Futures Contracts are a standardized, transferable legal agreement to make or take delivery of a specified amount of a certain commodity, currency, or an asset at the end of specified time frame.
The head-and-shoulders pattern is one of the most popular chart patterns in technical analysis and indicates that a reversal is likely to happen after the pattern has been completed.
The typical hedge fund is designed to be a partnership arrangement with the fund manager acting as the general partner responsible for making investment decisions, and is one of the investment tools serious investors aspire towards.
Horizontal Integration refers to the merger of companies at the same stage of production in the same or different industries.
A Portfolio Manager is a professional investment adviser that manages a client’s assets. They should be registered with an investment authority and be certified to act as a manager. Read this post for details on how to evaluate a portfolio manager.
Hyperinflation refers to out of control or extremely rapid inflation, where prices increase so quickly that the concept of real inflation becomes meaningless. The classical definition of hyperinflation is inflation greater than 50% per month.
Economic Incentives include anything that pushes people, businesses, and governments to do one thing or another. These include what products you buy, what career you choose, what products businesses produce, and what government programs are put in place
The Income Statement is one of the financial statements that all publicly traded companies share with their investors, which shows the company’s sales, expenses, and net profit (or loss) over a period of time–usually 3 months, year-to-date, and twelve months.
Inflation refers to the general rising of prices for goods and services in the economy, due to an increase in the amount of money and/or credit available. When it occurs, the purchasing power of your dollar falls.
Inflation-Indexed Securities are securities with a guarantee of a return rate that is higher than the rate of inflation if it is held to maturity.