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Electronic Communication Network

ECN. An electronic system that brings buyers and sellers together for the electronic 

Execution

 of 

Trade

. It disseminates information to interested parties about the orders entered into the network and allows these orders to be executed. Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs) represent orders in 

Nasdaq

 stocks; they internally match 

Buy

 and 

Sell

 orders or represent the highest 

Bid

 prices and lowest 

Ask

 prices on the 

Open

 market. The benefits an investor gets from 

Trading

 with an 

ECN

 include 

After-hours trading

, avoiding 

Market

 makers (and their spreads), and anonymity (which is often important for large trades).



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Low

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Lows

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Muni

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Market maker

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Net

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Nasdaq

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OID

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Order

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Owe

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10-Q

,

10-K

,

52-week high

,

52-week low

,

19c3 stock

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

Accrued market discount

,

After-tax basis

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

Ask

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

Alternative order

,

At best

,

At call

,

Automated Order Entry System

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Adjusted futures price

,

ADS

,

Accelerated benefits

,

Accidental death benefit

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

After acquired clause

,

After-acquired collateral

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

Alligator spread

,

At the money

,

After-tax contributions

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

After-tax

,

Active market

,

After-hours trading

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Accredited investor

,

Angel investor

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Below par

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Best ask

,

Best bid

,

Bid

,

Bid/ask spread

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Block trade

,

Bond Buyer

,

Bond market

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

Best-execution requirement

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Base interest rate

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Basis trading

,

Bulldog market

,

Benefit

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bailing out

,

B shares

,

Butterfly spread

,

Buy and write

,

Benefit offset

,

Benefits administration

,

Borrowed stock

,

Buy-side

,

Box spread

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Capitalized interest

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Credit order

,

Compound interest

,

Call price

,

Capital market

,

CAT bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

Current market value

,

Closed out

,

Code of procedure

,

Contingency order

,

Contingent order

,

Crossed trade

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capital formation

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Commodity Trading Advisor

,

Contract market

,

Crack spread

,

Crush spread

,

CLU

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Callable stock

,

Certificate of stock

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Competitive bid

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Consumer interest

,

Correspondency system

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Crowding out

,

C shares

,

Calendar spread

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Credit spread

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Close out

,

Closing price

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Curbs out

,

Deficit net worth

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt market

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Dollar price

,

Day order

,

Designated Order Turnaround

,

Discretionary order

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Durable goods orders

,

Daily trading limit

,

Delivery price

,

Death benefit

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Double net lease

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Debit spread

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Delta spread

,

Diagonal spread

,

Double witching hour

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Defined benefit plan

,

Dirty stock

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily high

,

Daily low

,

Daylight trade

,

Day trade

,

Dead cat bounce

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Double auction market

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Electronic Funds Transfer

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

Execution

,

ECU

,

European Monetary System

,

Effective par

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Emerging market

,

Export-Import Bank

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Ex-all

,

Electronic wallet

,

Explicit interest

,

Ex-warrants

,

Earned benefit

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

ECN

,

Electronic Communication Network

,

Even spread

,

First In First Out

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Free trade

,

Forward price

,

Futures price

,

Fee-for-service

,

Fixed benefits

,

Fair market value

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Friends and family offering

,

Forward interest rate

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Flexible benefit plan

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Forward trade

,

Fourth market

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Gross spread

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Heir

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Horizontal spread

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Historical trading range

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Intercommodity spread

,

Interdelivery spread

,

Interest rate futures

,

Intermarket spread

,

Intracommodity spread

,

Inverted market

,

Import

,

Internal market

,

International trade

,

Insurable interest

,

Inside market

,

Insider trading

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Investor relations

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

Incidental benefit

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Internal Revenue Code

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

Individual investor

,

Inside spread

,

Institutional investor

,

In sympathy

,

Intermarket Trading System

,

In the tank

,

ITS

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Limit price

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Last trading day

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Living benefits

,

Loan stock

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Large cap

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Low

,

Lows

,

Money order

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Matrix trading

,

Mob spread

,

Muni

,

Muni fund

,

Make a market

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Marginable stock

,

Make whole provision

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Morningstar Rating System

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Market analysis

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Matching orders

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Mixed market

,

Net

,

Net book value

,

Net current assets

,

Net income

,

Net income multiplier

,

Net interest margin

,

Net investment

,

Net margin

,

Net Operating Income

,

Net operating margin

,

Net profit

,

Net profit margin

,

Net quick assets

,

Net sales

,

Net surplus

,

Net tangible assets

,

Non-cash expense

,

Non-financial asset

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

National Market System

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Non-callable

,

Non-callable bond

,

Noncompetitive bid

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

NASD

,

Nasdaq

,

NASD Regulation

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

Net capital ratio

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Non-cumulative preferred

,

Non-equity option

,

Normal market

,

No-Fault

,

Net Asset Value

,

Nonvoting stock

,

Net estate

,

No-Action Letter

,

Non-compete agreement

,

Non-disclosure agreement

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Non-conforming loan

,

Non-revolving credit card

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Non-resident alien tax

,

Neutral spread

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Net lease

,

Non-investment property

,

Non-contributory plan

,

Nonforfeitable benefit

,

Non-insured plan

,

Non-qualified retirement plan

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Narrow market

,

Nasdaq Composite Index

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

Net change

,

Net position

,

Net transaction

,

Net volume

,

New high

,

No book

,

Nonaccredited investor

,

Off the books

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Offering price

,

OID

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Open order

,

Or better

,

Order

,

Order flow

,

Order ticket

,

Open economy

,

Open market operation

,

Open interest

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open mortgage

,

Owe

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option price

,

Option spread

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open

,

Open market

,

Open position

,

Open repo

,

Open trade equity

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Order book official

,

Order imbalance

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Par bond

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Payment for order flow

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Physical market

,

Price limit

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Primary market

,

Public offering price

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Private Market Value

,

Pairs trade

,

Perpendicular spread

,

Price spread

,

Pension benefit

,

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Passive investor

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Program trading

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper trading

,

Priced out

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Quality spread

,

Qualified institutional investor

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Real interest rate

,

Regulation Q

,

Redemption price

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Restricted stock

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Retail investor

,

Ring

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

Secondary market

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Stock buyback

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Significant order

,

Small Order Execution System

,

Split order

,

Stock loan

,

Stop-limit order

,

Stop order

,

Stop price

,

Syndicate bid

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Standard of living

,

Settlement price

,

Single stock futures

,

Spot market

,

Spot price

,

Spot trading

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Survivor benefit

,

Secondary stock

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock certificate

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock consolidation

,

Stock exchange

,

Stock index

,

Stock market

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Stock power

,

Stock screening

,

Stock swap

,

Stock symbol

,

Stock ticker

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Security interest

,

Seller financing

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Spread option

,

Synthetic stock

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Share price

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Swing trade

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Scale order

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Small investor

,

Sophisticated investor

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Spread

,

Stop and reverse

,

Stopped out

,

Suspended trading

,

Tangible net worth

,

Times interest earned

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Trade

,

Trading

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trading authorization

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trade barrier

,

Trade deficit

,

Trade surplus

,

Trade house

,

Trading range

,

Triple witching hour

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Triple net lease

,

Truth in Lending

,

Two-step mortgage

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Trading profit

,

Top out

,

Trading Index

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Trade date

,

Trading costs

,

Trading curb

,

Trading floor

,

Trading halt

,

Trading session

,

Trading volume

,

Transparent market

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Underwriting spread

,

Unlisted trading

,

Unearned interest

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Value stock

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting stock

,

Void

,

Vertical spread

,

With interest

,

Wage price spiral

,

Work force

,

World Trade Organization

,

Witching hour

,

Waiver of premium

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield spread

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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