In a company’s fiscal year, if their operating and total expenses outweigh their revenues, they are operating at a loss. If those companies are not supported by private capital and operate at a loss for too long, it can easily lead to bankruptcy or closure. Newer businesses often run at a net loss for the first few years, while they rush to build labor and capital infrastructure, with costs such as equipment, buildings, technology, employees, and rights.
With investing, a loss is incurred when an investor sells an asset for less than they purchased it for. There is quite a big difference between a realized loss and a paper loss, the latter of which is not technically a loss until the investor decides to sell. In some tax situations, losses can be used to offset gains, so in some cases investors may intentionally “harvest losses” for tax purposes.
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A swap is an over-the-counter agreement between institutions to "swap" one thing for another, usually cash flow
Minimum margin is the minimum amount needed to open a margin account. The broker typically sets the minimum margin
Treasury notes are government-issued coupon bonds with maturities between 1 and 10 years
Net income is the amount of earnings left over once expenses have been deducted from sale. In short, it's net profit/loss
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP method of making earnings valuations a little more standardized between companies
A Balloon Loan has lower debt payments than a fully amortized loan up until a lump sum payment at the end of a term
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Mortgage fraud is misrepresentation in mortgage contracts designed to benefit one or more parties to the contract