Questions tagged [terminology]

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What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage vs variable payment with variable rate mortgage?

What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage and variable payment with variable rate mortgage? I've read on some articles that a variable rate mortgage and adjustable ...
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Term for describing a stock listed multiple times in different currencies on a stock exchange

Suppose a stock has multiple tickers on a single stock exchange. All the tickers represent the same underlying instrument (i.e. same ISIN), but each ticker trades in a different currency (e.g. ticker ...
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How are remisiers in Malaysia and Singapore different from stock brokers in other countries?

In Singapore and Malaysia, some (most?) investors buy stocks through a "remisier". Remisiers are apparently special enough to get their own Wikipedia page: A remisier (also known as a ...
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Loan Payment Formula Terminology

Consider the following formula: Payment = P * ([r * (1 + r)^n] / [(1 + r)^n]) Do any parts of this expression (not single variables) have a name? For example, (1 + r)^n repeats. Is there a name this ...
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In what case(s) is the end of the offering period (when one purchases the shares) considered the grant date?

I read on https://fairmark.com/compensation-stock-options/employee-stock-purchase-plans/dispositions-of-espp-stock/ in the context of employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) in the United States: For ...
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Difference between depth of market and the limit order book

In trading terminology, is there a difference between "depth of market" (DOM) and the limit order book? I suspect that they are the same because a limit order book shows the "depth"...
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Technical/academic term for frothy

I can appreciate the visceral clarity of the term "frothy," it's a pretty easy to understand phrase and is suitable for most audiences. However, for extremely formal situations/publications, ...
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What to look for in a company's annual report?

For a beginner in stock investing, looking at a company's annual report can be an overwhelming experience. You can typically expect to see 50-100 pages of accounting lingo that may sound natural to ...
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"Capital regimes" - explanation and types?

I have come across this term "capital regime" from the following quote: According to an overnight report from the FT which confirms what we already disclosed previously, namely that JPMorgan ...