GLOBAL FUND Definition

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GLOBAL FUND is a (mutual) fund that can invest in companies located anywhere in the world, including the home country, e.g. the United States. Whereas, an International Fund is a (mutual) fund that can invest only outside the home country.

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COLON (COLONES) is a currency of Costa Rica and El Salvador.

CUSTOMER ACQUISITION COST is calculated by dividing total acquisition expenses by total new customers. However, there are different opinions on what constitutes an acquisition expense, e.g. rebates and special discounts do not represent an actual cash outlay, yet they have an impact on cash (and, presumably, on the customer). There is no set standard, i.e. acquisition costs vary across industries. When acquisition data is available, it is best to try to determine if you are comparing apples to apples. This is not easy, as customer acquisition data is usually scarce and the methodology is often questionable.

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