Occupancy Fraud

What is 'Occupancy Fraud' A type of mortgage fraud, whereby the borrower lies about whether or not the home will be owner occupied. Occupancy fraud happens when the borrower says that a home will be owner occupied, when in reality it will not be. Mortgage lenders typically offer lower rates to mortgages on owner-occupied homes, rather than...

Gain

What is 'Gain' An increase in the value of an asset or property. A gain arises if the selling or disposition price of the asset is higher than the original purchase or acquisition price. This positive difference between the sale price and purchase price is referred to as the gross gain; if transaction costs such as commissions...

Vacancy Rate

What is the 'Vacancy Rate' The vacancy rate is the percentage of all available units in a rental property, such as a hotel or apartment complex, that are vacant or unoccupied at a particular time. It is the opposite of the occupancy rate, which is the percentage of units in a rental property that are occupied. High...

Dow Jones Industrial Average – DJIA

DefinitionThe Dow Jones Industrial Average, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index that shows how 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market. Dow Jones Industrial Average - DJIA The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also referred to colloquially as the Dow, The Dow Jones,...

A-Shares

What are 'A-Shares' A-shares is an expression designating shares that trade on the two Chinese stock exchanges, that is, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. A-shares are shares of mainland China-based companies and were historically only available for purchase by mainland citizens since foreign investment was restricted. Since 2003, select foreign institutions are allowed...

B-School

What is 'B-School' Abbreviation of business school, an educational institution that focuses on teaching business-related courses. While business schools may offer courses ranging from undergraduate degrees to postdoctoral programs, their prime offering is the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Top-tier business schools are usually renowned for the high quality of their graduates, many of whom climb...

E-Micro Forex Futures

What is 'E-Micro Forex Futures' Currency futures contracts traded on CME Globex that are one-tenth the size of standard Forex futures. Currency futures are exchange-traded futures contracts that have currency exchange rates as the underlying commodity. There are standard and E-micro contracts to suit a variety of traders' needs, accounts and risk tolerances. Explaining 'E-Micro...

Z-Share

What is 'Z-Share' A class of mutual fund shares that employees of the fund's management company are allowed to own. Employees may have the option of buying Z-shares or receiving them as a part of compensation or a reward package. Explaining 'Z-Share' While Z-class shares would be sold at the current net asset value,...

CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate

The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is a financial term that measures the annual rate of growth of an asset over a given time period. Calculating annual rate of growth reduces the impact of volatility of the asset. This is especially useful in comparing growth of different types of assets. Following formula is used to calculate the CAGR of...

Zacks Investment Research

What is 'Zacks Investment Research' A company, founded in 1977, dedicated to providing professional investors with the financial data and analysis needed to make better speculative decisions for themselves and their clients. Zacks is probably known best for providing an extensive array of consensus earnings-per-share (EPS) estimates. However, the company also offers research reports,...