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      YTD
  NY DJIA 22,371 13.20%
  NY NASDAQ 6,461 20.03%
  London FTSE 7,275 1.85%
  Tokyo Nikkei 20,299 6.20%
  Shanghai SSE 3,347 3.01%
  Frankfurt DAX 12,562 9.41%
  Paris CAC 40 5,237 7.72%
  Singapore SGX 3,220 11.80%
  Malaysia KLSE 1,774 8.04%
  Thailand SET 1,673 8.40%
 
    USD EUR
  GBP 0.74 0.89
  JPY 111.52 133.92
  EUR 0.83 -
  USD - 1.20
  CNY 6.57 7.89
  CAD 1.23 1.47
  AUD 1.25 1.50
  HKD 7.80 9.37
 
      YTD
  Gold $1,315.90 14.34%
  Brent Crude $55.36 0.73%
  Silver $17.36 5.60%
  Platinum $955.52 0.37%
  Natural Gas $3.13 -4.51%
  Wheat $444.50 9.48%
   
    Updated On 20-09-2017
 
Glossary of Terms
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Facility
This is the agreed amount that a bank will allow a customer to borrow up to.
Final dividend
Once a company has drawn up its annual accounts the directors can work out and declare, or recommend to the shareholders, the amount of the final dividend.
Finance lease
Under this type of lease the organisation leasing the goods is treated as if it owns the goods. It gains the profits that would come with ownership but it also suffers the losses.
Financial statement
This is a statement which includes the annual accounts, directors' report and so on.
Financial year
This is the year covered by a set of annual financial statements.
Fiscal
This word is used to describe finances controlled by the Government.
Fixed asset
A fixed asset is one which is intended to be used for several years. Examples are buildings, machinery and vehicles.
Fixed interest rate
This is an interest rate which does not change during the life of a loan.
Floating charge
A floating charge is used to provide security for money lent to a company. The charge is over the company's liquid assets(such as stocks and debtors) but it is only triggered by an event such as liquidation.
Floating exchange rates
These are exchange rates between currencies which are allowed to go up and down in line with supply and demand. The countries concerned do not attempt to maintain a particular exchange rate.
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Mar 2017
Confidence among European and global fund managers is increasing, with many seeing European equities as undervalued as the macro landscape improves.
Feb 2017
A 17-year bear market is over. The next two to three years could be the best time in decades to be invested in the UK stockmarket. Expect the FTSE 100 to smash through 8,000 - maybe even run on to 10,000.
Jan 2017
Financial advisers are expected to invest more in 'smoothed' multi-asset funds over the next two years as a response to market uncertainty.
Jan 2017
Chinese cities hold the top four spots in a global ranking measuring economic growth, wealth levels and size of working population.
 
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