|The price a buyer is willing to offer for shares in a company.
|Blue Chip Stocks
|Stocks of leading companies with a reputation for stable growth and earnings.
|Certificate issued by companies and governments to their lenders.
|Wealthy person who invests their money in start-ups in return for a percentage ownership. Also called ‘investor angels’ or ‘angel investors’.
|Money and other property of companies used in transacting the business.
|All shares representing ownership of a company.
|Products such as agricultural products and natural resources (wood, oil and metals) that are traded on a separate, authorised commodities exchange.
|A portion of a company’s earnings which is paid to the shareholders/stockholders on a quarterly or annual basis.
|The value of stocks and shares; the net value of mortgaged property.
|Stocks and shares which represent a portion of the capital of a company.
|Contracts to buy or sell securities at a future date.
|A person who has access to inside information concerning the company.
|Insider dealing / trading
|Buying or selling with the help of information known only to those connected with the business.
|Initial Public Offering – selling part of a company on the stock market.
|Put into circulation a number of a company’s shares for sale.
|The debts and obligations of a company or an individual.
|Agreement by which a bank or building society lends money for the purchase of property, such as a house or apartment. The property is the security for the loan.
|Savings fund that uses cash from a pool of savers to buy securities such as stock, bonds or real estate.
|The right to buy and sell certain securities at a specified price and period of time.
|Nominal face value.
|Shares selling at less than $1 a share.
|Various types of securities held by an individual or institution.
|Transferable certificates showing ownership of stocks, bonds, shares, options, etc.
|The capital of a company is divided into shares which entitle the owner, or shareholder, to a proportion of the profits.
|Certificate representing the number of shares owned by an investor.
|Owner of shares.
|Someone who buys and sells stocks and shares in the hope of making a profit through changes in their value.
|Shares (portion of the capital of a business company) held by an investor.
|A licensed professional who buys and sells stocks and shares for clients in exchange for a fee called a ‘commission’.
|Person who owns stocks and shares.
|Investor who holds stocks and securities for a short time (minutes, hours or days) with the objective of making profit from short-term gains in the market.
Investment is generally based on stock price rather than on an evaluation of the company.
|Period during which the Stock Exchange is open for trading.
|Money raised by companies to finance new ventures in exchange for percentage ownership.
|Return on investment shown as a percentage.