Todays Financial Glossary

italyBenchmark – A point of reference against which stocks or other investments may be evaluated.

Bond– A type of loan in which an investor gives money to the government or a corporation with a set interest rate and maturity date.

caveat emptor – The principal that a buyer is liable for checking the quality and suitability of goods before making an acquisition.

cost-benefit analysis – Examine whether the cost of an item is more than, equal to, or less than the benefit that comes from its acquisition.

cost comparison– Evaluate the cost of two or more goods or services in an attempt to find the best value.

 credibility criteria – Standard by which charitable organizations are evaluated in order to make certain their credibility.

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