LCM RULE Definition

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LCM RULE is an abbreviation for lower-of-cost-or-market rule. LCM requires that an asset be reported on the financial statements at the lower of purchase cost or market value.

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BLOCKAGE DISCOUNT ia an amount or percentage deducted from the current market price of a publicly traded security to reflect the decrease in the per share value of a block of those securities that is of a size that could not be sold in a reasonable period of time given normal trading volume.

INFLATION RISK is the risk that total return on the investment is less than the rate of inflation. It is one of the major risks in fixed income securities. Also called Purchasing Power Risk.

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