Business / Construction / R Value: A measure of insulation. A measure of a materials resistance to the passage of heat. The higher the R value, the more insulating 'power' it has. For example, typical new home's walls are usually insulated with 4' of batt insulation with an R value of R-13, and a ceiling insulation of R-30.
Business / Finance / Return On Assets (ROA): Net income for a time period divided by total assets. This ratio is often used to measure profitability or the efficiency with which assets are being employed. Higher values for this ratio indicate be MORE
Business / Finance / Premium Bond: A bond that is selling for more than its par value. MORE
Business / Finance / Bearer Bond: Bonds that are not registered on the books of the issuer. Such bonds are held in physical form by the owner, who receives interest payments by physically detaching coupons from the bond certificate an MORE
Business / Taxes / Unit Of Trading: When you buy stocks, bonds, options and commodities futures, it's typical to buy in a particular volume or a particular dollar value, called a round lot or a unit of trading. For example, stocks are u MORE
Business / Taxes / Current Return: Current return, also called current yield, is the amount of interest you earn on a bond in any given year, expressed as a percent of the current market price. The current return will, in most cases, n MORE