Definition: The degree to which some measure of a company’s performance, such as sales, has increased in a year, expressed as a percentage, as follows: (New value – Old Value) / Old Value * 100 (note: multiplying by 100 turns the result into a percentage)
Definition: Often referred to simply as “QE”, it is an attempt by the Federal Reserve Bank (aka “the Fed”) to stimulate the economy by purchasing financial assets (eg: bonds) that banks own. The Fed hopes that the banks will loan some of this new cash out to people and companies who will spend it and
Definition: A bond whose market value has risen above the amount an investor loans to the company in return for receiving the bond. The loan amount goes by many names, including face value and par value, and is usually $1,000. See the definition for bond for an important introduction to bonds.