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standard deviation

Investment: Measure of the variability (volatility) of a security, derived from the security's historical returns, and used in determining the range of possible future returns. The higher the standard deviation, the greater the potential for volatility.
Marketing: Measure of the difference between an average ... more

Important Business Valuation Metrics

New investors are often bewildered and confused by the financial jargon of business valuation. Confusing, strangely named ratios can simply be Greek to a newcomer to the market. Here are three of the most basic business valuation metrics used by investors that you should know. Market Capitalization Market capitalization is the value of a publicly traded company based on current...
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Obtaining a Business Loan versus Using Your Credit Card

by FDIC

Plan to borrow money with a business loan instead of using your personal credit card. "For some small business owners, particularly those at startup companies, a personal credit card may be their only or best option for financing expenses," said Luke Reynolds, an FDIC Community Affairs Specialist. "But for many owners, a business loan will be a much less expensive option," he s ...Read more

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