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Browsing by the letter "B"

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B
Definition: Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock descriptor specifying that issue is the Class B shares of the company.
B2B
Definition: An Internet strategy of dealing directly with businesses, rather than consumers, i.e. business to (2) business.
BA
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.
Baby Bond
Definition: A bond with a par value of less than $1000.
Back Away
Definition: In the context of general equities, to withdraw from a previously declared interest, indication, or transaction; broker-dealer's failure, as a market maker in a given security, to make good on a bid/offer for the minimum quantity.
Back Fee
Definition: The fee paid on the extension date if the buyer wishes to continue the option.
Back Months
Definition: In the context of futures and options trading, refers to the months of contracts with expiration dates farthest away. See farthest month.
Back Months
Definition: Futures delivery months other than the spot or front month (also called deferred months).
Back Office
Definition: Brokerage house clerical operations that support, but do not include, the trading of stocks and other securities. All written confirmation and settlement of trades, record keeping, and regulatory compliance happen in the back office.
Back Office
Definition: The department in a financial institution that processes and deals and handles delivery, settlement and regulatory procedures.
Back On The Shelf
Definition: In the context of general equities, permanently canceled order/interest in a stock by a customer. See: Take a powder.
Back Pricing
Definition: Fixing the price of a commodity for which the commitment to purchase has been made in advance. The buyer can fix the price relative to any monthly or periodic delivery using the futures markets.
Back Spread
Definition: A delta-neutral ratio spread in which more options are bought than sold. A back spread will be profitable if volatility increases. See Delta.
Back Taxes
Definition: Due taxes that have not been paid on time.
Back Up
Definition: (1) When bond yields rise and prices fall, the market is said to back up. (2) An investor who swaps out of one security into another of shorter current maturity is said to back up.
Back-end Load Fund
Definition: A mutual fund that charges investors a fee to sell (redeem) shares, often ranging from 4% to 6%. Some back-end load funds impose a full commission if the shares are redeemed within a designated length of time, such as one year. The commission decreases, the longer the investor holds the shares. The formal name for the back-end load is the contingent deferred sales charge, or CDSC.
Back-testing
Definition: Creating a hypothetical portfolio performance history by applying current asset selection criteria to prior time periods.
Back-to-back Financing
Definition: An intercompany loan channeled through a bank.
Back-to-back Loan
Definition: A loan in which two companies in separate countries borrow each other's currency for a specific time period and repay the other's currency at an agreed-upon maturity.
Backdating
Definition: In the context of mutual funds, a feature allowing fundholders to use an earlier date on a letter of intent to invest in a mutual fund in exchange for a reduced sales charge, e.g. Giving retroactive value to purchases from the earlier date.
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