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Financial Terms

Balance Sheet

A company’s balance sheet captures the overall financial state of the enterprise at a specific moment in time. It includes the assets—what a company owns; liabilities—its debts; and...

Dividend Yield

A dividend’s yield is the annual percentage payout a stakeholder will receive relative to the price of one share of a dividend-paying stock. Expressed another way, the yield measures the cash...

Earnings per Share

Earnings per Share (EPS) is the ratio of a company’s net profit to the number of its outstanding shares. The calculation is used to determine company strength relative to other companies as well...

What is an Economic Calendar?

An economic calendar is a listing of scheduled events, informational releases and reports focused on a country or region’s economic activity. It can have significant impact on local and...

What is Dividend?

A dividend is a payment or distribution from a company to shareholders of that company. The type (e.g., cash, stock), the rate (e.g., monthly, quarterly), and amount of the dividend is determined by...

What is Forex?

Foreign exchange (Forex or FX) is the international currency market. Forex prices are actually rates that indicate the value of one unit of a currency expressed in units of another currency. For...

What is Commodity?

At its simplest level, a commodity is a basic good or material of generally uniform quality that is available from multiple producers. Major commodity markets include agriculture, metal, and energy....

What is Mutual Fund?

A mutual fund is an asset that’s made up of a group of stocks, bonds or other securities and is managed by a fund manager as a portfolio. Investors buy and sell shares of the fund at prices set...

What is a Bond?

A bond is a debt instrument that's created by a borrower for a specific amount of capital to be loaned over a specific period of time. The purchaser of the bond is the lender, or bondholder. The...

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