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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Automated Clearing House (ACH)

Automated Clearing House (ACH)

Automated Clearing House (ACH)

A collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process transactions electronically with a guaranteed one-day bank collection float.

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Autocorrelation

Autocorrelation

Autocorrelation

The correlation of a variable with itself over successive time intervals.

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Authorized shares

Authorized shares

Authorized shares

Number of shares authorized for issuance by a firm’s corporate charter.

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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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Attribute bias

Attribute bias

Attribute bias

The tendency of stocks preferred by the dividend discount model to share certain equity attributes such as low price-earnings ratios, high dividend yield, high book-value ratio or membership in a particular industry sector.

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