The balance sheet or statement of financial position is a summary of a company’s assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity as of a specific date. The assets are listed first usually in order of liquidity.
Beta is defined as the measure of systematic risk of a security. The tendency of a security’s returns to respond to swings in the broad market.
Bid price is defined as the price at which a dealer is willing to purchase a security.
The bid-ask spread can be defined as the difference between a dealer’s bid and ask price.
A Binomial model is an option valuation model predicated on the assumption that stock prices can move to only two values over any short time period.
A block sale is a transaction of more than 10,000 shares of stock.
Block transactions are large transactions in which at least 10,000 shares of stock are bought or sold. Brokers or “block houses” often search directly for other large traders or a specific stock rather than brining the trade to a given stock exchange or stock market.
A bond is a simple borrowing arrangement in which the borrower issues (sells) an IOU to the investor. The contract obligates the issuer to make specific payments to the bondholder on specified dates.
Bond equivalent yield
Bond equivalent yield is bond yield calculated on an annual percentage rate method. Differs from effective annual yield.