ALPHA Definition

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ALPHA is the measurement of returns from an investment in excess of market returns. It represents the amount expected from fundamental causes, e.g. the growth rate in earnings per share. This contrasts with BETA, which is a measure of risk or volatility.

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AGENCIES is securities issued by various agencies of the U.S. Government, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association.

NON-CASH FINANCING & INVESTING is where information about transactions and other events that do not result in any cash flows during the financial year but affect assets and liabilities that are recognized must be disclosed in the financial report where the transactions and other events: a. involve parties external to the entity; and b. relate to the financing or investing activities of the entity.

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