The 10-K is a report that publicly traded companies must more...
A 10-Q is a quarterly report required by the SEC more...
144 refers to SEC Rule 144 which allows restricted securities more...
144a is an SEC rule that modifies the two year more...
A 19c3 stock is a stock that is listed on more...
A foreign private issuer of securities is required to file more...
|30-Day Wash Rule
The 30-day wash rule is an IRS rule prohibiting the more...
The 3C1 is a section of the Investment Company Act more...
The 3C7 is a section of the Investment Company Act more...
A 423b plan refers to an employee stock purchase plan more...
The 52-week low is the lowest price that a stock more...
A 6-k is a Form 6-k or "Report of Foreign more...
Form 8-K is a report that publicly traded companies must more...
Absolute return measures the actual percentage return of an asset more...
|Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist
Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist is a professional title available more...
An accrued dividend is remuneration owed by a company to more...
In a broad sense, an acquisition takes place when one more...
Acquisition cost is the pretax amount of money it costs more...
An American Depository Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable, registered certificate more...
The advance/decline line is a technical indicator used to graph more...
The term affiliate can be defined in two different ways more...
|After Hours Trading
After hours trading refers to stock trades that occur outside more...
After-hours trading is stock trading which takes place after the more...
The aftermarket, also called the secondary market, is the market more...
All Ordinaries or "All Ords" is the name for the more...
In general, allocation means to distribute according to some plan. more...
|American Association of Individual Investors
American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a Chicago-based, investor more...
|American Depositary Receipt
An American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable certificate that more...
|American Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized more...
AMEX is the American Stock Exchange. AMEX is sometimes more...
|AMEX Composite Index
The AMEX Composite Index is an index that reflects the more...
In the financial world, the term angel is short for more...
An angel investor is a private investor who provides capital more...
Most commonly, the announcement date is the date on which more...
An annual report is a document that the SEC requires more...
The annual return of an investment is the amount gained more...
An appraisal is a professional evaluation of the current market more...
An appraiser is a person educated and trained to set more...
The term APT generally refers to the arbitrage pricing theory. more...
Arbitrage is a financial transaction that involves a simultaneous purchase more...
|Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Arbitrage pricing theory (APT) posits that investors can predict the more...
An arbitrageur is an individual or an organization that engages more...
|Arm's Length Transaction
An arm's length transaction is a transaction, often between two more...
The ask price is the lowest price at which an more...
Asset allocation is the dividing of one's investment portfolio among more...
|Asset Allocation Fund
An asset allocation fund is a single mutual fund that more...
Asset management can refer to the primary activity of a more...
Asset turnover is an efficiency ratio used in financial analysis more...
The asset/equity ratio shows the relationship of the total assets more...
|At the Bell
At the bell refers to the traditional opening or closing more...
|At the Close
An at the close order is either a market order more...
|At the Market
An at the market order is an order to buy more...
|At the Opening Order
An at the opening order is a way for an more...
An auction is a method of asset sale by competitive more...
An auction market is a market wherein buyers and sellers more...
|Average Daily Volume
Average Daily Volume is the cumulative number of shares traded more...
Baby bells, or Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), were essentially more...
A balanced fund is a mutual fund that invests in more...
|Balanced Investment Strategy
A balanced investment strategy is an investment approach that tries more...
To be bankrupt is to be insolvent, or in bankruptcy. more...
Bankruptcy refers to the filing of a petition with the more...
Bears are market participants who expect the market to decline. more...
A bear market is a market in which prices decline more...
A bear trap occurs when a declining market reverses direction, more...
In a financial exchange, the sound of the bell indicates more...
A bellwether stock is a stock that is generally viewed more...
In practical terms, the bid is the available price at more...
The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price sellers more...
Big Board is the nickname of the New York Stock more...
Black Friday refers to September 24, 1869. On Black more...
Black Monday, or October 19, 1987, was the day of more...
Black Tuesday refers to October 29, 1929. Black Tuesday more...
|Blue Chip Stock
Blue chip stock is equity in the securities of high more...
|Board of Directors
Board of directors refers to a group of people that more...
The boardroom is the executive conference room designed as the more...
Book value has two accounting meanings. Book value is more...
A bottom fisher is an investor who attempts to buy more...
A bourse is a European financial market. Based on more...
A broker recommendation is an opinion given by a broker more...
In markets, a bubble is an extended period of extreme more...
A bull is an investor who purchases a financial instrument more...
A buyout is an investment transaction in which a company more...
The call price is the price at which an issuer more...
Capital appreciation is defined as any increase in the market more...
|Capital Appreciation Fund
A capital appreciation fund is a mutual fund that is more...
A capital gain is an increase in the value of more...
|Capital Gains Distribution
A capital gains distribution is a distribution of income from more...
|Capital Gains Tax
Capital gains are subject to capital gains tax. A capital more...
Capital stock is stock authorized for issue by the charter more...
The market capitalization (market cap) of a company is the more...
Cash consists of paper currency and coins. In the more...
A cash dividend is the distribution of a company's profits more...
The CBOE, or Chicago Board Options Exchange, was founded in more...
|CBOE Gold Index
CBOE Gold Index stands for the Chicago Board Options Exchange more...
|CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit more...
CEO or chief executive officer is a bureaucratic position that more...
|Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, is a financial professional who more...
CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst, a professional designation given more...
CFO, or Chief Financial Officer, is senior corporate officer with more...
CFP is short for certified financial planner, which is a more...
|Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board is a senior corporate figure more...
|Chartered Financial Analyst
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is an investment professional who more...
A chartist is an investor who attempts to predict market more...
|Chasing the Market
An investor who is chasing the market purchases securities after more...
|Chief Operating Officer
A chief operating officer is an executive who is responsible more...
Churning means excessive buying and selling in a client's account more...
The stock market circuit breaker has the same purpose as more...
|Class A Shares
Class A shares of stock are generally thought of as more...
|Class B Shares
Class B shares are a classification of common stock that more...
|Class C Shares
Class C shares are a common class of mutual funds. more...
The closing bell is a signal which marks the end more...
The closing price of a stock is the price of more...
Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) was established in 1933 through the more...
A commercial hedger is a corporation that attempts to stabilize more...
A commission is a fee paid to a third party more...
A commodity exchange is a market organized to allow for more...
A commodity index tracks the price of various types of more...
Common stock is a security representing a legal claim to more...
A composite, or composite index, is an aggregation of components more...
|Compound Annual Growth Rate
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) measures the annual change more...
|Compound Annual Return
The compound annual return shows the investment return, assuming the more...
|Compound Growth Rate
The compound growth rate measures average growth of an amount more...
A consensus forecast aggregates the estimates of security analysts of more...
The consensus recommendation is an average of analyst ratings on more...
|Consolidated Financial Statement
A consolidated financial statement presents the financial position or results more...
Simply put, a contrarian is an investor who makes investments more...
Controlling interest is simply an ownership status where a corporation more...
COO, or Chief Operating Officer, is a member of upper more...
|Cornering the Market
Cornering the market occurs when an investor or group of more...
Corporate stock is the capital or monetary fund that a more...
A market correction is a decline in price following an more...
Cost basis reflects the true cost of purchasing a financial more...
Cost/benefit analysis is a process of quantifying the most economically more...
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one more...
|Crash of 1929
The Crash of 1929 took place from September through November more...
|Crash of 1987
The Crash of 1987, Black Monday, took place on October more...
CSO is an abbreviation for Chief Security Officer. A more...
A cumulative dividend is a dividend that, if the company more...
|Cumulative Total Return
The cumulative total return on an investment is the total more...
|Current Market Value
The current market value of a stock is its most more...
Current ratio is balance-sheet financial performance measure of company liquidity. more...
Current yield is equal to a bond's annual interest payment more...
A cycle is a recurring pattern, usually wavelike. In more...
A cyclical stock is one whose profits are highly correlated more...
The daily high is the highest price paid for a more...
The daily low is the lowest price paid for an more...
Daisy chaining is an illegal practice undertaken by brokers and more...
|Date of Record
The date of record is the date that determines which more...
DAX 100 is the abbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex 100, a more...
A day trader is market participant who generally closes out more...
|Dead Cat Bounce
A dead cat bounce is any sharp rise in prices more...
Debt capital is funds supplied by lenders that is part more...
For a company, the debt ratio indicates the relationship between more...
A debt security is a written agreement to repay a more...
|Debt to Equity Ratio
The debt to equity ratio measures the portion of the more...
The debt/asset ratio measures the ratio of the company's assets more...
The debt/equity ratio is a capitalization ratio. The debt/equity more...
The declaration date is one of three key dates associated more...
|Defensive Investment Strategy
Defensive investment strategy is an investment approach to allocating a more...
A defensive stock is one whose profits are minimally impacted more...
Deferred stock is one or more shares of stock that more...
A delayed opening is the intentional postponement of the opening more...
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging more...
A public company is said to delist if it ceases more...
Depreciation is the reduction in the value of an asset more...
|Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization are accounting transactions that record the loss more...
A derivative, or derivative security, is an asset whose price more...
A derivative security is an asset whose price is based more...
DIAMONDS are Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trading on the American Stock more...
|Diluted Earnings Per Share
Diluted earnings per share is earnings per share that fully more...
Diluted share is a term used in reporting earnings per more...
Dilution is the reduction of fractional ownership of each of more...
A dip in the market is a decline in prices, more...
|Direct Purchase Program
A direct purchase program allows an investor to buy stock more...
|Direct Stock Purchase Plan
A direct stock purchase plan (DSP) is a company-sponsored program more...
A director is one of a group of individuals elected more...
A disclaimer is a decree that formally denies legal claim more...
Disclosure is the release of relevant information. Disclosure requirements play more...
A discount broker is a stock broker offering low commission more...
A distress sale occurs when, despite non favorable selling conditions, more...
A distressed security is a security belonging to a company more...
To divest is to liquidate, or sell off, one's investment more...
Divestiture is the sale or disposition of a business by more...
A dividend is a payment by a corporation to its more...
A dividend clawback is an incentive for investors to keep more...
|Dividend Payout Ratio
The dividend payout ratio is the percentage of a company's more...
The dividend rate is the amount of dividends per share more...
|Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Under a dividend reinvestment plan (also known as a DRIP more...
The dividend yield is computed by dividing the annual dividend more...
Dividends payable is a liability of the firm for the more...
Divisor is shorthand for the Dow Divisor. The popular Dow more...
The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average), also known as the more...
|Dogs of the Dow
Dogs of the Dow is a popular investment strategy. The more...
|Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging is long-term investment strategy in which a more...
A double bottom is a chart pattern created when a more...
Double taxation occurs when a government taxes the same income more...
Double top is a term used by technical analysts to more...
The term "Dow" is usually used to mean the Dow more...
|Dow Dividend Theory
The Dow dividend theory is a popular but simple investing more...
|Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Asian Titans 50 Index is an equity more...
|Dow Jones Averages
The Dow Jones Averages refer to three price-weighted stock market more...
|Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Brazil Subindex is an global more...
|Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 China Subindex is an international more...
|Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 Index is an international free-float more...
|Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex
The Dow Jones BRIC 50 India Subindex is an global more...
|Dow Jones Composite Average
The Dow Jones Composite Average is a combination of the more...
|Dow Jones Composite Index
The Dow Jones Composite Index is a stock market index more...
|Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50
The Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 Index is an equity more...
|Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index
The Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index is a worldwide more...
|Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the, if more...
|Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 REITs Index is a more...
|Dow Jones Transportation Average
The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the oldest of all more...
|Dow Jones Utility Average
The Dow Jones Utility Average was created after the Dow more...
In business jargon, downside is the risk of unfavorable outcome more...
A downtick is a transaction that occurs at a lower more...
A downtrend refers to declining prices. A downtrend can more...
DRIP is the acronym for Dividend Reinvestment Plan. In more...
Due diligence is a formal investigation into any proposed investment. more...
Dutch auction, started in Netherlands' farms, is a descending price more...
Earned income is wages, salary, tips, fees or other compensation more...
In everyday speech, earnings is often used interchangeably with income more...
|Earnings Before Interest
Earnings before interest and pretax operating income and pretax operating more...
|Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is an indicator of more...
An earnings estimate is an estimate of a company's future more...
Earnings growth is a key indicator for measuring a company's more...
The earnings multiple of a stock, also called the price/earnings more...
|Earnings Per Share
A company's earnings per share (EPS) is determined by dividing more...
An earnings report is an official document published by a more...
An earnings surprise occurs any time a stock's earnings do more...
The earnings yield is earnings per share divided by the more...
EBIT is an acronym for Earnings Before Interest and Taxes. more...
|Economy of Scale
Economy of scale (or economies of scale) fundamentally constitutes the more...
EDGAR stands for the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval more...
|Elliott Wave Theory
Elliott Wave Theory was developed by Ralph Nelson Elliott in more...
|Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), also known as stock purchase more...
|Employee Stock Purchase Plan
An Employee Stock Purchase Plan gives employee the opportunity to more...
An entrepreneur is someone who attempts to create a new more...
EPS is earnings per share, the net income a company more...
Equities is another name for shares or stocks. To have more...
In business, equity refers to value of ownership. The more...
Equity market, or stock market, is a system through which more...
|Equity Risk Premium
Equity risk premium is a premium return of the stock more...
Ex-dividend means a stock is trading without the rights to more...
The ex-dividend date is the date on which sellers rather more...
Excess returns are generally defined as the returns provided by more...
|Fair Market Value
The fair market value of a stock or similar commodity more...
Fair value is a market price that both the buyer more...
A fairly valued stock is a stock whose perceived value more...
Financial analyst is a finance professional who studies and reports more...
|Flight to Quality
Flight to quality refers to investors moving investments into low-risk more...
Float, also referred to as free float, is a number more...
The Fortune 500 is a prestigious list of companies published more...
Forward PE means forward price-to-earnings ratio. Forward PE is more...
A fractional share is a fraction of a share or more...
The FTSE Group (pronounced "footsie") computes tens of thousands of more...
Being fully invested means that all assets of a trading more...
A stock that is fully valued is priced at a more...
Fundamental analysis attempts to find the actual value of a more...
A gain is an increase in the value of an more...
|Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are the rules and practices more...
Golden handcuffs are various incentives offered to key executives to more...
A golden parachute is an employment agreement that guarantees a more...
|Good Til Canceled
A good til canceled order is an order to buy more...
|Greater Fool Theory
The greater fool theory says there's always someone - an more...
A high-tech stock is a publicly traded stock of companies more...
Historical data is information about a company's past, such as more...
|Historical Trading Range
The historical trading range is the lowest and highest price more...
|Holder of Record
The holder of record is the name which appears on more...
The HUI Index represents the symbol of the AMEX Gold more...
An HYIP investment is a High Yield Income Program. more...
The implied volatility of an asset is an estimate of more...
|In the Black
In the black means to be profitable. The term in more...
|In the Red
In the red means to record a deficit or to more...
An incubator is an organization that helps a start-up business more...
An index is a hypothetical basket of securities or economic more...
The indicated dividend is the estimated cash dividends a stock more...
The indicated yield is the indicated dividend for a share more...
Indicators are used by market timers to try and divine more...
An individual investor is a person who manages his/her own more...
An inefficient market is one in which assets are underpriced more...
An inflation-indexed security is a stock or bond whose return more...
An inside day is a day in which a stock's more...
Inside information is any kind of data pertinent to the more...
Insider is an individual who is purview to corporate information more...
The actual value of a security, as opposed to its more...
|Inverted Yield Curve
An inverted yield curve is one where the most long-term more...
In a business context, investing is the process of committing more...
In finance and business, an investment is an asset purchased more...
An investment adviser is someone who recommends the best ways more...
An investment club is a membership organization for investors. more...
An investment company is a firm whose business is to more...
An investment newsletter is a publication designed to help investors more...
Investment return is the change in value of the investment more...
An investment strategy is an investment approach taken to effectively more...
An investor is a person or entity that purchases assets more...
IPO is an acronym for Initial Public Offering. An more...
An IRA - Individual Retirement Account - is a tax-sheltered more...
An IRA rollover is a lump-sum distribution deposited from an more...
J curve refers to the shape of a graph used more...
The January Barometer is a theory that states that if more...
|Jekyll and Hyde
The term "Jekyll and Hyde" is a metaphor for internal more...
|Jennifer Lopez - J. Lo
Jennifer Lopez - J. Lo is a slang term used more...
JIC, which stands for "just in case," is a strategy more...
A jitney is a fraudulent investment practice in which two more...
|Joint Stock Company
A joint stock company is a unique entity that resembles more...
In law, a joint venture, commonly abbreviated JV, is a more...
Jonestown defense refers to an extreme defensive tactic used by more...
Junior is a term that signifies that which is younger more...
|Junior Capital Pool
A junior capital pool (JCP) is a type of corporate more...
Junior debt is a debt (such as a bond) that more...
Junior equity is equity that ranks lower than some other more...
Junior refunding refers to a refinancing of government or corporate more...
A junior security is a security that ranks below other more...
Kangaroos are Australian stocks. They are so-named because of the more...
A keepwell agreement is a contract between a parent company more...
A keiretsu is a group of closely related Japanese companies, more...
|Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators or KPI are financial and non-financial metrics more...
|Key Person Insurance
Key person insurance, also known as key man life insurance, more...
|Key Rate Duration
Key rate duration measures portfolio sensitivity or security sensitivity. more...
A kickback is a payment of money, favors, or some more...
Generically, a kicker is a condition that causes some kind more...
|Kicking the Tires
Kicking the Tires is a slang term referring to the more...
A kill is defined as a cancellation of an order more...
A killer bee is a party who helps a company more...
|Know Your Client
Know your client, or "KYC", are the ethical and practice more...
|Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes
The Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes refers to several indicators more...
KOSPI is the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (or Indexes). more...
Large cap is short for large market capitalization, which typically more...
A large-cap stock is the stock of a company having more...
A lead investor is the primary provider of risk capital more...
Legislative risk is the potential of sustaining a loss on more...
|Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is a document written by one more...
|Level I Quotes
Level I quotes real-time (non-delayed live) quotes of the best more...
|Level II Quotes
Level II quotes are everything included in Level I quotes more...
|Level III Quotes
Level III quotes are everything included in Level I quotes more...
|Line of Credit
A line of credit, also called a credit line, is more...
A liquidity ratio measures a company's ability to pay its more...
Listing requirements are the criteria set by a stock exchange more...
Loan stock is stock issued by a company in exchange more...
A long position in the stock market means that an more...
Majority ownership is ownership of 50% or more of another more...
In corporate governance, a majority shareholder is a shareholder that more...
Margin is money borrowed from a broker for trading purposes. more...
A margin account allows a trader or investor to buy more...
A margin agreement is a securities customer agreement signed by more...
A margin call is the demand by a brokerage that more...
A margin loan is a loan made by a broker more...
Margin rate has multiple financial meanings. The margin rate more...
|Mark to Market
Mark to market is an accounting calculation tracking the current more...
Market capitalization is the number of shares outstanding times the more...
Market share is the percentage of the total market that more...
Mean return for investors is the average expected return of more...
A micro-cap-stock is a stock with a very small market more...
A mid-cap (mid-capitalization) stock is issued by a corporation with more...
Minority interest represents shares owned by third parties when Company more...
Minority ownership is ownership of less than 50% of a more...
A monopoly is when one company dominates the market for more...
|Morningstar Rating System
The Morningstar rating system evaluates mutual funds according to a more...
Mr. Market is a metaphore created by investor Benjamine Graham. more...
In an economic model, a multiplier is a number that more...
The multiplier effect describes how an increase in some economic more...
A mutual fund is an investment company designed to pool more...
As the world's largest electronic stock market, Nasdaq executes hundreds more...
|Nasdaq 100 Index
The Nasdaq 100 Index is an index representing the top more...
|Nasdaq Composite Index
Launched in 1971, the NASDAQ Composite Index is based on more...
Net assets (also known as owners equity, shareholders equity, or more...
|Net Book Value
Net book value is the value of an asset on more...
|New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is a for-profit organization more...
A news ticker is an electronically transmitted scroll that conveys more...
The Nifty Fifty were fifty blue chip stocks that enjoyed more...
The Nikkei Index is the leading stock index in Japan. more...
|NYSE Composite Index
The NYSE Composite Index is a New York Stock Exchange more...
|NYSE International Index
The NYSE International Index tracks the prices of the largest more...
|NYSE US 100 Index
The NYSE US 100 Index tracks the prices of the more...
|Odd Lot Theory
Odd lot theory is a theory within the discipline of more...
OEX is the ticker symbol for the S&P 100 stock more...
An offshore company is a company that is incorporated in more...
|One Time Charge
A one time charge is a charge against earnings that more...
Like a traditional broker, an online broker executes trades for more...
Online trading is a process by which securities are traded more...
Any stock or equity which is owned is said to more...
The opening bell is a signal marking the commencement of more...
An organizational chart is a diagram that represents and defines more...
An orphan stock is a stock that is not preferred more...
|OTC Bulletin Board
The OTC Bulletin Board is an automated trading system managed more...
A stock is overvalued if its current price exceeds the more...
A paper profit is a unrealized gain on a security more...
Par value is the face or stated value of a more...
In corporate finance, the payback period is a simple measure more...
The payout ratio, sometimes called the dividend payout ratio, is more...
The PEG ratio is a formula used to estimate a more...
Preferred shares are a hybrid form of capital that have more...
A price gap is simply an area within a particular more...
A price index measures the changes over time in prices more...
|Price to Cash Flow Ratio
The price to cash flow ratio is computed as the more...
|Price to Earnings Ratio
The price to earnings ratio (P/E) is the stock price more...
|Price to Sales Ratio
The price to sales ratio (PSR) is computed as the more...
Pro rata means in proportion to. Thus pro rata is more...
Profit margin is shorthand for net profit margin, or earnings more...
In the free market economy, the profit motive is the more...
Profit-sharing is an arrangement between an employer and employees in more...
A proxy fight is a strategy typically used during a more...
A proxy statement contains information regarding an issue that needs more...
A proxy vote is a vote by one entity on more...
A public company is a company that has issued securities more...
A public offering is an invitation to participate in a more...
Public relations is the effort to spread interest and promote more...
A pyramid scheme is an illegal "investment" in which vested more...
Qualified Institutional Buyer (or QIB) is a legal designation assigned more...
Qualitative analysis in investment research refers to efforts by an more...
A quarterly report is an interim report that management issues more...
A quasi-public corporation is a privately operated company that is more...
In US securities law, the quiet period was historically a more...
In law, a quorum is the minimum number of members more...
In the financial markets, a quote is the price at more...
R&D stands for Research & Development, which is an activity more...
A rainmaker is an employee who generates a significant amount more...
|Random Walk Theory
The random walk theory states that in an efficient market, more...
|Rate of Return
The rate of return is the percentage gain or loss more...
|Real Rate of Return
The real rate of return is the rate of return more...
A red chip is stock of a company incorporated and more...
The term refund has several meanings. A refund is more...
A registered security is a security whose ownership is registered more...
A restricted CUSIP reflects the status of any restricted stock more...
Retained earnings are accumulated earnings that have not been distributed more...
|Return on Assets
Return on assets is net income divided by total assets. more...
|Return on Equity
Put simply, return on equity is net income divided by more...
Reuters is short for the Reuters Group plc, a world-renowned more...
Revenue is a term primarily used in the United States more...
Revenue sharing has multiple meanings. Commonly, revenue sharing is more...
A reverse split is a reduction in the number of more...
|Reverse Stock Split
A reverse stock split is a method used by a more...
An RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor. The term refers more...
|Risk Adjusted Return
The risk-adjusted return of an asset or a portfolio is more...
Risk arbitrage, or "risk arb" is usually taken to mean more...
Risk management is a systematic approach to minimizing an organization's more...
In finance, the risk premium is the additional return received more...
In investing, risk tolerance is the willingness of an investor more...
ROE is an abbreviation for return on equity, which is more...
ROI, or return on investment, is a measurement of performance more...
A Roth IRA - Individual Retirement Account - is a more...
The Russell 2000 is a stock-market index measuring the performance more...
|Russell 2000 Index
The Russell 2000 index is a market capitalization-weighted index comprised more...
The Russell 3000 is an index calculated by ranking all more...
|Russell Top 50 Index
The Russell Top 50 Index is an a large cap more...
An S corporation is a corporation that for tax purposes more...
|S&P 1500 Index
The S&P 1500 Index is a broad equity index. The more...
|S&P 400 Index
The S&P 400 Index is an equity index representing 400 more...
|S&P 500 Index
The S&P 500 Index is a well known and followed more...
|S&P 600 Index
The S&P 600 Index is an equity index representing 600 more...
|S&P Global 1200 Index
The S&P Global 1200 Index is a worldwide equity index more...
SEC stands for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. more...
A sell order is an order to sell a stock more...
Sentiment is a measure of the bearishness or bullishness of more...
A shareholder is an individual or organization owning stock in more...
|Shareholder of Record
The shareholder of record is the person named on the more...
The Sharpe Ratio is a simple measure of the risk-adjusted more...
|Short Interest Ratio
Short interest ratio is a metric that reveals positive or more...
The holder of a short position is bearish on the more...
Shorting a stock or other asset is the selling of more...
When the price of a stock moves neither steadily upward more...
A small-cap stock has a market capitalization between $500M and more...
|Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (also known as SRI) requires funds to more...
The Sortino Ratio is a tool, like the Sharpe Ratio, more...
The SOX Index represents the symbol of the Philadelphia Stock more...
Spread can mean several different things to investors, depending on more...
Any individual, group or business with a vested interest (a more...
Stock is a security issued in the form of shares more...
A stock buyback occurs when a company repurchase their own more...
A stock dividend is a dividend that is paid in more...
Stock exchanges are responsible for listing and trading the stocks more...
|Stock Market Analysis
A stock market analysis is an evaluation of the market more...
|Stock Market Breadth
Stock market breadth is a tally of how many stocks more...
|Stock Market Close
The stock market close has traditionally been at 4 pm more...
|Stock Market Index
A stock market index is a hypothetical basket of securities more...
|Stock Market Letter
A stock market letter is a term used to describe more...
|Stock Market Order
In general, a stock market order refers to any one more...
|Stock Market Timer
A stock market timer attempts to profit by predicting the more...
A stock option is the right, but not the obligation, more...
|Stock Replacement Strategy
A stock replacement strategy is an approach to investing that more...
Stock screening is the process of finding stocks that meets more...
A stock split occurs when a company releases additional stock more...
Stock symbol refers to the identifying letter code for a more...
Stock ticker is another expression for "ticker" or "ticker tape," more...
A stockholder, or shareholder, is an individual or organization owning more...
|Stockholder of Record
The stockholder of record is the registered owner of a more...
A stop order is an order to automatically liquidate a more...
A stop-limit order automatically liquidates a stock at a specific more...
A stop-loss is used to specify a price at which more...
An investor is stopped out of a position when a more...
A story stock is one that trades primarily on expectations more...
A tax swap is a method of realizing a capital more...
Technical Analysis is a method of forecasting prices of stocks, more...
A technical analyst believes that prices move in predictable patterns, more...
A TED spread is a yield spread. On any more...
|Three Black Crows
Three black crows is a candlestick charting pattern used in more...
|Three White Soldiers
In technical analysis, three white soldiers is a candlestick charting more...
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Tick is a measure more...
A ticker symbol is a combination of letters used to more...
|Timing the Market
An investor who is timing the market attempts to increase more...
Total return is the sum of dividends, interest, and capital more...
A trailing PE is a price-earnings ratio based on the more...
A trendline is a straight line connecting multiple points on more...
A triple top is a price pattern used by technical more...
Triple Witching is a market phenomenon that occurs when contracts more...
An investment product that consists of a diversified basket of more...
Undercapitalization is the condition that occurs when a business lacks more...
The term underlying generally refers to the asset that a more...
Also called an underlier, an underlying security is the security more...
A stock is undervalued when, based on fundamentals like earnings more...
|Uniform Gift to Minors Act
The Uniform Gift to Minors Act creates a custodial vehicle more...
|Universe of Securities
Universe of securities refers to a group of stocks that more...
An unrealized loss is a loss on an investment that more...
An unrealized profit is a potential profit that has not more...
An uptick is a transaction that occurs at a higher more...
Valuation is the attempt to determine whether a stock is more...
Value investing is an investment technique where one buys shares more...
A value stock is a stock that, in the opinion more...
Value-added is used in several ways to indicate an enhancement more...
Venture capital is a source of funding for a high more...
|Venture Capital Firm
A venture capital firm is an investment company that invests more...
VIX is the CBOE Volatility Index, created by the Chicago more...
In finance, volatility is a statistical measure of the tendency more...
Volume is a measure of trading activity. On stock more...
Wall Street is a street in downtown New York City more...
|Wall Street Analyst
A Wall Street analyst is a security analyst who works more...
A wallflower stock is one that has been largely ignored more...
A war chest contains funds that are set aside and more...
A warrant, or stock warrant, is a security issued by more...
Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 30, more...
A wash sale occurs if an investor sells a stock more...
|Wash Sale Rule
The wash sale rule is an IRS rule that prohibits more...
Weighted alpha is a measure of stock price movements over more...
A weighted average is an average that adjusts for the more...
Whipsaw refers to the rapid movement of stock prices, either more...
A whisper number is an unofficial, unpublished forecast of a more...
In US employment law, a whistle blower is an employee more...
A white knight is a friendly bidder who steps in more...
White-collar is a term that refers to workers who are more...
A wholly-owned subsidiary is a company whose stock is entirely more...
A widow-and-orphan stock is a low risk stock that pays more...
The Wilshire 5000 Index was created by Wilshire Associates in more...
The letter X has a variety of meanings in the more...
The XAU Index represents the symbol of the Philadelphia Gold more...
XD means ex-dividend or without the dividend. The ex-dividend more...
The XOI Index represents the symbol of the American Stock more...
The letters XR are an abbreviation for ex-rights. Stocks more...
The letters XRT are an abbreviation to signify that a more...
The letters XW are a symbol used to identify when more...
In general, yield is a term that defines a return more...
In securities trading, a zero downtick is a trade that more...
|Zero Minus Tick
A zero minus tick transaction occurs when a listed stock more...
|Zero Plus Tick
Zero plus tick refers to a transaction where the price more...
In securities trading, a zero uptick is a trade that more...