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Business records are valuable for any business. Potential loss of valuable papers, invoices, client lists, contracts, medical records and other printed media could be detrimental to any business. Valuable papers business insurance coverage is an all risk policy that insures a business against loss or damage of critical records. The policy covers the cost of replacement for the damaged records including 'books, maps, films, drawings, abstracts, deeds, mortgages, and manuscripts'. Insurers provide high limits of coverage but not in excess of the actual cash value of the loss or the replacement value of the damage.
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In our earlier posts about monetary policy, we've written about monetary regimes – but we are yet to show how the different mentalities consider different statistical data and have different targets set for them. So we invite the readers to a Game of Rates – by comparing the Hungarian and American central banker simulator, created by the respective central banks, we will show what differences are there between these two countries' monetary mentalities.
The relationship between risk and return is primary in corporate finance. The fundamental notion is that investors are generally risk-averse. Regardless if the risk of an asset is measured on a stand-alone basis or in a portfolio context, an asset with a higher degree of relevant market risk must provide investors with a relatively higher return on investment to intrigue them undertake the investment. Investors are willing to undertake a higher investment risk only if they expect to receive higher returns.
Most investors purchase stocks at a low price and they expect their return from an increase in value. However, if investors believe that a stock is overvalued and want to take advantage of an expected decline in price, they may sell the stock short. A short sale is the sale of a stock that an investor doesn't own with the intent to buy it back later at a lower price. The investor basically borrows the stock from another investor through a broker, sells it in the market and then hopefully replaces it at a lower price than the price he had originally sold it.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are open-end investments purchased on an Exchange. They are passively managed funds which mirror the performance of specific indices by tracking the performance of the individual stocks that comprise each index. The major advantages of ETFs are (1) low cost structure, (2) tax efficiency and (3) ability to be traded throughout the day. Yet, an even greater advantage is the ability to buy and sell options on many ETFs, which offers investors the flexibility to execute more sophisticated trading strategies that transcend simple ownership of the ETFs.
Discounted cash flow (DCF) method is the most popular valuation method currently used for effective investment decision making. By calculating the present value of the expected future cash flows, in discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation method the value of an asset is the present value of the expected cash flows discounted by the cost of risk incurred by the cash flows and the life of the asset.
An economic recovery is typically measured by several economic indicators that suggest whether an economy has the ability to recover or it will take a downturn. The U.S economy is officially in recession since December 2007. The U.S national debt has topped $14.3 trillion, while President Obama’s budget estimates that in 2011 the national debt will reach approximately $15.5 trillion or 102.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). On the other hand, leading indicators of the U.S economy, including GDP, employment, housing market and consumer confidence, are performing relatively good, showing a sign of economic recovery.
Debt can be extremely stressful and many people have experienced the distress of being in deep financial trouble. However, often people tend to avoid the issue of debt because they don't realize how seriously in debt they are. And the more they ignore it, the more it grows until it becomes serious enough to create more debt and more distress. But, after a certain point, debt cannot be managed anymore because it has been taken out of control. So, the best thing to do is take action when the early debt signals kick in; before the problem becomes extreme, and possibly unsolvable.
In January 2012, more than 24 million men and women in the EU-27 are reported "unemployed", with the unemployment rate being 10.1%, increased by 6.3% since January 2011 (9.5%). According to Eurostat, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia and Lithuania expose a rate above 13%, Spain above 23%, while Greece's rate is 19.9% as reported in November 2011. In younger populations, the situation is even worse as in the EU-27, the rate is 22.4%, while in the euro area the rate is 21.6 %. This is an increase of 6.1% and 4.85% since January 2011, when the rate was 21.1% and 20.6% respectively.