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Finance Glossary

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Material Fact


A material fact is knowledge that, if everyone knew about it, would affect the prospects of a corporation.


The fact that the person leading Corporation Z is a human-eating alien who knows the cure to six different diseases and is now heading a big pharma corporation? That's a material fact.