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Glossary of Terms

gearing

using borrowed funds as well as, or instead of the investor’s own equity to purchase an asset.

gold standard

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.

good till canceled (gtc)

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.

greenback

a term for the united states paper currency.

gross

the total amount before deductions have been taken into account. the opposite of net.

gross domestic product (gdp)

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.

gross national product (gnp)

gdp plus the income earned by domestic residents from their overseas investments, minus income earned in the domestic economy by overseas residents.

group of seven (g7)

canada, france, germany, italy, japan, the united kingdom, and the united states.

growth assets

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.

growth fund

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.

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