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Definition of Post

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Post

Particular place on the floor of an exchange where transactions in stocks listed on the exchange occur.



Related Terms:

Ex post return

Related: Holding period return


Post-audit

A set of procedures for evaluating a capital budgeting decision after the fact.


Posting

The process of taking journal entries and recording them in the general ledger.


postinvestment audit

the process of gathering information
on the actual results of a capital project and comparing
them to the expected results


Postponement option

The option of postponing a project without eliminating the possibility of undertaking it.



Posttrade benchmarks

Prices after the decision to trade.


Trading posts

The posts on the floor of a stock exchange where the specialists stand and securities are traded.


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Bankers Acceptances

A bill of exchange, or draft, drawn by the borrower for payment on a specified date, and accepted by a chartered bank. Upon acceptance, the bill becomes, in effect, a postdated certified cheque.


Bretton Woods

Site of a 1944 international monetary conference at which the postwar fixed exchange rate system was structured and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank were created.


Bretton Woods Agreement

An agreement signed by the original United Nations members in 1944 that
established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the post-World War II international monetary system
of fixed exchange rates.


Extension

Voluntary arrangements to restructure a firm's debt, under which the payment date is postponed.


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organization originally established to manage the postwar fixed exchange rate system.


lock-box system

System whereby customers send payments to a post office box and a local bank collects and processes checks.


Lockbox

A collection and processing service provided to firms by banks, which collect payments from a
dedicated postal box that the firm directs its customers to send payment to. The banks make several
collections per day, process the payments immediately, and deposit the funds into the firm's bank account.


Mail float

Refers to the part of the collection and disbursement process where checks are trapped in the postal system.


Market overhang

The theory that in certain situations, institutions wish to sell their shares but postpone the
share sales because large orders under current market conditions would drive down the share price and that
the consequent threat of securities sales will tend to retard the rate of share price appreciation. Support for this
theory is largely anecdotal.


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Net advantage to merging

The difference in total post- and pre-merger market value minus the cost of the merger.


Nonmarketable Security

A debt or equity security for which there is no posted price or bidand-
ask quotation available on a securities exchange or over-the-counter market.



Scale

A bank that offers to pay different rates of interest on CDs of varying rates is said to "post a scale."
Commercial paper dealers also post scales.


stop payment

A service which enables you to request a 'stop' on any cheque or other pre-authorized payment, as long as the funds have not yet been disbursed. For example, you might request a stop payment on a post-dated cheque if you no longer need the product or service for which that cheque was initially written.


Subsidiary ledger

An accounting record giving the detailed transactions in an account; the subtotals of the debits and credits are posted to the control account maintained in the general ledger. It helps to keep the general ledger free of clutter.


tax deferral

postponing taxation of an amount until a future date


Treasurer's check

A check issued by a bank to make a payment. Treasurer's checks outstanding are counted
as part of a bank's reservable depostits and as part of the money supply.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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