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Each Way
The commission made by a broker for the purchase and sale sides of a trade.
EAFE Index
European, Australia, and Far East index computed and published by Morgan Stanley Capital International. (MSCI)
Earnings Multiplier
An estimated price-earnings ratio adjusted for the current level of interest rates. Used to determine the value of a stock, based on Graham's formula relating value to recent earnings and expected earnings growth rates.
Earnings Per Share
Earnings calculated by dividing the earnings available to common stock holders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding over the year for which the calculation takes place.
Earnings Surprises
Positive or negative differences from the consensus forecast.
Earnings Yield
Earnings per share for the most recent 12 months divided by market price per share. Relates the generation of earnings to share price. It is the inverse of the price-earnings ratio.
Economic Surplus
For an entity, the difference between the market value of all its assets and the market value of its liabilities.
Effective Convexity
The convexity of a bond calculated with cash flows that change with yields.
Effective Date
In an interest rate swap, the date the swap begins accruing interest.
Effective duration
The duration calculated using the approximate duration formula for a bond with an embedded option, reflecting the expected change in cash flow caused by the option.
Efficient Market
A market theory that dissuades investors from using fundamental research to find undervalued or mis-priced securities. The central idea is that market prices already reflect the full knowledge of investors, which makes it impossible to outperform the market.
Efficient portfolio
A portfolio that provides the greatest expected return for a given level of risk, or equivalently, the lowest risk for a given expected return.
Embedded option
An option that is part of the structure of a bond, as opposed to a bare option, which trades separately from any underlying security.
Emerging Market
Refers to the financial market or economy of a developing nation, which is often new or has a short history.
End of Day
The close of the trading day when market prices settle.
Energy Stock Funds
A fund that invests primarily in the stocks of companies in the energy business.
Enhanced
A fund designed around an index but not tracking it verbatim. Often enhanced funds bet extra heavily on an index or bet against an index by selling it short.
Enhanced Indexing
Also called indexing plus, an indexing strategy whose objective is to exceed the total return performance of the index.
Environmental Securities Funds
A fund that invests primarily in securities issued by environmental-related companies. These include companies involved in hazardous waste treatment, waste recycling, and other related areas.
EPS Rank
An Investor's Business Daily list of companies ranked from 0 to 100 by the strength of each company's earnings per share.
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