Average

Average

Average

An arithmetic mean of selected stocks intended to represent the behavior of the market or some component of it. One good example is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average, which adds the current prices of the 30 DJIA’s stocks, and divides the results by a predetermined number, the divisor.

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Automatic stay

Automatic stay

Automatic stay

The restricting of liability holders from collection efforts of collateral seizure, which is automatically imposed when a firm files for bankruptcy under Chapter 11.

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Auditor’s report

Auditor's report

Auditor’s report

A section of an annual report containing the auditor’s opinion about the veracity of the financial statements.

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Auction rate preferred stock (ARPS)

Auction rate preferred stock (ARPS)

Auction rate preferred stock (ARPS)

Floating rate preferred stock, the dividend on which is adjusted every seven weeks through a Dutch auction.

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Auction markets

Auction markets

Auction markets

Markets in which the prevailing price is determined through the free interaction of prospective buyers and sellers, as on the floor of the stock exchange.

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