Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Definition:

An independent federal agency consisting of a five-member board, whose goal is to create economic competition by promoting consumer protection and prevent illegal business practices. The FTC was created in 1914 to battle monopolisitc trusts, and has since been granted the abilities to prohibit anti-competitive and illegal business practices and enforce industry-wide regulations.

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Total return

In performance measurement, the actual rate of return realized over some evaluation period. In fixed income analysis, the potential return that considers all three sources of return (coupon interest... Read More

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