The Discount Rate can actually have multiple meanings, but the most prevalent one is in regards to the minimum interest rate the Federal Reserve will charge for lending to commercial banks.
The Federal Reserve sets the discount rate in an effort to discourage or encourage commercial banks to borrow, depending on the economic conditions. The discount rate also refers to the rate used to calculate the present value of future cash flows, as part of Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis.
Bear market funds are designed to profit when the market or sector they follow declines. Bear Market Funds make money...
Annuities are financial products sold by insurance companies, and they are designed to protect against life expectancy
Individuals over 65 years old or are disabled may be eligible for a tax credit. Publication 524 describes this in detail
The Rectangle Bottom pattern forms when a currency pair price is stuck in a range bound motion, between support/resistance levels
Forward contracts allow an investor to lock in a price by agreeing to exchange a set amount of one currency for another
The Commodity Channel Index can be used for ETFs, stocks, and so on. It basically displays the relative daily difference
Companies in the Materials sector have business interests in raw materials, such as steel, aluminum, and iron ore
Financial stocks are those that make up the financial sector, which encompasses banks, lenders, wire houses, and others
All-cap mutual funds invest in companies of all sizes. All-capitalization mutual funds invest in companies without a...