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By Sterling Xie. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Finance is certainly complicated, full of terms that seem to be mired in confusion. However, these terms ultimately can be simplified into simple phrases. The debt-to-equity ratio is one of these terms that is often misunderstood but is critical in the development of investment policies. General Definitional...
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By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A great way for investors to earn passive income off of their portfolios is through collecting dividends from their shares. In recent decades, the rise of technology stocks has led to a decline in the dividend yield of the S&p 500 as a whole, but there...
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By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview If you’ve ever seen stories of insider trading on the news, you probably think it’s unfair and illegal. For example, famous businesswoman Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for illegal insider trading in the early 2000s. However, not all forms of insider trading...
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By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A major percentage of taxpayers adhere to the standard income tax brackets and its progressive taxation process. However, that minor percent – usually the elites – mostly adhere to the capital gains tax brackets: a much less known tax policy. Today we’re going to take a deep...
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By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview There are multiple ways for successful companies to return value to their shareholders. Probably the most well-known of which is through giving a dividend. Yet, another less commonly known way in which companies can return values to their shareholders is through stock buybacks. How They Work...
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By William Cao. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview B2B or is it B to B or is it actually business-to-business? Well, it is actually all of the above. The term “B2B” stands for business to business and more about these will be discussed in the following sub-topics. What are they? Origins? Business-to-business by its name...
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By Ee Hsin Kok.  Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Real yields, otherwise referred to as real interest rates, are a term used to describe an asset’s yields once adjusted against inflation. This term is commonly associated with bonds but can refer to many other assets such as loans. In this article, we go over common...
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By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview When evaluating a company’s financial strength, one of the most important factors is how much debt a company has taken on. However, you can’t evaluate a company based on the absolute value of its debt, as larger companies with higher earnings and/or more assets can afford...
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By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You might have heard talk in recent years about the threat of certain Chinese companies like Alibaba and Baidu being delisted from the US stock exchange. In this article, we go over what a delisting is, the circumstances under which it can occur, and what delisting...
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By William Cao. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview  In this article, two financial concepts named Tax Deductions and Refunds will be dissected and written into a more simplistic and concise manner. It is crucial for one to learn and familiarize themselves with the knowledge behind these two processes due to the many applications U.S. citizens...
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