Investor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInvestor Glossary-assetInsightful stock market charts - Click here
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


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

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