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Government Security

In the investing world, government security applies to a range of investment products offered by a governmental body. For most readers, the most common type of government security are those items issued by the U.S. Treasury in the form of Treasury read more

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Indemnity Insurance

Indemnity insurance is a contractual agreement in which one party guarantees compensation for actual or potential losses or damages sustained by another party. Most commonly, it is an insurance policy designed to protect professionals and business read more

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Exchange Traded Derivative

An exchange traded derivative is a financial contract that is listed and trades on a regulated exchange. Simply put, these are derivatives that are traded in a regulated fashion. Exchange traded derivatives have become increasingly popular because read more

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Lightning Network

Lightning Network is a second layer technology for bitcoin that uses micropayment channels to scale its blockchain’s capability to conduct transactions.

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Hot IPO

A hot IPO is an initial public offering of equity in a company whose stock appeals to many investors and for which there is elevated demand.

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Investment Product

An investment product is a product offered to investors based on an underlying security or group of securities that is purchased with the expectation of earning a favorable return. Investment products are based on a wide range of underlying securities read more

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After-Tax Income Definition

After-tax income is the net income after the deduction of all federal, state, and withholding taxes. After-tax income, also called income after taxes, represents the amount of disposable income that a consumer or firm has available to spend.

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Tenancy-at-Will

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Non-Operating Asset

A non-operating asset is a class of assets that are not essential to the ongoing operations of a business but may still generate income or provide a return on investment (ROI). These assets are listed on a company’s balance sheet along with its read more

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Other Post-Retirement Benefits

Other post-retirement benefits are benefits, other than pension distributions, paid to employees during their retirement years. Post-retirement benefits may include life insurance and medical plans, or premiums for such benefits, as well as deferred-compensation read more