CPE Definition

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CPE is Continuing Professional Education.

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DEFAULT, in finance, default is what occurs when a party is unwilling or unable to pay their debt obligations. This can occur with all debt obligations including bonds, debentures, mortgages, loans, and notes. Default can also occur with sovereign bonds, that is, governments can default on their payments to creditors. In corporate finance, a default is typically a prelude to bankruptcy. With most mortgages and loans the total amount owing becomes immediately payable on the first instance of a default of payment.

SAMPLING ERROR is the fact that unless 100% of a population is examined, there is some chance the sample results will mislead the examiner. This risk is sampling error.
The larger the sample, the less chance of sampling error and the greater the
reliability of the results.

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