The world of business, finance and economics has its very own vocabulary
– one that can seem daunting at times, even to a seasoned professional.
Now, with more people than ever before confronting business issues in
their personal and professional lives, the Reuters Financial Glossary has
become an indispensable tool for making sense of the language.
Reuters reputation as the world’s leading news and information company is
built on a global network of more than 2,500 financial market experts
within our editorial operation. Our journalists make it their business to
understand, then explain, the terminology used in markets and business
around the globe. And through this Glossary you too can now tap into
This is the second edition for the public of Reuters Financial Glossary and
it has been completely overhauled and updated. In this edition we have
added more than 500 new terms, keeping pace with the rapidly changing
world in which we all live. We have also added many new worked examples
and graphics to help illustrate complex terms, calculations or formulas.
For the first time, this edition of Reuters Financial Glossary also includes
three important sections – on the economy, company analysis and
financial accounting – which expand beyond simple definitions to give you
more detail, relevant background and useful examples.
And when you’re on the move, you can also access this Glossary online at
Whether you are trading in the markets for a living or are just an interested
bystander, we trust you will find this book a useful companion.
Editor in Chief