Broker Terminology

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  1. How long does a stock account have to be dormant before it can be escheated?

    Learn what qualifies a stock account to be considered abandoned and eligible to be escheated by the state. Accounts are at ...
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    Learn about the basics of trading on margin accounts, specifically the rate of interest that is typically charged for margin ...
  3. What is the cost of a share purchase?

    Find out how the total price of a share purchase is dictated by the current stock price and the fees the brokerage company ...
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Hot Definitions
  1. Liquidation Margin

    Liquidation margin refers to the value of all of the equity positions in a margin account. If an investor or trader holds ...
  2. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult ...
  3. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  4. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
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    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
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