Investor Relations Terms

  1. Leadership

  2. Legend

  3. Majority Shareholder

  4. Management And Employee Buyout - MEBO

  5. Management Discussion and Analysis - MD&A

  6. Management Risk

  7. Market Discipline

  8. Market Letter

  9. Market-Based Corporate Governance System

  10. Marketing Campaign

  11. Material Amount

  12. Material Insider Information

  13. MBIA Insurance Corporation

  14. Media Kit

  15. Mindshare

  16. Minority Interest

  17. Modified Following

  18. Monetary Aggregates

  19. Moody's Analytics

  20. Moody's Bond Survey

  21. Moratorium

  22. Multiple Capital Structure

  23. Munifacts

  24. National Retail Federation - NRF

  25. Negative Pledge Clause

  26. Negative Watch

  27. New Indications

  28. Nigerian Barge Deal

  29. Nomination Committee

  30. Non-Member Trader

  31. Nonprofit Marketing

  32. North American Securities Administrators Association - NASAA

  33. NYSE Amex Equities

  34. Off-Floor Order

  35. Open Offer

  36. Open-End Indenture

  37. Operating Cash Flow Margin

  38. Option Disclosure Document

  39. Option Schedule

  40. Options Price Reporting Authority - OPRA

  41. Organizational Behavior - OB

  42. Origination Points

  43. Osborning

  44. Outside Director

  45. Oversubscription Privilege

  46. Pac-Man

  47. Paid-Up Capital

  48. Parking Violation

  49. Participating Preferred Stock

  50. People Pill

  51. Performance Shares

  52. Performance-Based Index

  53. Perp Walk

  54. Personal Financial Advisor

  55. Phantom Stock Plan

  56. Poison Pill

  57. Pooling Of Interests

  58. Poop

  59. Preliminary Prospectus

  60. Press Conference

  61. Press Release

  62. Private Company

  63. Privatization

  64. Pro Forma

  65. Pro-Forma Earnings

  66. Product Placement

  67. Product Recall

  68. Profit Warning

  69. Profit-Sharing Plan

  70. Promissory Estoppel

  71. Proration

  72. Provision

  73. Proxy

  74. Proxy Fight

  75. Proxy Materials

  76. Proxy Statement

  77. Prudent Investor Rule

  78. Public Offering

  79. Purchase Acquisition

  80. Purchase Fund

  81. Red Chip

  82. Registrar

  83. Related-Party Transaction

  84. Relisted

  85. Retirement Planner

  86. Rio Hedge

  87. Rule 10b-18

  88. Russia ETF

  89. Safekeeping Certificate

  90. Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002 - SOX

  91. Schedule 13D

  92. Schedule 13G

  93. SEC Form 10-KT

  94. SEC Form 10-KT405

  95. SEC Form 17-H

  96. SEC Form 20-F

  97. SEC Form 424B2

  98. SEC Form 424B3

  99. SEC Form 424B4

  100. SEC Form 424B5

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