Compare and contrast relative and absolute dating
asset allocation) or between individual securities (i.e. Ad valorem tariff: A tariff assessed as a percentage of the value of an import.
Additional paid-in capital: Funds received by a company in a sale of common stock that are in excess of the par or stated value of the stock.
Accelerated depreciation: Methods of depreciation that write off the cost of a capital asset faster than under straight-line depreciation.
Absolute advantage: The ability to produce a good at lower cost, in terms of labor, than another country.
An absolute advantage exists when a nation or other economic region is able to produce a good or service more efficiently than a second nation or region.
Accrued expenses: Amounts owed but not yet paid for wages, taxes, interest, and dividends.
The accrued expenses account is a short-term liability.
Absolute-priority rule: The rule in bankruptcy or reorganization that claims of a set of claim holders must be paid, or settled, in full before the next, junior, set of claim holders may be paid anything.