DOWN PAYMENT is a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later as stipulated by contract; written or oral.
RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE) measures the overall efficiency of the firm in managing its total investments in assets and in generating a return to stockholders. It is the primary measure of how well management is running the company. ROE allows you to quickly gauge whether a company is a value creator or a cash consumer. By relating the earnings generated to the shareholders equity, you can see how much cash is created from the existing assets. Clearly, all things being equal, the higher a companys ROE, the better the company. Formula: Net Income / Stockholders Equity
GIVEUP is the opposite of "pickup." A reduction in yield as a result of a swap transaction in which one security is sold and another purchased. Yield declines rather than increases as a result of the transaction.
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