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Warrants

This type of financial instrument has a limited life and can be converted into new ordinary shares in the company at some time in the future at a fixed price.

Volatility

A measure of how much a share moves up and down in price over a period of time.

Unit trust

An open-ended fund in the form of a legal trust.

Treasury shares

Shares in a company’s own share capital which the company itself owns and which can be sold to investors to raise new funds.

Total assets

A measure of the size of an investment company.  The total value of all assets held, less current liabilities, including income for the current year.

TIDM

Tradable Instrument Display Mnemonics. A short, unique code used to identify UK-listed shares. Previously known as EPIC.

Subscription shares

A type of share that investors can convert into new ordinary shares in the company at some time in the future at a fixed price.

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