Financy Glossary
The online dictionary of financial terms



Real Rate Of Return

The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned on an investment when inflation has been taken into account.


Recovery Shares

Shares that have fallen in value but are considered capable of recovering to previous levels, especially if the broader economy picks up.


Redemption Date

The date on which repayment or maturity of a bond or loan stock takes place.


Replacement Cost

The current terms cost of replacing one fixed asset with another.


Result Of Exercising Option

A term used by the London Stock Exchange to denote that a transaction was reported as a result of exercising a traditional or a negotiated option.


Result Of Stock Swap

A term used by the London Stock Exchange to denote that a trade was reported as a result of a stock swap or stock switch.


Round Lot

A trading lot that complies with the standard size for trading lots for that security type.

See also: Job Lot


Round Trip

The opening purchase or sale of a futures contract or options contract and the subsequent closing sale or purchase in the same contract.

When transaction costs for a futures contract or options contract are quoted, they are normally quoted on a round trip basis.



A sustained period of selling which drives down the price of something, such as a security or commodity.


Run on the bank

In a fractional-reserve banking system, banks normally only keep a small proportion of the total deposited amounts in the form of cash that’s available for immediate withdrawal by bank clients.

A run on the bank (also known as a bank run) occurs when a large number of bank clients simultaneously withdraw or attempt to withdraw cash from their deposit accounts because they believe that the financial institution is or is about to become insolvent.

A run on the bank can quickly generate its own momentum and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more people that withdraw cash, the greater the likelihood of the bank actually becoming insolvent.

If many banks suffer from simultaneous bank runs, it is known as a banking panic.

A systemic banking crisis occurs when all or almost all of the banking capital in a country is wiped out.