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The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ To Direct Stock Investing by Lita Epstein, Douglas Gerlach

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Appendix A
Glossary
account administrator Handles DSPs and DRIPs for companies. This is usually a bank that tracks stock and dividend reinvestments and maintains customer accounts.
ACH Automated Clearing House, a national network that facilitates electronic transfers between banks and other financial institutions.
aggregate To pull together transactions from a number of different DSP or DRIP account holders.
asset allocation The process of dividing investments among different kinds of assets—such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and cash—to minimize risk and meet your long-term goals.
capital gains Profits that come from selling shares at a higher price than the original cost.
cost basis The calculated cost of a particular share or group ...

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