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Finance Glossary

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Guarantee

Definition:

The word 'guarantee' by itself doesn't sound so bad, but when misused within the context of investment performance or returns, it is considered fraudulent. Think of Joe Blow the Broker guaranteeing his client will see 100% returns on his investment. Can anyone really guarantee an investment is going to return 100%?