How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

37 terms

Personal Finance

STUDY
PLAY
Annuity
income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments
Bonds
a certificate issued by a government or private company which promises to pay back with interest the money borrowed from the buyer of the certificate: The city issued bonds to raise money for putting in new sewers.
option
the act of choosing or selecting
dividends
Earnings distributed to stockholders
common stock
stock other than preferred stock
preferred stock
stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
revenue bond
a bond issued by an agency that is commissioned to finance public works
convertible bond
a bond that can be converted to other securities under certain conditions
growth and income fund
a mutual fund whose investment goal is to earn returns from dividends and capital gains
global fund
a mutual fund that includes international investments
inflation
a general and progressive increase in prices
futures
contracts to buy or sell at a specific date in the future at a price specified today
Diversification
the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
growth stocks
stocks that pay low dividends, but are expected to grow
stock split
an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
income stock
pays higher-than-average dividends compared to other stock issues
general obligation bond
a bond that is backed by the full faith and credit of the government that issued it
callable bond
a bond that the issuer can redeem at a given price prior to its maturity
index fund
a mutual fund that invests in the stocks that are the basis of a well-known stock or bond index
stock
not used technically
risk
a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
mutual fund
a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
blue chip stocks
high-priced common stocks that have been strong, profitable stocks for a long period of time.
proxy
a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
face value
the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth
growth fund
fund that buys stock in medium-sized companies that have experienced some growth and are still expanding; also called a mid-cap fund
balance fund
A mutual fund that invests in a mixture of stocks and bonds to minimize risk
investing
the act of investing
rule of 72
The number of years it takes for a certain amount to double in value is equal to 72 divided by its annual rate of interest.
discount bond
Bond selling below its par value.
penny stocks
A stock trading under $5. They tend to very speculative and volatile and often end up worthless
capital gain
the amount by which the selling price of an asset exceeds the purchase price
Earnings Per Share
the amount of net income after federal income tax belonging to a single share of stock
Municipal Bond
a bond issued by a state or local government
junk bond
A type of mutual fund whose portfolio consists of income-producing wells
income fund
a (speculative) bond with a credit rating of BB or lower, A type of mutual fund whose portfolio consists of income-producing wells
money market fund
a fund that pools money from small savers to purchase short-term government and corporate securities