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Key Person Insurance

DefinitionKey person insurance, also commonly called keyman insurance and key man insurance or 'key employee insurance', is an important form of business insurance. There is no legal definit

Kiwi

Kiwi What is 'Kiwi' A slang term for the New Zealand dollar (NZD). It derives its name from New Zealand's national icon - a flightless bird called a kiwi - which is pictured on one side of

Impaired Credit

Impaired Credit What is 'Impaired Credit' A deterioration in the creditworthiness of an individual or entity. This is usually reflected through a lower credit score, in the case of an indi

Impaired Capital

Impaired Capital What is 'Impaired Capital' 1. When a bank's actual assets are worth less than their stated value. When a bank has impaired capital, this capital can be liquidated if the b

Mark to Market

DefinitionMark-to-market or fair value accounting refers to accounting for the "fair value" of an asset or liability based on the current market price, or for similar assets and liabilities,

Offshore Portfolio Investment Strategy (OPIS)

Offshore Portfolio Investment Strategy (OPIS) What is 'Offshore Portfolio Investment Strategy - OPIS' A tax shelter product designed to create large, seemingly real losses to be used for t

Malpractice Insurance

DefinitionProfessional liability insurance, also called professional indemnity insurance but more commonly known as errors & omissions in the US, is a form of liability insurance which helps

Abusive Tax Shelter

Abusive Tax Shelter What is 'Abusive Tax Shelter' An investment scheme that claims to reduce income tax without changing the value of the user's income or assets. Abusive tax shelters serv

Realized Loss

Realized Loss What is 'Realized Loss' A loss is recognized when assets are sold for a price lower than the original purchase price. Realized loss occurs when an asset which was purchased a

Short Squeeze

DefinitionA short squeeze is a rapid increase in the price of a stock that occurs when there is a lack of supply and an excess of demand for the stock. Short Squeeze By definition, a short s
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