Investing Glossary

5 terms
  • Accredited Investor

    An accredited investor is a term used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Rule 501 of Regulation D.
  • Active Income

    Active income is income earned as a direct result of a specific effort. In other words, input is correlated to output.
  • Alternative Investment

    An alternative investment refers to any investment which does not qualify as “traditional”. Traditional investments are widely considered to be stocks, bonds and cash.
  • Amortization

    As opposed to an interest-only loan in which each repayment installment consists only of interest payments with a single lump-sum principal repayment at the end of the loan period, each repayment installment of an amortizing loan consists of both principal and interest.
  • Appreciation

    An increase in value is referred to as “appreciation”.