Term Definition
Asset Anything having commercial or exchange value that is owned by a business, institution or individual.
Bonds A loan in the form of a security, usually issued by a government or company, which normally pays a fixed rate of interest over a given time period, at the end of which the initial amount borrowed is repaid.
Capital Refers to the financial assets, or resources, that a company has to fund its business operations.
Dividend Dividends represent a share in the profits of the company and are paid out to a company’s shareholders at set times of the year.
Equities Shares of ownership in a company.
Inflation The rate of increase in the cost of living. Inflation is usually quoted as an annual percentage, comparing the average price this month with the same month a year earlier.