Buy-side analyst

Buy-side analyst

Buy-side analyst

A financial analyst employed by a non-brokerage firm, typically one of the larger money management firms that purchase securities on their own accounts.

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Buyout

Buyout

Buyout

Purchase of a controlling interest (or percent of shares) of a company’s stock. A leveraged buy-out is done with borrowed money.

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Buying the index

Buying the index

Buying the index

Purchasing the stocks in the S&P 500 in the same proportion as the index to achieve the same return.

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Buydowns

Buydowns

Buydowns

Mortgages in which monthly payments consist of principal and interest, with portions of these payments during the early period of the loan being provided by a third party to reduce the borrower’s monthly payments.

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Buy on margin

Buy on margin

Buy on margin

A transaction in which an investor borrows to buy additional shares, using the shares themselves as collateral.

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Buy limit order

Buy limit order

Buy limit order

A conditional trading order that indicates a security may be purchased only at the designated price or lower. Related: Sell limit order.

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