How Is Profit Margin And Markup Different?

A: Profit margin and markup are two different accounting terms that use the same inputs and analyze the same transaction, yet they show different information. Typically, profit margin refers to  gross profit margin for […]


What is ‘TIAA’ TIAA is a nonprofit organization that provides investment and insurance services for those working in education, medicine, culture and research. TIAA, short for Teachers Insurance and Annuity […]

Find the Right Bond at the Right Time

Every investment portfolio should consider allocating a percentage of funds to bonds at some point over an investor’s lifetime. This is because bonds provide stable and relatively safe cash flows (income), which […]

What’s a good fixed asset turnover ratio?

A: The fixed asset turnover ratio is a metric that measures how effectively a company generates sales using their fixed assets. There’s no ideal ratio that’s considered a benchmark for all industries. Instead, investors should […]

Raúl Alarcón Jr.

DEFINITION of ‘Raúl Alarcón Jr.’ Raúl Alarcón Jr. is the president, CEO and chairman of the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS).  SBS is a media company that Alarcón Jr. formed with his […]

L Share Annuity Class

What is ‘L Share Annuity Class’ The L share annuity class is a common share class offered by a variable annuity that has a short surrender period but with higher […]


What is ‘BOGO Loan’ A BOGO loan stands for buy-one, get-one. Just like at the grocery store, lenders sometimes offer a mortgage loans or car loans at the regular prevailing […]

Financial Elder Abuse

Loading the player… What is ‘Financial Elder Abuse’ Financial elder abuse involves taking advantage of the elderly and unfairly benefiting from their monetary resources. Family members, business associates caregivers and […]

3 New Ways Match Group Can Counter Facebook

Back in early May, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced a new dating feature for its social network. That news torpedoed shares of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) , the online dating […]

Did Disney Just Clinch the Deal to Acquire Fox?

The ongoing drama regarding who will acquire Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) (NASDAQ: FOX) may have hit an inflection point on Wednesday. Primary suitor Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) announced […]

The 2 Best Homebuilder Stocks to Buy

If you look around, you may notice that the housing market looks pretty strong right now. Housing starts are up to 1.35 million, the inventory of houses for sale […]


What is ‘Clintonomics’ Clintonomics refers to the economic philosophy and policies promulgated by William Jefferson Clinton, who was president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clintonomics applies to the […]

Stocks Move Lower Amid Rising Geopolitical Risks

Geopolitical risks continue to drive the global stock market. In particular, uncertainty about trade policy and future tariffs has contributed to declines in United States, European and especially emerging market equities. Large-cap industrial […]