Terminology

Terminology

07
Apr

The Debt-to-Equity Ratio

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...
27
Mar

What are Dividend Kings?

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...
25
Feb

What is Insider Trading?

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...
25
Feb

Capital Gains Taxation

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...
20
Feb

What are Stock Buybacks?

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...
24
Jan

B2B

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...
11
Jan

What is a Real Yield?

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...
04
Dec

What are Debt Ratios?

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...
04
Dec

What does Delisting mean?

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...
20
Oct

Comprehensive Review on Tax Deductions and Refunds 

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...
12
Sep

Options Terminology: The Greeks – What is Theta and Vega?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview When learning about options, you will likely hear about the “Greeks”. The “Greeks” consist of Delta, Gamma, Theta, and Vega. In a previous article, we went over Delta...
12
Sep

Options Terminology: The Greeks – What is Delta and Gamma?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview When learning about options, you will likely hear about the “Greeks”. The “Greeks” consist of Delta, Gamma, Theta, and Vega. In this article, we will go over what...
12
Jul

What is Return on Equity?

By Aniket Bose. Edited By Arjun Chandrasekar Overview Return on equity (ROE) is a measure of financial performance which is calculated by dividing net income by shareholders’ equity. Since shareholders’ equity is equivalent to a company’s assets...
12
Jul

What is Net Profit Margin?

By Aniket Bose. Edited By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The net profit margin, also known as net margin, measures how much net income or profit is generated as a percentage of revenue for a business. It is the...
07
Jul

What is Return on Investment?

By Aniket Bose. Edited By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Return on investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to analyze the efficiency or profitability of an investment. ROIs are also used to compare the efficiency of a multitude...
30
Jun

How to Short a Stock

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Short selling a stock is the opposite of buying a stock. It is when you borrow shares of a certain stock from a broker with the prediction that the...
17
Jun

Trend Trading Overview

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Introduction Trend trading is just how the title sounds, trading on a particular market trend for a specific timeframe. This trading strategy is very common among short-term traders and highly...
15
Jun

What are Checking Accounts?

By Aniket Bose. What is a Checking Account? A checking account is a deposit account that is held at financial institutions allowing its users to make withdrawals and deposits. They are also known as demand accounts or...
15
Jun

What are Commodities?

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Commodities are essentially basic goods used in commerce that are interchangeable with other goods of the same type. Commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other...
15
Jun

Supply Chain Finance

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is Supply Chain Finance? Supply chain finance (SCF) is a term that is used to describe solutions that aim to lower a company’s financial costs and improve their business...
15
Jun

Simple Moving Average(SMA)

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of many popular technical indicators that investors use to determine bullish or bearish trends. What the SMA tells us is whether the price will stay consistent...
15
Jun

Forex Trading

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You might have heard the term “forex trading” in the news, but you probably don’t quite understand what it means. Well, we’re here to help you! In short, forex (foregin exchange) is a...
12
Jun

Share Turnovers Definition

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Summary Share turnovers in short, are a measure of the comparison between the volume of shares and the number of shares outstanding. For investors, analyzing a higher level of share turnover is great news...