Financial Terms

Analyst Ratings - Analyst ratings or stock ratings, such as “Buy”, “Sell”, and “Hold” are an evaluation of a stock's expected performance and/or it's risk level as determined by a rating agency or brokerage firm
Asset Allocation - Asset allocation is an investment strategy that purposes to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset, among different asset classes (i.e. stocks, bonds, cash, real estate, etc.) in an investment portfolio.
Average Daily Trade Volume - ADTV - Average daily trading volume (ADTV) is a calculation that identifies the number of individual securities traded over a specified amount of time, divided by the number of days in that time period.
Book Value Per Share – BVPS - Book value per share (BVPS) is a ratio used to compare a firm's common shareholder's equity to the number of shares outstanding.
Closed-End Mutual Funds - Closed-end mutual funds (CEFs) are a special type of mutual fund, an investment structure, with shares traded in the open market, like stocks or ETFs
Diversification - Diversification in investing is the method of allocating capital that reduces the exposure to any one particular asset or risk. The strategy towards diversification is to reduce risk or volatility by investing in a variety of assets.
Dividend - Dividend investing focuses either on collecting high dividend yield stocks or stocks with fast-growing dividends. Dividend stocks are stocks issued by companies who redistribute a portion of their profits to their shareholders on a regular basis.
Earnings Per Share - Earnings per share (EPS) is an investment metric determines a company's profit divided by its number of common outstanding shares.
Fundamental Analysis - Fundamental analysis, like technical analysis, attempts to predict which stocks are valuable and which are not, through analyzing a number of factors that affect stock prices such as sales, price to earnings (P/E) ratio, profits, earnings per share (EPS), and industry-specific factors.
Google Finance - Google Finance is a search tab within Google.com that allows investors to track investment and screen stocks according to the relevance of their preferences.
Google Finance Portfolio - Google Finance portfolio allows investors to add an investment portfolio or stock watchlist and track the day-to-day performance of current holdings, and get individual charting.
Growth Stocks - Growth stocks are companies that tend to increase in capital value rather than yield high income. This growth, in turn, allows their stock prices to rise, usually at a pace that will outperform the broader stock market.
Leveraged Buyout (LBO) - A leveraged buyout (LBO) is a financial transaction, an acquisition of a company that is financed almost entirely by debt. The concept of a buyer being able to “take over” another entity without putting a lot of their capital at risk is why this is referred to as a “leveraged” buyout.
Marijuana Stocks - When looking at marijuana stocks, you’re looking for the same fundamentals that you would with any other business including their growth opportunities, the quality of the product, their location and their management team. 
Market Capitalization - Market capitalization is the market value of a company's outstanding shares and is used by the investment community in ranking the size of companies, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
NASDAQ - The Nasdaq Stock Market or NASDAQ. is an American stock exchange. It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization,
Outstanding Shares - Outstanding shares are all the shares of a corporation or financial asset that have been authorized, issued and purchased by investors and are held by them. They have rights and represent ownership in the corporation by the person who holds the shares.
Penny Stocks - Penny Stocks are common shares of small public companies that trade at low prices per share. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a penny stock as a security that trades below $5-per-share.
Price to Earnings Ratio (PE) - The price to earnings ratio (P/E) measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. The ratio is used in valuing companies.
Relative Strength Index - Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100.
Short Selling - Short selling refers to the sale of a security, such as a stock, not owned by the seller or that the seller has borrowed. The trading strategy is motivated by the belief that the prices of a security will drop
Stock Symbol - A stock symbol is an abbreviation used to identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market. A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both.
Technical Analysis - Technical analysis is the interpretation of the price action of a company's underlying stock using various charts and statistical indicators to determine price support/resistance, range, and trends.
Trading Strategy - A trading strategy in the stock market is simply a plan designed to make a profit in the stock market by selling short or buying long.

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