lotus

previous page: Glossary of Financial Terms: U-V
  
page up: Glossary of Financial Terms
  
next page: Glossary of Financial Terms: Y

Glossary of Financial Terms: W




Description

This article is from the Glossary of Financial Terms.

Glossary of Financial Terms: W

  • Wallflower
    Stock that has fallen out of favor with investors; tends to have a low P/E.

  • Wanted For Cash
    A statement displayed on market tickers which indicates that a bidder will pay cash for same day settlement of a block of a specified security.

  • Warrant
    A security entitling the holder to buy a proportionate amount of stock at some specified future date at a specified price, usually one higher than current market. This "warrant" is then traded as a security, the price of which reflects the value of the underlying stock. Warrants are usually issued as a "sweetener" bundled with another class of security to enhance the marketability of the latter,

  • Wasting Asset
    An asset which has a limited life and thus, decreases in value (depreciates) over time. Also applied to consumed assets, such as gas, and termed "depletion."

  • Watch List
    A list of securities selected for special surveillance by a brokerage, exchange or regulatory organization; firms on the list are often takeover targets, companies planning to issue new securities or stocks showing unusual activity.

  • Withdrawal Plan
    The ability to establish automatic periodic mutual fund redemptions and have proceeds mailed directly to the investor.

  • Writer
    The seller of an option contract.

  • W-TYPE Bottom
    A double bottom where the price or indicator chart has the appearance of a W.

 

Continue to:













TOP
previous page: Glossary of Financial Terms: U-V
  
page up: Glossary of Financial Terms
  
next page: Glossary of Financial Terms: Y