope of traditional ...
  4. Homeowners Protection Act

    The Homeowners Protection Act reduces the unnecessary payment of private mortgage insurance (PMI) by homeowners who are no ...
  5. How can you calculate volatility in Excel?

    Historical volatility is a long-term assessment of risk. Here's how to calculate it in Excel.
  6. Guaranteed Investment Fund (GIF)

    A guaranteed investment fund allows a client to invest in an equity, bond or index fund with the promise of a predefined ...
  7. Risk Financing

    Risk financing is the determination of how an organization will pay for loss events in the most effective and least costly ...
  8. Seasoned Issue

    A seasoned issue is the issue of additional securities from an established company whose securities already trade in the ...
  9. Underwriting Income

    Underwriting income is profit generated by an insurer's underwriting activity over a period of time.
  10. Chain Ladder Method (CLM)

    The Chain Ladder Method (CLM) calculates the claims reserve requirement in an insurance company’s financial statement.
  11. Assumed Interest Rate (AIR)

    Assumed interest rate (AIR) is the rate of interest or growth rate selected by an insurance company.
  12. Capitated Contract

    A captitated contract is a healthcare plan that provides payment of a flat fee for each patient it covers.
  13. Bulge Bracket

    A bulge bracket is slang that describes the company or companies in an underwriting syndicate that issued the largest amount ...
  14. The Biggest Market Sell-Offs in History (DJI, SPX)

    Here are the Dow's ten-largest single-day percentage declines.
  15. Why Stocks Won't Crash Like 1987: Goldman Sachs

    Relax, take a breath: a market crash is unlikely, Goldman says
  16. I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. internet broker. Do I have to pay taxes on the money I earn?

    The tax implications for a foreign investor will depend on whether that person is classified as a resident alien or a non-resident ...
  17. Do beneficiaries of a trust pay taxes?

    Beneficiaries of a trust typically pay taxes on distributions from the trust's income, but not on distributions from the ...
  18. Succession Planning

    Succession planning is the strategy for passing on leadership roles and often the ownership of a company to an employee or ...
  19. Compound Probability

    Compound probability is a mathematical term relating to the likeliness of two independent events occurring.
  20. Adjusted Net Worth

    Adjusted net worth is the value of an insurance company based on capital values, surplus values and an estimated value of ...
  21. Shelf Offering

    A shelf offering is an SEC provision that allows an issuer to register a new issue security without selling the entire issue ...
  22. Certain And Continuous

    Certain and continuous is a type of annuity that guarantees a number of payments, even if the annuitant dies.
  23. Business Exit Strategy

    A business exit strategy is an entrepreneur's strategic plan to sell their ownership in a company to investors or another ...
  24. Virtual Office

    A virtual office gives businesses a physical address and office-related services without the overhead of a long lease and ...
  25. Bitcoin Investors Face More Pain On Likely 35% Plunge

    Bitcoin's price decline may steepen, technical charts show
  26. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  27. Stock Market Has Best January In 20 Years As Bears Lurk

    January's soaring stock market indicates a bull year ahead, statistics show
  28. Why not buy just before the dividend, then sell?

    Buying a stock ahead of a dividend and selling right after usually doesn't work because the market often responds to dividend ...
  29. Direct Participation Program (DPP)

    A direct participation program (DPP) is a pooled entity that offers investors access to a business venture's cash flow and ...
  30. Bank Insurance

    Bank insurance is a guarantee by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) of deposits in a bank.
  31. Insurance Grace Period

    An insurance grace period is a defined amount of time after the premium is due in which a policyholder can make a premium ...
  32. Mortality And Expense Risk Charge

    A mortality and expense risk charge is a variable annuity fee that compensates insurance companies for risks and expenses ...
  33. Hurricane Deductible

    A hurricane deductible is the amount a homeowner must pay before insurance will cover the damage caused by a hurricane.
  34. Care, Custody Or Control (CCC)

    Care, custody or control (CCC) is a liability insurance exclusion that removes indemnification for the insured when a property ...
  35. Insurance Risk Class

    An insurance risk class has similar characteristics, which are used to determine risks of underwriting a policy and the premium ...
  36. Constructive Total Loss

    A constructive total loss is when the cost for repair of an item exceeds current value and the insurance claim settles for ...
  37. Aleatory Contract

    In an aleatory contract, the parties do not have to perform a particular action until a specific event occurs, such as natural ...
  38. Long-Tail Liability

    A long-tail liability is a type of liability that carries a long settlement period.
  39. Malpractice Insurance

    Malpractice insurance is professional liability insurance that protects healthcare (and other professionals) against patient ...
  40. Advance Loss Of Profit (ALOP) Insurance

    Advance loss of profit (ALOP) insurance provides coverage for financial losses due to delays in construction and infrastructure ...
  41. Long-Time Tech Analyst Advises Sector Overvalued

    From bull to bear, Paul Meeks says the techs are too pricey
  42. Advisors: How to Respond to Rising Yields and Interest Rates

    It took more than a year to happen, but interest rates are finally rising again. Now bond ETFs tied to 10-year Treasuries ...
  43. Apple May Lose Crown As World's Most Valuable Company

    Mega Tech Horse Race: Alphabet is within a nose of moving ahead of Apple
  44. Imminent 20% Plunge In Stocks Is Time To Buy: Goldman

    Time To Buy: Goldman Sachs says a short-term stock plunge will be followed by major stock gains
  45. Vendor Financing

    Vendor financing is the lending of money by a vendor to a customer so that the customer can buy the vendor's inventory or ...
  46. Debtor in Possession (DIP)

    A debtor in possession (DIP) is a person or corporation that has filed for bankruptcy protection but still holds property ...
  47. Admitted Insurance

    Admitted insurance is purchased from an insurance company that has been formally admitted or licensed to operate by the state ...
  48. Kickback

    A kickback is the payment to a recipient as compensation or reward for providing favorable treatment or services to another ...
  49. Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)

    A deferred profit sharing plan (DPSP) is an employer-sponsored Canadian profit sharing plan that is registered with the Canadian ...
  50. Stock Shock! Why Your Returns May Plunge By Half

    History shows that stock market returns plunge sharply from their peak
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