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Financial terms in "Stocks"

1. effective par

2. conduit theory

3. custody only trading

4. three steps and stumble rule

5. Defensive security

6. net asset value arbitrage

7. Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

8. Direct investment

9. Bondholder

10. insider selling

11. supermajority

12. Stockholder

13. cash sale

14. delivery vs. payment

15. Dow Jones Industrial Average

16. extendable bond

17. stock picks

18. red candlestick

19. diversity score

20. Put

21. legal list

22. full coupon bond

23. Stockbroker

24. diluted share

25. equity value

26. marry a stock

27. sell signal

28. assessable stock

29. Paris Stock Exchange (PAR)

30. Announcement date

31. story stock

32. reverse hedge

33. gross domestic investment

34. filled

35. spread betting

36. Junior security

37. 72 Rule

38. distribution line

39. unbundling

40. accommodation trading

41. PER

42. contingent convertibles (CoCos)

43. convertible debt

44. asset-backed security

45. Security

46. undersubscription

47. Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSE)

48. mortgage bond

49. value added monthly index

50. granular portfolio

51. active investing

52. longs

53. Form T

54. ex-post risk

55. Reorganization bond

56. Eurobond

57. Ba2/BB

58. limit

59. flurry

60. accelerated bookbuild

61. conditional variance swap

62. Global Depositary Receipt

63. Fractional share

64. Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)

65. laddering a stock

66. employee share ownership trust (ESOT)

67. Option elasticity

68. Korea Stock Exchange (KRX)

69. common stock ratio

70. alternative beta

71. discounting the news

72. wide-ranging day

73. stock valuation

74. collateralized debt obligation

75. foreign investment funds tax (FIF Tax)

76. going private

77. auction

78. Open-end fund

79. Municipal bond

80. investment appraisal

81. Edward Jones

82. stable

83. income distribution

84. buyer

85. risk aversion

86. Toronto Stock Exchange

87. January Effect

88. bulletin board

89. trade-through

90. Borsa Italiana

91. fleas and ticks

92. authorizing resolution

93. Philippine Stock Exchange

94. call date

95. equity capital

96. constant proportion portfolio insurance

97. agency pass-through

98. win/loss ratio

99. forward-looking multiple

100. Called-up Share capital

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A specialist or specialist unit is a member of a securities exchange responsible for maintaining a fair and orderly market in a specific security or securities on the exchange floor. Specialists execute market orders given to them by other members of the exchange known as floor brokers or sent to their post through an electronic routing system.Typically, a specialist acts both as agent and principal. As agent, the specialist handles limit orders for floor brokers in exchange for a portion of their commission. Those orders are maintained in an electronic record known as the limit order book, or specialist's book, until the stock is trading at the acceptable price. As principal, the specialist buys for his or her own account to help maintain a stable market in a security.For example, if the spread, or difference, between the bid and ask, or the highest price offered by a buyer and the lowest price asked by a seller, gets too wide, and trading in the security hits a lull, the specialist might buy, sell, or sell short shares to narrow the spread and stimulate trading.But because of restrictions the exchange puts on trading, a specialist is not permitted to buy a security when there is an unexecuted order for the same security at the same price in the limit order book.

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