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Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Fri,02 Dec 2016 15:10:00 -0700

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is an EU regulation that applies to hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds.

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Native Advertising

Fri,02 Dec 2016 14:10:00 -0700

Native advertising is promotional messaging that is crafted to blend in with the regular content on a platform.

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Fri,02 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0700

Geo-targeting refers to the ability for advertisers to place their marketing materials in a specific region or locale.

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Peak Oil

Fri,02 Dec 2016 13:10:00 -0700

A hypothetical date referring to the world's peak crude oil production, whereby following this day, production rates will begin to diminish.

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Fri,02 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0700

A U.S. energy-trading and utilities company that perpetuated one of the biggest accounting frauds in history. On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, largest at the time, which shook the markets and significantly impacted the energy industry.

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Mon,28 Nov 2016 18:19:00 -0700

Trumponomics is a term for the economic policies of President-elect Donald Trump.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Fri,25 Nov 2016 12:01:00 -0700

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union.

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Wed,23 Nov 2016 09:13:00 -0700

Liabilities are defined as a company's legal debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations.

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Annual Percentage Rate - APR

Mon,21 Nov 2016 09:18:00 -0700

The annual rate that is charged for borrowing (or made by investing), expressed as a single percentage number that represents the actual yearly cost over the term of a loan.

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Independent Insurance Adjusters

Mon,21 Nov 2016 07:34:00 -0700

Although the name might suggest otherwise, independent insurance adjusters work for the insurance company but through a third party that specialized in homeowners or other types of insurance claims.

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Sat,19 Nov 2016 11:22:00 -0700

Since Donald Trump's election, expectations for inflation have shot up, as many believe his policies will lead to price rises.

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Fri,18 Nov 2016 15:09:00 -0700

A corporate action in which a company buys most, if not all, of the target company's ownership stakes in order to assume control of the target firm. Acquisitions are often made as part of a company's growth strategy whereby it is more beneficial to take over an existing firm's operations and niche compared to expanding on its own.

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Section 1202

Wed,16 Nov 2016 06:01:00 -0700

Section 1202 is a section of the Internal Revenue Code which provides for capital gain from select small business stock to be excluded from federal tax.

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Justified Complaint (Home Insurance)

Tue,15 Nov 2016 06:02:00 -0700

A justified complaint is a formal complaint made against a home insurance company that is found in violation of the insurance contract it entered into with the policyholder.

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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)

Mon,14 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is a non-profit financial institution that is owned by employees of the State of North Carolina.

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Home Warranty

Mon,14 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0700

A home warranty is a residential service contract undertaken by a home owner that covers the cost of maintaining household systems or appliances.

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Home Insurance Claimant

Mon,14 Nov 2016 06:06:00 -0700

A home insurance claimant is an insured person who has suffered a loss from property damaged or stolen in the home and makes a formal payment request from the insurer.

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B2B Robo Advisor

Mon,14 Nov 2016 05:56:00 -0700

A B2B Robo Advisor is a digital automated portfolio management platform that is aimed at financial advisors.

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Robo Tax Loss Harvesting

Fri,11 Nov 2016 06:01:00 -0700

The automated selling of securities in a portfolio to deliberately incur losses in order to offset any capital gains or taxable income.

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L Share Annuity Class

Thu,10 Nov 2016 13:52:00 -0700

The L share annuity class is a common share class offered by a variable annuity that has a short surrender period but with higher administrative costs.

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Thu,10 Nov 2016 11:12:00 -0700

"Calexit" refers to the secession of California from the United States, after which it would become an independent country.

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Wed,09 Nov 2016 15:28:00 -0700

A state of reduced spending and increased frugality. Austerity measures generally refer to the measures taken by governments to reduce expenditures in an attempt to shrink their growing budget deficits.

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Chief Operating Officer - COO

Wed,09 Nov 2016 11:34:00 -0700

The senior manager who is responsible for managing the company's day-to-day operations and reporting them to the chief executive officer (CEO).

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Tue,08 Nov 2016 23:02:00 -0700

Trumpcrash refers to the turmoil caused in the financial markets on Election Day when Donald Trump's odds of winning rose.

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Court Order Acceptable For Processing (COAP)

Tue,08 Nov 2016 12:45:00 -0700

A court order that gives a former spouse of a federal employee all or a portion of the benefits of a government retirement plan in the event of divorce.

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Domestic Relations Order (DRO)

Tue,08 Nov 2016 12:37:00 -0700

A DRO is a court order that gives a spouse or dependent the right to a portion of the benefits of an employee’s qualified retirement plan in the event of marital dissolution.

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Interval Fund

Tue,08 Nov 2016 12:24:00 -0700

A non-traditional type of closed-end mutual fund that periodically offers to buy back a percentage of outstanding shares from shareholders.

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L Bond

Mon,07 Nov 2016 11:39:00 -0700

An L bond is an alternative investment providing high yield in exchange for bearing the risk that an insurance policy premium or benefits may not be paid.

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