50 Investment Terms, Decoded

This list will take the mystery out of the most common investing terminology, so you can feel even more confident as you start your investing journey.

1. Alpha

Alpha is used to gauge the success of an investment strategy, portfolio, portfolio manager, or trader compared with a relevant benchmark.

2. Assets

An asset is anything that holds value that can be converted to cash.

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3. Asset Class

An asset class is a group of investments with similar characteristics that is likely to perform differently in the market than another asset class.

4. Asset  Allocation Fund

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An asset allocation fund is a diversified portfolio consisting of various asset classes.

5. Beta

Beta refers to how risky or volatile a security or portfolio is compared with the market overall.

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