Glossary of Commonly Used Financial Terms

Index  A  B  C  D  E  F  G-H  I-K  L  M  N  O  P  Q-R  S  T  U-Z

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  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrued Wages
  • Acid Test Ratio
  • Activity Ratios
  • Adjustment Bond
  • ADR
  • American Stock Exchange
  • Amortization
  • Annual Report to Shareholders
  • Arbitrage
  • Arrears
  • Asked Price
  • Assets
  • Asset Turnover
  • Auditor's Report
  • Average Shares Outstanding
  • Averages

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  • Balance Sheet
  • Basic Balance Sheet Equation
  • Basis Point
  • Bear Market
  • Bearer Bond
  • Beta
  • Bid
  • Block Trade
  • Blue Chip
  • Board of Directors
  • Bond
  • Book Value Per Share
  • Bottom Line
  • Broker
  • Bull Market
  • Buy Side

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  • Call Option
  • Capital
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Capital Gain
  • Capital Gain Taxes
  • Capital in Excess of Par Value
  • Capital-Intensive Industry
  • Capitalization
  • Cash & Cash Equivalents
  • Cash Flow
  • CD
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Churning
  • Closed-End Investment Company
  • Collateral
  • Commercial Paper
  • Commission
  • Commodities
  • Common Stock
  • Confirmation
  • Consolidated Balance Sheet
  • Convertible
  • Correction
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Coupon Bond
  • Covered Option
  • Creditors
  • Cumulative Preferred Stock
  • Current Assets
  • Current Liabilities
  • Current Ratio

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  • Debenture
  • Debit Balance
  • Debt
  • Depreciation
  • Derivatives
  • Director
  • Discretionary Account
  • Diversification
  • Dividend
  • Dividend Yield
  • Dollar Cost Averaging
  • Dow Jones Averages
  • Down Tick
  • Dow Theory
  • DRIP

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  • Earned Surplus
  • Earnings Per Share
  • Earnings Report
  • EDGAR
  • Efficient Market
  • Equity
  • Equity Investment
  • Ex-Dividend Date
  • Exercise Price
  • Expenses
  • Expiration Date

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  • Face Value
  • Fannie Mae
  • FASB
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Ratios
  • Fiscal Year
  • Fixed Expenses
  • Floor
  • Form 10-K
  • Form 10-Q
  • Forward Contract
  • 401(k)
  • Freddie Mac
  • Fundamental Research
  • Futures Contract

G-H (click here)                

  • Ginnie Mae
  • Goodwill
  • Government Bonds
  • Gross Margin
  • Gross Profit
  • Growth Investment Strategy
  • GTC Order
  • Hedge
  • Hedging
  • Holding Company

I-K (click here)                

  • Income Bond
  • Income Statement
  • Income Stream
  • Indenture
  • Index Fund
  • Individual Investor
  • Inside Information
  • Institutional Investor
  • Intangible Assets
  • Inventory
  • Inventory Turnover Ratio
  • Investing Styles or Strategies
  • Investment Adviser
  • Investment Club
  • Investment Company
  • Investment Grade
  • Investor Relations Department
  • IPO
  • IRA
  • Keogh Plan

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  • Leveraged Buy-Out
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Limit (Limit Order or Limited Price Order)


  • Liquidation
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Listed Stock
  • Load
  • Long Position
  • Long-Term Debt as a Percentage of Capital Ratio

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  • Management Discussion and Analysis
  • Margin Account
  • Margin Call
  • Market Maker
  • Market Order
  • Market Price
  • Market Trend
  • Maturity
  • Merger
  • Money Market Fund (MMF)
  • Mortgage Bond
  • Municipal Bond
  • Mutual Fund

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  • NASD
  • NASDAQ
  • NAV
  • Negotiable
  • Net Asset Value
  • Net Change
  • Net Income
  • Net Sales
  • New Issue
  • No-Load Fund
  • No-Load Stock
  • Noncumulative
  • Notes Payable
  • Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
  • NYSE

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  • Odd Lot
  • Offer
  • On-line Investing
  • Open-End Investment Company
  • Open Interest
  • Open Order
  • Operating Income
  • Option
  • Optional Cash Payment
  • OTC
  • Overbought
  • Oversold
  • Over-the-Counter

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  • Paper Profit (Loss)
  • Par Value
  • Passed Dividend
  • Payout Ratio
  • P/E Ratio
  • Point
  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Preferred Stock
  • Premium
  • Price-Earnings Ratio
  • Prime Rate
  • Principal
  • Principal Amount
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Profit Taking
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Prospectus
  • Proxy Statement
  • Public Offering
  • Publicly Available Information
  • Put

Q-R (click here)                

  • Quarterly Report
  • Quick Ratio
  • Quote
  • Rally
  • Raw Materials
  • Record Date
  • Red Herring
  • Redemption Price
  • REIT
  • Restructuring Charge
  • Retained Earnings
  • Return on Equity
  • Revenues
  • Rights
  • Risk vs Return
  • Round Lot

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  • Sallie Mae
  • Sector Fund
  • Security
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Sell Side
  • Selling, General, and Administrative Expense
  • Settlement Date
  • Shareholders' Equity
  • Short, Short Sale, or Short Seller
  • Sinking Fund
  • SIPC
  • Soft Market
  • S&P
  • Specialist
  • Spin Off
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Styles, type of
  • Stock Dividend
  • Stock Split
  • Stock Index Futures
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Street Name
  • Strike Price
  • Swap

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  • Tangible Assets
  • T-Bill
  • Technical Analysis
  • Tender Offer
  • Ticker Symbol
  • Times Interest Earned
  • Time Value of Money
  • Total Return
  • Trader
  • Transfer
  • Transfer Agent
  • Treasury Stock

U-Z (click here)                

  • Underwriter
  • Unlisted Security
  • Up Tick
  • Valuation Ratios
  • Variable Expense
  • Venture Capital
  • Volatility
  • Volume
  • Voting Rights
  • Warrant
  • When Issued
  • Working Capital
  • Write Down
  • Write-Off
  • Writer
  • Yield
  • Yield to Maturity
  • Zero Coupon Bond

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