The mean of a set of numbers. Averages are used extensively in the share market for the determination of market indexes and economic data. The moving average in its various forms (simple, exponential, time series, triangular, variable rate etc.) is the application of an averaging technique to share price (and other) data to reduce the “noise” in the chart and reveal the underlying trends. Average annualised returns are calculated for investments over their period. Per share data, like earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS), are calculated using the average number of shares in issue during the accounting period (as opposed to the “fully diluted” figures using year-end issued shares).

Disclaimer - All information and data contained within the PDSnet Glossary terms is for informational and educational purposes only. PDSnet makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity, of any information, and shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Information in the PDSnet glossary terms is based on the author’s opinion and experience and should not be considered professional financial investment advice. The ideas and strategies should never be used without first assessing your own personal and financial situation, or without consulting a financial professional. Thoughts and opinions will also change from time to time as more information is accumulated. PDSnet reserves the right to delete any glossary term for any reason.« Back to Glossary Index

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\newage\wp-content\plugins\slickquiz\php\slickquiz-front.php on line 59