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The degree of risk that can be attributed to a market segment or the market as a whole. For example, a high rate of inflation can slow economic growth, impair consumer spending and stifle corporate profits, causing the broader market to decline. ...

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A bond rating assigned to a somewhat speculative debt instrument. A BB rating reflects an opinion that that the issuer has the current capacity to meet ...
(Trading Symbol GC) - A precious metal traded on the spot and futures market. On NYMEX a contract unit of gold equals 100 troy ounces. One tick in the price of ...
A periodic distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to its shareholders. Firms that pay dividends are typically mature companies that are no longer ...
To buy additional shares in a long position as it moves down with the objective of reducing the average price per share. The wisdom of an average-down strategy is ...
A Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) for the securities industry. In addition to licensing and oversight, NASD also provides mediation and arbitration services to ...