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OEX Index
Definition: Applies to derivative products. Quotron symbol for the S&P 100 index option.
Off-balance-sheet Financing
Definition: Financing that is not shown as a liability on a company's balance sheet.
Definition: Used for listed equity securities. Transacted away from a national securities exchange even though the stock itself is listed, such as on the NYSE, and instead of on the OTC market, a regional exchange, or in the third or fourth markets (between customers directly). After 9:30 a.m., if the stock has not opened due to the exchange's discretion, trading can occur elsewhere, but the trader must assume the role of a quasi-specialist in the process.
Off-budget Federal Entities
Definition: Federally owned and controlled entities whose transactions are excluded from the budget totals under provisions of law. Their receipts, outlays, and surplus or deficit are not included in budget receipts, outlays or deficits. Their budget authority is not included in totals of the budget.
Off-floor Order
Definition: Used for listed equity securities. (1) Order to buy or sell a security that originates off the floor of an exchange; customer orders originating with brokers, as distinguished from orders placed by floor members trading for their own accounts. Exchange rules require that an off-floor order be executed before orders initiated on the floor. Upstairs order. Antithesis of on-floor order; (2) order not handled on the floor but instead upstairs.
Definition: Indicates a willingness to sell at a given price. Related: Bid.
Offer Price
Definition: See: Offer.
Offer Price Or Ask Price
Definition: The price a buyer is willing to pay ( the price they will offer to buy the instrument from you ). See also Bid Price.
Offer Wanted
Definition: Used in the context of general equities. Notice by a potential buyer of a security that he or she is looking for supply from a potential seller of the security, often requiring a capital commitment. Antithesis of bid wanted.
Offering Date
Definition: Date on which a new set of stocks or bonds will first be sold to the public.
Offering Memorandum
Definition: A document that outlines the terms of securities to be offered in a private placement.
Offering Scale
Definition: The range of prices offered by the underwriter of a serial bond issue with different maturities.
Offering Statement
Definition: A shortened registration statement required by the Securities and Exchange Commission on debt issues with less than a nine-month maturity.
Definition: Often refers to initial public offerings. When a firm goes public and makes an offering of stock to the market.
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Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency (OCC)
Definition: A bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, established in 1863. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises national banks, which can usually be identified because they have the word "national" or "national association" in their names. The OCC also supervises and regulates the federally licensed branches and agencies of foreign banks doing business in the United States. The comptroller of the currency, who is appointed by the president of the United States, with Senate confirmation, and who is one of the FDIC's five directors, heads the OCC.
Office Of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Definition: An agency of the U.S. Treasury department responsible for the U.S. savings and loan industry.
Official Reserves
Definition: Holdings of gold and foreign currencies by official monetary institutions.
Official Settlements Balance (overall Balance)
Definition: An overall measurement of a country's private financial and economic transactions with the rest of the world.
Official Statement
Definition: A statement published by an issuer of a new municipal security describing itself and the issue.