Finance dictionary

A

Abandonment
Absorbing cost
Abusive tax shelter
Abusive trust
Accelerated amortization
Acceleration clause
Acceleration principle
Acceptance ratio
Accommodative monetary policy
Account aggregator
Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Accounts receivable factor
Accounts receivable turnover
Accrued interest
Accrued market discount
Accumulated dividend
Acquired surplus
Acquisition
Across the board
Active market
Active stock
Actuary
Adjustable rate mortgage
Adjustable rate preferred stock
Adjusted gross income
Adjustment bonds
Admitted assets
Advance refunding
Affinity investment scheme
After-tax income
Agency security
Aggregate option excercise price
Airpocket stock
Alien corporation
Alpha stocks
Alternative investment
Alternative investment market
Alternative minimum tax
Amateur or outsider investor
American arbitration association
American warrants
Amortization
Anchoring
Andean pact
Angel fund
Annuitant
Annuitize
Annuity
Antidilution provision
Antitakeover strategy
Antitrust immunity
Antitrust laws
Apocalypse stocks
Applied science stocks
Appraisal rights
A priori
Arbitrage
Arbitration
Arithmetic mean
Armslength transaction
Arrearage
Articles of incorporation
Asian dragons
Assessable security
Asset
Asset allocation
Asset backed securities
Asset management account
Asset play
Asset protection trust
Asset value per share
At a discount
At a premium
Auction contest
Auction market
Audit trail
Aunt Millie
Authority bond
Automatic investment plan
Available short stock
Average cost
Average yield to maturity


B

B shares
Baby Berkshire
Baby bonds
Backing and filling
Backward linkage
Balance of payments
Balance of trade
Balance sheet
Balanced fund
Balanced investing
Balloon
Balloon interest
Balloon maturity
Ballpark figure
Bang for the buck
Bank Holding Company Act of 1956
Banker's acceptance
Bankruptcy
Barbell strategy
Bargain hunter
Bargain stock
Barron's confidence index
Basic earnings per share
Bean counter
Bear market
Bear raid
Bear trap
Bearing interest
Behavioral finance
Beneficial owner
Bermuda tax shelter
Beta value
Beyond the box business
Bid wanted
Bidding block
Big bang
Big five
Big three
Big ticket items
Bill and hold
Bingo
Black chip
Black friday
Black glasses
Black monday
Black-Scholes model
Blacked out "quiet period"
Blanked out
Blind pool
Blind trust
Block of stock
Blue sky laws
Board
Board marker
Board of directors
Board of governors
Board room
Bogus security
Boiler plate
Boiler room
Bogus security
Boiler plate
Boiler room
Bolsa
Bond
Bond averages
Bond basis
Bond department
Bond discount
Bond house
Bond market association
Bond scale
Bond table
Bonus issue
Book value
Book value per share
Boom
Both ends of the list
Bottom
Bottom fishing
Bottom out
Bottom up decision strategy
Bourse
Box maker
Brady bonds
Broker's book



C

Cabinet crowd
CAC 40
Cafeteria employee retirement plan
Cafeteria office policy
Call bond
Call loan
Call of bonds
Call options
Call price of bonds
Call protection
Callable bonds
Called
Capital budget
Capital controls
Capital expenditure
Capital formation
Capital gain
Capital gain dividend
Capital gains tax
Capital goods industries
Capital growth
Capital loss
Capital market
Capital stock
Capital structure
Capital surplus
Capital surplus statement
Capital turnover
Capitalism
Capitalization
Capitalize an expenditure
Capitalize earnings
Capitalize fixed charges
Carry trade
Cartel
Cash account
Cash adjusted price/earnings multiple (CAPE)
Cash contract
Cash cow
Cash dividend preferred stock
Cash equivalents
Cash flow
Cash flow ratio
Cash flow statement
Cash only market
Cash or cash deferred option profit sharing plan
Cash position
Cashier
Cassandra myth
Centennial type mutual fund
Central limit order book
Central market
Central registration depository
Certificate for automobile receivable (CARS)
Certificate of accrual on treasury securities
Certified financial planner
Certified management accountant
Chaebol
Chain weighted index
Chairman of the board
Channel stuffing
Charge off
Charitable remainder trust
Charitable trust
Chart
Chartered accountant
Chartered financial analyst
Chartered investment counselor
Chicago board of options exchange
Chicago board of trade
Chicago mercantile exchange
Chicago stock exchange
Chief executive officer
Chief financial officer
Chief information officer
Chief operating officer
Chinese trading
Chinese wall
Churn accounts
Class of stock
Classified stock
Clearance transaction
Clearing house
Close contracts
Close the book
Closed corporation
Closed end investment company
Closely held company
Closet indexing
Collapsible corporation
Collar
Collateral loan
Collateral trust bonds
Collateral trust notes
Collateralized mortgage obligation
Collective bargaining
College pre-paid tax plan
College savings tax plan
Coming to market
Command and control management structure
Commercial paper
Commingled investment account
Commission
Commitments and contingencies section of the annual report
Commodity futures modernization act of 2000
Commodity futures trading commision
Common market
Common stock
Common stock ratio
Common trust fund
Communications equipment makers
Communications software and services
Communicopia
Community reinvestment act
Company stock purchases
Compensation package
Competitive bidding
Competitive local exchange carrier
Composite average
Composite table
Composite yield
Compounding periods
Compounding rate
Comptroller
Comptroller of the currency
Concentrated fund
Concept stock
Conduct remedy
Conference board
Conflict of interest
Congeneric corporation
Conglomerate
Connectivity
Consent dividend
Consolidated note
Consolidated statements
Consolidation area
Consolidation merger
Consolidator
Construction Spending Report
Consumer Confidence Index
Consumer Credit
Consumer Price Index
Contagion
Contingency reserves
Continuous compounding
Contract
Contract for difference
Contract rate
Contractual investment program
Contrarian
Contributing share
Contributory retirement
Convergence trading
Conversion
Conversion parity
Conversion price
Conversion ratio
Convertible debenture
Convertible preferred share placement
Convertible preferred stock
Convertible stock
Convoy system
Cook the books
Cookie jar accounting
Core inflation
Corner
Corporate bond
Corporate directory
Corporate governance
Corporate income tax rate
Corporate raider
Corporate welfare
Corporates
Corporation
Corporation account
Corporation records
Corporation tax
Correction
Correspondent
Cost of goods manufactured
Cost of goods sold
Cost of living adjustment
Cost of market
Cost plus inflation
Costs
Couch potato
Council of economic advisors
Countercyclical credit policy
Coupon
Coupon bonds
Cover a short sale
Cramming
Crap shoot
Crash
Crash program
Creative financing
Credit balance
Credit crunch
Critical mass
Crony capitalism
Cross border merger or acquisition
Cross border trading
Cross marketing
Crossing orders
Cubes (QQQ)
Cum rights
Cumulative preferred stock
Cumulative quarterly income convertible preferred securities
Cumulative voting right
Curb
Curbs or collar program trading
Currency
Currency board
Current account balance
Current assets
Current dollars or Nominal dollars
Current fiscal year
Current liabilities
Current ratio or working capital ratio
Current yield
CUSIP
Custodian
Custodian Account
Customer hub
Customer's loan agreement


D

Daily trading limit
Daisy chain
Data mining
Dawn raid
Day loan
Day order
Day trader
Day trading firm
Dead cat bounce
Deal
Dealer
Dealer concession
"Dear John" memo
Death future
Death tax
Debenture
Debit balance
Debt
Debt capacity
Debt ceiling
Debt financing
Debt service requirements
Decimal pricing
Declare a dividend
Deductible IRA
Deep discount bond
Deep discount brokerage
Deep pockets
Defensive stock
Deferred annuity
Deferred charges
Deficit
Deficit financing
Defined asset fund
Defined benefit pension
Defined contribution retirement plan
Deflation
Delayed delivery
Delayed opening
Delivery
Delivery date
Delphic forecast
Demand pull inflation
Depletion allowance
Depression
Derivative
Derivative security
Derivatives disclosure rules
Devaluation
Development expenses
Digerati
Dilution of equity
Diminishing balance
DINKS
Direct stock market
Direct stock plans
Directed shares
Dirigiste economics
Dirty stock
Discount
Discount brokerage
Discount rate
Discount window
Discount yield
Discounted cash flow
Discounting the market
Discretionary account
Discretionary income
Discretionary order
Disinflation
Disintermediation
Disinvestment
Disposable income
Dissolution
Distress sale
Diversification
Diversified fund
Divestment
Dividend
Dividend capture
Dividend coverage
Dividend credit
Dividend discount model
Dividend on
Dividend payout
Dividend reinvestment plan
Dividend return
Dividends per share
Divisive reorganization
Dollar cost averaging
Dollarization
Domicile
Donated stock

E

E-commerce
E-reporting
E-tail
E-trading
EAFE index
Early withdrawal penalty
Earned surplus
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
Earnings per share (preferred)
Earnings report
Earnings yield
EASDAQ
Easy money
Easy money policy
EBITDA
EBITDAM
EBITDAX
Econometrics
Economic growth and tax relief reconciliation act of 2001
Economic indicators
Economic profit
Economic value added
Economics
Economies of scale
Effective date
Effective par Value
Effective price
Effective rate
Efficient market theory
Efficient portfolio
E-lance economy
E-lance firm
E-lancer
Election of a stop order
Electric companies
Electric equipment manufacturers
Electronic board
Electronic communications network
Electronic data gathering analysis and retrieval system
Electronic defense
Electronics
Electronics instruments
Eligible paper
Elliot wave theory
Embezzlement
E-money
Emotional selling
Employee stock ownership trust
Employment report
End of the week liquidation
Endgame
Endorsement
Enhanced S&P 500 funds
Enhanced thrift program
Enter an order
Enterprise value
Entertainment
Entrepreneur
Equilibrium price
Equipment leasing partnership
Equipment trust bond
Equity
Equity base
Equity financing
Equity indexed annuity
Equity ratio
Eroding prices
Escalator clause
Escheat
Escrow agent
Escrow deposit
E-shares
Estate
Estate account
Estate planning
Ethical drug industry
Eurex Trading System
Euro
Euro Dollar
Euro Globex
Euroland
Euronext
European central bank
European Economic Community (1957)
European free trade association
European Union
Evangelist
Evergreen Financing
Ex-distribution
Ex-dividend date
Ex-interest
Ex-interest date
Ex post facto
Excess Margin Funds
Excess Profits Tax
Excesses
Exchange
Exchange Agent
Exchange Distribution
Exchange Marginable Securities
Exchange Offer
Exchange Rate
Exchange Requisition
Exchange Stock
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
Exchanging Checks
Execution
Executor or Executrix
Exempt Securities
Exempt Shorts
Exercise Notice
Exercise Price
Exit Costs
Exit plan
Exit strategy
Exotic option
Exotic swaps
Exotics
Expected return
Expenditure
Expense
Expense ratio
Expenses
Expiration
Expiration cycle
Expire on close
Expropriation
Export
Export import bank of the United States
Export subsidy
Expulsion from an exchange
Ex right date
Ex rights
Extended hours
External factors
External funds
Extra dividend
Extranet



F

Face value
Fair rate of return
Fallen angels
Fannie Mae
Fast pay
Favorable trade balance
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Employees Retirement System
Federal funds
Federal funds rate
Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
Financial statements
Financial structure
Financials
Financier
Financing
Firewall
Firm bid and offer
Firm commitment
Firm market
First and refunding mortgage bonds
Freddie Mac
Forward linkage

G

G-37 rule
Gap
Game theory
Gee whiz factor
General obligation bonds
Geometric mean
Gift tax
Gilt-edged investment
Give out
Give up
Glamour stocks
Glass-Steagall act
Global investment market
Global investment performance standards
Globex alliance
GM
Going concern statement


H

H shares
Halloween indicator
Hard assets
Hard ball
Hard currency
Hart scott rodino antitrust improvement act of 1976
Head fake
Headline inflation
Healthcare providers
Heavy hitter
Heavyweight
Hedge
Hedge fund
Hemline indicator
Hidden asset
High finance
High flier
High tech composite
Hindsight bias
Historical sales approach
Historical trading range
Hold
Holder
Holding company
HOLDRs
Home run
Hope scholarship credit
Horizon analysis
Hot deal
Hot issue
Hot line
House's money
Housewares
Housing starts/Building permits report
Humphrey-Hawkins report and testimony
Hurdle rate
Hybrid fund
Hybrid security
Hype
Hypothecation of customer's securities

I

Illegal dividend
Implied rate analysis
Import
Import duty
Import quota
Improvement bonds
Improvement fund
Imputed interest
In and out
In favor stocks
In registration
In syndicate
In the black
In the market
In the money


J

January barometer
January effect
January indicator
JASDAQ
Jewish engineering
Joint account
Joint account agreement
Joint bond
Joint stock company
Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship
Joint tenants
Joint venture
Journaling
Jumbos
Junior issue

K

Key performance indicators
Kaffirs
Kangaroos
Keogh plan
Key man insurance
Keynesian economics
Kicker
Knock-out option
Know your customer rule
Kondratieff cycle

L

Labor intensive
Laffer curve
Laissez-faire economics
Large caps
Last sale
Laggard
Late tape
Launder
Law of large numbers
Lay off
Lay up business
Leading economic indicators index
League tables
Legal age




M

Maastricht treaty
Machine tool orders
Macro fund
Macro hedge
Magnified tape
Maintenance costs
Maintenance fund
Maintenance requirements
Major swing
Majority of issues traded
Management information system
Manipulation
Margin
Margin account
Margin agreement
Margin call

N

Naked option
Naked position
Naked shorting
Nano corp
Nano technology
Narrow prices
NASDAQ 100 index
NASDAQ 100 unit trust
NASDAQ composite index
NASDAQ Japan
NASDAQ stock market
National bank
National Quotation Bureau
Nationalization
Near money
Near term investing

O

Odd lot
Odd lot brokers
Odd lot differential
Odd lot interest
Off board
Offering
Offering circular
Office of Compliance Investigations and Examinations
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Thrift Supervision
Offshore
Old economy
Old economy stocks
Oligopoly
Omega portfolio
On average


P

Package deal
Pac-man defense
Painting the tape
Paired shares
Panic
Paper profit
Par value
Parallel imports
Parent company
Participating preferred stock
Partnership
Passed dividend
Passive interest
Pass-through security
Payable date
Payable on new shares
Payable on present shares

Q

QQQQ
Qualified endorsement
Qualified opinion
Qualified stock option plan
Quality competition
Quant
Quant shop
Quarter
Quarterly fund review
Quarterly report
Quasi-corporation
Quasi-reorganization
Quick assets
Quick ratio
Quiet period
Quote


R

Rally
Random walk theory
Rare metals
RASDAQ stock market
Rate of return
Real dollars
Real estate
Real estate investment trust
Real estate mortgages
Real income
Real wealth
Reallowance
Recapitalization
Recapture
Receiver
Recession

S

S corporations
S-3 filing
Safekeeping of securities
Safety net
Salary deferral savings plan
Sale and leaseback
Sales finance company
Sales load
Sales to fixed assets
Sales to inventories
Savings and loans
Scalability
Scale down buying
Scalp
Scared money
Schedule K-1


T

Take time
Takeover
Tangible asset value per share
Tape trading
Target corporation
Tax abatement
Tax anticipation bill
Tax bracket
Tax capitalization
Tax cost basis
Tax deferred investment
Tax exempts
Tax haven
Tax loss
Tax losses carried forward

U

Ultra ETF
Ultra vires
Unacceptable accounts
Uncovered option
Uncovered short sales
Under-margined account
Under the rule
Under water
Underlying
Underlying bonds
Underwrite
Underwriter
Underwriting agreement
Underwriting discounts and commissions
Unearned dividend
Unfavorable trade balance


V

Validation board
Valuation
Valuation reserve
Value added
Value added tax
Value at risk
Value investing
Variable annuity
Variable costs
Variable life insurance
Variable ratio write
Variance
Vega
Velocity of money
Venture capital

W

Waiting period
Wallflower
Wall street
War chest
Warehouse receipt
Warehouse securities
Warrants
Wasting asset
Watered stock
Wealth effect
WEBS


X

Xetra

Y

Yankee bonds
Year-end dividend
Year end rally
Year to date
Yen bond
Yen carry trade
Yield
Yield advantage
Yield burning
Yield curve
Yield spread

Z


Z-bond
Zaitech
Zaraba method
Zeitgeist industry
Zero base budgeting
Zero beta portfolio
Zero coupon bonds
Zero coupon convertibles
Zero coupon security
Zero coupon split bonds
Zero downtick
Zero uptick


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