Living in the information age has its perks. Search engine data is a great barometer for what’s really on people’s minds—and if you’ve ever felt a little embarrassed about googling an investing term you think most people already know about, take comfort in the fact that there are millions of people out there who have exactly the same question. We put together a list of the most commonly searched investing terms to help cover the basics—and maybe even save you that next visit to Google.

This infographic shows 10 of the most frequently Googled investing terms and their definitions.

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