Managerial decisions

Managerial decisions

Managerial decisions

Decisions concerning the operation of the firm, such as the choice of firm size, firm growth rates, and employee compensation.

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Management’s closely held shares

Management's closely held shares

Management’s closely held shares

Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and exchange commission. Part of these percentages often is included in Institutional Holdings — making the combined total of these percentages over 100. There is overlap as institutions sometimes acquire enough stock to be considered by the SEC to be closely allied to the company.

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Management fee

Management fee

Management fee

An investment advisory fee charged by the financial advisor to a fund based on the fund’s average assets, but sometimes determined on a sliding scale that declines as the dollar amount of the fund increases.

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Managed float

Managed float

Managed float

Also known as “dirty” float, this is a system of floating exchange rates with central bank intervention to reduce currency fluctuations.

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Maintenance margin requirement

Maintenance margin requirement

Maintenance margin requirement

A sum, usually smaller than -but part of the original margin, which must be maintained on deposit at all times. If a customer’s equity in any futures position drops to, or under, the maintenance margin level, the broker must issue a margin call for the amount at money required to restore the customer’s equity in the account to the original margin level. Related: margin, margin call.

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Mail float

Mail float

Mail float

Refers to the part of the collection and disbursement process where checks are trapped in the postal system.

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