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Scorched-earth policy

Reaction

 to a 

Takeover

 attempt that involves liquidating valuable assets and assuming liabilities in an effort to make the proposed 

Takeover

 unattractive to the acquiring company.



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Liquid

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Quid

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Ring

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10-Q

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10-K

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Active asset

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Allowance for depreciation

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Alternative assets

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Asset

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Asset/equity ratio

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Available assets

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Active account

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Asset management account

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Active management

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Asset-backed security

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Asset swap

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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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Active money

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At risk

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Asset acquisition

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Asset class

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Asset financing

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Add-on service

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Action to quiet title

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As is

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Assignment to creditors

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Attorney in fact

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Asset-based finance

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Asset-based lending

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Asset conversion loan

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A shares

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Asset allocation fund

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Assets under management

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Asset turnover

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At the money

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Active participant

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Across the board

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Action

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Additional paid-in capital

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Active market

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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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Bank holding company

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Banking Act of 1933

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Bid-to-cover ratio

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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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Breaking the syndicate

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By the book

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Bust-up takeover

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B shares

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Buy and write

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Beat the gun

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Capital asset

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Cash asset ratio

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Current liabilities

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Central assets account

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Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

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Cash and carry trade

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Chasing the market

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Cheapest to deliver

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Commodities Exchange Act

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Corporate action

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Class action suit

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Contract for deed

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Controlled company

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Closed-end investment company

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C shares

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Close to the money

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Cloud on title

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Cash or Deferred Arrangement

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Capital Asset Pricing Model

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Class A Shares

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Class B Shares

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Child and dependent care credit

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Cup and handle

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Close a position

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Cornering the market

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Curbs in

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Deposit in transit

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Dividend in arrears

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Desk (the)

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Doing business as

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Dating

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Debtor in possession

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Debtor-in-possession financing

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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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Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Dogs of the Dow

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Earning asset

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Escrowed to maturity

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Either-or order

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Edge Act

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E-mini

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Exchange for futures

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Exchange for physical

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

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Financial asset

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First In First Out

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Fixed asset

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Form 10-Q

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Federal Savings and Loan Association

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Flight to quality

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Fill or kill

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Front-ending an order

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Forward P/E

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Fee-for-service

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Form 8-K

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Form S-1

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Friends and family offering

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Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

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Finance company

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Full faith and credit

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Friendly takeover

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Free and clear

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Federal Insurance Contributions Act

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Federal ID Number

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Glass-Steagall Act

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G-7

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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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G-8

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Growth and income fund

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Gather in the stops

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Hidden asset

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

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Hit the bid

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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Holding company

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Holder in due course

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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

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Head and shoulders

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Hammering the market

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Held at the opening

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Holding the market

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Inactive asset

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Intangible asset

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In escrow

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In-house

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Investment Advisor Act of 1940

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Investment Company Act of 1940

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In line

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Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

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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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Investment company

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I/O strip

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In-service withdrawal

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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 and several liability

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Joint and survivor annuity

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Joint Stock Company

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Last In First Out

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Lending at a rate

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Limit-on-close order

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London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

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Limited company

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Lump sum distribution

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Liquid

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Legal assets

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Loan-to-cost

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Loan-to-value

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Lock-in

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Lump sum

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Leading the market

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Limited Liability Company

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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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Liquid market

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Mutual company

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Make a market

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Market on close order

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Mark-to-market

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Marginal propensity to consume

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Make whole provision

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Money at call

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Management company

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Most active

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Net current assets

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Net quick assets

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Net tangible assets

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Noncurrent asset

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Noncurrent liabilities

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Non-financial asset

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Nominal asset

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Net Asset Value

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No-Action Letter

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Null and void

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Nonperforming asset

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Off the books

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Other current assets

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Other long term liabilities

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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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Offshore company

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On account

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On-the-spot loan

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Open-end management company

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Out of the money

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Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

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On-balance volume

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On close

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On open

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On the opening

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Profit and loss statement

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Pro forma

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Payment-in-kind security

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Premium over bond value

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Premium over conversion value

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Price Value of a Basis Point

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Payment for order flow

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P&L

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Provision for income taxes

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Public company

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Pour-over will

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Plan asset

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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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Private company

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Private Investment in Public Equity

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Point-and-figure chart

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Painting the tape

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Quick assets

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Quid

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Real asset

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Reports and Records

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Return on Capital

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Return on Invested Capital

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Return on Total Assets

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Regulation Q

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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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Regulated investment company

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Registered Company

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Regulation A

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Reverse Take-Over

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Right to Know

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Roll over

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Retirement Equity Act of 1984

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Return on Capital Employed

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Reaction

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Ring

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Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

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SG&A

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Stranded asset

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Savings and Loan

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S&L

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Securities and Exchange Commission

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Sell the book

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Second-to-die insurance

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Stock life insurance company

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Sale and leaseback

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Selling the spread

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Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

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Selling short against the box

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Shorting against the box

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S Corporation

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Short-term gain or loss

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Subchapter M

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Subchapter S Corporation

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Schedule C

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Securities Act of 1933

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Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Seek a market

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S&P phenomenon

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Stop and reverse

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Tangible asset

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Total assets

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T-Bill

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Term to maturity

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Take a position

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Trailing P/E

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Take delivery

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Total asset turnover

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Tenancy by the entirety

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Trust company

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Truth in Lending

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Takeover

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Takeover target

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Tenancy at will

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Title company

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Top hat plan

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The Street

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Timing the market

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Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

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Tax Reform Act of 1986

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Tax Reform Act of 1993

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Take a bath

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Take profits

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U.S. Government Agency Security

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U.S. Savings Bond

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U.S. Treasury

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U.S. Treasury Bill

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U.S. Treasury Bond

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U.S. Treasury Note

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U.S. Treasury Securities

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Uniform Securities Act

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Valuable consideration

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Williams Act

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Widow-and-orphan stock

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When, as, and if issued

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X or XD

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Year-over-year

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Year-To-Date

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Yield to call

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Yield to maturity

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Yield to worst

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Y shares


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