WEB SITES FOR DISCERNING FINANCE
Glossary. Online version of glossary found in Fundamentals of
Financial Management, 13/e.
AAII Investor Glossary. Courtesy
of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII).
Abbreviations.com. The A to
Acronyms, Abbreviations & Initialisms on the Net. There is even a
Terminology Guide. Courtesy of the New York State Society of CPAs
(NYSSCPA) General Committee on Public Relations.
Terms|Accounting Dictionary. Courtesy of AccountingCoach.com.
Answers.com. Online dictionary,
encyclopedia, and much more. Just type in a business term and see all
the stuff you get! Note: some of this site's content comes courtesy
of Wikipedia, a
free open-source encyclopedia. Open-source encyclopedias have pros and
cons. I believe Wikipedia's pros outweigh the cons, but to learn more
about this issue visit Wikipedia:
Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology.
BuzzWhack: The Buzzword Compliant
Dictionary. Dedicated to de-mystifying buzzwords.
Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship: Private Equity
Glossary of Terms. The Corporate Governance Learning Center at
the Council of Institutional
Investors (CII) provides this handy corporate governance glossary.
Information: Definition of Terms. Definitions for company
"extensions" such as "GmbH". While U.S.
companies are usually followed by "Inc.", many foreign companies have
different endings. This site tells what these terms mean,
and where they are used.
A-Z. A glossary of derivatives-related terminology courtesy of
the Financial Pipeline.
Glossary. Courtesy of Prentice Hall's Guide to E-Commerce and
English-Chinese Glossary for Financial Terms and Acronyms. Merrill Lynch, in conjunction
with Tsinghua University, published this Glossary of Financial Terms and Acronyms, a valuable
tool for business journalists and students covering the global economy.
English-Spanish Specialized Dictionaries. English to Spanish and
Spanish to English financial and accounting dictionaries.
Mortgage Loan Glossary. Courtesy of FHA Mortgage Center.com. (This
website is NOT affiliated with any government
Online reference for financial and investment terms.
Courtesy of Art Branch, Inc.
Financial Times Lexicon.
The definitive glossary of economic, financial and business terms.
Educational Resource for Forex Professionals,
Traders, Investors and Beginners.
Glossary. International business glossary.
Bankruptcy Terms. Courtesy of BankruptcyData.Com.
Bond Terms. Courtesy of InvestinginBonds.com.
Glossary of Financial Crisis Terms. Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank Of
International Trade Terms. Courtesy of TradePort -- California's
Gateway to Global Trade.
of Project Finance Terms and Acronyms. Courtesy of Professor Benjamin
C. Esty, who created and maintains the
IFO -- Glossary of Terms.. Terms of particular use to accounts
payable professionals courtesy of IFO.
a Business: Glossary of Terms.
Individual Investors -- Dictionary of Financial Terms. Courtesy of
- InvestorWords: Investing Glossary.
JaxWorks: Glossary of
Latham & Watkins LLP -
Book of JargonŽ. Series of online glossaries and APPs
demystifies legal and business jargon, merger
regimes and bribery and corruption rules in multiple jurisdictions.
Intended for legal, financial and business executives across the
MarketWatch: Financial Glossary.
Mortgage Dictionary -- Glossary of Key Terms. Courtesy of
North American Savings Bank ( NASB) Glossary. Glossary of
common lending and banking terms.
Glossary. A huge collection of personal finance and mortgage-related
Law Company -- Glossary. Excellent glossary covering legal,
business, and securities terminology.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Glossary of Terms. Glossary of private equity and venture capital
Management Glossary. A comparative glossary (i.e., alternative
definitions are often provided) of project management terms.
Courtesy of the American Society for Quality.
Real Estate Glossary. Courtesy of Home & Garden Television
Business. Encyclopedia of Small Business, Business Biographies,
Business Plans, and Encyclopedia of American Industries.
The top section of this site contains the "Credit Research Foundation's
Glossary of Business, Accounting, Legal, Financial, Administrative,
Operational and Technological Words and Phrases."
Financial Glossary. Definitions of terms and concepts related to the
- Small Business Taxes & Management:
Glossary. Glossary indexes several sources -- terms are fully
searchable by author or can be browsed by letter.
Dictionary: The Dictionary of Sustainable Management. Dictionary
for business leaders and students of sustainability and business-related
TreasuryDirect Glossaries. Treasury securities glossaries -- one
individuals and another for
Loan Glossary. Information about common Veterans Administration (VA)
loan terms. (This website is NOT affiliated with any government
Post: Business Glossary.
Wikipedia: List of finance topics (alphabetical). Detailed
descriptions of finance topics/terms courtesy of "Wikipedia," a free
open-source encyclopedia. An open-source encyclopedia has pros and
cons. For this one, I think the pros outweigh the cons. To learn more,
Wikipedia:About. Also, see their entries for Accountancy and
The Word Spy. This Web site is
devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases.
Find out about the adoption and origins of words and phrases like "B2B,"
"fume date," "triple bottom line," and "cookie-jar accounting."
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