Stocks Terms

  1. After-Tax Return On Assets

  2. After-Tax Return On Sales

  3. Aftermarket Report

  4. Against All Risks - AAR

  5. Agency Cost Of Debt

  6. Agency Costs

  7. Agency MBS Purchase

  8. Agency Problem

  9. Agency Theory

  10. Aggregation

  11. Aggregator

  12. Aggressive Accounting

  13. Aggressive Growth Fund

  14. Aggressive Investment Strategy

  15. Aging

  16. Aging Schedule

  17. Agio

  18. Air Loan

  19. Air Pocket Stock

  20. Airbag Swap

  21. Akio Mimura

  22. Alaska Permanent Fund

  23. Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund

  24. Alberta Investment Management Corporation - AIMCo

  25. Alberta Securities Commission - ASC

  26. Alexey Miller

  27. Alfred Nobel

  28. Algebraic Method

  29. Algorithm

  30. Algorithmic Trading

  31. All Cash, All Stock Offer

  32. All Or None - AON

  33. All Risks

  34. All Weather Fund

  35. All-Cap Fund

  36. All-Cash Deal

  37. All-Holders Rule

  38. All-Inclusive Income Concept

  39. All-Ordinaries Stock Index

  40. All-Pay Auction

  41. All-Purpose Financial Statement

  42. Allocation Rate

  43. Allocational Efficiency

  44. Allotment

  45. Allowance For Bad Debt

  46. Allowance For Credit Losses

  47. Allowance For Doubtful Accounts

  48. Alpha

  49. Alpha Generator

  50. Alpha Risk

  51. Alphabet Rounds

  52. Alphabet Stock

  53. Altcoin

  54. Altered Check

  55. Alternate Transferee

  56. Alternative Asset

  57. Alternative Depreciation System - ADS

  58. Alternative Energy ETF

  59. Alternative Investment

  60. Alternative Investment Market - AIM

  61. Alternative Mortgage Transaction Parity Act - AMTPA

  62. Alternative Order

  63. Altiplano Option

  64. Altman Z-Score

  65. Amakudari

  66. Amalgamation

  67. Amartya Sen

  68. American Accounting Association - AAA

  69. American Association Of Individual Investors - AAII

  70. American Bankers Association - ABA

  71. American Bankruptcy Institute - ABI

  72. American Depositary Receipt - ADR

  73. American Depositary Share - ADS

  74. American Dream

  75. American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants - AICPA

  76. American Rule

  77. American Shares

  78. American Society Of Women Accountants - ASWA

  79. American Stock Exchange - AMEX

  80. American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants - AWSCPA

  81. Amortization

  82. Amortization Of Intangibles

  83. Amortized Bond

  84. Amortizing Security

  85. Amount Realized

  86. Amplitude

  87. Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX) .AS

  88. Analysis Of Variance - ANOVA

  89. Analysis Of Variances - ANOVA

  90. Analysis Paralysis

  91. Analyst Expectation

  92. Analyst Meeting

  93. Analyst Sponsorship

  94. Anarchy

  95. Anchoring

  96. Andersen Effect

  97. Andrei Shleifer

  98. Angel Investor

  99. Angelo R. Mozilo

  100. Animal Spirits

Hot Definitions
  1. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  2. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  3. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  4. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  5. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  6. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
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