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  1. Tracker Fund

    A tracker fund is an index fund that tracks a broad market index or a segment thereof.
  2. Shariah-Compliant Funds

    Shariah-compliant funds are investment funds governed by the requirements of Shariah law and the principles of the Muslim ...
  3. Mutual Fund Yield

    Mutual fund yield is a measure of the income return of a mutual fund.
  4. Target-Date Fund

    A target-date fund is a fund offered by an investment company that seeks to grow assets over a specified period of time for ...
  5. Money Management

    Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise overseeing the capital usage of an ...
  6. Hub and Spoke Structure

    A hub and spoke structure is an investment structure used by an investment company in which several investment vehicles, ...
  1. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  2. Top Retail Stocks to Watch on Black Friday

    One or more of these seven retail stocks may be a solid buying choice for investors.
  3. Palo Alto Networks Upside Limited Despite Solid Quarter

    Palo Alto Networks price action reflects equal strength between bulls and bears, frustrating trend followers with a multi-year ...
  4. Why Macy's, Nordstrom, Target May Rise on Holiday Sales

    With the holiday season just around the corner, a number of traditional retailers could get a boost.
  5. Target-Date Fund

    A target-date fund is a fund offered by an investment company that seeks to grow assets over a specified period of time for ...
  6. Over-Hedging

    Over-hedging is a situation where a firm sets up an offsetting position that exceeds the firm's actual exposure or risk. ...
  1. How Financial Advisors Can Adjust to Robo-advisors

    Advisors wary of robo-advisors should consider cutting their fees, being more tech-savvy and providing more specialized and ...
  2. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  3. Schwab's New Robo-Advisor

    Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.
  4. What's the Best Robo-Advisor?

    Which robo-advisor is right for you? There are many factors to consider, including the breadth of services, ease of use and ...
  5. Robo-Advisors and a Human Touch: Better Together?

    Combining the services of traditional advisors and robo-advisors can offer the best of both worlds. But where does one start ...
  6. How to Evaluate a Robo-advisor (SCHW)

    With the addition of robo-advisors, investors have a variety of new choices when it comes to how they find help in managing ...
  1. Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates ...
  2. Toxic Debt

    Toxic Debt is debt that has a lower chance of being repaid with interest.
  3. Lewis Ranieri

    Lewis Ranieri is a former bond trader and former vice chairman of Salomon Brothers who is credited with introducing securitization ...
  4. Vanguard Doing Vanguard Things With New Bond ETF

    Vanguard's newest ETF is a corporate bond fund, and of course, it's cheap.
  5. High-Yield Bond Spread

    A high yield bond spread is the percentage difference in current yields of various classes of high-yield bonds compared against ...
  6. Put Your Cash to Work

    There are good and bad reasons to hold cash in your portfolio, but it’s important to remember cash is not risk-free.
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  1. Current Assets

    Current assets is a balance sheet account that represents the value of all assets that can reasonably expected to be converted ...
  2. Ratio Analysis

    A ratio analysis is a quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements.
  3. Monte Carlo Simulation

    Monte Carlo simulations are used to model the probability of different outcomes in a process that cannot easily be predicted ...
  4. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  5. Mark To Market - MTM

    Mark to market (MTM) is a measure of the fair value of accounts that can change over time, such as assets and liabilities.
  6. Revenue

    Revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions ...
  1. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  2. Economic Spread

    Economic spread is a way to assess if a company is making money from its capital assets.
  3. Government Purchases

    Government purchases are expenditures and gross investment by federal, state and local governments.
  4. M0

    The term M0 is a measure of the money supply which combines any liquid or cash assets held within a central bank and the ...
  5. The Federal Reserve

    As an investor, it's important to understand exactly what the Fed does and how it influences the economy.
  6. Financial Repression

    Financial Repression is a term that describes measures by which governments channel funds to themselves as a form of debt ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  2. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an ...
  3. Salvage Value

    The estimated value that an asset will realize upon its sale at the end of its useful life. The value is used in accounting ...
  4. Cryptocurrency

    A digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of ...
  5. Promissory Note

    A financial instrument that contains a written promise by one party to pay another party a definite sum of money either on ...
  6. SEC Form 13F

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Information Required of Institutional Investment ...
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