Terms beginning with 'R'
A brisk general rise in securities prices usually following a decline.
Rate of Return
A rate that takes into account both dividends and capital appreciation.
Rating on a Bond
An evaluation of quality and/or risk assigned by a rating agency such as Standard & Poor’s or Moody’s.
A return adjusted for changes in inflation.
An economic downturn.
The shareholder registration date that determines the recipients for that period’s dividends.
A commission charged when one withdraws money from a mutual fund.
The price at which a bond or preferred stock may be called prior to its maturity.
A bond whose ownership is determined by registration as opposed to possession such as a bearer bond.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI compares the magnitude of a stock’s recent gains to the magnitude of recent losses. For a more explanation of RSI, please see (provide link to Capital Focus for June 2004).
Repurchase Agreement (Repo)
A type of investment in which a security is sold with a prearranged purchase price and date designed to produce a particular yield.
That portion of profits not paid out in corporate taxes or dividends.
Return on Equity
Profits after taxes, interest, and preferred dividends as a percent of common equity.
Return on Investment
Profits before interest and taxes as a percent of total assets.
A securities exchange in which each shareholder receives a reduced number of shares but retains the same proportional ownership. For example, a 10 for one reverse split would exchange 10 new shares for each 100 old shares.
The degree of uncertainty associated with an expected investment return.
A change from one investment to another.