|Net Asset Value (NAV)||
The term used to reflect the total value of an investment fund's assets (usually indicated on a per share/unit basis). In determining the net asset value (NAV), the current value of all assets held by a fund are added up and any expenses deducted. The resulting amount is then divided by the number of the outstanding fund shares/units.
A stock or bond issue sold by a company for the first time. Proceeds may be used to retire the company's outstanding securities, or be used for a new plant, equipment or additional working capital. New debt issues are also offered by governments.