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Definition: Fifth letter in a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the issue is the company's third class of preferred shares.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for NAMIBIA.
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for the Namibian Dollar.
Nagoya Stock Exchange
Definition: Established after World War II, one of the three major securities markets in Japan.
Naive Diversification
Definition: A strategy whereby an investor simply invests in a number of different assets in the hope that the variance of the expected return on the portfolio is lowered. In contrast, mathematical programming can be used to select the best possible investment weights. Related: Markowitz diversification.
Naked Option
Definition: The sale of a call or put option without holding an equal and opposite position in the underlying instrument. Also referred to as an uncovered option, naked call, or naked put.
Naked Option Strategies
Definition: An unhedged strategy making exclusive use of one of the following: Short call strategy (selling or writing call options), and short put strategy (selling or writing put options). By themselves, these positions are called naked strategies because they do not involve an offsetting or risk-reducing position in another option or the underlying security. Related: Covered option strategies. Antithesis of covered option.
Naked Strategies
Definition: Writing an option without owning the underlying asset. Holder is naked because holder may have agreed to sell something not owned.
Naked Writer
Definition: See Uncovered call writing and Uncovered put writing.
Named Perils Insurance
Definition: An insurance policy that names specific risks covered by the policy.
Narrow Market
Definition: An inactive market, which displays large fluctuations in prices due to a low volume of trading.
Definition: Generally referring to an index, it indicates that the index is composed of only a few stocks, generally in a specific industry group. See also broad-based.
Narrow-Based Security Index

In general, the Commodity Exchange Act defines a narrow-based security index as an index of securities that meets one of the following four requirements

(1) it has nine or fewer components;

(2) one component comprises more than 30 percent of the index weighting;

(3) the five highest weighted components comprise more than 60 percent of the index weighting, or

(4) the lowest weighted components comprising in the aggregate 25 percent of the index's weighting have an aggregate dollar value of average daily volume over a six-month period of less than $50 million ($30 million if there are at least 15 component securities). However, the legal definition in Section 1a(25) of the CEA contains several exceptions to this provision. See Broad-Based Security Index, Security Future.

Narrowing The Spread
Definition: Reducing the difference between the bid and ask prices of a security.
NASD Form FR-1
Definition: A form required by the NASD of foreign dealers to ensure that firms participating in a new distribution of securities make a bona fide public offering.
Nasdaq Small-capitalization Companies
Definition: A group of 2000 companies with relatively small capitalization, which are listed separately and have at least two market makers.
Nasdaq Stock Market
Definition: The first electronic stock market listing over 5000 companies. The Nasdaq stock market comprises two separate markets, namely the Nasdaq National Market, which trades large, active securities and the Nasdaq Smallcap Market that trades emerging growth companies.
National Association Of Investors Corporation
Definition: A Michigan-based association that helps groups establish investment clubs.