Financial Analysis Education

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  1. Beacon Score

    The Beacon Score is a credit score generated by the Equifax Credit Bureau to provide lenders with insight on an individual's ...
  2. Roll Rate

    Roll rate refers to the percentage of credit card users who become increasingly delinquent on their accounts.
  3. Product Placement

    Product placement is a form of advertising in which branded goods and services are featured in a video production that targets ...
  4. Monetary Theory

    Monetary theory is a set of ideas about how changes in the money supply impact levels of economic activity.
  5. Asymmetrical Distribution

    Asymmetrical distribution is where the values of variables occur at irregular frequencies and the mean, median and mode occur ...
  6. Co-Owner

    A co-owner is an individual or group that shares ownership in an asset with another individual or group.
  7. Uncollected Funds

    Uncollected funds are the amount of a bank deposit that comes from checks that have yet to be cleared by the bank from which ...
  8. Hammer Clause

    A hammer clause is an insurance policy clause that allows an insurer to compel the insured to settle a claim.
  9. Lead Underwriter

    A lead underwriter is usually an investment bank that organizes an IPO or a secondary offering for companies that are already ...
  10. Lapse Ratio

    The lapse ratio represents the percentage of policies that were not renewed and thus have lapsed in coverage.
  11. Severance Package

    If an employer offers a combination of pay and benefits to workers upon their dismissal, it is called a severance package. ...
  12. Venture-Capital-Backed IPO

    A venture-capital-backed IPO refers to selling to the public of shares in a company that has previously been funded primarily ...
  13. Brought Over The Wall

    "Brought over the wall" is when a research employee of an investment bank comes over from the underwriting department to ...
  14. Actual Cash Value

    Actual cash value is the amount equal to the replacement cost minus depreciation of a damaged or stolen property at the time ...
  15. Accelerated Benefits

    Accelerated benefits refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that enable the policy holder to receive the benefits ...
  16. Construction Occupancy Protection Exposure (COPE)

    COPE (Construction Occupancy Protection and Exposure) is a set of risks property insurance underwriters use to decide whether ...
  17. War Exclusion Clause

    A war exclusion clause in an insurance policy excludes coverage for acts of war such as invasion, insurrection, revolution, ...
  18. Standby Underwriting

    Standby underwriting is an IPO sales agreement in which the underwriter agrees to purchase all shares remaining after the ...
  19. Chartered Financial Consultant - ChFC

    A Chartered Financial Consultant is a professional designation representing completion of a comprehensive course consisting ...
  20. Longevity Risk

    Longevity risk is risk to which a pension fund or life insurance company could be exposed as a result of higher-than-expected ...
  21. Broad Form Insurance

    Broad form insurance coverage extends beyond the basics to include rare events that may be of serious risk to the insured.
  22. Lloyd's Of London

    Lloyd's of London is a British insurance market where members join hands as syndicates to insure and spread risks of different ...
  23. Circumventing the Limitations of Black-Scholes

    Learn the ways to get around the flaws in trading models like Black-Scholes.
  24. How does the required rate of return affect the price of a stock, in terms of the Gordon growth model?

    Find out how a change in the required rate of return adjusts the price an investor is willing to pay for a stock. Learn about ...
  25. What is the difference between the cost of capital and required return?

    Take a look at the primary conceptual differences between an investor's required rate of return and an issuing company's ...
  26. What's the difference between the production cost and the manufacturing cost?

    Learn more about fixed and variable expenses incurred by businesses. Find out how production and manufacturing costs impact ...
  27. Starbucks As An Example Of The Value Chain Model

    Management consulting guru Micahel Porter developed the value chain model in 1985; here's how it works, using a well-known ...
  28. Should You Get A Six Sigma Black Belt? Average Salary: 99K

    Interested in the Six Sigma Black Belt but unsure whether you need one? Here's a guide to the quality improvement role and ...
  29. What are the benefits of research and development for a company?

    Learn about the many benefits of research and development (R&D) efforts for companies in competitive markets, including ...
  30. Cashless Exercise

    A cashless exercise is a transaction in which employee stock options are exercised without making any cash payment.
  31. Material Weakness

    A material weakness occurs when a company's internal controls meant to prevent financial statement irregularity is considered ...
  32. Trade Date Accounting

    Trade date accounting is a method company accountants and bookkeepers use that records transactions on the trade date instead ...
  33. Type I Error

    A type I error is a kind of error that occurs when a null hypothesis is rejected although it is true.
  34. Backlog

    A backlog is a term, commonly used in accounting and finance, that refers to a buildup of work that needs to be completed.
  35. Assurance

    Assurance refers to financial coverage that provides remuneration for an event that is certain to happen.
  36. How is minimum transfer price calculated?

    Discover how to calculate the minimum transfer price for goods and materials that have been transferred between multiple ...
  37. Who or what is Dow Jones?

    Dow Jones is one of the largest financial news companies in the world. It owns the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other ...
  38. What's the difference between net present value and internal rate of return? How are they used?

    Learn how net present value and internal rate of return are primarily used in capital budgeting to determine the potential ...
  39. How legally binding is a letter of intent?

    Find out when a letter of intent is binding and non-binding. Understand the role of drafting language, and when an LOI it ...
  40. Corporate Refinancing

    Corporate refinancing is the process through which a company reorganizes its financial obligations by replacing or restructuring ...
  41. What are some advantages and disadvantages of value chain analysis?

    Find out about the five activities that make up a generic value chain. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of value ...
  42. Cramdown

    A cramdown is the imposition of a bankruptcy reorganization plan by a court despite any objections by certain classes of ...
  43. How do you calculate the proper weights of different costs of capital?

    How to calculate the weights of the different costs of capital and how it is used to determine the weighted average cost ...
  44. How do I use the CAPM (capital asset pricing model) to determine the cost of equity?

    Learn about the elements of the capital asset pricing model, and discover how to calculate a business' cost of equity financing ...
  45. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - JOLTS

    The job openings and labor turnover survey is a survey done by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure ...
  46. Hockey Stick Chart

    A hockey stick chart is a line chart in which a sharp increase or decrease occurs over a period of time.
  47. Receipt

    A receipt is a written acknowledgment that something of value has been transferred from one party to another.
  48. Fisher's Separation Theorem

    The Fisher's separation theorem is a theory that holds that a firm's choice of investments are separate from its owners' ...
  49. Binomial Tree

    A binomial tree is a graphical representation of possible intrinsic values that an option may take at different nodes or ...
  50. What happens if I maintain a short position in a stock that is delisted and declares bankruptcy?

    Learn how an open short position for an investor is affected when a company gets delisted and declares bankruptcy. Find out ...
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