Investor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Asset

WordPress
The HTML to link to this page
 

An asset can include anything that provides economic value to a company. An asset might be obvious - such as cash, stocks and bonds (securities), accounts receivable or real estate. An asset could be something harder to measure - such as inventory, pre-paid expenses or office equipment. An asset might also be the good name and reputation of a company. Patents and copyrights could also be considered an asset due to their potential earning power. An asset such as the daily business activities of a company and work in progress might contribute to positive monetary value as well. The term asset covers a broad range of both tangible and intangible items. In short, anything that is owned by a company, whether visible or not, which has the possibility to provide financial gain is called an asset.



Rate this asset definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: required rate of return, ex-dividend, Zero Cost Collar, debt service coverage, quality assurance, class C shares, LIBOR, command economy, stock market close, per diem, VIX, reverse mortgage, 401a, current ratio, implied volatility, labor relations, stock split, deferred tax, APR, cancelled check, 1035 exchange, phantom income, deferred revenue, liquidity ratio, minority interest, in escrow, real GDP, irrevocable trust, average price per share, covered put, inflation, open position, 1031 exchange, Key Rate Duration, margin rate, EBITDA, risk management, retained earnings, 144a, wholly-owned subsidiary, FTSE, dividends payable, limit order, ex-dividend date, balance sheet, FICO score, annual return, option premium, diluted share


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2015 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use