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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 'Annuity'

Investments inside an insurance contract that provide fixed or variable payments. All earnings inside the annuity accrue tax-deferred until they are distributed. Most annuities are sold by representatives for commissions and have high expense ratios.

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