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Electronic data interchange (EDI)

The exchange of information electronically, directly from one firm's
computer to another firm's computer, in a structured format.


Fair game

An investment prospect that has a zero risk premium.


Fixed-income equivalent

Also called a busted convertible, a convertible security that is trading like a straight
security because the optioned common stock is trading low.


Multiple regression

The estimated relationship between a dependent variable and more than one explanatory variable.


Rights offering

Issuance of "rights" to current shareholders allowing them to purchase additional shares,
usually at a discount to market price. Shareholders who do not exercise these rights are usually diluted by the
offering. Rights are often transferable, allowing the holder to sell them on the open market to others who may
wish to exercise them. Rights offerings are particularly common to closed end funds, which cannot otherwise
issue additional common stock.


Straddle

Purchase or sale of an equal number of puts and calls with the same terms at the same time.
Related: spread



Term Fed Funds

Fed Funds sold for a period of time longer than overnight.


Current assets

Amounts receivable by the business within a period of 12 months, including bank, debtors, inventory and prepayments.


Portfolio

A collection of securities and investments held by an investor


service time

the actual time consumed performing the functions
necessary to provide a service


Treasury bill

Short-term U.S. government security issued at a discount from
the face value and paying the face value at maturity.


market risk premium

Risk premium of market portfolio. Difference between market return and return on risk-free Treasury bills.


variable costs

Costs that change as the level of output changes.


Repair bill of material

A special bill itemizing changes needed to refurbish an
existing product.


Errors and Omissions Insurance

Insurance coverage purchased by the agent/broker which provides protection against loss incurred by a client because of some negligent act, error, oversight, or omission by the agent/broker.


 

 

 

 

 



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