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

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Hot Definitions
  1. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  2. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  3. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  4. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
  5. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
  6. Real Rate Of Return

    The annual percentage return realized on an investment, which is adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other ...
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