The “Shanghai” is an index measuring all shares that are traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (China).
The Shanghai Index - also referred to as the SSE Composite Index or simply “the Shanghai” - is an index measuring price changes of all A and B shares traded on China’s Shanghai Exchange. Many foreign investors have only limited access to trading shares on China’s main exchange, which makes price discrepancies likely.
For that reason the index is not a great barometer of the overall Chinese economy, and also because many state run companies (which comprise a large portion of the Chinese economy) are not publicly traded.
In short, a bubble forms when investors start bidding up the price of an asset well beyond its intrinsic value
The contribution limits of 401(k)s are generally increased year-to-year and published by the IRS
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A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is a financial advisor capable of investment and insurance/estate planning
A bond ladder is a portfolio of bonds that have different maturities, that may range from months to years in difference
An option is Out Of The Money (OTM) if it isn’t profitable for the option holder to exercise it
Asset management is a term often reserved for the overseeing of assets on behalf of wealthy clients with significant assets
A Bill of Sale is essentially a trumped-up receipt, unless you are in England. It is a document affirming ownership
Return on Equity refers to the return on shareholder’s equity, which is like looking at the compounding effects of profits
Federal income taxes are paid by individuals in proportion to their earnings, after reducing the considered earnings