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Definition: Fifth letter of a NASDAQ stock symbol specifying that it is a new issue, such as the result of a reverse split.
Definition: Abbreviation for Documents Against Payment.
Daily Price Limit
Definition: The level within many commodity, futures, and options markets are allowed to rise or fall in a day. Exchanges usually impose a daily price limit on each contract.
Daisy Chain
Definition: Manipulation of the market by traders to create the illusion of active volume to attract investors.
Date Of Issue
Definition: Used in the context of bonds to refer to the date on which a bond is issued and when interest beings to accrue to the bondholder. Used in the context of stocks to refer to the date trading begins on a new stock issued to the public.
Date Of Payment
Definition: Date dividend checks are mailed.
Date Of Record
Definition: Date on which holders of record in a firm's stock ledger are designated as the recipients of either dividends or stock rights.
Dated Date
Definition: The date one uses to calculate accrued interest on various debt instruments, specifically bonds.
Dates Convention
Definition: Treating cash flows as being received on exact dates-date 0, date 1, and so forth-as opposed to the end-of-year convention.
Definition: Credit extension beyond normal terms of a credit supplier.
Dawn Raid
Definition: A term of British origin used to describe the purchase of all available shares of a target company at the market's open by a raider. A dawn raid is a surprise technique that allows the raider to gain a substantial share of the target company before the target company knows what is happening.
Day Ahead
Definition: See: Next Day
Day Around Order
Definition: A day order that supersedes (cancels and replaces) the previous order by altering its size or price limit.
Day Loan
Definition: A loan from a bank to a broker prior to the delivery of securities. Upon the delivery of the securities, a day loan becomes a regular broker call loan for which securities serve as collateral.
Day Of Deposit To Day Of Withdrawal Account
Definition: A bank account that pays interest according to the number of days that the money is actually on deposit.
Day Order
Definition: In the context of general equities, request from a customer to either buy or sell stock, that, if not canceled or executed the day it is placed, expires automatically. All orders are day orders unless otherwise specified. Traders often make calls before the opening to check for renewals.
Day Trade
Definition: Also known as a "daylight trade." The purchase and sale or the short sale and cover of the same security in a margin account on the same day.
Day Trader
Definition: A trader, often a person with exchange trading privileges, who takes positions and then offsets them during the same trading session prior to the close of trading.
Day Trading
Definition: Establishing and liquidating the same position or positions within one day's trading.