Found:  21 Items

Take Off

A sharp increase in the price of a stock, or a positive movement of the market as a whole.


General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholders to another group of shareholders. Change in the controlling interest of a corporation, either through a friendly acquisition or an unfriendly, hostile, bid. A hostile takeover is usually attempted through a public tender offer.

Tangible Asset

Assets having a physical existence, such as cash, equipment, and real estate; accounts receivable are also usually considered tangible assets for accounting purposes. Opposite of intangible asset.

Tangible Benefit

A benefit produced by an investment that is immediately obvious and measurable.

Tax Credit

A dividend slip or voucher confirming that tax has already been paid on a dividend. If you are a lower or basic rate tax payer, you will have no further liability to tax. If you pay tax at the higher rate, the dividends should be declared on your tax return and you may be liable to a further amount of tax.

Technical Analysis

A method of investing which focuses on past price movements and attempts to identify trends that indicate future price movement. The successful technical analyst buys and sells on the basis of his preferred technical indicators, and hopes to make a profit when the share price fulfils his predictions.

Technical Analyst

A person who examines all data available on the overall market and individual stocks to ascertain their supply and demand in the marketplace

Third Market

The trading of exchange-listed securities in the over-the-counter market.


A scrolling electronic display on a screen. The symbols and numbers shown on the ticker indicate the security being traded, the latest sale price of the security, and the volume of the last transaction.

Time Value of Money

The basic principle that money can earn interest, therefore something that is worth $1 today will be worth more in the future if invested. This is also referred to as future value.


Refers to the process of building an investment portfolio by identifying the most attractive regions, countries, sectors to invest in (opposite of Bottom-up).

Total Return

The total annual return on an investment that includes income, capital gains, and interest.

Tracker Fund

A fund which aims to mirror the performance of a given stock market index rather than to seek to outperform that index.


An oral (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered done or final.


One who buys and sells securities for his/her personal account, not on behalf of clients.

Trading Floor

The place on an exchange where trading occurs.

Transaction Costs

The costs associated with transacting trades.

Transfer Payments

Money given by the government to its citizens. Examples include unemployment compensation, welfare and disability payments.

Transfer Price

The price at which one unit of a firm sells goods or services to another unit of the same firm.


The center of financial operations within a company. Responsible for such things as issuing new securities.


The independent entity which oversees the activities of a unit trust and ensures that all legal responsibilities are adhered to.