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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. 

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Definition of 'American Depository Receipt (ADR)'

A certificate for the shares of a foreign-based corporation that is held in a U.S. bank and entitles shareholder to all dividends and capital gains. Instead of buying shares of foreign companies in overseas markets, Americans can buy shares on U.S. exchanges in the form of an ADR.

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