Financial Words You Should Know: Over 1,000 Essential Investment, Accounting, Real Estate and Tax Words

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10-K (Form 10-K)

A formal annual report required by the SEC of publicly traded companies, which must include specific information about the prior year’s financial performance, such as audited financial statements.

See also: Annual report, Financial statements, SEC

Martin always examines a company’s10-Kin addition to its glossy annual
report before deciding whether to invest
.


Accumulated dividend

An earnings distribution that is due but not yet distributed to a preferred stockholder.

See also: Cumulative preferred stock, Dividend, Preferred stock

The shareholders were glad when theiraccumulated dividendswere finally
paid
.


Acquisition

When one company buys another company (called the “target company”), usually by purchasing the target company’s stock.

See also: Hostile takeover, Takeover bid

Theacquisitionof Lion Joe Aviation raised the aviation company’s stock
almost immediately because of LJA’s excellent reputation
.


After-market performance

The price activity of a security right after its initial public offering.

See also: IPO

Although the stock price skyrocketed initially, itsafter-market performance
was weak
.


After the bell

Following the close of the stock market. Based on the NYSE, which ends the daily trading session by ringing a bell.

See also: Closing tick, New York Stock Exchange

In the last few minutes of trading, there tends to be a frantic push so brokers
aren’t holding orders
after the bell.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Accounting 2
  • Banking 35
  • Bonds 51
  • Economy 69
  • Financial Planning 90
  • Fund Investing 115
  • Investing 135
  • Real Estate 177
  • Retirement 192
  • Stocks 201
  • Taxes 223
  • Index 239
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