List of Glossary Terms

The PDSnet Glossary of Terms contains definitions and explanations for over 2600 financial market terms. These definitions are constantly kept up-to-date with current topical examples from the markets. They are also updated for changes in legislation and current events like COVID19 and the July 2021 civil unrest.

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The term for an illegal miner in South Africa is Zama Zama, which means "people who try" in Zulu. Illegal miners are also known as "Galamsey". South Africa has... read more


The currency of South Africa. The currency is also used in Lesotho and Namibia while other countries in the area have pegged their currencies to the rand.... read more


The ZARX is a registered stock exchange in South Africa. It aims to become a pan-African with a relatively low cost structure. It boasts settlement in T+0... read more


Products which do not attract value added tax (VAT). The zero-rating of various food stuffs and other products, like educational products, is designed to... read more


A securities market where the total of capital gains made by investors exactly equals the total of capital losses by other investors,... read more


Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is a method of budgeting in which all expenses must be justified for each new period. The process starts from a "zero-base"... read more


A zero coupon bond is one where the interest (or coupon) on the bond is capitalised into the final redemption price. In other words, the bond... read more


In a bull market, an Elliott three-wave pattern that subdivides into a 5-3-5 pattern with the top of wave B noticeably lower than the start... read more


A base metal which is used mainly for galvanising to prevent corrosion of iron or steel. It is also used in various alloys with other metals... read more


A company that cannot pay the interest on its debts. The term originates in Japan where companies were sustained by the banking sector... read more