Analysis of stocks and markets
based on historical trends, in order to predict
which trends will continue into the
A ticker symbol is a 1 to 5
letter symbol which is used to represent a security listed on a stock exchange. The ticker symbol for General Motors, for instance, is
GM, and for Intel is INTC.
Also called interest
coverage, times interest earned reflects the ability of the
company to pay its interest. It is calculated as annual
operating earnings (income before interest and taxes) divided by
annual interest expense. If the result of this calculation is 2,
it means that the company's operating earnings are 2x its interest
The trade date for securities
transactions is the date the the transaction was
entered into. Payment is made for the
transactions on the settlement
If a country imports more
goods and services than it exports, it has a trade deficit.
If a country exports more
goods and services than it imports, it has a trade surplus.
A person who buys and sells stocks
looking for short term profits.
Short term government debt with a maturity of less
than one year,
which is sold to investors at a discount from face value, and matures
at face value.
The interest income from treasury bills is subject
to federal income tax, but is exempt from all state and local income
taxes. Form 1099-INT is issued to taxpayers showing the amount
of interest that was paid in the year. The interest income is
normally reported when the t-bill is paid at maturity.
Shares that have been bought back
by the issuing corporation. Shares bought back can
be cancelled, or retained as treasury
shares. Treasury shares are issued, but not
outstanding, and do not receive dividends or have
Trailing twelve months
is usually the total of the last 4 quarters of financial information
reported by the company. Companies produce annual financial
statements at the end of their fiscal year, and usually produce
interim financial statements every 3 months.
An individual or other entity who
holds or manages assets for the benefit of
others. Examples are Trust Companies and executors of wills.
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