Online Investing Glossary: D

days to cover: The number of days it would take, on average, for the number of shares that are being shorted to trade.

diversifying: To spread your risk over a wide swath of investments.

dividend yield : The amount of return you’re getting in the form of a dividend, in other words, how big the dividend is relative to what you’ve invested.

dividends : Cash payments made by companies to their investors.

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