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Accrued Interest
Interest earned on the notional amount of an investment between two payment dates. For example, the accrued interest on a bond would be the amount of interest owed to the buyer since the last coupon payment.

Aerospace & Defense Industry Sector
Manufacturers of civil or military aerospace and defense equipment, parts or products. Includes defense electronics and space equipment.

Airlines Industry Sector
Companies providing primarily passenger air transportation….

Asset Allocation
The implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to the investors risk tolerance, goals and investment time frame. The goal is to create diversification in assets which reduces overall risk in terms

Automobiles Industry Sector
Companies that produce mainly passenger automobiles and light trucks, motorcycles, scooters or three-wheelers.

Banker's Acceptance
Short-term credit investment created by a non-financial firm and guaranteed by a bank to make a payment. Acts as a negotiable time draft for financing imports and exports or other transactions in goods. This is especially useful when the creditworthiness of a foreign trade partner is unknown. Does not need to be held...

Basis Point Value
1% change = 100 basis points, and 0.01% = 1 basis point

Bear Market
A market condition in which the prices of securities are falling and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining. As investors anticipate losses in a bear market and selling continue, pessimism only grows. Although figures can vary, for now, a downturn of 20% or more in multiple broad markets.

A standard against which the performance of a security can be measured or priced.

A measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. Beta is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), a model that calculates the expected return of an asset based on its beta and expected market return. Beta is calculated using regression analysis.

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