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Form 1099-DIV: Dividends and Distributions

Form 1099-DIV: Dividends and Distributions is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form sent by banks and other financial institutions to investors who receive dividends and distributions from any type of investment during a calendar year. Investors can read more

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Hash

A hash is a function that converts an input of letters and numbers into an encrypted output of a fixed length. A hash is created using an algorithm and is essential to blockchain management in cryptocurrency.

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Impaired Asset

An impaired asset is an asset that has a market value less than the value listed on the company’s balance sheet. When an asset is deemed to be impaired, it will need to be written down on the company’s balance sheet to its current market read more

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Bond ETF

Bond ETFs are a type of exchange-traded fund (ETF) that exclusively invests in bonds. These are similar to bond mutual funds because they hold a portfolio of bonds with different particular strategies, from U.S. Treasuries to high yields, and read more

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SEC Form ADV Overview

Form ADV is a required submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), by a professional investment advisor, which specifies the investment style, assets under management (AUM), and key officers of an advisory firm. Form ADV must be updated read more

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Hersey-Blanchard Model

The Hersey-Blanchard Model suggests that there is no single leadership style that is better than another. Instead of focusing on workplace factors, the model suggests leaders adjust their styles to the followers and their abilities.

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U-Shaped Recovery

A U-shaped recovery is a type of economic recession and recovery that resembles a U shape when charted. A U-shaped recovery represents the shape of the chart of certain economic measures, such as employment, GDP, and industrial output. This shape occurs read more

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Correction

In investing, a correction is a decline of 10% or more in the price of a security from its most recent peak. Corrections can happen to individual assets, like an individual stock or bond, or to an index measuring a group of assets.

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Weak Form Efficiency

Weak form efficiency claims that past price movements, volume and earnings data do not affect a stock’s price and can’t be used to predict its future direction. Weak form efficiency is one of the three different degrees of efficient market hypothesis read more

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U-Shaped Recovery

A U-shaped recovery is a type of economic recession and recovery that resembles a U shape when charted. A U-shaped recovery represents the shape of the chart of certain economic measures, such as employment, GDP, and industrial output. This shape occurs read more