Glossary BG Image

Glossary of Stock Market Terms

Browse Terms By Number or Letter:
Financial Terms By: c
Cost

The opposite of revenue. An expense that reflects the price of purchasing goods, services and financial instruments. A cash cost means that cash is given up today to the purchase. Also, the purchase price of an investment, which is compared to the sale proceeds to determine capital gain or loss.

Copyright © 2018, Campbell R. Harvey. All Worldwide Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce without explicit permission.