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What is volatility index (VIX)?

What is volatility index (VIX)?

The Chicago Board Options Exchange's (CBOE) Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE: VIX) is commonly known as the VIX, which is also its ticker symbol. It is a popular measure of the stock market's expectation...

What is ESG?

What is ESG?

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a type of investment that prioritizes optimal environmental, social and governance factors or outcomes. It’s also often referred to as...

What is the Federal Reserve?

What is the Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve, also often known as the Fed, is the central bank of the United States and is considered to be the most powerful financial institution in the world. The Federal Reserve was...

What is Fundamental Analysis?

What is Fundamental Analysis?

Fundamental analysis is a method that is used to measure a security’s intrinsic value by examining and analyzing related economic and financial factors. These can include macroeconomic factors such...

What is a share?

What is a share?

A share is a single unit of ownership in a corporation or financial asset. Investors buy shares in a corporation and are then known as a shareholder. If the corporation declares any residual profits...

What is FinTech?

What is FinTech?

Fintech is the term used to describe the collective of financial technology that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. When it was first introduced it was...

What is NAV?

What is NAV?

NAV stands for ‘Net Asset Value,’ and it refers to the value of investment accounts or mutual funds. Consider an investment company with assets worth $100m and liabilities of $10m. Its NAV is $90...

What is capital gain?

What is capital gain?

Capital gain is the growth in a capital asset’s value once the asset is sold. Typically associated with stocks and funds due to their price volatility, capital gains can be realized on any security...

What is a stock market index?

What is a stock market index?

A stock market index is a hypothetical portfolio of investment holdings that represent a segment of the financial market. The index value is determined by the prices of the underlying holdings and...

What is a commodity?

What is a commodity?

A commodity is a basic good used in commerce and one that is interchangeable with other goods of the same type. Commodities are generally raw materials or primary agricultural products that can be...

What is EPS?

What is EPS?

EPS stands for earnings per share. It is a financial ratio relating the earnings generated by the business to the number of shares in issue. The EPS refers to earnings generated during a specific...

What is a Confidential IPO filing?

What is a Confidential IPO filing?

When a private company files to go public, they submit an S-1 form to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 2012 the US JOBS Act gave emerging growth companies (under $1bn in revenue) the...

What is compound interest?

What is compound interest?

Compound interest is the interest earned on interest. It refers to savings in a bank account, interest on investments, and interest on a loan. Compound interest is the holy grail of investing...

What is day trading?

What is day trading?

Day trading is the practice of buying and selling a financial asset within a single trading day. It’s a practice that is commonly used in foreign exchange and stock markets. To be successful in day...

What is a blue-chip company?

What is a blue-chip company?

A blue-chip company is a company that is recognised nationally for its positive reputation and high-quality product or service. Blue-chip companies are generally perceived to be successful...

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