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Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The Consumer Price Index measures the average change in prices over time that consumers pay for a basket of goods and services. Read more
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Backwardation
Operating Margin
Trailing 12 Months (TTM)
Consumer Credit
Yacht Insurance
Jobless Claims
#
1%/10 Net 30
10-K
10-Q SEC Form
10-Year Treasury Note
1040 IRS Form
1040A Form
1040EZ Form
IA-1092 SEC Release
11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI)
12B-1 Fee
183-Day Rule
30-Year Treasury
51% Attack
401(a) Plan
401(k) Plan
403(b) Plan
457 Plan
5/1 Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (5/1 Hybrid ARM)
501(c)(3) Organizations
52-Week High/Low
529 Plan
8-K (Form 8K)
80-20 Rule
83(b) Election
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A
Absolute Advantage
Accounting Equation
Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)
Acid-Test Ratio
Acquisition
Adverse Selection
After-Hours Trading
Alpha
Amalgamation
American Depositary Receipt (ADR)
American Dream
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Angel Investor
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Annuity
Applicable Federal Rate (AFR)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Asset
Asset Management
Asset Turnover Ratio
Assets Under Management (AUM)
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
Average True Range (ATR)
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B
Balanced Scorecard
Balance Sheet
Bank Identification Numbers
Bankruptcy
Baye's Theorem
Bear Market
Berkshire Hathaway
Bernie Madoff
Beta
Bill of Lading
Bitcoin Mining
Blockchain
Bollinger Band
Bond
Break-Even Analysis
Brexit
Budget
Budget Deficit
Bull Market
Business Cycle
Business Ethics
Business Model
Business-to-Consumer
Business Valuation
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C
Capital
Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
Capital Expenditure
Capitalism
Central Limit Theorem (CLT)
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Code of Ethics
Coefficient of Variation (CV)
Collateral
Command Economy
Comparative Advantage
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
Compound Interest
Conflict Theory
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Contribution Margin
Correlation
Correlation Coefficient
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Creative Destruction
Credit Default Swap (CDS)
Current Ratio
Customer Service
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D
Days Payable Outstanding (DPO)
Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)
Debenture
Debt Ratio
Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (D/E)
Deferred Compensation
Delivered-at-Place (DAP)
Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)
Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU)
Demand
Demand Elasticity
Demonetization
Derivative
Dilution
Disbursement
Discount Rate
Diversification
Dividend
Dividend Payout Ratio
Dividend Yield
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
Due Diligence
DuPont Analysis
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E
Earnest Money
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
EBITA
Economic Growth
Economic Moat
Economics
Economies of Scale
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Endowment Fund
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Enterprise Value (EV)
Entrepreneur
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Criteria
Equity
Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC)
Escrow
European Union (EU)
Ex-Dividend
Exchange Rate
Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)
Externality
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F
FAANG Stocks
Factors of Production
FANG Stocks
Feasibility Study
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Funds Rate
Federal Housing Administration Loan (FHA)
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
Fiat Money
Fiduciary
Finance
Financial Institution (FI)
Financial Statements
Financial Technology (Fintech)
Fiscal Policy
Fixed Income
Fixed-Income Security
Four Ps
Free Carrier (FCA)
Free Market
Free on Board (FOB)
Free Trade
Fringe Benefits
Futures
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G
Game Theory
Gamma
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Ledger
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Generation X (Gen X)
Geometric Mean
Giffen Good
Gini Index
Globalization
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Goodwill
Gordon Growth Model
Government Bond
Government Shutdown
Great Depression
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Gross Income
Gross Margin
Gross National Product (GNP)
Gross Profit
Gross Profit Margin
Guarantor
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H
Hard Skills
Harmonic Mean
Head And Shoulders Pattern
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Hedge
Hedge Fund
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI)
Heteroskedasticity
High-Low Method
High-Net-Worth Individual (HNWI)
Hold Harmless Clause
Holding Company
Home Equity Loan
Homeowners Association (HOA)
Homeowners Association Fee (HOA Fee) Definition
Homestead Exemption
Horizontal Integration
Hostile Takeover Definition
Housing Bubble
Human Capital
Hurdle Rate
Hyperinflation
Hypothesis Testing
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I
Income
Income Statement
Indemnity
Indemnity Insurance
Index Fund
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Industrial Revolution
Inferior Good
Inflation
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
Insider Trading
Insurance
Insurance Premium
Interest Coverage Ratio
Interest Rate
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Interpersonal Skills
Inventory Turnover
Inverted Yield Curve
Invisible Hand
Irrevocable Trust
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J
J-Curve
January Effect
Japanese Government Bond (JGB)
Jensen's Measure
Job Market
John Maynard Keynes
Joint and Several Liability
Joint Probability
Joint-Stock Company
Joint Tenancy
Joint Venture (JV)
Jones Act
Joseph Schumpeter
Journal
Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS)
JPY (Japanese Yen)
Jumbo CD
Jumbo Loan
Junk Bond
Juris Doctor (JD)
Jurisdiction Risk
Just In Case (JIC)
Just In Time (JIT)
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K
Kaizen
Karl Marx
Keltner Channel
Keogh Plan
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Key Person Insurance
Key Rate Duration
Keynesian Economics
Kickback
Kiddie Tax
Kids In Parents' Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings (KIPPERS)
Kiosk
Kiting
Klinger Oscillator
Knock-In Option
Knock-Out Option
Know Sure Thing (KST)
Know Your Client (KYC)
Knowledge Economy
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes (KOSPI)
Kurtosis
Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
The Kyoto Protocol
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L
Laissez-Faire
Law of Demand
Law of Supply
Law of Supply and Demand
Leadership
Letter of Intent (LOI)
Letters of Credit
Leverage
Leverage Ratio
Leveraged Buyout (LBO)
Liability
Liability Insurance
Limit Order
Limited Government
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Partnership (LP)
Line of Credit (LOC)
Liquidation
Liquidity
Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)
Liquidity Ratio
Loan-To-Value Ratio (LTV)
London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR)
Ltd. (Limited)
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M
Macroeconomics
Magna Cum Laude
Management by Objectives (MBO)
Margin
Margin Call
Market Share
Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Master Limited Partnership (MLP)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Mercantilism
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Milton Friedman
Mixed Economic System
Monetary Policy
Money Laundering
Money Market Account
Monopolistic Competition
Monte Carlo Simulation
Moore's Law
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
Multilevel Marketing
Mutual Fund
Mutually Exclusive
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N
Nasdaq
Nash Equilibrium
Negative Correlation
Neoliberalism
Net Asset Value (NAV)
Net Income (NI)
Net Operating Income (NOI)
Net Present Value (NPV)
Net Profit Margin
Net Worth
Netting
Network Marketing
Networking
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Next of Kin
NINJA Loan
Nominal
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Normal Distribution
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Not for Profit
Notional Value
Novation
Null Hypothesis
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O
Offset
Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)
Oligopoly
Onerous Contract
Online Banking
Open Market Operations
Operating Income
Operating Leverage
Operating Margin
Operations Management
Opportunity Cost
Option
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Organizational Behavior (OB)
Organizational Structure
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Original Issue Discount (OID)
Out Of The Money (OTM)
Outsourcing
Over-The-Counter (OTC)
Over-The-Counter Market
Overdraft
Overhead
Overnight Index Swap
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P
P-Value
Partnership
Penny Stocks Trade
Per Capita GDP
Perfect Competition
Personal Finance
Phillips Curve
Ponzi Scheme
Porter's 5 Forces
Positive Correlation
Pre-Market
Preference Shares
Preferred Stock
Present Value
Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio)
Price/Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) Ratio
Pro Rata
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Profit
Profit and Loss Statement (P&L)
Promissory Note
Prospectus
Public Limited Company (PLC)
Put Option
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Q
Q Ratio (Tobin's Q)
Quadruple Witching
Qualified Dividend
Qualified Institutional Buyer (QIB)
Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP)
Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC)
Qualified Opinion
Qualified Retirement Plan
Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) Trust
Qualitative Analysis
Quality Control
Quality of Earnings
Quality Management
Quantitative Analysis (QA)
Quantitative Easing
Quantitative Trading
Quantity Demanded
Quarter (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)
Quarter on Quarter (QOQ)
Quasi Contract
Quick Assets
Quick Ratio
Quintiles
Quota
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R
R-Squared
Racketeering
Rate of Return
Rational Choice Theory
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
Regression
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Renewable Resource
Repurchase Agreement (Repo)
Requests for Proposal (RFP)
Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
Retained Earnings
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
Return on Investment (ROI)
Roth 401(k)
Roth IRA
Rule of 72
Russell 2000 Index
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S
S&P 500 Index (Standard & Poor's 500 Index)
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Security
Series 63
Series 7
Sharpe Ratio
Short Selling
Social Media
Social Responsibility
Solvency Ratio
Spread
Standard Deviation
Stochastic Oscillator
Stock
Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)
Stock Market
Stop-Limit Order
Straddle
Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) Analysis
Subsidiary
Supply Chain
Sustainability
Systematic Sampling
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T
T-Test
Tariff
Technical Analysis
Tenancy in Common (TIC)
Term Life Insurance
Terminal Value (TV)
Third World
Total-Debt-to-Total-Assets
Total Expense Ratio (TER)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Total Shareholder Return (TSR)
Trade Deficit
Trailing 12 Months (TTM)
Tranches
Transaction
Treasury Bills (T-Bills)
Treasury Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS)
Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
Trust
Trust Fund
Trustee
TSA PreCheck
Turnover
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U
Underlying Asset
Underwriter
Underwriting
Unearned Income
Unemployment
Unemployment Rate
Unicorn
Unified Managed Account (UMA)
Uniform Distribution
Uniform Gifts to Minors Ac (UGMA)
Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA)
Unilateral Contract
Unit Investment Trust (UIT)
United Nations (UN)
Universal Life Insurance
Unlevered Beta
Unlevered Free Cash Flow (UFCF)
Unlimited Liability
Unsecured Loan
Upside
U.S. Dollar Index (USDX)
U.S. Savings Bonds
Utilities Sector
Utility
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V
Valuation
Value Added
Value Chain
Value Investing
Value Proposition
Value at Risk (VaR)
Value-Added Tax (VAT)
Variability
Variable Annuity
Variable Cost
Variance
Vega
Velocity of Money
Venture Capital
Venture Capitalist (VC)
Vertical Analysis
Vertical Integration
Vesting
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
VIX (CBOE Volatility Index)
Volatility
Volcker Rule
Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)
Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
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W
W-2 Form
W-4 Form
W-8 Form
Waiver of Subrogation
Wall Street
War Bond
Warrant
Wash Sale
Wash-Sale Rule
Wealth Management
Wearable Technology
Weighted Average
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
White-Collar Crime
White Paper
Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
Wire Fraud
Wire Transfers
Withholding Allowance
Withholding Tax
Working Capital (NWC)
Works-in-Progress (WIP)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
WorldCom
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X
X-Efficiency
X-Mark Signature
XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language)
XCD (Eastern Caribbean Dollar)
XD
Xenocurrency
Xetra
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
XRT
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Y
Yacht Insurance
Yale School of Management
Yankee Bond
Yankee Market
Year-End Bonus
Year-Over-Year (YOY)
Year to Date (YTD)
Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE)
Yearly Rate Of Return Method
Yearly Renewable Term (YRT)
Yield
Yield Basis
Yield Curve
Yield Curve Risk
Yield Maintenance
Yield on Cost (YOC)
Yield on Earning Assets
Yield Spread
Yield to Call
Yield to Maturity (YTM)
Yield to Worst (YTW)
Yield Variance
York Antwerp Rules
Yuppie
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Z
Z-Score
Z-Test
Zacks Investment Research
ZCash
Zero Balance Account (ZBA)
Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB)
Zero-Beta Portfolio
Zero-Bound
Zero Coupon Inflation Swap
Zero Coupon Swap
Zero Cost Collar
Zero-Coupon Bond
Zero-Lot-Line House
Zero-One Integer Programming
Zero-Rated Goods
Zero-Sum Game
Zero-Volatility Spread (Z-spread)
Zeta Model
Zig Zag Indicator
zk-SNARK
Zombies
Zoning
Zoning Ordinance
ZZZZ Best
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