GLOSSARY

Risk model

Financial risk modeling refers to the use of formal econometric techniques to determine the aggregate risk in a financial portfolio.

Risk management

In the financial world, risk management is the process of identification, analysis and acceptance or mitigation of uncertainty in investment decisions. Essentially, risk management occurs any time an investor or fund manager analyses and attempts to quantify the potential for losses in an investment and then takes the appropriate action (or inaction) given his investment […]

Retirement income

The amount of money an individual earns or receives after retiring based on retirement savings assets, Social Security allowances, pensions, stocks, mutual funds, savings accounts, CDs, home equity funds, annuities, insurance, rental income, royalties, or inheritances.

Relative earnings momentum

When corporate earnings per share (EPS) is increasing from either the prior period or versus market expectations compared to the average stock in the market. Earnings momentum typically coincides with increasing revenues and/or expanding margins caused by increased sales, cost improvements or overall market expansion.