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Option contract

The right, but not the 

Obligation

, to 

Buy

 (for a 

Call

 option) or 

Sell

 (for a 

Put

 option) a specific amount of a given stock, commodity, 

Currency

Index

, or 

Debt

, at a specified price (the strike price) during a specified period of time. For 

Stock option

, the amount is usually 100 

Share

. Each option 

Contract

 has a buyer, called the holder, and a seller, known as the writer. If the option 

Contract

 is exercised, the 

Writer

 is responsible for fulfilling the 

Terms

 of the 

Contract

 by delivering the shares to the appropriate 

Party

. In the case of a security that cannot be delivered such as an 

Index

, the 

Contract

 is settled in 

Cash

. For the holder, the potential loss is limited to the price 

Paid

 to acquire the option. When an 

Option

 is not exercised, it expires. No shares change hands and the 

Money

 spent to 

Purchase

 the 

Option

 is lost. For the buyer, the upside is unlimited. 

Option

 contracts, like stocks, are therefore said to have an asymmetrical payoff 

Pattern

. For the writer, the potential loss is unlimited unless the 

Contract

 is covered, meaning that the 

Writer

 already owns the security underlying the option. 

Option

 contracts are most frequently as either leverage or protection. As leverage, options allow the holder to control equity in a limited capacity for a fraction of what the shares would cost. The difference can be invested elsewhere until the 

Option

 is exercised. As protection, options can guard against price fluctuations in the near 

Term

 because they provide the 

Right

 acquire the underlying stock at a fixed price for a limited time. 

Risk

 is limited to the 

Option

 premium (except when writing options for a security that is not already owned). However, the costs of 

Trading

 options (including both commissions and the bid/ask spread) is higher on a percentage 

Basis

 than 

Trading

 the underlying stock. In addition, options are very complex and require a great 

Deal

 of observation and 

Maintenance

. also called option.



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,

Ask

,

Action

,

Bid

,

Bid/ask spread

,

Buy

,

Basis

,

Cash

,

Commission

,

Call

,

Cap

,

Currency

,

CLU

,

Contract

,

Call option

,

Cover

,

Debt

,

Deal

,

ECU

,

ECI

,

Exercise

,

Fill

,

FRA

,

High

,

Index

,

Inc.

,

Low

,

Maintenance

,

Money

,

Mean

,

NOW

,

Obligation

,

Option

,

Owe

,

Option contract

,

Option premium

,

Own

,

Purchase

,

Pot

,

Party

,

Paid

,

Put

,

Put option

,

Pattern

,

Risk

,

Right

,

Ring

,

SEC

,

Sell

,

Share

,

Stock option

,

Settle

,

Spread

,

Term

,

Trading

,

Terms

,

UIT

,

VAT

,

Write

,

Writer


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10-Q

,

10-K

,

52-week high

,

52-week low

,

12b-1 funds

,

19c3 stock

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Accrual basis accounting

,

Acquisition cost

,

Adjusted basis

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Average collection period

,

ACH

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

After-tax basis

,

Agency security

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

Ask

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

Asset-backed security

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Average equity

,

Active money

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Adjusted futures price

,

American Depositary Share

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

Adhesion contract

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Affordability index

,

Amortization term

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

Alligator spread

,

American option

,

American-style option

,

Asian option

,

At the money

,

Automatic exercise

,

Average option

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Average contribution percentage

,

Across the board

,

Action

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Ad valorem

,

Amount recognized

,

Arithmetic mean

,

Arms Index

,

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

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Back pay

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Barren money

,

Below par

,

Best ask

,

Best bid

,

Bid

,

Bid/ask spread

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bond Buyer

,

Book-entry security

,

Bullet contract

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

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

,

Broad money

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Base period

,

Basis point

,

Board of Governors

,

Basis

,

Basis trading

,

Buying basis

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

Bust-up takeover

,

Benchmark risk

,

B shares

,

Butterfly spread

,

Buy and write

,

Blackout period

,

Bearer share

,

Bonus share

,

Borrowed stock

,

Broad-base index

,

Buy-side

,

Box spread

,

Blow-off top

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capitalized cost

,

Capital loss

,

Cash

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash basis

,

Cash budget

,

Cash control

,

Cash conversion cycle

,

Cash cycle

,

Cash earnings

,

Cash equivalence

,

Cash journal

,

Cash ratio

,

Contra account

,

Cost Accounting

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Current debt

,

Cash reserves

,

Commission

,

Cabinet security

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Cap

,

Cash equivalents

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Bond Obligation

,

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation

,

Collaterized Loan Obligation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Commodity-backed bond

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Conversion option

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion premium

,

Conversion price

,

Convertible debt

,

Convertible security

,

Credit risk

,

Call money rate

,

Cash account

,

Code of procedure

,

Commission house

,

Contra broker

,

Contract broker

,

Customer protection rule

,

Convertible currency

,

Covered arbitrage

,

Currency

,

Currency convertibility

,

Currency fluctuations

,

Currency swap

,

Cash dividend

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cap rate

,

Consumer confidence index

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash commodity

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Cash settlement

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Commodity Exchange

,

Commodity futures

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity paper

,

Commodity pool

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Commodity Trading Advisor

,

Contract grades

,

Contract market

,

Contract month

,

Cost basis

,

Crack spread

,

Crush spread

,

Country risk

,

Cash surrender value

,

Cash value

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Cash withdrawal

,

Casualty loss

,

CLU

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Callable stock

,

Capital gains distribution

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Corporate action

,

Cost of carry

,

Competitive bid

,

Certificate of title

,

Class action suit

,

Contract

,

Contract for deed

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash advance

,

Cash collateral

,

Cash credit

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Chapter 10

,

Consumer debt

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit limit

,

Cure period

,

C shares

,

Calendar spread

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Cashless exercise

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Contract size

,

Counterparty risk

,

Covered call

,

Covered option

,

Covered put

,

Covered straddle

,

Credit spread

,

Cash Against Documents

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash-balance plan

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Capitalization weighted index

,

Cash sale

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Cover

,

Capital gains tax

,

Capital loss carryover

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Cash buying

,

Cash delivery

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Closing price

,

Closing purchase

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Debt service coverage

,

Depreciated cost

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Debt

,

Debt capital

,

Debt-equity swap

,

Debt financing

,

Debt limit

,

Debt market

,

Debt shelf

,

Digested security

,

Dollar price

,

Droplock security

,

Dual currency bond

,

Del credere agency

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Dollar terms

,

Date of record

,

Distribution period

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Daily trading limit

,

Delivery price

,

Derivative security

,

Decreasing term life

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

Directed share program

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debt consolidation

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Debt retirement

,

Debt service

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Default risk

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

Debit spread

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Delta spread

,

Diagonal spread

,

Downside protection

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

DAX 100

,

Dirty stock

,

Distressed security

,

Diversifiable risk

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Daily high

,

Daily low

,

Depth of market

,

Downside risk

,

Deal

,

Deal flow

,

Effective debt

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Embedded option

,

Equity-linked note

,

Equity risk premium

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Event risk

,

Exchangeable security

,

Exempt security

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

European Currency Unit

,

European terms

,

Extended broad money

,

Effective par

,

ECI

,

Edge Act

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange against actuals

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Exchange versus cash

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

EAFE Index

,

Equity funding

,

Excluded risk

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Equity option

,

Ex-all

,

Equity kicker

,

Equity mortgage

,

Enhanced index fund

,

Equity fund

,

Early exercise

,

European-style option

,

Exchange-traded option

,

Exercise

,

Exercise assignment

,

Exercise limit

,

Exercise notice

,

Exercise ratio

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Equity REIT

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Equity capital

,

Equity financing

,

Equity swap

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even spread

,

Even up

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Fixed cost

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Face-amount certificate

,

First call date

,

Fixed income

,

Fixed income equivalent

,

Fixed-income arbitrage

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Federal Call

,

Fill

,

Fill or kill

,

Flotation costs

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fiat money

,

Foreign currency option

,

Forward deal

,

Fractional share

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Foreign Debt

,

Free market price

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Forward cover

,

Forward price

,

Futures contract

,

Futures option

,

Futures price

,

Face amount

,

Fee-for-service

,

Fixed annuity

,

Fixed benefits

,

Fixed premium

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Floating security

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Financial risk

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

FRA

,

Full faith and credit

,

Funded debt

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Far option

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

General Obligation Bond

,

Graduated security

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

Good Til Canceled

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

Great Depression

,

Gross National Debt

,

G-8

,

Grace period

,

Gross spread

,

Growing equity mortgage

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Historical cost

,

High-grade bond

,

High yield

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hard currency

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Health Maintenance Organization

,

High

,

High-flyer

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity

,

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

,

Home equity debt

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home equity loan

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Horizontal spread

,

Housing Market Index

,

Holding period

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Historical trading range

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Index bond

,

Index-linked bond

,

In escrow

,

Inflation-indexed security

,

Interest rate risk

,

Intermediate-term

,

Invested capital

,

Investment security

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Index

,

Invisible hand

,

Intercommodity spread

,

Interdelivery spread

,

Intermarket spread

,

Intracommodity spread

,

Insurance premium

,

Identified shares

,

Insider trading

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Institutional pot

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Interest rate cap

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income risk

,

Index fund

,

Institutional shares

,

Index option

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Installment sales contract

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Idiosyncratic risk

,

Index arbitrage

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

Inside spread

,

In sympathy

,

Intermarket Trading System

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Junior debt

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Junior equity

,

Jensen index

,

Know Your Customer

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Letter security

,

Limited risk

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Limit price

,

Lawful money

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Last trading day

,

Limit down

,

Limit move

,

Limit up

,

Lock-limit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Limited company

,

Level premium insurance

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Loan stock

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Lockup period

,

Legal age

,

Legal risk

,

Lifetime cap

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Lapsed option

,

Listed option

,

Land contract

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Long-term lease

,

Large cap

,

Leading the market

,

Like-kind exchange

,

Limited Liability Company

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Loss carryover

,

Level I quotes

,

Low

,

Modified cash basis

,

Money center bank

,

Money order

,

Maintenance bond

,

Marketable security

,

Market conversion price

,

Matrix trading

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Mezzanine debt

,

Mob spread

,

Moral obligation bond

,

Mortgage-backed security

,

Mortgage pass-through security

,

Maintenance

,

Maintenance call

,

Maintenance fee

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Market if touched order

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Minimum maintenance

,

Money management

,

Medium of exchange

,

Money

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Misery index

,

Monetizing debt

,

Most distant month

,

Marginable stock

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Mortgage debt

,

Mortgage risk

,

Married put

,

Market cap

,

Medium-cap

,

Micro cap

,

Mid cap

,

Mean

,

Mean return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Minimum fluctuation

,

Money flow

,

Most active

,

Master limited partnership

,

Non-cash expense

,

Near money

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

NOW

,

Negotiable security

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Noncompetitive bid

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

NAPM index

,

National Debt

,

Non-equity option

,

Notice period

,

Nikkei Index

,

No-Fault

,

Nonvoting stock

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

Negative equity

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Nonrecourse debt

,

Notice of Default

,

Notional principal amount

,

No-load

,

Naked call

,

Naked option

,

Naked put

,

Near option

,

Neutral spread

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Normal retirement age

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Nasdaq Composite Index

,

Negative Volume Index

,

Net change

,

New high

,

No book

,

NYSE Composite Index

,

Off-balance-sheet financing

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Operating cash flows

,

Operating costs

,

Operating leverage

,

Original cost

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Obligation

,

Obligation bond

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Option

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Owe

,

Option income fund

,

Option chain

,

Option contract

,

Option holder

,

Option margin

,

Option pool

,

Option premium

,

Option price

,

Option pricing curve

,

Options Clearing Corporation

,

Option series

,

Option spread

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Option writer

,

Out of the money

,

Own

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

Ordinary loss

,

Overlapping debt

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open trade equity

,

Option exchange

,

Petty cash

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Par bond

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Preferred debt

,

Premium bond

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Purchase

,

Put bond

,

Put provision

,

Payment for order flow

,

Public limited partnership

,

Preference shares

,

Preferred shares

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Price index

,

Private debt

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Physical commodity

,

Price limit

,

Personal Injury Protection

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Policy limit

,

Pre-existing conditions

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Premium raid

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Pot

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Public offering price

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Party

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Per stirpes

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Pour-over will

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Power of Attorney

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Paid

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Paid up

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Prepayment risk

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Principal amount

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Principal risk

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Prioritization of debt

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Purchase-money mortgage

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Pure index fund

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Payoff diagram

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Perpendicular spread

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Physical option

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Position limit

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Premium income

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Price spread

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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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Passive loss

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Purchase agreement

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Prudent Expert Act

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Paid-in capital

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Paid-in surplus

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Payback period

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

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Public equity

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Preservation of capital

,

Program trading

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Pattern

,

Point-and-figure chart

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Painting the tape

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Paper loss

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Paper trading

,

Positive Volume Index

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Put/call ratio

,

Private equity

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Private limited partnership

,

Quality spread

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Quiet period

,

Qualifying share

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Replacement cost

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Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

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Return on Capital

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Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Reverse leverage

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Risk adjusted return

,

Regulation Q

,

Redemption price

,

Registered security

,

Residual security

,

Restricted security

,

Risk

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Receive against payment

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rule 15c3-1

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Retail sales index

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Redeemable shares

,

Reinvestment risk

,

Restricted stock

,

Right

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

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Reverse Take-Over

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Right of first refusal

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Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Real estate owned

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Roll over

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Ratio write

,

Registered options principal

,

Roll up

,

Redemption period

,

Rent control

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Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Risk arbitrage

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Risk-averse

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Risk management

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Risk neutral

,

Risk premium

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Risk seeking

,

Relative Strength Index

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Ring

,

Resyndication limited partnership

,

Risk capital

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

SEC

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Short-term

,

Sovereign debt

,

Stamped security

,

Step-up bond

,

Stock buyback

,

SEC fee

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

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Sell the book

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Split commission

,

Stock loan

,

Stop-limit order

,

Stop-loss

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Stop price

,

Syndicate bid

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Standard of living

,

Supply-side economics

,

Systemic risk

,

Settlement price

,

Single stock futures

,

Soft commodity

,

Spot commodity

,

Spot price

,

Spot trading

,

Strong basis

,

Special Drawing Right

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Settlement options

,

Single-premium life insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Secondary stock

,

Share

,

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

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Subscription price

,

Settle

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Security interest

,

Security loan

,

Seller financing

,

Senior debt

,

Senior security

,

Share appreciation mortgage

,

Subordinated debt

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Socially responsible fund

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Single option

,

Spread option

,

Step-up warrant

,

Strike index

,

Synthetic put

,

Synthetic stock

,

Special use property

,

Step-up lease

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Single-Premium Deferred Annuity

,

Social Security

,

Social Security Tax

,

Share price

,

Small cap

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Security analysis

,

Selling short against the box

,

Short cover

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short purchase

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Smart money

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Spread

,

Stop and reverse

,

Suspended trading

,

Total cost

,

Term CD

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Trading

,

Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

,

Trust-preferred security

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trading authorization

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight money

,

Trading range

,

Term insurance

,

Total return index

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Terms

,

Third party

,

TED spread

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Time note

,

Treasury index

,

Truth in Lending

,

Term trust

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Tax basis

,

Tax loss carryback

,

Tax loss carryforward

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Trading profit

,

Trading Index

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Term repo

,

Trading costs

,

Trading curb

,

Trading floor

,

Trading halt

,

Trading session

,

Trading volume

,

Term sheet

,

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

,

Underlying debt

,

Unlimited risk

,

Unlimited tax bond

,

Underwriting spread

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unlisted trading

,

Underlying security

,

Uncovered call

,

Uncovered option

,

Uncovered put

,

UIT

,

Unsystematic risk

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Unrealized loss

,

Value stock

,

Vanishing premium policy

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting right

,

Voting stock

,

Variable ratio write

,

Vertical spread

,

Vesting period

,

VAT

,

Venture capital limited partnership

,

Write down

,

Williams Act

,

Wage price spiral

,

Waiver of premium

,

Write

,

Writer

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

When issued

,

Wilshire 5000 Equity Index

,

X or XD

,

Year-over-year

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield spread

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Z shares


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