appreciation


appreciation
Increase in the value of an asset. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A rise in a currency's value. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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appreciation ap‧pre‧ci‧a‧tion [əˌpriːʆiˈeɪʆn] noun [uncountable]
1. FINANCE an increase in the value of something:

• There has been a sharp appreciation in the share prices of US companies.

ˌcapital appreciˈation also ˌasset appreciˈation
FINANCE an increase in the value of an asset, especially financial investments or property ; = capital growth:

• Investors invest in companies because they expect a flow of income plus capital appreciation over time.

2. FINANCE an increase in the value of one currency compared to other currencies:

• He estimated that currency appreciation cost the company £700,000 last year.

capital appreciation against

• the appreciation of sterling against the dollar

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appreciation UK US /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃən/ noun [U] FINANCE
an increase in value: »

At 17.55%, the state's house-price appreciation was nearly triple the national rate.

appreciation in sth »

potential appreciation in share price

See also CAPITAL APPRECIATION(Cf. capital appreciation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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