Investing

  1. 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 ...
  2. Pros & Cons of Bond Funds vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  3. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

    Because you purchase and redeem mutual fund units from the mutual fund company and (generally) not on the open market, you ...
  4. Retirement Income Fund - RIF

    Retirement Income Fund - RIF are investment products aimed at paying out a stated yield for those seeking retirement income. ...
  5. Contemplating Collectible Investments

    Profit margins are slim, but that needn't deter those with a passion for eras past.
  6. What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

    Dive into two very important financial concepts: arbitrage and hedging. See how each of these strategies can play a role ...
  1. Issued share capital versus subscribed share capital

    Learn the difference between issued share capital versus subscribed share capital. Get information about various types of ...
  2. Yacht Insurance

    Yacht insurance is an insurance policy that provides indemnity liability coverage on pleasure boats.
  3. Member

    A member is a brokerage firm (or broker) holding membership on an organized stock or commodities exchange.
  4. In And Out

    In and out is a trading strategy whereby shares of a single security are bought and sold over a short period of time.
  5. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval - EDGAR

    EDGAR is the electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange Commission for corporate filings.
  6. Heuristics

    Heuristics are a problem-solving method that uses shortcuts to produce good-enough solutions given a limited time frame or ...
  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. Delivery Option

    A delivery option permits the seller of a futures contract to determine the timing, location, quantity and quality of the ...
  2. iTraxx

    iTraxx refers to a family of indices that track the credit derivatives market in Europe, Japan, non-Japan Asia and Australia. ...
  3. Corporate Inflation-Linked Securities

    Corporate inflation-linked securities are the corporate twin of Treasury inflation-protected securities and have a coupon ...
  4. Bond Attorney

    A bond attorney represents municipal bondholders' interests during a bond offering, and is able to attest that the issue ...
  5. Chart of the Week: Keep Calm and Carry On in Emerging Markets

    Emerging markets assets have come under pressure over the past month. We explain how the selloff has created opportunities. ...
  6. Credit Default Swap Index (CDX)

    The credit default swap index (CDX)—formerly the Dow Jones CDX—is a financial instrument comprised of a set of credit securities ...
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  1. Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method (DDB)

    The double declining balance depreciation method is an accelerated depreciation method that multiplies an asset's value by ...
  2. What's the difference between the equity market and the stock market?

    Learn about the difference between the equity market and the stock market, and how the terms equity market and stock market ...
  3. Managerial Accounting

    Managerial accounting is practice of analyzing and communicating financial data to managers, who use the information to make ...
  4. Cash Flow From Investing Activities

    Cash flow from investing activities reports the total change in a company's cash position from investment gains/losses and ...
  5. Gini Index

    The Gini Index is a statistical measure of distribution often used as a gauge of economic inequality.
  6. Free Cash Flow For The Firm (FCFF)

    Free cash flow for the firm represents the amount of cash flow from operations available for distribution after certain expenses ...
  1. BUGS Index - HUI

    The BUGS index (HUI) is an index of gold mining companies.
  2. S&P/ASX 200 VIX (A-VIX)

    The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, or A-VIX, reflects the expected volatility of the S&P/ASX 200, the Australian benchmark equity ...
  3. Average Qualitative Opinion - AQO

    Average Qualitative Opinion - AQO summarizes investment analysts' ratings for a particular security. It is often expressed ...
  4. Biflation

    Biflation is the simultaneous existence of inflation and deflation. It tends to occur when economic stimulus is applied to ...
  5. AUD

    AUD is an abbreviation for the Australian dollar, also known as the Aussie dollar, or simply the Aussie.
  6. Opening Cross

    Opening cross is a method used by Nasdaq to determine the opening price for an individual stock. This information is made ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Market Capitalization

    Market Capitalization is the total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares.
  2. Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM

    Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return and that is ...
  3. Return On Equity - ROE

    The profitability returned in direct relation to shareholders' investments is called the return on equity.
  4. Working Capital

    Working capital, also known as net working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and operational efficiency.
  5. Bond

    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
  6. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

    The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer ...
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