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Qualifying Share
Definition: Shares of common stock that a person must hold in order to qualify as a director of the issuing corporation.
Qualifying Stock Option
Definition: A benefit granted by a corporation that allows employees to purchase shares at a discount price.
Qualifying Widow(er) Filing Status
Definition: If your spouse died in 2001, you can use married filing jointly as your filing status for 2001 if you otherwise qualify to use that status. The year of death is the last year for which you can file jointly with your described spouse. You may be eligible to use qualifying widow(er) with dependent child as your filing status for two years following the year of death of your spouse. For example, if your spouse died in 2000, and you have not remarried, you may be able to use this filing status for 2001 and 2002. This filing status entitles you to use joint return tax rates and the highest standard deduction amount (if you do not itemize deductions). This status does not entitle you to file a joint return.
Qualitative Analysis
Definition: An analysis of the qualities of a company that cannot be measured concretely, such as management quality or employee morale.
Qualitative Research
Definition: Traditional analysis of firm-specific prospects for future earnings. It may be based on data collected by the analysts, there is no formal quantitative framework used to generate projections.
Quality Of Earnings
Definition: Increased earnings due to increased sales and cost controls, as compared to artificial profits created by inflation of inventory or other asset prices.
Quality Option
Definition: Gives the seller choice of deliverables in Treasury bond and Treasury note futures contracts. Also called the swap option. Related: Cheapest to deliver issue.
Quality Spread
Definition: Difference between Treasury securities and non-Treasury securities that are identical in all respects except for quality rating. For instance, the difference between yields on Treasuries and those on single A-rated industrial bonds. Also called credit spread.
Definition: A person with numerical and computer skills who carries out quantitative analyses of companies.
Quantitative Analysis
Definition: An assessment of specific measurable securities or investment factors, such as cost of capital, value of assets; and projections of sales, costs, earnings, and profits. Combined with more subjective or qualitative considerations (such as management effectiveness), quantitative analysis can enhance investment decisions and portfolios.
Quantitative Research
Definition: Use of advanced econometric and mathematical valuation models to identify the firms with the best possible prospectives. Antithesis of qualitative research.
Quantity Risk
Definition: Occurs when the quantity of an asset to be hedged is uncertain.
Definition: To convert an asset or liability into a currency other than the regular trading currency.
Definition: Currency options with a guaranteed exchange rate that enable buyers who like an asset, German bonds for example, but not the asset's pricing currency, to arrange payment in a different currency for a fee.
Quarter Stock
Definition: Stock with a par value of $25 per share.
Definition: Occurring every three months.
Quarterly Financing
Definition: February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15, or next working day offerings of several "coupon" security issues. Quarterly issues currently consist of a 3-year note, a 10-year note, and a 30-year bond. The Treasury sometimes offers additional amounts of outstanding long-term notes or bonds, rather than selling new security issues. See: Reopening.
Quasi-public Corporation
Definition: A corporation that is operated privately, but is supported by the government in its operations and that often traded publicly.
Definition: A landing place or pier, usually of solid construction, where vessels berth to load or unload cargo.