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Arbitrage The simultaneous purchase and sale of an asset to profit from an imbalance in the price.
Accrued Interest Amount of interest over the period that will be received by the buyer even though it was earned by the seller.
Ace Market Stands for ‘Access, Certainty, Efficiency’, it is actually the new name for the formerly known MESDAQ (Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing and Automated Quotation) market.
Acquisition When a company buy almost all or all shares of another company in order to gain control of the company.
Alpha The amount of return expected from an investment from its inherent value.
Altman Z-score Output of a credit-strength test that gauges a publicly traded manufacturing company’s likelihood of bankruptcy.
Amortization A debt may be amortized with specific for paying back the principal and interest in equal payments by the end of loan
Annual Report A report that which public companies have to provide annually or yearly to the shareholders to specify operations and financial conditions.
Appreciation Increase in value of financial asset or stocks.
Ask Price The minimum price a seller is willing to accept for an asset.
Asset Something you own that has the potential to earn money with, includes stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities and other investments.
Asset Allocation An investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward by apportioning a portfolio’s assets according to an individual’s goals, risk tolerance and investment horizon.
Asset Class A grouping of investments that exhibit similar characteristics and are subject to the same laws and regulations.
Asset Management Refers to the management of investments on behalf of others
Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) A financial security such as a bond or note which is collateralised by a pool of assets .
At The Money (ATM) An option’s strike price is identical to the price of the underlying security.
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