Business / Taxes / Financial Pyramid: Many investors structure their portfolios in the form of a financial pyramid. The base of the pyramid is made up of nonvolatile, liquid assets. The next level includes securities that provide both income and long-term capital growth. At the third level, a smaller portion of the portfolio is allocated to more volatile investments with higher potential returns and greater risk. And at the top level, the smallest percentage of the overall portfolio is invested in ventures that have the highest potential return but also pose the greatest investment risk. This strategic approach gives you the potential to realize significant returns if some of your speculative investments succeed without risking more than you can afford to lose. It's entirely different from a pyramid scheme, a scam that uses new investor money to pay large returns to earlier investors.
Business / Agriculture / Food Guide Pyramid: A graphic developed by USDA as the consumer guide to implementing the dietary guidelines in their own food choices. It consists of a six food groups and suggests the foods and number of servings from MORE
Business / Finance / Financial Times (F-T)-Actuaries Indexes: Tables found in newspapers listing prices, dividends, yields, price-earnings ratios, trading volume, and other important data on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and futures contracts. MORE