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Transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholders to another group.
Employee-sponsored and other plans that allow contributions and earnings to be made and accumulate tax-free until they are paid out as benefits. Withdrawals are subject to ordinary income tax and may be subject to a 10 percent tax penalty if taken prior to age 59 1/2 .
A form of joint property agreement without right of survivorship.
General offer made publicly and directly to a firm’s shareholders to buy their stock at a price well above the current market price.
A contract that provides a death benefit but no cash accumulation or investment component.
OTC trading of exchange-listed securities by non-exchange member brokers.
Minimum change in a security’s price, either up or down.
A scrolling, constantly updated list of current or recent security prices and/or volume.
The length of time an investor hold an asset.
A verbal or electronic transaction involving one party buying a security from another. Settlement occurs one to three days later.
People who take a position in securities with the objective of making profits.
1) A change of asset ownership; 2) Moving funds between accounts.
Person employed by a firm to maintain shareholder information.
Debts issued by the U.S. Treasury with maturities of 10 years or more.
Common stock repurchased and held by the company.
Annual share volume expressed as a percentage of total listed shares on an exchange.