Cramming

DEFINITION of ‘Cramming’ Cramming is an emergency test-preparation strategy that involves an attempt to absorb copious amounts of information in a short period prior to an exam. Cramming is a memorization technique that only lasts for…



James E. Meade

Who is ‘James E. Meade’ James E. Meade was a Keynesian economist who won the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Bertil Ohlin, for his research on international trade and international capital…



Cost Of Carry

What is the ‘Cost Of Carry’ The cost of carry refers to costs incurred as a result of an investment position. These costs can include financial costs, such as the interest costs on bonds, interest…


Risk Tolerance

Loading the player… What is ‘Risk Tolerance’ Risk tolerance is the degree of variability in investment returns that an investor is willing to withstand. Risk tolerance is an important component in investing. You should have…


Idiosyncratic Risk

Loading the player… What is ‘Idiosyncratic Risk’ Idiosyncratic risk, also referred to as unsystematic risk, is the risk that is endemic to a particular asset such as a stock and not a whole investment portfolio….