The bid and offered prices a dealer is willing to buy or sell at.
Indicator of a company’s financial strength (or weakness). Calculated by taking current assets less inventories, divided by current liabilities. This ratio provides information regarding the firm’s liquidity and ability to meet its obligations. Also called the Acid Test ratio.
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Currency options with a guaranteed exchange rate that enable buyers who like the asset, German bonds for example, but not the asset’s pricing currency, to arrange to be paid in a different currency for a fee.
Also called credit spread, the spread between Treasury securities and non-Treasury securities that are identical in all respects except for quality rating. For instance, the difference between yields on Treasuries and those on single A-rated industrial bonds.