1. Association Of Government Accountants

  2. Association of International Bond Dealers - AIBD

  3. Association of Latino Professionals In Finance and Accounting ALPFA

  4. Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ASEAN

  5. Assortment Strategy

  6. Assumable Mortgage

  7. Assumed Interest Rate - AIR

  8. Assumption Clause

  9. Assumption Endorsement

  10. Assurance

  11. Assurance Services

  12. Asteroid Event

  13. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - ADSL

  14. Asymmetric Information

  15. Asymmetric Volatility Phenomenon - AVP

  16. Asymmetrical Distribution

  17. At A Discount

  18. At A Premium

  19. At Best

  20. At Limit

  21. At Par

  22. At Risk Rules

  23. At Sight

  24. At The Market

  25. At The Money

  26. At-Or-Better

  27. At-The-Close Order

  28. At-The-Opening-Order

  29. ATA Carnet

  30. Athens Stock Exchange - ATHEX

  31. Atlanta Fed Index

  32. Atlantic Spread

  33. Atlas Options

  34. Atmospherics

  35. ATS (Austrian Schilling)

  36. Attachment

  37. Attained Age

  38. Attest Function

  39. Attestation

  40. Attorney In Fact

  41. Attorney's Fee Awards

  42. Attorney's Letter

  43. Attornment

  44. Attribute Bias

  45. Attribute Sampling

  46. Attribution Analysis

  47. Attribution Rules

  48. Attrition

  49. Auction

  50. Auction House

  51. Auction Market

  52. Auction Market Preferred Stock - AMPS

  53. Auction Rate

  54. Auction Rate Bond - ARB

  55. Auction Rate Security - ARS

  56. AUD

  57. AUD (Australian Dollar)

  58. AUD/USD (Australian Dollar/U.S. Dollar)

  59. Audit

  60. Audit Committee

  61. Audit Cycle

  62. Audit Department

  63. Audit Risk

  64. Audit Trail

  65. Auditability

  66. Auditing Evidence

  67. Auditing Standards Board - ASB

  68. Auditor

  69. Auditor's Opinion

  70. Auditor's Report

  71. Augmented Product

  72. Aunt Millie

  73. Aussie

  74. Austerity

  75. Australian Bankers Association (ABA)

  76. Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS

  77. Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) Bank-Bill Reference Rate (BBSW)

  78. Australian Future Fund

  79. Australian Securities And Investments Commission - ASIC

  80. Australian Stock Exchange - ASX

  81. Australian Stock Price Riskless Indexed Note - ASPIRIN

  82. Austrian School

  83. Autarky

  84. AUTEX

  85. Authority Bond

  86. Authorization Code

  87. Authorized Forex Dealer

  88. Authorized Investment

  89. Authorized Participant

  90. Authorized Settlement Agent

  91. Authorized Share Capital

  92. Authorized Stock

  93. Auto Industry ETF

  94. Auto Insurance

  95. Auto Sales

  96. Auto Supplier Support Program (Auto SSP)

  97. Autocorrelation

  98. Automated Bond System - ABS

  99. Automated Clearing House - ACH

  100. Automated Confirmation Transaction Service - ACT

Hot Definitions
  1. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  2. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  3. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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