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Tip of the Day Keep at Lease Three Month's Worth of Living Expenses in a Savings Account or High-Yield Money Market Account

Keep at Lease Three Month's Worth of Living Expenses in a Savings Account or High-Yield Money Market Account - Because we need to rely on our emergency funds during time...

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Standard Deviation

Definition: The standard deviation of a stock measures its volatility.  In investing, volatility is synonymous with risk, so one could say standard deviation measures total risk.

StockJargon Advice: The higher a stock's standard deviation, the higher the risk.  For example, a stock with a mean annual return of 8% and a standard deviation of 4% is less risky than one with the same return and a standard deviation of 22%.

 

 

 

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Definition of the Day Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Definition: A country's gross domestic product (GDP) is the value of the goods and services produced in a country.  This includes private and personal consumption, government spending, investments, and net exports.  It's calculated as follows:GDP = C + G + I + NX; whereC = consumptionG = government spendingI =...

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