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Financial Dictionary 

Thousands of investors have told us they are confused by the investment jargon that is used by financial advisors. We also know some terms, that investors don't understand, are used by advisors as sales ploys. They establish themselves as experts when they define a term you may not understand. 

There is an alternative. We have defined more than 1,500 commonly used financial terms. Look-up a definition by entering the term in the search engine or using the alphabetical search service.

Definition of 'Accrual Basis'

Accounting method that recognizes income and expense as it's earned or incurred, even though the transaction or activity did not result in an actual cash payment. The alternative to accrual accounting is cash basis accounting.

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