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  1. 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 ...
  2. Winter Range Form

    Winter range form is a type of insurance that covers livestock on the range in Western states, from the beginning of October ...
  3. Just In Time - JIT

    The just in time - JIT inventory system is a management strategy that aligns raw material orders from suppliers directly ...
  4. Equity

    Equity is the value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  5. Who Killed Sears? 50 Years on the Road to Ruin

    The struggling retailer is exploring all avenues to survive. Will Amazon be its savior?
  6. General Ledger

    A general ledger represents the formal ledger for a company's financial statements with debit and credit account records ...
  7. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

    Operating profit margin is a profitability ratio that investors use when evaluating a company. Comparing a company's margins ...
  8. Confining Condition

    A confining condition is a health condition that confines an individual to his or her home or a medical facility such as ...
  9. Blended Covers

    Blended covers are a form of reinsurance that combines features of finite and convention reinsurance.
  10. Bikini Deductible

    A bikini deductible is a portion of risk, separating the primary layer and the excess layer of risk.
  11. Attractive Nuisances

    Attractive nuisances refer to items, located on a property, that is appealing but potentially hazardous, especially to children.
  12. Cumulative Collusive Excess Cover

    Cumulative collusive excess cover refers to a reinsurance contract in which losses over a predetermined limit are shared.
  13. Funding Cover

    Funding cover refers to insurance premiums held in an account in conjunction with an excess-of-loss reinsurance, which is ...
  14. Admission Board

    An admissions board comprises representatives of a particular stock exchange who determine if a company will be allowed to ...
  15. Adjustable Feature

    An adjustable feature is contract language that allows adjustments to be made to the premium and commission features of a ...
  16. American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

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

    A transferable underwriting facility is a type of underwriting facility that deals in Euro notes.
  18. Development To Policyholder Surplus

    Development to policyholder surplus is the ratio of an insurer’s loss reserve development to its policyholders’ surplus. ...
  19. Guaranteed Issue Rights

    Guaranteed issue rights are rights afforded to individuals covered by Medicare that require insurance companies to offer ...
  20. Depreciation

    Depreciation is an accounting method of allocating the cost of a tangible asset over its useful life and is used to account ...
  21. Vertical Integration

    Vertical integration is a strategy where a firm acquires business operations within the same production vertical, which can ...
  22. Capital Adequacy Ratio - CAR

    The Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is a measure of a bank's available capital expressed as a percentage of a bank's risk-weighted ...
  23. Emolument

    An emolument is compensation, based on time and length of activity, for employment, services or holding office and is generally ...
  24. Inventory Turnover

    Inventory turnover is a ratio showing how many times a company has sold and replaces inventory over a period.
  25. Mergers and Acquisitions - M&A

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a general term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets through various ...
  26. Liability

    A liability is defined as a company's legal financial debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations. ...
  27. Net Profit Margin

    Net profit margin, or net margin, is equal to net income or profits divided by total revenue and represents how much profit ...
  28. Amortization

    Amortization is an accounting technique used to incrementally lower the cost value of a finite life or intangible asset through ...
  29. Pro Forma

    Pro forma is a Latin term that describes a method of calculating and presenting financial results in order to emphasize either ...
  30. Anti Money Laundering - AML

    Anti money laundering - AML refers to a set of procedures, laws and regulations designed to stop the practice of generating ...
  31. Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002 - SOX

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 - SOX was passed by the US Congress to protect investors from the possibility of fraudulent ...
  32. Accounting Equation

    The accounting equation, also known as the balance sheet equation, is written as Assets = Liabilities + Equity and underpins ...
  33. Nonadmitted Balance

    A non-admitted balance is an item on an insurer’s balance sheet that represents reinsured liabilities for which the reinsurer ...
  34. Furriers’ Customers Policy

    A furriers’ customers policy provides coverage against loss or damage to furs that are being stored by a business on behalf ...
  35. Conditional Sales Floater

    A conditional sales floater is a type of insurance that protects a seller of property that is purchased in installments or ...
  36. Self-Insurance

    Self-insurance involves setting aside your own money to pay for a possible losses, instead of purchasing insurance.
  37. Annual Convention Blank

    The annual convention blank is an annual report that insurance carriers must file with the state insurance commissioner. ...
  38. Least Expensive Alternative Treatment (LEAT)

    A least expensive alternative treatment clause indicates that the insurer will only pay for the least expensive treatment, ...
  39. Bobtail Liability

    Bobtail liability is an automobile insurance policy that covers the owner or operator of a truck that is not currently being ...
  40. 7 Reliable Stocks For An Uncertain Market

    Safe Passage: These stocks may outperform in a volatile market.
  41. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

    There is no limit on the number of times you can attempt to pass the Series 7 exam, however, there are restrictions regarding ...
  42. Are there any continuing education requirements after I pass the Series 7 examination?

    According to the Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education (CEC), there are two parts to the CE requirement.
  43. Pound the Pavement

    To pound the pavement means to diligently and tirelessly work towards a desired objective such as getting a job or building ...
  44. Franchise Cover

    Franchise cover is a type of reinsurance plan in which the claims from a number of policies are aggregated together to form ...
  45. Loss Constant

    Loss constant is an amount added to an insurance policy with a low premium designed to cover higher-than-expected loss experiences.
  46. Second Event Retention

    Second event retention is a strategy used to establish retention in an excess-of-loss reinsurance treaty.
  47. Health Plan Categories

    Health plan categories refers to the four types of health insurance plans that are differentiated based on the average expenses ...
  48. Following Reinsurer

    A following reinsurer is a reinsurance company that signs onto a reinsurance treaty, but isn't the reinsurer that negotiated ...
  49. Early Warning Tests

    Early warning tests are a series of financial ratios and other criteria used to identify insurance companies that may require ...
  50. Chaplain Malpractice Insurance

    Chaplain malpractice insurance is liability insurance that provides coverage for chaplains, priests and other clergy members. ...
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  1. Economies of Scale

    Economies of scale refer to reduced costs per unit that arise from increased total output of a product. For example, a larger ...
  2. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  3. Leverage

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

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Relative Strength Index - RSI

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