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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 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...

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