Define: Factor

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Definition: Factor

Quick Summary of Factor

A factor is a characteristic that has been shown to contribute to market outperformance.


Synonyms For Factor

element, component, part, ingredient, item

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Factor. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. February 29, 2020
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Factor. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 29, 2020).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Factor are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th December 2019.