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What is an NFT?

What is an NFT?

An NFT or non-fungible token is a cryptographic asset on a blockchain that contains unique identification codes and metadata to distinguish them from each other. NFTs cannot be traded or exchanged...

What is an REIT?

What is an REIT?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that owns, operates or finances income-generating real estate. Sharing a similar model to mutual funds, an REIT pools the capital of numerous...

What is insider trading?

What is insider trading?

Insider trading is the act of trading in a public company’s stock by someone who has non-public, material information about that stock or owns more than a 10% equity of the company. The trade is...

What is a ‘unicorn’?

What is a ‘unicorn’?

A unicorn is a term used within the venture capital industry to describe a privately owned startup company that has a value of more than $1 billion. The term was popularized in 2013 by the venture...

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...

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