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Saving and Investing

TermDefinition
emergency fund a savings account that you can access quickly to pay for unexpected expenses or emergencies
speculative investment a high-rick in vestment that might earn a large profit in a short time
dividends distributions of money, stock, or other property that a corporation pays to stockholders
retained earnings profits that a company reinvests, usually for expansion or to conduct research and development
investment liquidity the ability to buy or sell an investment quickly without substantially reducing its value.
equity capital money that a business gets from its owners in order to operate
common stock a unit of ownership of a company, and it entitiles the owner, or stockholder, to voting privileges
preferred stocks a type of stock thatgives the owner the advantage of receiving cash dividends before common stockholders receive cash dividends
corporate bond a corporation's written pledge to repay a specific amount of money, along with interest
government bond the written pledge of a government or a municipality, such as a city, to repay a specific sum of money with interest
mutual fund an investment in which investors pool their money to buy stocks, bonds, and other securities selected by professional managers who work for an investment company
diversification the process of spreading your assests among several different types of investments to reduce risk
financial planner a specialist who is trained to offer specific financial help and advice
tax-exempt income income that is not taxed
tax-deferred income income that is taxed at a later date
capital gain the profit from the sale of assests such as stocks, bonds, or real estate
capital lost the sale of investment for less than its purchase price
prospectus a document that dissolves information about a company's earnings, assets and liabilities, its products or services, a particular stock, and the qualifications of its management
Created by: s165591