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Financial terms in "Statistics and Risk Management"

1. Risk-averse

2. factor

3. arithmetic mean

4. Mean

5. Credit Risk

6. currency hedging

7. Default risk

8. Systematic risk

9. comparative credit analysis

10. internal audit

11. correlation coefficient

12. go-go fund

13. Collateralized Bond Obligation

14. Macaulay duration

15. write

16. Autocorrelation

17. Discrete variable

18. Horizontal spread

19. collar

20. Exogenous variable

21. Compound option

22. Reinvestment risk

23. High-yield bond

24. percentage increase

25. interpolation

26. population

27. sample

28. quartile

29. credit derivative

30. covariance

31. Frequency distribution

32. serial correlation

33. risk aversion

34. standard deviation

35. Transaction exposure

36. Run

37. Nonsystematic risk

38. Laddering

39. effect

40. Independent variable

41. Weighting

42. Exchange rate risk

43. Risk premium

44. VaR

45. Probability distribution

46. Leverage ratios

47. stratified sampling

48. Parameter

49. gearing

50. credit control

51. Factor analysis

52. variation margin

53. currency risk

54. probability

55. Counterparty risk

56. hurricane bond

57. average option

58. operational risk

59. Measurement error

60. business risk

61. Indicator

62. ladder option

63. risk manager

64. Financial pyramid

65. Translation exposure

66. market risk premium

67. Money

68. Endogenous variable

69. statistic

70. Freddie Mac

71. prepayment risk

72. Cluster analysis

73. Correlation

74. Exotic option

75. high yield

76. risk capital

77. overnight rate

78. Range

79. accuracy

80. liquidity risk

81. Forward Rate Agreement

82. Survey

83. Herstatt risk

84. Coefficient of Variation

85. secular trend

86. Funding risk

87. Real option

88. Pie Chart

89. Trendline

90. Credit Rationing

91. Risk arbitrage

92. demographics

93. Underwrite

94. Dependent variable

95. Mean reversion

96. Phillips Curve

97. Simple moving average

98. Asian option

99. hedge fund

100. trend

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Direct Investment

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You can make a direct investment in a company's stock through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and direct purchase plans (DPPs). If a company in which you own stock offers a DRIP, you have the opportunity to re-invest cash dividends and capital gains distributions in more stock automatically each time they are paid. In the case of DPPs, also known as direct stock purchase plans (DSPs), companies can sell their stock directly to investors without using a brokerage firm as intermediary.Direct investment also refers to long-term investments in limited partnerships that invest in real estate, leased equipment, and energy exploration and development. In this type of investment, you become part owner of the hard assets of the enterprise.You realize income from your investment by receiving a portion of the business's profits, for example, from rents, contractual leasing payments, or oil sales. In some cases you realize capital gains at the end of the investment term, if the business sells its assets.These DPPs are largely nontraded and have no formal secondary markets. This means you will often have to hold the investment for terms of eight years or more, with no guarantee that any of the income or capital gains will materialize. Many people make direct investments because there can be significant tax benefits, such as tax deferral and tax abatement, depending on the investment.

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