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National Association Of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Definition: Nonprofit organization formed under the joint sponsorship of the investment bankers' conference and the SEC to comply with the Maloney Act, which provides for the regulation of the OTC market.
National Association Of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq)
Definition: An electronic quotation system that provides price quotations to market participants about the more actively traded common stock issues in the OTC market. About 4000 common stock issues are included in the Nasdaq system.
National Bank
Definition: A commercial bank approved by the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, which is required to be a member of and purchase stocks in the Federal Reserve System.
National Credit Union Administration
Definition: Federal agency that oversees and insures the federal credit union system, and is funded by its members.
National Debt
Definition: Treasury bills, notes, bonds, and other debt obligations that constitute the debt owed by the federal government.
National Depositor Preference Amendment
Definition: Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, that established the priority for paying claims filed against a failed depository institution. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act was enacted on August 10, 1993, and amended section 11(d) of the FDI Act and standardized the assets distribution scheme for all receiverships regardless of the institution's chartering agency. As a result of this act, deposit liabilities of the institution have priority over all claims except the administrative expenses of the receiver.
National Foundation For Consumer Credit
Definition: A nonprofit organization that seeks to help consumers who have taken on too much debt by helping them work out payment plans and supplying credit counseling.
National Futures Association (NFA)
Definition: The futures industry self-regulatory organization established in 1982.
National Market
Definition: Related: Internal market
National Market Advisory Board
Definition: Group that advises the SEC on establishing a national exchange market system, which is a highly automated, continuous national exchange, but that preserves the regional exchanges.
National Market System (NMS)
Definition: Refers to over-the-counter trading. System of trading OTC stocks under the sponsorship of the NASD. Must meet certain criteria for size, profitability and trading activity. More comprehensive information is available for NMS stocks than for non-NMS stocks traded OTC (high, low, and last-sale prices, cumulative volume figures, and bid and ask quotations throughout the day). This is due to the fact that market makers must report the actual price and number of shares in each transaction within 90 seconds verses nonreal-time reporting for non-NMS stocks (thus, last sales prices and minute-to-minute volume updates are not possible).
National Quotation Bureau
Definition: A service that publishes bid and offer quotes from market makers in OTC transactions.
National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC)
Definition: A clearing corporation that facilitates the settlement of accounts among brokerage firms, exchanges, and other clearing corporations.
National Stock Exchange (NSE)
Definition: Second-largest stock exchange based in India.
National Tax Policy
Definition: The way a country chooses to allocate tax burdens.
Definition: A government takeover of a private company.
Definition: Used in the context of general equities. Customer buyer or seller, versus a principal or profile interest. Legitimate, real.
Natural Logarithm
Definition: Logarithm to the base e (approximately 2.7183).
Definition: See: Net asset value