Financial Dictionary

One of the main sources of financial dictionary is the financial glossary by Campbell R. Harvey, renowned finance expert and J. Paul Sticht, professor of International Business at Duke University. It provides concise definitions of 8,000 terms with 18,000 useful links. This information comes from the world of banking and investing, providing users with thorough and reliable meanings to all the most common, and even uncommon, financial terms.

Additionally, the financial dictionary includes Investopedia.com. Featuring definitions of more than 5,000 terms, 1000 plus articles, and 500 pages of in-depth tutorials relating to investing, Investopedia.com appeals primarily to users who want to learn the language of investments.

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The most popular financial definitions:

Investment Advisor

  1. A person making investment recommendations in return for a flat fee or percentage of assets managed, known as a commission.
  2. For mutual fund companies, it is the individual who has the day-to-day responsibility of investing and monitoring the cash and securities within the fund's portfolio in order to achieve the fund's objectives.
See also: Analyst, Broker, Broker-Dealer, CFP, Commission, Dealer, Discount Broker, Full Service Broker, Prospectus, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

Income Tax

tax on any money earned during a fiscal year, usually filed on a yearly basis. All businesses except partnerships must file an annual income tax return. Partnerships file an information return.

See also: Capital Gain, Conduit Theory, Income, Income Shifting, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Laffer Curve, Surtax, Taxable Gain