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Zeroes

2017-10-01T21:23:01+00:00

See: Zero-coupon bond.

Zero-coupon bond

2017-10-01T21:21:44+00:00

Definition: A bond that does not pay periodic interest to the bondholder over its term as an ordinary bond does. Instead, it is sold for less than the amount called the face value, they will receive at the end of bond’s term (ie, the maturity date. The difference between what investors originally paid and eventually

Useful life

2017-10-01T21:17:56+00:00

Definition: The period of time over which a company expects to get productive use out of a piece of equipment it has purchased.

Uptick rule

2017-10-01T21:16:52+00:00

Definition: A rule put in place by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1938 to prevent sophisticated and wealthy investors from starting a downward spiral in the price of a stock. It says that a stock cannot be sold short by investors who believe it will go down in price (or who are trying to

Twelve Trailing Months (TTM)

2017-10-01T21:13:36+00:00

Definition: An abbreviation for Twelve Trailing Months, it is used to note when annual financial figures such as sales and profits are shown for the immediately prior 12 months and not the last complete year. 

Treasury stock

2017-10-01T21:12:05+00:00

Definition: Shares of its own stock that a company has purchased from investors to take them out of circulation and reduce the number of shares that are outstanding.

Top line

2017-10-01T21:10:31+00:00

Discussed under: Sales

Sum of the years digits depreciation

2017-10-01T21:09:19+00:00

Definition: A method of depreciation, used by companies to compute their income tax liabilities, that provides for greater depreciation in earlier years of a piece of equipment’s life than the straight-line method.

Strike price

2017-10-01T21:07:49+00:00

Definition: The price at which the owner of an option can call shares away from (or put shares to) the investor who sold him the option.