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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 'Annualize'

To convert a return to an annual basis. For example, if an investment earns 1% in a month, the approximate annualized return would be 12%. A ten year return of 100% would produce an approximate annualized return of 10% per year.

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