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Common factor

An element of return that influences many assets. According to multiple factor risk models, the factors determine correlations between asset returns. Common factors include size (often measured by market capitalization), valuation measures such as price to book value ratio and dividend yield, industries and risk indices.
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It must be acknowledged, though, that the common factor of mobilizing positive expectations (hope) is the quintessential placebo.
These are arguments in favor of using the common factor approach.
The essays in Terpstra's volume address a variety of problems and local conditions, but "a common factor in these studies is the central significance of the ritual kinship of confraternitas in a society which structured its politics, religious institutions, economic agencies and social life around family models" (7).
Chapters 47 thoroughly and expertly detail the intricacies and usefulness of the client as a common factor, the therapeutic relationship, hope as a therapeutic foundation for change, and the contribution of models and techniques to therapeutic efficacy.
Maximum likelihood common factor analysis was used to determine the underlying dimensions of the scale.
Partner Paul Meredith said: "The common factor they share is a forward- looking approach which recognises the changing commercial world is bringing opportunities for businesses which act decisively.
Exploratory common factor models are used here to represent vague prior knowledge about covariance structure.
Scientists suspect that obesity may also be a common factor in women who have preeclamptic pregnancies and later heart disease, he says.
And, according to Steve Dabbs, owner of a Dallas collection agency, "Inadequate applicant screening is the most common factor we see in skip delinquencies.
The common factor, no matter what the specifics, is dislike of government mandates, and concern over the impact of any type of reform on small business and the resulting quality of the health care system.
These results indicated that either a single common factor model (in which all 13 compensable factors are summed to produce total job points) or a three common factor model was appropriate.
The common factor, whatever the method, is that the block is held below the metal either by anchoring methods (i.