Terms

  1. DCF (Under Review)
  2. DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average
  3. DTI (Under Review)
  4. Dead Cat Bounce
    Dead Cat Bounce is an Irish comedy band made up of Demian Fox, Shane O'Brien and James Walmsley. Based in Dublin, but touring all over the world, the group perform all-original comedy songs in variety of musical styles.
  5. Death Cross
  6. Debt Consolidation
    Debt consolidation is a form of debt refinancing that entails taking out one loan to pay off many others. This commonly refers to a personal finance process of individuals addressing high consumer debt but occasionally refers to a country's fiscal approach to corporate debt or Government debt. The process can secure a lower overall interest rate to the entire debt load and provide the convenience of servicing only one loan.
  7. Debt Equity Ratio (Under Review)
  8. Debt to Equity Ratio
    The debt-to-equity ratio is a financial ratio indicating the relative proportion of shareholders' equity and debt used to finance a company's assets. Closely related to leveraging, the ratio is also known as Risk, Gearing or Leverage. The two components are often taken from the firm's balance sheet or statement of financial position, but the ratio may also be calculated using market values for both, if the company's debt and equity are publicly traded, or using a combination of book value for debt and market value for equity financially.
  9. Debt to Income Ratio
    A debt income ratio is the percentage of a consumer's monthly gross income that goes toward paying debts. There are two main kinds of DTI, as discussed below.
  10. Debt
  11. Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  12. Defined Contribution Plan
    A defined contribution plan is a type of retirement plan in which the employer, employee or both make contributions on a regular basis. Individual accounts are set up for participants and benefits are based on the amounts credited to these accounts plus any investment earnings on the money in the account. Only employer contributions to the account are guaranteed, not the future benefits. In defined contribution plans, future benefits fluctuate on the basis of investment earnings. The most common type of defined contribution plan is a savings and thrift plan. Under this type of plan, the employee contributes a predetermined portion of his or her earnings to an individual account, all or part of which is matched by the employer.
  13. Deflation
  14. Depreciation
    In accountancy, depreciation refers to two aspects of the same concept...
  15. Discounted Cash Flow
    In finance, discounted cash flow analysis is a method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money. All future cash flows are estimated and discounted by using cost of capital to give their present values. The sum of all future cash flows, both incoming and outgoing, is the net present value, which is taken as the value or price of the cash flows in question.
  16. Diversification
  17. Dividend Yield (Under Review)
  18. Dividend Yields
  19. Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  20. Dollar Cost Averaging
    Dollar cost averaging is an investment strategy for reducing the impact of volatility on large purchases of financial assets such as equities. By dividing the total sum to be invested in the market into equal amounts put into the market at regular intervals, DCA reduces the risk of incurring a substantial loss resulting from investing the entire "lump sum" just before a fall in the market. Dollar cost averaging is not always the most profitable way to invest a large sum, but it minimises downside risk.
  21. Donor Advised Fund
    In the United States, a donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. To participate in a donor-advised fund, a donating individual or organization opens an account in the fund and deposits cash, securities, or other financial instruments. They surrender ownership of anything they put in the fund, but retain advisory privileges over how their account is invested, and how it distributes money to charities.
  22. Due Diligence
    Due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care.
  23. Duration
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