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fundamental

1. Music denoting or relating to the principal or lowest note of a harmonic series
2. of or concerned with the component of lowest frequency in a complex vibration
3. 
a. the principal or lowest note of a harmonic series
b. the bass note of a chord in root position
4. Physics
a. the component of lowest frequency in a complex vibration
b. the frequency of this component

fundamental

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl]
(physics)
The lowest frequency component of a complex wave. Also known as first harmonic; fundamental component.
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However, the main reason for their convergence towards the developed economies is that there are a number of developed countries whose economic fundamentals are deteriorating at an even more rapid pace than those in the emerging markets are improving.
At the beginning of the year, with the prospect of continual rising interest rates hovering ominously, as well as poor real estate fundamentals and a number of macroeconomic factors, such as choppy job and economic growth, many stock analysts and investors alike seemed to indicate it was about time to chisel the date 2005 onto the tombstone for REITs.
I now know the importance of adhering to the fundamentals.
Selling a stock should be considered for one of two reasons--either to achieve desired asset allocation or because of deterioration of a company's fundamentals.
One suggests that issuers are deeply troubled companies that may be on the verge of bankruptcy, have poor fundamentals and an atrocious credit rating, or are offering an unattractive public stock to buyers.
These fundamentals are an important first step toward educating all Americans about the importance of responsible credit management," said Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Wayne A.
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In experiments, though, researchers have observed that people perceive missing fundamentals best when the accompanying overtones travel through the auditory system along separate channels.
Financial instruments that do not meet the definition of one of the fundamental financial instruments can be analyzed as made up of fundamentals in various combinations.
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