• Blue sky law - A State Law in the United States

    A blue sky law is a state law in the United States that regulates the offering and sale of securities to protect the public from fraud. Though the specific provisions of these laws vary among states, they all require the registration of all securities offerings and sales, as well as of stockbrokers and brokerage firms.
  • Initial Public Offering - Stock Market Launch

    An initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering where shares of stock in a company are sold to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Through this process, a private company transforms into a public company. Initial public offerings are used by companies to raise expansion capital, to possibly monetize the investments of early private investors, and to become publicly traded enterprises.
  • Balance of Payments - Accounting Record of all Monetary Transactions

    Balance of payments (BoP) accounts are an accounting record of all monetary transactions between a country and the rest of the world. These transactions include payments for the country's exports and imports of goods, services, financial capital, and financial transfers. The BoP accounts summarize international transactions for a specific period, usually a year, and are prepared in a single currency,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - An aspect of corporate strategy

    Mergers and acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture.
  • Foreign Exchange Market - The Currency Market

    The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a form of exchange for the global decentralized trading of international currencies. Financial centers around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends.

Commercial Bank - A type of Retail Bank

Commercial_bank A commercial bank (or business bank) is a type of retail bank that provides services, such as accepting deposits, giving business loans & basic investment products. Origin of the word The name bank derives from the Italian word banco "desk/bench", used during the Renaissance era by Florentine bankers, who used to make their transactions above a desk covered by a green tablecloth

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Balance of Payments - Accounting Record of all Monetary Transactions

Balance_of_payments Balance of payments (BoP) accounts are an accounting record of all monetary transactions between a country & the rest of the world. These transactions include payments for the country's exports & imports of goods, services, financial capital, & financial transfers. The BoP accounts summarize international transactions for a specific period, usually a year, & are prepared in a single

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Insurance - A form of Risk Management

Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss.An insurer, or insurance carrier, is a company selling the insurance; the insured, or policyholder, is the person or entity buying the insurance policy. The amount of money to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage is

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Deflation - Decrease in the general price level of goods and services

Deflation In economics, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods & services. Deflation occurs when the inflation rate falls below 0% (a negative inflation rate). This should not be confused with disinflation, a slow-down in the inflation rate (i.e., when inflation declines to lower levels). Inflation reduces the real value of money over time; conversely, deflation increases the real value

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Consumer price index - Measures changes in the price level

Consumer_price_indexA consumer price index (CPI) measures changes inthe price level of a market basket of consumer goods & services purchased byhouseholds. The CPI in the United States is defined by the Bureau of LaborStatistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the pricespaid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods andservices." The CPI is a statistical estimate constructed using the prices ofa

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Investment banking

An investment bank is a financial institution that assists individuals, corporations, & governments in raising capital by underwriting and/or acting as the client's agent in the issuance of securities.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions (abbreviated M & A) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance & management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing & combining of different companies

Hedge fund

Hedge funds are private, actively managed investment funds. They invest in a diverse range of markets, investment instruments, & strategies & are subject to the regulatory restrictions of their country.


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