An International Securities Identification Number (ISIN), is a unique identifier code for a specific securities issue, including stocks, bonds, futures, warrants and options.


ISA stands for individual savings account, a form of UK investment that is exempt from tax on its returns.


An investor is any person who devotes capital to an investment in the hope that they will see a return from it. However, in the investment community, investors tend to have a different attitude to inv...

Investment grade

Investment grade is a rating applied to a municipal and corporate bond with a low risk of default.

Interest rate swap

An interest rate swap is an agreement to exchange interest payments from a financial instrument for interest payments from another financial instrument.

Insider dealing

Insider dealing, or insider trading, is an illegal activity that involves making an investment based on information that is not available to the general public.

Inflation Risk

Inflation risk, also referred to as purchasing power risk, is the risk that inflation will undermine the real value of cash flows made from an investment.

Index Providers

In trading, index providers calculate and distribute stock and other asset class indices. One of the important roles of the index provider is to classify and define markets, as their indices represent...

Inception Date

An inception date refers to the date when something officially starts or when something was originally created. This could refer to the date when a company is created (and formally registers with the ...


In finance, interest can have more than one definition. Firstly it refers to the charge levied against a party for borrowing money, which can be either a cost or a means of making profit for a trader....