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How to Buy Bitcoin

You can buy Bitcoin easily, in a process as simple as signing up for any mobile app. First, Sign Up for a Bitcoin Wallet Before you buy Bitcoin, you need to download a Bitcoin wallet by going to a site like Blockchain.info, or to a mobile app such as Bitcoin Wallet for Android or Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet …

Strategic Gap Analysis

What is ‘Strategic Gap Analysis’ Strategic gap analysis is an evaluation of the difference between desired outcome and actual outcome, and what must be done to achieve a desired goal. Strategic gap analysis attempts to determine what a company should do differently to achieve a particular goal by looking at the time frame, management, budget …

Inverse Volatility ETF

DEFINITION of ‘Inverse Volatility ETF’ An inverse volatility ETF is a financial product that allows investors to gain exposure to volatility, and thus hedge against portfolio risk, without having to buy options. Inverse volatility exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are based on the securitization of volatility. BREAKING DOWN ‘Inverse Volatility ETF’ Inverse volatility ETFs often use the CBOE Volatility …

Regulatory Asset

What is a ‘Regulatory Asset’ A regulatory asset is a specific cost of service recovery that a regulatory agency permits a U.S. public utility (usually an energy company) to defer to its balance sheet. These amounts would otherwise be required to appear on the company’s income statement as current period expenses. The booking of regulatory …

Excess Cash Flow

What is ‘Excess Cash Flow’ Excess cash flow is a term used in loan agreements or bond indentures. A portion of these cash flows are often required to prepay amounts outstanding or are subject to various restrictions for usage by the company. BREAKING DOWN ‘Excess Cash Flow’ Excess cash flows are written into loan agreements …

Altered Check

What is an ‘Altered Check’ An altered check is a check or another negotiable instrument that has been materially and maliciously altered to effect a fraud. Usually, either the name of the payee or the amount of the check is changed. BREAKING DOWN ‘Altered Check’ An altered check is one of four common types of …