- "Centre American Select Equity Fund's James Abate Interview with MarketWatch's MoneyLife Market Call" – Dec 11, 2015
Alpha: A measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. It is often considered the active return on an investment as it gauges the performance of an investment against a market index used as a benchmark.
Beta: Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole.
EPS (earnings per share): The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.
Free cash flow: A measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Free cash flow (FCF) represents the cash that a company is able to generate after laying out the money required to maintain or expand its asset base.
ISM Manufacturing Index: An index based on surveys of more than 300 manufacturing firms by the Institute of Supply Management. The ISM Manufacturing Index monitors employment, production inventories, new orders and supplier deliveries.
S&P 500: An index of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. The S&P 500 is designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities and is meant to reflect the risk/return characteristics of the large cap universe.
Operating cash flow: Operating Cash Flow (OCF) is a measure of the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations.