Financial Analysis Education

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  1. Convertible Insurance

    Convertible insurance allows a policyholder to change a term policy into a whole or universal policy without going through ...
  2. Insurance Coverage Area

    Insurance coverage area refers to the geographic region in which an insurance policy’s benefits apply.
  3. Covenant Not To Execute

    A covenant not to execute is a lawsuit agreement in which the plaintiff agrees not to execute a judgment against the defendant. ...
  4. Fixed Cost

    Fixed cost is an expense that remains the same regardless of an increase or decrease in the number of goods or services sold ...
  5. Convenience of Employer Test

    The convenience of employer test is used to determine whether home-office expenses or other work-related expenses paid by ...
  6. Windstorm Hazard

    Windstorm hazard refers to the risk that a property will sustain losses due to strong winds.
  7. Outsourcing

    Outsourcing is a practice used by different companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers ...
  8. Net Debt

    Net debt is a metric that shows a company's overall debt situation by taking its total debt and netting out its cash and ...
  9. Accounting Principles

    Accounting principles are the rules and guidelines that companies must follow when reporting financial data.
  10. Margin

    Margin is borrowed money that is used to purchase securities.
  11. Mezzanine Financing

    Mezzanine financing combines debt and equity financing, starting out as debt and allowing the lender to convert to equity ...
  12. Transfer Price

    Transfer price is the price divisions within a company use for transactions and transfer with each other.
  13. Reconciliation

    Reconciliation is an accounting process used to determine whether the money leaving an account matches the amount spent. ...
  14. Economic Order Quantity - EOQ

    Economic order quantity (EOQ) is the ideal order quantity a company should make for its inventory given a set cost of production, ...
  15. Corporate Inflation-Linked Securities

    Corporate inflation-linked securities are the corporate twin of Treasury inflation-protected securities and have a coupon ...
  16. Bulk Sales Escrow

    Bulk sales escrow is an escrow arrangement enacted when a company has acquired large amounts of debt that aims to protect ...
  17. Equivalent Martingale Measures

    Equivalent Martingale Measures is a probability distribution of expected payouts from an investment used in asset pricing.
  18. Correlation Coefficient

    The correlation coefficient is a statistical measure that calculates the strength of the relationship between the relative ...
  19. Moore's Law

    Moore's Law is the observation made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every ...
  20. DuPont Analysis

    DuPont analysis is a fundamental performance measurement framework popularized by the DuPont Corporation and is also referred ...
  21. Reverse Swap

    A reverse swap is an exchange of cash flow streams that undoes the effects of an existing swap.
  22. Adjudication

    An adjudication is a legal ruling or judgment, usually final, but can also refer to the process of settling a legal case ...
  23. Working Ratio

    The working ratio is a financial ratio used to measure a company's ability to recover operating costs from annual revenue.
  24. Debit Ticket

    A debit ticket is an accounting entry that indicates money owed and reduces the balance of the general ledger.
  25. Herfindahl-Hirschman Index - HHI

    The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI) is a common measure of market concentration that is used to determine market competitiveness, ...
  26. Credo

    Credo is a Latin word which means "a set of fundamental beliefs or a guiding principle." For a company, a credo is equivalent ...
  27. Feasibility Study

    A feasibility study is a type of analysis used in measuring the ability and likelihood to successfully complete a project ...
  28. Gross Profit Margin

    A gross profit margin is a financial metric used to assess financial health and is equal to revenue less cost of goods sold ...
  29. 5 Must-Have Metrics for Value Investors

    In this article, we outline the 5 ratios that can help value investors find the most undervalued stocks in the market.
  30. Adjusted Basis

    Adjusted basis has several applications in finance, but in each situation it involves a change to the recorded initial cost ...
  31. Call Loan Rate

    A call loan rate is the short term interest rate charged by banks on loans extended to broker-dealers.
  32. Jitney

    Jitney refers to a broker who has access to a stock exchange performing trades for one who does not, or trading done to boost ...
  33. Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance

    Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance is financial protection against damage caused when a roof caves in from the weight ...
  34. Negative Float

    Negative float is the difference between checks written against and deposited in an account and those that have cleared according ...
  35. Non-Possessory Lien

    A non-possessory lien is a legal claim intended to secure payment of a debtor's obligation without physical possession of ...
  36. High Ratio Loan

    A High Ratio Loan is loan of any type for which a relatively small down payment must be made.
  37. Extended Normal Costing

    Extended normal costing is a method of tracking production costs using approximated prices of inputs multiplied by the actual ...
  38. Profit-Sharing Plan

    A profit-sharing plan, also known as a deferred profit-sharing plan or DPSP, is a plan that gives employees a share in the ...
  39. Institutional Investor Index

    The Institutional Investor Index was a measure of sovereign debt risk that was published biannually in the issues of Institutional ...
  40. Descriptive Statistics

    Descriptive statistics is a set of brief descriptive coefficients that summarizes a given data set, representative of an ...
  41. Accounting Cycle

    An accounting cycle is the collective process of identifying, analyzing, and recording the accounting events of a company. ...
  42. Tender Offer

    A tender offer is an offer to purchase some or all of shareholders' shares in a corporation.
  43. Naked Call Writing: A High Risk Options Strategy

    Learn how this aggressive trading strategy is used to generate income as part of a diversified portfolio.
  44. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

    Swaps comprise just one type of the broader asset class called derivatives.
  45. Marketing Fraud

    Marketing fraud is an illegal practice perpetrated by a company or individual in the promotion of a product or service.
  46. How to Analyze a Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  47. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

    Learn about gross, operating and net profit margins, how each is calculated and how they are used by businesses and investors ...
  48. What's the difference between a capital stock and a treasury stock?

    Learn about treasury capital stock, how to calculate a company's capital and treasury stock, and the differences between ...
  49. Kondratiev Wave

    Kondratiev Wave is a long-term economic cycle believed to result from technological innovation and produce a long period ...
  50. Merger Deficit

    Merger deficit is an accounting concept used to describe the situation when the total value of share capital used to buy ...
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