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Indexing is an investment strategy in which a portfolio is designed to mirror the performance of a stock index..
The capital structure is how a company finances its overall operations and growth by using different sources of funds like long term debt, short term debt, common equity and preferred equity..
This is the time between when a bond is issued and when it matures, at which time the issuer must redeem the bond and pay the principal (face value). Typically, a longer term to maturity has a greater yield and vice versa..
A hot issue is an initial public offering (IPO) that is in great demand. Hot issues are normally oversubscribed. An example is the Safaricom IPO in 2008..
This is a situation in which buy orders for a particular stock greatly outnumber the sell orders or vice versa, making it impossible to match the orders. It is also referred to as an imbalance of orders..