finance glossary

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1. Accounts Payable Amounts owing on open account to creditors for goods and services. 2. Accounts Receivable Money owed to a business for merchandise or services sold on open account. 3. Accrual Basis Accounting method whereby income and expense items are recognized as they are earned or incurred

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Accounts Payable Amounts owing on open account to creditors for goods and services.Accounts Receivable Money owed to a business for merchandise or services sold on open account.Accrual Basis Accounting method whereby income and expense items are recognized as they are earned or incurred, even though they may not have been received or actually paid in cash.Accrual Bonds Bonds that do not make periodic interest payments, but instead accrue interest until the bond matures. Also known as zero-coupon bonds.Accrued Interest Interest that has accumulated between the most recent payment and the sale of a security, i.e. deemed to be earned on a security but not yet paid to the investor. At the time of the sale, the buyer pays the seller the securitys price plus accrued interestAcquisition One company taking over controlling interest in another company.Adjusted EPS Adjusted Earnings per shareAfter-tax Return An investment's return after all income taxes have been deducted.Alpha Measure of risk-adjusted performance. An alpha is usually generated by regressing the security or mutual fund's excess return on benchmark indexs excess return.Amortization Accounting procedure that gradually reduces the cost value of a limited life or intangible asset, such as goodwill, through periodic charges to income. Amortization also refers to the reduction of debt by regular-payments of interest and principal sufficiAnnual Meeting Once-a-year meeting when the managers of a company repo

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