Stocks Terms

  1. Active Management

  2. Active Money

  3. Active Retention

  4. Active Return

  5. Active Risk

  6. Active Stocks

  7. Active Tranche

  8. Activist Investor

  9. Activity Center

  10. Activity Cost Driver

  11. Activity Cost Pool

  12. Activity Dictionary

  13. Activity Driver Analysis

  14. Activity Ratios

  15. Activity Sequence-Sensitive

  16. Activity-Based Costing - ABC

  17. Activity-Based Management - ABM

  18. Actual Owner

  19. Actual Return

  20. Actual Total Loss

  21. Actuarial Adjustment

  22. Actuarial Basis Of Accounting

  23. Actuarial Cost Method

  24. Actuarial Gain Or Loss

  25. Actuarial Valuation

  26. Ad Infinitum

  27. Ad Valorem Tax

  28. Adam Smith

  29. Adaptive Expectations Hypothesis

  30. Adaptive Market Hypothesis

  31. Adaptive Price Zone - APZ

  32. Add-On

  33. Add-On Factor

  34. Adding To A Loser

  35. Addition Rule For Probabilities

  36. Additional Paid In Capital

  37. Address Commission

  38. Adequacy Of Coverage

  39. Adequate Disclosure

  40. Adhocracy

  41. Adjudication

  42. Adjunct Account

  43. Adjustable-Rate Preferred Stock - ARPS

  44. Adjusted Balance Method

  45. Adjusted Basis

  46. Adjusted Book Value

  47. Adjusted Closing Price

  48. Adjusted Debit Balance

  49. Adjusted Funds From Operations - AFFO

  50. Adjusted Gross Income - AGI

  51. Adjusted Gross Margin

  52. Adjusted Liabilities

  53. Adjusted Net Asset Method

  54. Adjusted Net Worth

  55. Adjusted Present Value - APV

  56. Adjusted Surplus

  57. Adjusting Journal Entry

  58. Adjustment Bond

  59. Adjustment in Conversion Terms

  60. Administrative Accounting

  61. Administrative Budget

  62. Administrative Expenses

  63. Administrator

  64. Admission Board

  65. Admitted Assets

  66. ADV Form

  67. Advance Determination Ruling - ADR

  68. Advance Payment

  69. Advance Premium Fund

  70. Advance-Deposit Wagering - ADW

  71. Advance/Decline Index

  72. Advance/Decline Ratio- ADR

  73. Advanced Company (TSX Venture)

  74. Advanced Funded Pension Plan

  75. Advances And Declines

  76. Adventure Capitalist

  77. Adverse Opinion

  78. Adverse Possession

  79. Advertising Allowance

  80. Advertising Appropriation

  81. Advertising Budget

  82. Advertising Checking Bureau - ACB

  83. Advertising Costs

  84. Advertising-To-Sales Ratio

  85. Advisor Fee

  86. Advisory Management

  87. Advocacy Advertising

  88. Affidavit Of Title

  89. Affiliated Group

  90. Affinity Fraud

  91. Affirmative Obligation

  92. After Reimbursement Expense Ratio

  93. After Tax Operating Income - ATOI

  94. After The Bell

  95. After-Acquired Collateral

  96. After-Hours Market Close

  97. After-Hours Trading - AHT

  98. After-Tax Payable Period

  99. After-Tax Profit Margin

  100. After-Tax Real Rate Of Return

Hot Definitions
  1. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  2. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  3. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  4. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
  5. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  6. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
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