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Look-ahead bias

The use of information in a 

Simulation

 that would not be available during the time period being simulated, usually resulting in an upward shift of the results. An example is the false 

Assumption

 that earnings data becomes available immediately at the end of a financial period.



Related Terms: 4

Assumption

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FIN

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Ring

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Simulation


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Category: Earnings


Starting With: L


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Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist

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Allowance for depreciation

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Available assets

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Average collection period

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Accrual of discount

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Amortization of premium

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At par

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All or any part

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At best

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At call

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Accumulated earnings tax

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Accumulated earnings

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All-risks coverage

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At risk

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Add-on service

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Abstract of title

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As is

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Attorney in fact

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Assignment of mortgage

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Assumption

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A shares

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Average price per share

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At the money

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Actuarial assumption

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Across the board

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Additional paid-in capital

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Average up

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Against the box

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At the bell

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At the close

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At the figure

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At the full

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At the market

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At the opening order

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Away from the market

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Below the line

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Books of final entry

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Books of original entry

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Book value per share

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Banking Act of 1933

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Bureau of Public Debt

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Brought over the wall

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Buying on margin

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Buy on close

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Buy on opening

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Buy the book

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Basic earnings per share

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Balance of payments

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Base period

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Board of Governors

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Breaking the syndicate

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Bill of exchange

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Bill of sale

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Breach of trust

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By the book

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Bust-up takeover

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Back-end load

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B shares

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Blackout period

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Breadth-of-market theory

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Beat the gun

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Cash earnings

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Combined financial statement

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Consolidated financial statement

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Cost Of Goods Sold

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Cost of sales

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Certificate of Participation

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Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

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Code of procedure

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Capitalization of income

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Capital formation

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Cost of Living Adjustment

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Cost-of-living index

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Council of Economic Advisers

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Chasing the market

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Chicago Board of Trade

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Cost-of-living rider

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Certificate of stock

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Cost of carry

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Certificate of title

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Contract for deed

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Cancellation of debt

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Certificate of Claim

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Closed-end credit

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Cost of debt capital

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Cost of funds

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Cure period

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Closed-end fund

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Closed-end investment company

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C shares

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Class of options

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Close to the money

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Certificate of Occupancy

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Cloud on title

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Cash or Deferred Arrangement

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Class A Shares

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Class B Shares

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Crash of 1929

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Crash of 1987

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Coefficient of determination

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Certificate of delivery

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Close a position

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Cornering the market

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Curbs in

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Deposit in transit

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Date of issue

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Date of payment

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Division of Enforcement

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Division of Investment Management

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Division of Market Regulation

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Do Not Reduce

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Date of record

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Distribution period

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Dividend in arrears

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Desk (the)

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Division of labor

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Doing business as

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Durable Power of Attorney

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Date of maturity

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Debtor in possession

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Debtor-in-possession financing

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Deed of Release

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Deed of Trust

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Discharge of bankruptcy

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Discharge of lien

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Due-on-sale clause

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Deep in the money

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Deep out of the money

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Deed of Surrender

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Dogs of the Dow

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Double up

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Depth of market

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Earning asset

,

Earnings report

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Eurodollar certificate of deposit

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Ex-legal

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Either-or order

,

Earnings yield

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E-mini

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Exchange for futures

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Exchange for physical

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Exchange of spot

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Ex-pit transaction

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Ex-all

,

Expiration time

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Ex-warrants

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

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Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even up

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Financial Accounting Standards Board

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Financial asset

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Financial capital

,

Financial statement

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First In First Out

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Form 10-Q

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Financial institution

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Financial instrument

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Flow of funds

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Fill or kill

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Financial analyst

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Front-ending an order

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Forward P/E

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Fully diluted earnings per share

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Factors of production

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Favorable balance of trade

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Financial futures

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Fee-for-service

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Front-end load

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Form 8-K

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Form S-1

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Financial risk

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Family of funds

,

Financial advisor

,

Fund of funds

,

Free right of exchange

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FIN

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G-7

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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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G-8

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Grace period

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Gather in the stops

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

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Hit the bid

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House of issue

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Holder in due course

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Home equity line of credit

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Holding period

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Hammering the market

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Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

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In escrow

,

In-house

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Investment Advisor Act of 1940

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Investment Company Act of 1940

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In line

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Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

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Internal Rate of Return

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Indication of interest

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In intestacy

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In play

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In-process research and development

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I/O strip

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Immediate payment annuity

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In-service withdrawal

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Imbalance of orders

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In and out

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In sympathy

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In the tank

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Jumping the gun

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Last In First Out

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Lender of last resort

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Law of one price

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Lending at a rate

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Limit-on-close order

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Limit order information system

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Look-through earnings

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Law of demand

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Law of supply

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Limit up

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London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

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Lump sum distribution

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Letter of comment

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Lockup period

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Line of credit

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Lock-in

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Lump sum

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Leading the market

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Locked in

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Long-term gain or loss

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Level I quotes

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Make a market

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Market if touched order

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Market on close order

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Medium of exchange

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Money at call

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Non-financial asset

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Negotiable certificate of deposit

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Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

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Notice of Sale

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National Association of Securities Dealers

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National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

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No limit order

,

No quote

,

Normalized earnings

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Notice period

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No-Fault

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No-Action Letter

,

No-lien affidavit

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Notice of Default

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No-load

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National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

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No-load stock

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No book

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Off the books

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One time charge

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Office of Thrift Supervision

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Out-of-favor

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Over-the-Counter

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On-floor order

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On margin

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Or better

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Opinion of title

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On account

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On-the-spot loan

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Open-end credit

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Open-end mortgage

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Open-end fund

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Open-end management company

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Out of the money

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Open-end lease

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On-balance volume

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On close

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On open

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On the opening

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Pooling of interests

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Pro forma

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Payment-in-kind security

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Price Value of a Basis Point

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Payment for order flow

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P&L

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Primary earnings per share

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Provision for income taxes

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Per stirpes

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Power of Attorney

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Paid up

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Prioritization of debt

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Paid-in capital

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Paid-in surplus

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Payback period

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Private Investment in Public Equity

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Preservation of capital

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Painting the tape

,

Quiet period

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Return of capital

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Return on Capital

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Return on Invested Capital

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Return on Total Assets

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Reading the tape

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Real-time trade reporting

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Regulation D

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Regulation G

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Regulation T

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Regulation U

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Round of funding

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Rules of Fair Practice

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Rate of exchange

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Reciprocal of European terms

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Recast earnings

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Retained earnings

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Reduced paid-up insurance

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Regulation A

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Right of first refusal

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Right of rescission

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Revolving line of credit

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Right of recourse

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Rule of 78

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Roll up

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Redemption period

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Right of redemption

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Retirement Equity Act of 1984

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Return on Capital Employed

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Rate of return

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Real rate of return

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Real-time

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Ring

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SG&A

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Sight letter of credit

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S&L

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Step-up bond

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Segregation of securities

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Sell the book

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Standard of living

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Severally but not jointly

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Statute of Limitations

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Satisfaction of debt

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Staggered board of directors

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Selling the spread

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Step-up warrant

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Special use property

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Step-up lease

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Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

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Selling short against the box

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Shorting against the box

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S Corporation

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Short-term gain or loss

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Subchapter M

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Subchapter S Corporation

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Simulation

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Schedule C

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Securities Act of 1933

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Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

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Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Seek a market

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S&P phenomenon

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Time deposit

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Time draft

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T-Bill

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Take a position

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Time order

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Trailing P/E

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Tenancy by the entirety

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TED spread

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Time note

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Truth in Lending

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Time spread

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Tenancy at will

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Time-sharing

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Top hat plan

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The Street

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Time stop

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Timing the market

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Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

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Tax Reform Act of 1986

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Tax Reform Act of 1993

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Take a bath

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U.S. Government Agency Security

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U.S. Savings Bond

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U.S. Treasury

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U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

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Up volume

,

Unit of trade

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Unit of trading

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Vesting period

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Waiver of premium

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War chest

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W-2 Form

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W formation

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When, as, and if issued

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X or XD

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Y shares


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