The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change, over time, in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
The CPI is an important economic indicator, as it’s changes influence the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions and it gives an indication if an economy is experiencing adequate inflation. The most common reading on the CPI is % change from a previous period, with most developed economies generally striving for 2% annualized inflation.
Bear market funds are designed to profit when the market or sector they follow declines. Bear Market Funds make money...
Generally a life insurance company will have to pay a death benefit once the contestability period of two years has passed
An investment manager’s job is to adhere to the guidelines set forth in a prospectus while directing the decision-making
The Three Rising Valleys pattern forms when three minor Lows arranged along an upward sloping trend line
The Ascending Triangle pattern has a horizontal top line representing a resistance level, and an upward-sloping bottom
An abandonment option outlines the terms by which either party in an agreement can choose to cease their involvement
Accounting standards are the practices which make financial information uniform and normalized between various businesses
Cash flow after taxes (CFAT) is nearly the same thing as EBITDA, but with taxes left in
The Federal Housing Finance Association is the Conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the 2008 meltdown
The expense ratio is the annual management fee charged to shareholders by ETFs and mutual funds