Date established by a company in order to determine which shareholders are eligible to receive a benefit such as a dividend.
Indicator that compares the performance of one security against another security by plotting the two as a ratio ie: an individual stock can be compared to the S&P 500 with a ratio of the prices (Stock/S&P 500). The Stock is outperforming the benchmark when the ratio is above 1 and underperforming when the ratio is below 1.
Oscillator plotted on a vertical scale from 0 to 100. Values above 70 are considered overbought, values below 30 are considered oversold. Prices that are over 70 or below 30 which diverge from price action may indicate a possible trend reversal. Commonly referred to a RSI.
A contract that requires a seller of securities to buy the investment back in the future at a designated time and price. Repurchase agreements are also known as repos or buybacks.
The minimum amount that an IRA account holder is required to withdraw annually beginning by age 70½. RMDs also apply to employer-sponsored retirement plans, but may be postponed until retirement if an individual works beyond age 70½ and is still employed by the company that is sponsoring the plan.
Price level at which there is such an abundant supply of stock available that causes a halt in an upward trend thereby, reversing the trend down.
Decline that retraces a portion of a previous advance, or an advance that retraces a portion of a previous decline. Retracement of more than 2/3 usually signals a trend reversal.
Gross income, working capital. Money generated from business operation.
Bonds issued by government entities to finance specific public projects. Revenue from a given project is used to repay investors.
Market changes direction very quickly with little or no transition period. Reversal spike and lows can signal a reversal and/or deceleration of a trend.
Stock split which reduces the number of outstanding shares and increases the per-share price proportionally.
An employer-sponsored investment plan for retirement. Employees make after-tax contributions to the plan, any earnings grow tax-deferred and qualified withdrawals are tax free. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ may be subject to a 10% penalty tax. Employers may match a portion of employees' contributions.
A retirement account to which you may be able to contribute up to a specific maximum amount each year (the maximum amount is determined by Congress). Individuals aged 50 and older may also make additional annual catch-up contributions (up to a specified amount as determined by Congress). Contributions are not tax deductible, but any growth is tax free and qualified withdrawals may be tax free. Certain holding periods and income restrictions apply.
Index that tracks 2000 smaller companies.