An element of return that influences many assets. According to multiple factor risk models, the common factors determine correlations between asset returns. Common factors include size (often measured by market capitalization), valuation measures such as price to book value ratio and dividend yield, industries and risk indices.

An economic or other factor which affects the return on virtually all securities.

an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly

a factor that will divide into both numbers equally e

an expression which can be divided into each term in a polynomial

a number that will divide into both numbers evenly

A factor of two or more numbers or expressions.

a factor on which two or more variables load.

An integer that will divide exactly (meaning there is no remainder) into two or more integers. Commonly used in simplifying fractions.

A number that is a factor of two or more numbers. For example: 3 is a common factor of 6 and 12

A number that is a factor of two or more numbers. i.e. 4 is a common factor of 8 and 12.

A number, polynomial, or quantity that evenly divides into two or more numbers or algebraic expressions. Examples:5 is a common factor of 15 and 30.2x is a common factor of 4xy and 6x2.

A factor that will affect the rate of return on practically all securities.