Amortisation

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Amortisation is the equivalent of depreciation for intangible assets. ..

Alpha Fund

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The term alpha fund is misleading because although it implies maximisi..

Alpha

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The α (alpha) of a security or fund is its outperformance over th..

Allotment

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Allotment is the allocation of securities to applicants for a new issu..

Accrued Interest

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The accrued interest on a bond is the amount of interest that has been..

Active Investing

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Active investing is the opposite of the strategies adopted by passive ..

ABC1

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A, B and C1 are the highest three social grades in the most commonly u..

Abnormal Return

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The abnormal return produced by a portfolio is the excess of the actua..

Accrual Principle

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The principle of accrual (also called matching) is fundamental to acco..

Accounting Rate Of Return (ARR)

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The accounting rate of return (ARR) is a very simple (in fact overly s..

Absolute Return

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An absolute return is the actual amount of money made by an investment..

Acceptances

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Once a takeover bid is formally made shareholders in the target compan..
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