Our comprehensive glossary explains many of the terms commonly used in the international markets.


The increase in the value of a company's stock value plus the dividend paid out per share from one year ago.

Yield curve

This is a graph showing a relationship of short-term interest to long-term interest rates. When Long-term rates are above short-term; This will be upward sloping. Long-term rates are lower than the short-term rates the curve will have a downward slope.