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Definition: Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock descriptor specifying that issue is exempt from Nasdaq listing requirements for a temporary period.
C & F
Definition: "Cost and Freight" paid to a point of destination and included in the price quoted; same as C.A.F.
C Corporation
Definition: A corporation that elects to be taxed as a corporation. The C corporation pays federal and state income taxes on earnings. When the earnings are distributed to the shareholders as dividends, this income is subject to another round of taxation (shareholder's income). Essentially, the C corporations' earnings are taxed twice. In contrast, the S corporation's earnings are taxed only once.
Definition: Cost, insurance, and freight paid to a point of destination and included in the price quoted.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for CANADA.
Cabinet Crowd
Definition: NYSE members who trade bonds with a low daily traded volume. See: Automated Bond System.
Cabinet Security
Definition: A stock or bond listed on a major exchange with low daily traded volume.
Definition: Exchange rate between British pound sterling and the U.S. dollar.
CAC 40 Index
Definition: A broad-based index of common stocks composed of 40 of the 100 largest companies listed on the forward segment of the official list of the Paris Bourse.
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for Canada Dollar.
Definition: A section of a brokerage firm used for receiving and disbursing funds.
Definition: Compound Annual Growth Rate
Definition: List of new issues scheduled to come to market shortly.
Calendar Effect
Definition: Describes the tendency of stocks to perform differently at different times. For example, a number of researchers have documented that historically, returns tend to be higher in January compared to other months (especially February). Others have documented returns patterns across days of the week and within the day. Some of these patterns are found in volume and volatility as well as returns.
Calendar Spread
Definition: Applies to derivative products. A strategy in which there is a simultaneous purchase and sale of options of the same class at the same strike prices, but with different expiration date.
Calendar Spread

(1) The purchase of one delivery month of a given futures contract and simultaneous sale of a different delivery month of the same futures contract;

(2) the purchase of a put or call option and the simultaneous sale of the same type of option with typically the same strike price but a different expiration date. Also called a Horizontal Spread or Time Spread.

Definition: An option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset.

(1) An option contract giving the buyer the right but not the obligation to purchase a commodity or other asset or to enter into a long futures position;

(2) a period at the opening and the close of some futures markets in which the price for each futures contract is established by auction; or

(3) the requirement that a financial instrument be returned to the issuer prior to maturity, with principal and accrued interest paid off upon return. See Buyer's Call, Seller's Call.