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Days In Receivables
Definition: Average collection period.
Days' Sales In Inventory Ratio
Definition: The average number of days' worth of sales that is held in inventory.
Days' Sales Outstanding
Definition: Average collection period.
Definition: See: Discounted Cash Flows
Definition: See: Contract Market
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for former East Germany Ostmark.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for GERMANY.
De Facto
Definition: Existing in actual fact although not by official recognition.
Dead Cat Bounce
Definition: A small upmove in a bear market.
Deal Flow
Definition: In investment banking, the rate at which new deals are referred to a brokerage firm.
Deal Stock
Definition: Stock subject to merger or acquisition, either publicly announced or rumored.
Definition: An entity that stands ready and willing to buy a security for its own account (at its bid price) or sell from its own account (at its ask price). Individual or firm acting as a principal in a securities transaction. Principals are market makers in securities, and thus trade for their own account and risk. Antithesis of broker. See: Agency.
Dealer Loan
Definition: Overnight, collateralized loan from a money market bank made to a dealer financing his position by borrowing.
Dealer Market
Definition: Where traders specializing in particular commodities buy and sell assets for their own accounts.
Dealer Options
Definition: Over-the-counter options, such as those offered by government and mortgage-backed securities dealers.
Dealing Desk (Trading Desk)
Definition: Personnel at an international bank who trade spot and forward foreign exchange.
Dear Money
Definition: British term for tight money.
Death Play
Definition: A stock strategy that buys stock on the belief that a key executive will die, the company will be dissolved, and shares will command a higher price at their private market value.
Death Spiral Convertible
Definition: Used by companies that are in such bad shape, that there is no other way to get financing. This instrument is similar to a convertible bond, but convertible at a discount to the share price at issuance and for a fixed dollar amount rather than a specific number of shares. The further the stock falls, the more shares you get. Popular in the mid to late 1990s. Also known as toxic convertibles or floorless convertibles.