|Index certificates||With an index certificate, you can directly benefit from the development of the underlying instrument. It allows you to diversify the risk, because you do not invest in one specific security, but in an index – such as for example the ATX. This way your investment is not influenced by the fluctuations in one security, but by the combined development of all the securities contained in the index. The losses of one group of shares may be offset by the gains in another group in the index. Your overall risk is therefore lower if you hold an index certificate than if you hold specific shares. Index certificates may be issued on performance indices as well as on price indices.|
|Index funds||Funds whose investment strategy focuses on replicating a certain index.|
|Index/indices||Measure for price and economic movements.|
|Individual share certificates||The number of shares is laid down in the memorandum and articles of association of the public limited company (no-par shares).|
|Initial offering price||The issuing price of a security on its issuing day.|
|Initial offering price, issue price||Price at which newly issued securities are initially offered to investors on the primary market.|
|Interest rate||The “price” of money. The higher the interest rate is relative to the market rate, the higher tends to be the risk the investor is exposed to.|
|Investment certificate||Certificates that are actually printed out and that represent the holder’s participation in a joint investment.|
|Issue||Initial flotation of a security|
|Issuer; to issue||The writer of securities. Shares are issued by companies, whereas bonds may be issued by companies, public corporations, the government, and other institutions.|
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