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Dividend

A dividend is the distribution of some of a company’s earnings to a class of its shareholders, as determined by the company’s board of directors. Common shareholders of dividend-paying co...

Delta

(the Greek letter Δ)  A ratio of the change in a security’s option price to the underlying security price.

Domicile

Domicile refers to the place where an individual has a permanent home. You can only be domiciled in one country at a time. A domicile is acquired at birth, and is normally determined by your father’...

Divident Withholding Tax

Dividend withholding tax is the tax a company must take off a dividend before the payment is made to the shareholder. This is then passed onto the government in which the share is domiciled.

Dividend reinvestment

Dividend reinvestment means reinvesting dividend payments from stocks you hold back into your stock or investment portfolio rather than spending them. This may involve taking the dividend paid by each...

Designated Investment

A designated investment exchange is nominated by the issuer of a security as the exchange on which their security will be traded. They operate outside the UK, but work similarly to UK exchanges.

Depreciation

Depreciation is the term given to the decline in an asset’s value, either due to market conditions or other factors like wear and tear. It is the opposite of appreciation. When currencies and other ...

Delta one

A delta one product is a derivative which has, or is close to having, a one-to-one relationship with an underlying asset in terms of price movements. In other words, when there’s a change in the und...

Deflation

Deflation, in contrast to inflation, is a general decrease in the price of goods and services. More specifically, it happens when the rate of inflation is less than 0% or when, over time, the value of...

Defined Contribution Pension

A defined contribution pension scheme is one in which an employer, and sometimes the employee too, contributes an amount or a percentage of the employee’s earnings into an investment fund that’s t...