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Glossary of Terms

A

Accrued interest
Accumulation plan
Annual Report
Annuitant
Annuity
Ask price
Assets

B

Back-end load
Balance sheet
Balanced fund
Bank Rate
Bankers' Acceptance
Bear market
Beta
Bid price
Blue chip
Board lot
Board of directors
Bond
Bond fund
Book value
Broker
Bull market
Buying on margin

C

Callable
Canada Savings Bond
Capital
Capital cost allowance
Capital loss
Capital stock
Capitalization or Capital Structure
Cash equivalent
Cash surrender value
Certificate
Closed-end fund
Commercial paper
Common stock
Compounding
Consumer price index
Contractual plan
Convertible
Corporation
Coupon rate
Current asset
Current liability
Current yield
Custodian

D

Debenture
Debt
Deferral
Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)
Defined benefit pension plan
Defined contribution pension plan
Denomination
Depreciation
Discount
Distributions
Diversification
Dividend
Dividend fund
Dividend tax credit
Dollar cost averaging

E

Earned income
Earnings statement
Equity
Equity fund

F

Face value
Fair market value
Fiduciary
Fiscal policy
Fixed assets
Fixed dollar withdrawal plan
Fixed income investments
Fixed liability
Fixed-period withdrawal plan
Front-end load
Fundamental analysis

G

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Gross National Happiness (GNH)
Growth stocks
Guaranteed investment certificates (GICs)

I

IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada)
Income funds
Index fund
Inflation
Initial Public Offering or IPO
Interest
International fund
Intrinsic value
Investment advisor
Investment company
Investment counsellor
Investment dealer
Investment fund
Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
Issued shares

L

Leading Indicator
Letter of intent
Leverage
Liabilities
Life annuity
Life expectancy adjusted withdrawal plan
Liquidity
Load
Long-term asset
Long-term debt

M

Management company
Management expense ratio
Management fee
Margin
Marginal tax rate
Market index
Market price
Maturity
Monetary Policy
Money market
Money market fund
Money purchase pension plan
Mortgage fund
Mortgage-backed securities
Mutual fund

N

Net asset value
Net asset value per share (NAVPS)
No-load fund

O

Odd lot
Open-end fund
Option
Over-the-counter market

P

Par value
Pension adjustment
Pension plan
Permanent life insurance
Portfolio
Preferred share
Premium
Present value
Price earnings ratio
Primary distribution
Principal
Prospectus

R

Ratio withdrawal plan
Real estate fund
Real estate investment trust
Redeemable
Redemption Price
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
Retained earnings
Retractable
Rights
Risk

S

Sales charge
Securities Act
Security
Shareholders' equity
Shares
Short selling
Simplified prospectus
Specialty fund
Spread
Stock options
Strip bonds
Systematic withdrawal plan

T

Tax credit
Tax deduction
Technical analysis
Term insurance
Term to 90 annuity
Trade
Treasury bill (T-bill)
Trust

U

Underwriter
Unit trust
Universal life insurance

V

Variable life annuity
Vesting
Voluntary accumulation plan

W

Warrant
Wrap account

Y

Yield
Yield curve
Yield to maturity

Z

Zero coupon bond
 
 

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