FINRA stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and they regulate securities firms in the United States.
FINRA has no political affiliation and is charged with governing all business dealings conducted between dealers, brokers and all public investors. In other words, the rules that dictate how your financial advisor interacts with you are set forth by FINRA.
In all, FINRA oversees more than 4,500 brokerage firms, approximately 160,000 branch offices and more than half a million registered securities representatives, as of 2016.
A partnership is a business owned by two or more people, usually designated as an LLC
Deductible IRAs provide a way to lower your taxes because you can deduct contributions to your IRA from your income
Index futures are futures contracts written on an index in which a large position can be held with a small margin
A business with a fast ‘cash conversion cycle’ can efficiently use funds to fulfill the different needs of the business
A credit crunch is when access to liquidity dries up dramatically in rapid fashion, due to a spick in borrowing rates
“Adding to a loser” describes continuing investment in a stock or fund that has continued to decline
Accounting records are the supporting documents that verify the history of transactions, audits, and reports
A reverse stock split reduces the number of shares in circulation by effectively combining the existing shares
Home equity is a notional amount that a person owns at any given time, which is computed as the market value of a...
Lifeline accounts give low-income individuals an opportunity to bank without paying fees or observing a minimum balance