Terms starting with: D
The distribution arm typically of funds management groups or banking institutions designed to offer investors financial planning services. Dealer groups often employ large numbers of financial planners, offering them training, licensing and support services. They also often provide financial planners with lists of recommended investment products from which to service their clients.
An investment instrument issued by companies which pays a regular and fixed interest amount for the term of the investment. The invested funds (principal) are repaid at the end of the term (maturity).
The amount a person or entity (such as a business) owes to lenders. Diversification. Spreading invested amounts among several different savings or investments to reduce risk.
The spreading of investment funds among classes of securities and localities in order to distribute and control risk. This is a fundamental law of investment, meaning simply: 'don't put all your eggs in one basket'.
The payment to shareholders in a company of their portion of a company’s distributed profits. The portion is based on relative shareholdings.
A financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.