Term Definition
Active management An active fund manager aims to beat the returns from the stockmarket or specified index/sector rather than match them.
Bond A loan usually taken out by a government or company, which normally pays a fixed rate of interest over a given time period, at the end of which the loan is repaid.
Diversified A portfolio which is invested in a variety of assets.  This is a risk management technique where, in a well-diversified portfolio, any loss from an individual holding should have less impact on the overall portfolio.
Emerging Markets Economies in the process of rapid growth and increasing industrialisation.
Equities Shares of ownership in a company.
Fundamentals (economic) A basic principle, rule, law or the like, that serves as the groundwork of a system. Economic fundamentals are factors such as inflation, employment, economic growth.
Oversold markets When the price of a share has fallen below its true market value because of investors panic selling or a market overreaction to either company or macroeconomic news.