Account The relationship between a client and a broker firm allowing the firm's employee to be the client's buying and selling agent.
Account Balance Credits minus debits at the end of a reporting period.
Account Statement A summary of all transactions and positions (long and short) between a broker and a client.
Accrued Interest  Interest earned between the most recent interest payment and the present date, but not yet paid to the lender.
Acquisition  The act of one corporation acquiring control of another corporation.
Active Account Refers to a brokerage account in which many transactions occur.
Active Market A market in which there is frequent trading.
Agent A person who has received the power to act on behalf of another, binding that other person as if he or she were themselves making the decisions.
Amman Financial Market (AFM) The institution that was previously the regulator and operator of Jordan's capital market and has since been replaced by the regulatory body, the Jordan Securities Commission. The operations of the capital market now occur in the Amman Stock Exchange and the Securities Depository Center.
Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) The organized market for trading securities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ASE enjoys a legal personality with financial and administrative autonomy.
ANNA(The Association of National Numbering Agencies)  An Organization  which issues an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) in a uniform structure for use in any application in the trading and administration of securities in the international securities industry, implementing the international standard (ISO 6166).
Annual Meeting Meeting of stockholders held once a year at which the managers of a company report to the stockholders on the year's results.
Annual Report  The formal financial statement issued yearly by a publicly owned corporation, showing the firm's assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and earnings. 
Arbitrage The simultaneous buying and selling of a security at two different prices in two different markets. 
Arbitration A dispute resolution mechanism designed to help aggrieved parties recover damages.
Ask Price  The lowest price at which an owner will sell a given security (also called Offer Price ). 
Asset  Anything a person, company, or group owns or is owed, including money, investments, and property.
At Par  A price equal to nominal or face value of a security.
Audit An examination of a company's accounting records and books conducted by an outside professional in order to determine whether the company is maintaining records according to generally accepted accounting principles.
Auditor's Report A section of an annual report that includes the auditor's opinion about the veracity of the financial statements.