List of Glossary Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Numeric


QES
This is a report produced every quarter by Statistics South Africa which collects and collates information on employment from 20 000 formal businesses. In this regard it differs from the quarterly... read more
 
QFH
09- 07 - 2020
Quantum (QFH) is in the chicken business. It has four divisions - Animal feeds, eggs and layers, broilers and an African division where it sells related products. Quantum was... read more
 
QLFS
The quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) is a survey of 30 000 households from all sectors of the economy is produced every three months by Statistics South Africa. It provides the official unemployment... read more
 
QLT
12 - 08 - 2020
Quilter Plc (QLT) is a company spun out of Old Mutual as part of that group’s "managed separation" process. It was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)... read more
 
QUALIFIED AUDIT REPORT
Where the audit report in a company's financial statements contains a proviso. The auditors state that "the company's financials fairly represent the company's financial position, except for…".... read more
 
QUALITY OF EARNINGS
The quality of a company's earnings is measured by their consistency. An earnings growth of about 15% per annum is ideal from an investors viewpoint. If a company can sustain this for many years,... read more
 
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
The analysis of the prices of securities and their derivative instruments with the objective of developing a profitable trading strategy, often using program trading. Quantitative analysis involes... read more
 
QUANTITATIVE ANALYST
An individual who specialises in quantitative analysis of shares and other investment instruments such as derivatives. With the advent of high-speed computers, a profession of analysts has arisen... read more
 
QUANTITATIVE EASING
The policy of major Western countries to increase their money supply to stimulate growth as part of their monetary policy. Quantitative easing is the modern equivalent of printing money and injecting... read more
 
QUARTERLY BULLETIN
The Reserve Bank's quarterly report-back on the state of the economy. This document makes a very interesting read for the private investor because it gives a very credible overview of the economy... read more
 
QUARTERLY EARNINGS CHANGE
Historical earnings change between the earnings most recently reported and the quarter preceding. This statistic is much watched in America where companies are required to report financials every... read more
 
QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS
This is a report produced every quarter by Statistics South Africa which collects and collates information on employment from 20 000 formal businesses. In this regard it differs from the quarterly... read more
 
QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY
The quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) is a survey of 30 000 households from all sectors of the economy is produced every three months by Statistics South Africa. It provides the official unemployment... read more
 
QUARTERLY NET PROFIT MARGIN
Net operating earnings after taxes for the latest quarter divided by revenues for the quarter.
 
QUASI-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION
An organisation which is controlled by the government but is not directly a government department. Such organisations include state-owned enterprises (SOE) provincial governments and municipalities.... read more
 
QUICK RATIO
Indicates a company's financial strength; a company's cash and equivalent divided by current liabilities. This ratio is somewhat more stringent that the "acid test" ratio which includes all current... read more
 
QUOTA
The imposition by government of a limit on the amount of a certain product that can be produced. Government's sometimes decide that the unlimited production of certain products is not in the... read more
 
QUOTATION
The actual price or the bid or ask price of either cash commodities or futures or options contracts at a particular time.
 
QUOTED
A security whose prices are quoted on the price page of the newspaper. Not all listed securities are quoted. For example, preference shares are usually not quoted, unless they are either convertible... read more
 
QUOTRON
A proprietary financial data service.