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Loan Syndication

Loan syndication is the process of involving a group of lenders in funding various portions of a loan for a single borrower. Loan syndication most often occurs when a borrower requires an amount too large for a single lender to provide or when the read more

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Support (Support Level)

Support, or support level, refers to the price level that an asset does not fall below for period of time. An asset’s support level is created by buyers entering the market whenever the asset dips to a lower price. In technical analysis, the read more

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Year to Date (YTD)

Year to date (YTD) refers to the period of time beginning the first day of the current calendar year or fiscal year up to the current date. YTD information is useful for analyzing business trends over time or comparing performance data to competitors read more

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Expansion

Expansion is the phase of the business cycle where real GDP grows for two or more consecutive quarters, moving from a trough to a peak. This is typically accompanied by a rise in employment, consumer confidence, and equity markets. Expansion is also read more

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Wildcat Banking

Wildcat banking refers to the banking industry in parts of the United States from 1837 to 1865, when banks were established in remote and inaccessible locations. During this period, banks were chartered by state law without any federal oversight. Less read more

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Up-Market Capture Ratio

The up-market capture ratio is the statistical measure of an investment manager’s overall performance in up-markets. It is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. read more

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Red Herring

A red herring is a preliminary prospectus filed by a company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), usually in connection with the company’s initial public offering (IPO). A red herring prospectus contains most of the information read more

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Binance Coin – BNB

Binance Coin is the crypto-coin issued by Binance exchange, and trades with the BNB symbol. Binance coin runs on the Ethereum blockchain with ERC 20 standard, and has a strict limit of maximum 200 million BNB tokens.

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Projected Benefit Obligation (PBO)

A projected benefit obligation (PBO) is an actuarial measurement of what a company will need at the present time to cover future pension liabilities. It is used to determine how much must be paid into a defined benefit pension plan to satisfy all read more

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Restructuring

Restructuring is an action taken by a company to significantly modify the financial and operational aspects of the company, usually when the business is facing financial pressures. Restructuring is a type of corporate action taken that involves significantly read more