using borrowed funds as well as, or instead of the investor’s own equity to purchase an asset.
a country’s monetary system that backs its currency with a reserve of gold. the country's currency is valued and convertible into a fixed quantity of gold.
an order placed with a broker meaning that it is to stay in the market until either filled or canceled. most brokers put a limit on the amount of time they will hold a gtc order.
a term for the united states paper currency.
the total amount before deductions have been taken into account. the opposite of net.
the total market value of the aggregate goods produced and services provided in a country over a given year and excluding income earned outside the country. gdp is considered an important measure of the health of an economy.
gdp plus the income earned by domestic residents from their overseas investments, minus income earned in the domestic economy by overseas residents.
canada, france, germany, italy, japan, the united kingdom, and the united states.
assets such as shares and property, which provide investment returns from income and capital growth. growth assets are compared to debt securities such as fixed interest and/or cash investments and are expected to outperform inflation.
an investment fund which aims to achieve capital appreciation with an above average rate of after-tax income and capital growth. typically made up of a balanced portfolio of equities, fixed income, property and cash, with a medium risk profile.