AAII stands for the American Association of Individual Investors. It more...
Abatement refers to a reprieve from or reduction in a more...
|Above The Line Deduction
An above the line deduction is a tax deduction allowed more...
In financial terms, ABS stands for asset-backed securities. ABS more...
Absolute return measures the actual percentage return of an asset more...
|Accidental Death Benefit
An accidental death benefit is the amount paid to a more...
|Accommodative Monetary Policy
An accommodative monetary policy is an effort by the U.S. more...
Account, in its simplest bookkeeping form, is a record of more...
Account balance is a net figure that refers to the more...
In the financial industry account executive is an employee of more...
Account reconciliation is a banking term referring to the process more...
An account statement is a document that provides information about more...
An accountant provides accounting services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, more...
Accounts payable are obligations due to trade creditors. Let's say more...
Accounts receivable are obligations due to the company from customers. more...
|Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist
Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist is a professional title available more...
|Accrual Basis Accounting
Accrual basis accounting is a system of accounting that matches more...
An accrued dividend is remuneration owed by a company to more...
Accrued expenses are known liabilities or expenses that have been more...
Accrued interest is the interest that is due on a more...
ACH, an abbreviation for Automated Clearing House, is a networked more...
In a broad sense, an acquisition takes place when one more...
Acquisition cost is the pretax amount of money it costs more...
Active income is a form of income for which labor more...
|Activity Based Budgeting
Activity based budgeting is a budgeting method that evaluates business more...
An actuarial assumption is an estimate of an unknown value more...
An actuary is a business professional specializing in the statistical more...
|Ad Valorem Tax
An ad valorem tax is a tax based on a more...
|Additional Child Tax Credit
The additional child tax credit is available for individuals whose more...
|Adjustable Life Insurance
Adjustable life insurance is a form of life insurance that more...
An adjustable rate is an interest rate that fluctuates periodically more...
|Adjustable Rate Mortgage
An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage more...
An adjustable-rate mortgage (i.e. ARM) is a mortgage on a more...
|Adjusted Gross Income
Adjusted gross income is the amount of income used on more...
An American Depository Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable, registered certificate more...
The advance/decline line is a technical indicator used to graph more...
An adverse remortgage or adverse credit remortgage is a mortgage more...
An affidavit is a sworn written statement or declaration made 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...
Aggregate demand is the total demand in an economy for more...
|Aggregate Demand Curve
The aggregate demand curve is a concept from neoclassical microeconomics more...
Aggregate supply is the total supply in an economy for more...
|Aggregate Supply Curve
The aggregate supply curve is a concept from economics that more...
|Aggressive Growth Fund
An aggressive growth fund is a mutual fund whose investment more...
Alan Greenspan is a former Chairman of the United States more...
All Ordinaries or "All Ords" is the name for the more...
In general, allocation means to distribute according to some plan. more...
Alpha, the first Greek alphabet letter, is also the risk-adjusted more...
|Alternative Minimum Tax
The US Congress introduced alternative minimum tax (AMT) in 1970 more...
|Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
The Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit was enacted with the Energy more...
An amended return is a tax return filed to correct 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 Jobs Creation Act Of 2004
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 implemented a range more...
|American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation
The American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation is one of the more...
There are several different types of options, but the American more...
|American Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized more...
An American-style option is a put or call option that 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...
Amortization refers to the repayment of a debt in small more...
The Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT, is a tax intended more...
Although the term analyst can be associated with a broad 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...
|Annual Percentage Rate
An annual percentage rate, often referred to by its acronym more...
An annual report is a document that the SEC requires more...
The annual return of an investment is the amount gained more...
To annualize is to take an item measured for a more...
An annuity is an investment related product designed to provide more...
Antitrust laws are regulations enacted at the state and federal more...
An appraisal is a professional evaluation of the current market more...
An appraiser is a person educated and trained to set more...
APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. APR is a measure more...
The term APT generally refers to the arbitrage pricing theory. more...
APY is short for annual percentage yield. The APY 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...
Arbitration is a means to settle a disagreement by turning more...
The arithmetic mean of a set of two or more more...
An ARM is an acronym standing for adjustable-rate mortgage, a more...
|Arm's Length Transaction
An arm's length transaction is a transaction, often between two more...
Arms Index is a mathematic market meter designed to communicate more...
Ascending bottoms refers to a chart pattern in which the more...
Ascending tops is a trend of rising high points in more...
ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a political, more...
The ask price is the lowest price at which an more...
An asset can include anything that provides economic value to 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 Depreciation Range
Asset depreciation range refers to a system used to determine more...
Asset management can refer to the primary activity of a more...
Asset turnover is an efficiency ratio used in financial analysis more...
An asset-backed security (ABS) is a bond backed by a more...
The asset/equity ratio shows the relationship of the total assets more...
|Assets Under Management
An important measure of the size of a fund or more...
|Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an organization made 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 Money Option
An at-the-money option is an option whose strike price is 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...
An audit is an objective process that involves evaluating and more...
An auditor is an individual qualified at the state level more...
|Automated Clearing House
Automated clearing house (ACH) is the system administered by the more...
|Automated Order Entry System
An automated order entry system is a computer system installed more...
|Automatic Reinvestment Plan
An automatic reinvestment plan is an arrangement whereby a mutual more...
|Average Daily Volume
Average Daily Volume is the cumulative number of shares traded more...
|Average Price Per Share
The average price per share is determined by dividing the more...