Investor Glossary-war chestInvestor Glossary-war chestInvestor Glossary-war chestInvestor Glossary-war chestInsightful 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

War Chest

The HTML to link to this page
 

A war chest contains funds that are set aside and used to deal with unexpected changes in an environment. The war chest may be used to fund a war, a political campaign or a business. Typically, "war chest" is used to refer to the latter. A corporation may set aside cash (the war chest) in anticipation of events such as an acquisition, hostile takeover or market consolidation. The money in the war chest has been earmarked for such occasions. "War chest" is a slang term that originated from the medieval practice of literally filling a chest with money, only to open in it a time of war. The reserve of cash in the war chest is therefore a precaution and form of protection - it is a method of preparation for difficult times ahead.



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


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
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use