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CD
(Certificate of Deposit) A time deposit or familiar financial products, commonly offered to consumers by banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions. CDs are similar to savings accounts in More…
EVA
(Economic Value Added) The value of an activity that is left over after subtracting from it the cost of executing that activity and the cost of having lost the opportunity of investing More…
FX
(Foreign eXchange) The exchange of currency from one to another . FX market is the largest market in the world, in terms of cash value traded, and includes trading between large banks, More…
IOU
(I Owe You) A promise of money, goods, services, or other items of value, which may be either written or verbal. It is commonly held that the name derives from the phonetic pronunciations of More…
IPO
(Initial Public Offering) The first sale of a company's common shares to public investors, any other issuance by the company being called a Secondary Market Offering. The company will More…
IRR
(Internal Rate of Return) The discount rate that gives a net present value (NPV) of zero. The NPV is calculated from an annualized cash flow by discounting all future amounts to the present. More…
LC
(Letter of Credit) A document issued by a financial institution which essentially acts as an irrevocable guarantee of payment to a beneficiary. This means that if the applicant obtaining the More…
NAV
(Net Asset Value) A term used to describe the value of an entity's assets less the value of its liabilities. The term is commonly used in relation to collective investment schemes. However, More…
NPV
(Net Present Value) A valuation method based on discounted cash flows. NPV is calculated by discounting of a series of future cash flows, and summing the discounted amounts and the initial More…
OTC
(Over-The-Counter) Trading of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, or derivatives directly between two parties. OTC is the opposite of exchange trading which occurs on futures More…
PE
(Price/Earning; earnings multiple, multiple) A ratio used to measure how cheap or expensive share prices are. PE is probably the single most consistent red flag to excessive optimism and More…
PN
(Promissory Note) A contract detailing the terms of a promise by one party (the maker) to pay a sum of money to the other (the payee). The obligation may arise from the repayment of a loan More…
ROI
(Return on Investment) A measure of a corporation's profitability, equal to a fiscal year's income divided by common stock and preferred stock equity plus long-term debt. ROI measures how More…
TCO
(Total cost of ownership) A financial estimate designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess direct and indirect costs related to the purchase of any capital investment, such as More…
VC
(Venture Capital or Venture Capitalist) Capital provided by outside investors for financing of new, growing or struggling businesses. Venture capital investments generally are high risk More…
WACC
(Weighted Average Cost of Capital) A method to measure firm's cost of capital. Corporations raise money from two main sources: equity and debt. Thus the capital structure of a firm comprises More…
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