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TermDefinition
Bond A form of lending to a company or the government (city, state, or federal)
Brokerage firm Facilitates the buying and selling of investments from a stock exchange
Capital Gain Unearned income received from the sale of an asset above its purchased price
Discount brokerage firm Only completed orders to buy and sell investments
Dividend The share of profits distributed in cash
Financial advisor A trained professional that helps people make investing decisions
Full-service brokerage firm Offer investment transactions as well as investment advice and a financial advisor
Index A group of similar stocks and bonds
Index fund A mutual fund that was designed to reduce fees by investing in the stocks and bonds that make up an index
Inflation Assets purchased with the goal of providing additional income from the asset itself but with the risk of loss
Inflation risk The danger that money won't be worth as much in the future as it is today
Investment philosophy An individual's general approach to investment risk
Market price the current price that a buyer is willing to pay
Maturity date The specified time in the future when the principal (or initial investment) amount of the bond is repaid to the bondholder
Mutual fund Created when a company combines the funds of many different investors and then invests that money in a diversified portfolio of investments
Portfolio diversification Reduces risk by spreading money among a wide array of investments
Rate of return The total return on an investment expressed as a percentage of the amount of money saved
Rent A fee charged for the use of property or land
Return The profit or income generated by saving and investing
Risk The chance of loss from an event that cannot be entirely controlled
Speculative investments Have the potential for significant fluctuations in return over a short period of time
Stock A share of ownership on a company
Stockholder or shareholder The owner of a stock
Stock exchange An organized, central service to buy and sell stocks, bonds and other investments that are traded
Tax-advantaged investments Reduce, defer, or adjust the current year tax liability
Created by: william.hermann