Investment Glossary

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A

Absolute Return Funds -
Accredited Derivatives Advisers -
Accredited Futures Adviser -
Actively Managed -
Adjustment To Options Contracts -
AGM -
Algorithmic Trading -
All Ordinaries Accumulation Index -
All Ordinaries Index (All Ords) -
Allotment Of Shares -
American Depositary Receipts -
American Exercise, American Style -
AMV -
Annual Report -
Annual Yield -
Annualised Return -
Annuity -
Approved Financial Product -
Aqua Market -
Arbitrage -
Articles Of Association -
As At Date -
Assessed Value Payment -
Asset Allocation -
Asset Backing -
Assets -
Assignment -
Associated Company -
ASX (Australian Securities Exchange) -
ASX Clear (Futures) Or Asxclf -
ASX Code -
ASX International Services Pty Ltd -
ASX Settlement And Transfer Corporation (Astc) -
ASX Settlement Pty Limited -
ASX Trade -
ASX Trade24 -
At-The-Money -
Australian Clearing House (Ach) -
Australian Financial Services Licence (Afsl) -
Australian Government Bond -
Australian Government Bonds Traded On Asx -
Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-Reits) -
Authorised Capital -
Automatic Exercise -
Average Daily Volume -
Aware -
ASIC -
At Limit -
At Market -

B

Backwardation -
Barriers/Barrier Level -
Basis Point -
Basis Risk -
Bear Market -
Bearish -
Benchmark -
Beta -
Bid -
Block Trade -
Blue Chip -
Board Of Directors -
Bond -
Bonus Dividend -
Bonus Share Plan -
Bonus Share, Bonus Issue -
Books Close Date -
Borrowing Costs -
Break -
Broker -
Brokerage -
Bull Market -
Bullish -
Business Cycle -
Business Day -
Business Rules -
Buy And Write -
Buy Back -
Buy On Open -

C

Call -
Call Option/Warrant -
Cap -
Capital Gain -
Capital Gains Tax -
Capital Growth -
Capital Loss -
Capital Protected Warrants -
Cash -
Cash Commodity -
Cash Covered -
Cash Extraction -
Cash Issues -
Cash Market -
Cash Price -
Cash Settled Warrant -
Cash Settlement -
CDIs CUFS and DIs -
Centre Point -
Certificated Sub-Register -
Charting -
CHESS -
CHESS sub-register -
Class -
Class Of Options -
Classified Asset -
Clearing -
Clearing Account -
Clearing House -
Clearing Participant -
Closed End Fund -
Closing Out -
Closing Purchase -
Commission -
Company Name -
Company Options (Exchange Traded Options) -
Company Secretary -
Confirmation -
Conservative -
Contango -
Contract Interest -
Contract Month -
Contract Multiplier -
Contract Note -
Contract Size -
Contract Unit -
Contract Value -
Contracts For Difference (CFD) -
Contributing Share -
Controller -
Convergence -
Conversion Ratio -
Convertible Debt Security -
Convertible Note -
Convertible Securities -
Corporate Action -
Corporation -
Corporations Law -
Cost Of Carry -
Coupon -
Coupon Rate -
Cover -
Covered Warrant -
Crossed Trade -
Cum (General) -
Cum-Dividend -
Cumulative Preference Dividends -
Currency Warrants -
Current Assets -
Current Delivery (Month) -
Current Liabilities -
Current Ratio -
Conditional Order -

D

Daily Settlement Price -
Day Orders -
DCS -
Debenture -
Debt Funding/Finance -
Debt Security -
Debt To Equity Ratio -
Deferred Delivery -
Deferred Settlement -
Delisted -
Deliver Not Enforceable -
Deliverable Types -
Deliverable Warrant -
Delivery -
Delivery Month -
Delta -
Derivative -
Direct Market Access (DMA) -
Directors -
Discount -
Discretionary Account -
Distribution -
Diversification -
Diversified Portfolio -
Dividend -
Dividend Amount -
Dividend Cover -
Dividend Imputation -
Dividend In Arrears -
Dividend Income -
Dividend Or Distribution Plan -
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) -
Dividend Type -
Dividend Yield -
Dps Adjusted -
Dynamic Data -

E

Earnings -
Earnings Per Share (EPS) -
Electronic Holding Statement -
Employee Incentive Scheme -
Entry Fee -
Equities -
Equity Capital Or Equity Funding -
Equity Securities -
Equity Warrants -
Escrow -
European Exercise, European Style -
Ex Rights -
Ex-Bonus, Ex-Bonus Date -
Exchange For Physical -
Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC) -
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) -
Exchange Traded Options (ETO) -
Ex-Date -
Ex-Dividend -
Ex-Dividend Date -
Exercise -
Exercise Price -
Exit Fee -
Exotic Instruments -
Expiry, Expiry Date, Expiration -

F

Face Value -
Fair Value -
Fidelity Fund -
Final Payment (Loan Amount) -
Financial Institutions Duty (FID) -
First Payment -
Fixed Interest -
Float -
Forward Agreement -
Franked Dividend -
Franking Rate -
Fully Covered Warrant -
Fund Manager -
Fundamental Analysis -
Futures / Futures Contract -

G

Gearing -
Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) -
Government bond -
GST -

H

Hedge -
Hedge funds -
Historic volatility -
Holder identification number (HIN) -
Holding lock -
HOT or High yield instalments -
Hybrid ETFs -
Hybrids -

I

Imputation Credits -
Index (Indices) -
Index Arbitrage -
Index Futures -
Index LEPOS -
Index Options -
Index Warrants -
Infrastructure Fund -
Initial Margin -
Instalment Warrants / Instalments -
Interest Cover -
Interest Rate Security -
Interim Dividend -
In-The-Money -
Intrinsic Value -
Investment -
Issue Date -
Issued Capital -
Issued Shares -
Issuer Sponsored Sub-Register -
IPO -

L

Leverage -
LICs -
Limit -
Limit order -
Limited liability company -
Liquid assets -
Liquid market -
Liquidity -
Listed company -
Listing rules -
Long -
Lot -
Low exercise price options (LEPOs) -
Live price -

M

Managed investments -
Management Expense Ratio (MER) -
Mandatory settlement -
Margin -
Margin call -
Margin interval -
Market announcements office -
Market capitalisation -
Market order -
Market participants -
Market price -
Market risk -
Maturity -
Memorandum of association -
Merger -
MINIs -
Mortgage -
Mutual fund -
Market depth -

N

National Guarantee Fund (NGF) -
Net Asset Value (NAV) -
Net position -
Net Tangible Assets (NTA) -
No liability company -
Non-renounceable rights -
Novation -

O

Off market transfer -
Offer -
Offer period -
Official list -
Open ended fund -
Open interest / open position -
Opening price(or range) -
Option -
Ordinary share -
OS -
OSXT -
Out-of-the-money -
Overseas home exchange -
Overseas trade -

P

Paid-up capital -
Parent company or entity -
Pari passu -
Participating dividend -
Participating preference shares -
Partly paid shares -
Percentage franked -
Physical market -
Placement -
Preference shares -
Premium (option) -
Premium margin -
Price range for day or week -
Price-Earnings Ratio (PE) -
Private equity fund -
Pro rata issue -
Promissory note -
Property trusts -
Proxy -
Put option / warrant -
Prospectus -

Q

Quotation -

R

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) -
Receiver -
Recognised Trustee -
Reconstruction -
Record Date -
Redeemable Preference Shares -
Redemption -
Related Company -
Renounceable Rights -
Rental Income -
Reset Date -
Restricted Securities -
Return, Return On Investment -
Reweighting, Rebalancing -
Rights Issue -
Risk -
Risk Margin -
Roll -
Rolling Instalments -
Routine Transaction Statement -
Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) -
Reweighting -

S

S&P ASX 200 -
secondary market -
Securities Exchanges Guarantee Corporation (SEGC) -
Security reference number (SRN) -
Sell a contract -
Series -
Settlement day -
Settlement month -
Share capital -
Share certificate -
Share indices -
Share registry -
Shares -
Short -
Short selling -
Single Traded Auction Price (STAP) -
SPAN -
Special transaction statement -
Specific cover -
Split -
Split holder -
Spot month -
Stapled security -
STIR -
Stock -
Stock exchange -
Stop loss -
Strike price -
Subscribers -
Subsidiary -
Substantial shareholder -
SYCOM -
SEATS -
Securities -
Stochastic Indicator -

T

Tailor made combination -
Takeover -
Taker -
Technical analysis -
Terms of the scheme -
Tick -
Time value -
Trading halt -
Trust deed -
Trustee securities -
Trusts, unit trusts -

U

Uncalled capital -
Underlying instrument underlying security -
Underwriter -
Unit -
Unit nav -
Unlisted company -
Unsecured notes -

V

Variation margin -
Volatility -
VWAP -

W

Warrant code -
Warrant series -
Warrants -
Wrap account -
Writer -
Write down -

X

XT -

Y

Yield -

Yield to Maturity ( YTM) -

Z

Zombies