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1. negotiated commission

2. Automated Order Entry System

3. Brokerage account

4. custodial fee

5. research note

6. desk trader

7. Multiple Listing Service

8. Wall Street analyst

9. usable margin

10. Discretionary Order

11. Coverage

12. associate member

13. initiate coverage

14. Trader

15. front running

16. Money market account

17. Futures Industry Association

18. Stockbroker

19. Margin

20. cross

21. cancel former order (CFO)

22. participate but do not initiate

23. margin level

24. lending at a premium

25. Investment Company Act of 1940

26. at call

27. crowd

28. no limit order

29. Market order

30. Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC)

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32. Form T

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60. Series 63

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65. qualified institutional investor

66. round of funding

67. kill

68. house account

69. variation margin

70. investment banking

71. participatory note

72. conversion cost

73. selective disclosure

74. buy limit order

75. liquidation

76. Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)

77. contingent commission

78. Limit price

79. distribution capability

80. crossing

81. Investment Bankers Association

82. Long Market Value

83. broker loan

84. customer protection rule

85. broker-reseller

86. used margin

87. market not held order

88. SIA

89. day loan

90. Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970

91. Public Securities Association

92. performance fee

93. composite tape

94. fractional discretion order

95. Glass-Steagall Act

96. AutEx

97. countermand

98. code of procedure

99. principal trade

100. Good Til Canceled

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U.S. Treasury Securities

Categories: Bonds and Treasuries,

Negotiable U.S. Government debt obligations, backed by its full faith and credit. Exempt from state and local taxes. U.S. treasury securities are issued by the U.S. government in order to pay for government projects. The money paid out for a treasury bond is essentially a loan to the government. As with any loan, repayment of principal is accompanied by a specified interest rate. These bonds are guaranteed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. government, meaning that they are extremely low risk (since the government can simply print money to pay back the loan). Additionally, interest earned on U.S. treasury securities is exempt from state and local taxes. Federal taxes, however, are still due on the earned interest. The government sells U.S. treasury securities by auction in the primary market, but they are marketable securities and therefore can be purchased through a broker in the very active secondary market. A broker will charge a fee for such a transaction, but the government charges no fee to participate in auctions. Prices on the secondary market and at auction are determined by interest rates. U.S. treasury securities issued today are not callable, so they will continue to accrue interest until the maturity date. One possible downside to U.S. treasury securities is that if interest rates increase during the term of the bond, the money invested will be earning less interest than it could earn elsewhere. Accordingly, the resale value of the bond will decrease as well. Because there is almost no risk of default by the government, the return on treasury bonds is relatively low, and a high inflation rate can erase most of the gains by reducing the value of the principal and interest payments. There are three types of securities issued by the u.s. treasury (bonds, bills, and notes), which are distinguished by the amount of time from the initial sale of the bond to maturity. also called Treasuries.

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