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  • A rally is a significant short-term recovery in the price of a stock or commodity, or of a market in general, after a period of decline or sluggishness.

    Stocks that make a particularly strong recovery in a particular sector or in the market as a whole are often said to be leading the rally, a reference to the term's origins in combat, where an officer would lead his rallying troops back into battle. While a rally may signal the beginning of a bull market, it doesn't necessarily do so.

  • Browse Related Terms: Advance-decline (A-D) line, Advancer, Decliner, Gainer, Loser, Rally, Sell-off

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  • Ranking is a method of assigning a value to an investment in relation to comparable investments by using a scale.

    The scale might be a straightforward numerical (1 to 5) or alphabetical (A to E) system, or one that also uses stars, checks, or some other icon to convey the evaluation.

    Research firms and individual analysts typically establish and publish their criteria - though not their methodology - for establishing their rankings.

    These criteria, which also differ by investment type, may include quantitative information such as past earnings, price trends, and the issuing company's financial fundamentals, or more qualitative assessments, such as the state of the marketplace.

    Ranking can be a useful tool in evaluating potential investments or in reviewing your current portfolio. Before depending on a ranking, though, you'll want to understand how it has been derived and how accurate the system for assigning the values has been over time.

  • Browse Related Terms: Bottom-up investing, Fundamental analysis, Good will, intrinsic value, Present value, Qualitative analysis, Quantitative analysis, Ranking

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  • Real property is what's more commonly known as real estate, or realty.

    A piece of real property includes the actual land as well as any buildings or other structures built on the land, the plant life, and anything that's permanently in the ground below it or the air above it. In that sense, real property is different from personal property, which you can move from place to place with you.

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  • When an event is reported as it happens - such as a quick jump in a stock's price or the constantly changing numbers on a market index - you are getting real-time information.

    Traditionally, this type of information was available to the public with a 15- or 20-minute time delay or was reported only periodically by news services.

    Because of the Internet and cable TV, however, more and more individual investors have access to real-time financial news. Knowing what's happening enables you and others to make buy and sell decisions based on the same information that institutional investors and financial services organizations are using.

    Real time, when used in computer technology, means that there is an interactive program that collects data and reports results immediately. The alternative, called batch processing, occurs when data is collected, stored, and then reported later in the evening or the next day.

  • Browse Related Terms: Bourse, Currency trading, Cyber Crime, NASDAQ, NASDAQ Stock Market, real time, Stock market, Wire house

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  • When you recapture assets, you regain them, usually because of the provisions of a contract or legal precedent.

    When a contract is involved, you may be entitled to recapture a percentage of the revenues from something you produce in addition to being paid the cost of producing it.

    For example, a hotel developer might be entitled to recapture a portion of the hotel's profits. Most of the time, recapture works in your favor, but depending on the situation, it can also mean a financial loss.

    A negative form of recapture occurs when the government makes you repay tax benefits that you've profited from in the past. For example, say that your divorce settlement calls for you to pay $150,000 to your ex-spouse over three years. If you pay all of the money in the first two years in order to qualify for a tax deduction, and pay nothing in the third year, the IRS may force you to recapture part of your deduction in the third year and pay taxes on it.

  • Browse Related Terms: Business Day, Bylaws, Debt Elimination Scheme, Domicile, Incorporation, Limited liability company, Nonprofit, Recapture, sales tax, Sole proprietor, Tenancy-in-common

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