Commodity indexes are also called commodity price indexes, and they are informational services which reflect the price action in a designated commodity or basket of commodities.
They can serve as benchmarks against which the performance of a specific asset or an investment portfolio can be compared, or they can serve as the model that index funds seek to emulate.
Commodities indexes can focus on one specific kind of commodity or any size basket of various commodities. There are over 40 types of major commodities traded throughout the world. An index appears as a line on a graph, with time on the x-axis and price/index value on the y-axis.
The Goldman-Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) has been a major index for global commodities in aggregate.
There are three major ways to structure a bond portfolio: a ladder strategy, a barbell strategy, and a bullet strategy
The Black-Scholes formula is a formula and market model for explaining or determining the price of European-style options
Real estate investments fall into a wide spectrum of subsets. You can invest in residential property, commercial, etc.
Keeping track of your expenses is one of the most important (and basic) steps to leading a responsible financial life
A margin account is one in which an investor uses borrowed money to purchase additional securities
Index futures are futures contracts written on an index in which a large position can be held with a small margin
Preferred stock are dividend-paying equity shares issued by corporations, which pays a dividend with a higher priority
The Abandonment Value is the salvage value left if a capital project is stopped short at an unknown time
Market Saturation is the point at which there are few consumers that are still interested in buying a product
The mortgagor is the borrower in a mortgagor/mortgagee relationship, where the mortgagee is the lending institution