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NASDAQ Composite Index

The NASDAQ Composite Index measures all NASDAQ domestic and non-U.S. based common stocks listed on the NASDAQ stock Market.The Index is market value weighted. This means that each company's security affects the Index in proportion to its market by total shares outstanding, is calculated throughout the trading day, and is related to the total value of the Index.

Net Asset Value (NAV)

Net Asset Value (NAV) is the market value of the securities held by the scheme of a Mutual Fund.NAV varies on a day-to-day basis since the market value of securities changes regularly. The total market value divided by the total number of units of the scheme on a specific date is the NAV.To simplify, if you hold a unit in a mutual fund, the NAV is the value today of your unit.

Net Asset Value per Share

Equity excluding minority interests, divided by number of shares.

Net Profit Ratio

Profit from operations as a percentage of revenue.

No-load Funds

Mutual funds that do not carry a sales commission.

Non-operating Expense

Expenses not due to the basic business of company.

Non-operating Income

Income not derived from basic business of company

Normalized Earnings

Profits a company can be expected to achieve taking out cyclical effects and unusual events such as one-time write-offs caused by late product releases, customer bankruptcies and the like.


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