Words Used In Corporate Finance

Understanding the language of finance.

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Take a quick look at the financial pages of any major newspaper. You'll see all sorts of terms and phrases that have a very specific meaning to those who work in the world of corporate finance. For others, however, these terms can seem confusing – or even intimidating!

This Mind Tools "Words" page is designed to help you navigate your way through the language of finance. We provide a quick-reference glossary of many words and phrases commonly used when discussing publicly traded companies. This "Words" page covers the following terms:

Financial Analysis Terms

General Corporate Finance Terms

Financial Analysis Terms

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