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Diminishing marginal returns

The 

Economic

 theory, supported by empirical evidence, that as the amount of any one input is increased, holding all other inputs constant, the amount that output increases for each additional 

Unit

 of the expanding input will generally decrease.



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Allowance for depreciation

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Annuity unit

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ACH

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Accrual of discount

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Amortization of premium

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At par

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All or any part

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At best

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At call

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All-risks coverage

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At risk

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Add-on service

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Abstract of title

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As is

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Attorney in fact

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Assignment of mortgage

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A shares

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At the money

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Accumulation unit

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Across the board

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Additional paid-in capital

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Average up

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Arbitrage Pricing Theory

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Ad valorem

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Amount recognized

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Against the box

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At the bell

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At the close

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At the figure

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At the full

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At the market

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At the opening order

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Automated Pricing and Reporting System

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Away from the market

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Below the line

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Books of final entry

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Books of original entry

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Bank holding company

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Banking Act of 1933

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Bureau of Public Debt

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Brought over the wall

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Buying on margin

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Buy on close

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Buy on opening

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Buy the book

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Balance of payments

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Board of Governors

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Breaking the syndicate

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Bill of exchange

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Bill of sale

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Breach of trust

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By the book

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Bailing out

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Bust-up takeover

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B shares

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Buy and write

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Bubble theory

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Breadth-of-market theory

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Beat the gun

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Cost Of Goods Sold

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Cost of sales

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Certificate of Participation

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Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

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Closed out

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Code of procedure

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Capitalization of income

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Constant dollar GDP

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Constant dollars

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Cost of Living Adjustment

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Cost-of-living index

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Council of Economic Advisers

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Cash and carry trade

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Chasing the market

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Chicago Board of Trade

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Cost-of-living rider

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Certificate of stock

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Cost of carry

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Certificate of title

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Contract for deed

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Cancellation of debt

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Cash-out refinancing

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Certificate of Claim

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Cost of debt capital

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Cost of funds

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Crowding out

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Core holding

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C shares

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Class of options

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Close to the money

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Covered put

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Certificate of Occupancy

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Cloud on title

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Cash or Deferred Arrangement

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Class A Shares

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Class B Shares

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Conduit theory

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Crash of 1929

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Crash of 1987

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Constant dollar plan

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Child and dependent care credit

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Coefficient of determination

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Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

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Close a position

,

Close out

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Cornering the market

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Curbs in

,

Curbs out

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Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

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Date of payment

,

Division of Enforcement

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Division of Investment Management

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Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

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De-escalation clause

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De facto

,

Doing business as

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Durable Power of Attorney

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Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

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Debtor-in-possession financing

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Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

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Discharge of bankruptcy

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Discharge of lien

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Due-on-sale clause

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Deep in the money

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Deep out of the money

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Deed of Surrender

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Dogs of the Dow

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Double up

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Dow dividend theory

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Depth of market

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Economic surplus

,

Economic value

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Eurodollar certificate of deposit

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Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

European Currency Unit

,

Economic

,

Economic cycle

,

Economic growth

,

Economic growth rate

,

Economic indicator

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Economic sanctions

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E-mini

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Exchange for futures

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Exchange for physical

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Exchange of spot

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Ex-pit transaction

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Ex-all

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Ex-warrants

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Economic rent

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

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Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

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Elliott Wave Theory

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Even up

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First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Face-amount certificate

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Face amount

,

Fee-for-service

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

,

General Obligation Bond

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General account

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General Securities Representative Examination

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G-7

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General Accounting Office

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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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G-8

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General lien

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General mortgage

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Growth and income fund

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Gather in the stops

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Greater fool theory

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

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Hit the bid

,

House of issue

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holding company

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

Home equity line of credit

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Holding period

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Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

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Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

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In escrow

,

In-house

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Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

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In line

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

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Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

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Inc.

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In intestacy

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In play

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In-process research and development

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I/O strip

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In-service withdrawal

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Imbalance of orders

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In and out

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In sympathy

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In the tank

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Jointly and severally

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Jumping the gun

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Joint will

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Joint and several liability

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Joint and survivor annuity

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Knock-out option

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Last In First Out

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Lender of last resort

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Law of one price

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Lending at a rate

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Limit-on-close order

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Law of demand

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Law of supply

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Limit up

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London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

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Letter of comment

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Living will

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Line of credit

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Lock-in

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Leading the market

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Locked in

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Long-term gain or loss

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Level I quotes

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Make a market

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Market on close order

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Medium of exchange

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Money at call

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Married put

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Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

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Notice of Sale

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National Association of Securities Dealers

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National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

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No quote

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NSTA

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No-Fault

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No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

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No-lien affidavit

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Notice of Default

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Notional principal amount

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No-load

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Naked put

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National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

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No-load stock

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No book

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Off the books

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One time charge

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Other current assets

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Other long term liabilities

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Office of Thrift Supervision

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Out-of-favor

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Over-the-Counter

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On-floor order

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On margin

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Or better

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Other income

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One-share one-vote rule

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Opinion of title

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On account

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On-the-spot loan

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Out of the money

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Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

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Odd-lot theory

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On-balance volume

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On close

,

One man picture

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On open

,

On the opening

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

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Put bond

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Put provision

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Payment for order flow

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P&L

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Provision for income taxes

,

PPO

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Pour-over will

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Power of Attorney

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Paid up

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Principal amount

,

Prioritization of debt

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Protective put

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Protective put buying

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Put

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Put option

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Put swaption

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Put warrant

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Paid-in capital

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Paid-in surplus

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Percent held by institutions

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Private Investment in Public Equity

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Portfolio theory

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Preservation of capital

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Put ratio backspread

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Point-and-figure chart

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Painting the tape

,

Priced out

,

Put/call ratio

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Reports and Records

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Return of capital

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Return on Capital

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Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Reading the tape

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Regulation D

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Regulation G

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Regulation T

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Regulation U

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Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

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Rate of exchange

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Reciprocal of European terms

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Regulation A

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Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Roll up

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rally

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

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Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

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Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Step-up bond

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Specialist unit

,

Standard of living

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Step-up warrant

,

Synthetic put

,

Step-up lease

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Santa Claus rally

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Support

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Stopped out

,

T-Bill

,

Take a position

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trickle-down theory

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Top out

,

Take a bath

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U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

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U.S. Treasury

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U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unit

,

Uncovered put

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Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit Trust

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Waiver of premium

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Widow-and-orphan stock

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W-2 Form

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W formation

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When, as, and if issued

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X or XD

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Y shares


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