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Stocks & securities

Stocks trades, exchanges and tools etc.

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Stocks & securities

Derivative

Financial services; Stocks & securities

A contract between two or more parties, whose price is based on underlying assets like stocks, currencies, interest rates etc. Used to hedge risk or for speculation.

Execution

Financial services; Stocks & securities

The completion of a buy or sell order for a security.

SEC

Financial services; Stocks & securities

Securities and Exchange Commission. The regulating body of the securities market in the US.

Liquidity

Financial services; Stocks & securities

1.The degree to which an asset or security can be bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset's price. 2. The ability to convert an asset to cash quickly.

Employee stock ownership plans

Financial services; Stocks & securities

A benefit offered to employees whereby part of the employee's salary is invested into company stock at favourable rates.

Firm commitment

Financial services; Stocks & securities

An underwriter offering to buy all stock issued by a company, and assume all the risk, before selling to the public.

Best efforts

Financial services; Stocks & securities

An underwriter acting as agent for an issuer of stock, agreeing to sell as much as possible but not being responsible for unsold inventory. Usually used with unseasoned offerings.

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