Institutional Investors

Business / Finance / Institutional Investors : Organizations that invest, including insurance companies, depository institutions, pension funds, investment companies, mutual funds, and endowment funds.

Third Market

Business / Taxes / Third Market: Exchange-listed securities, such as those that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), may also be bought and sold off the exchange, or over-the-counter MORE


Business / Finance / Underwriting: A firm, usually an investment bank, that buys an issue of securities from a company and resells it to investors. In general, A party that guarantees the proceeds to the firm from a security sale, ther MORE

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO)

Business / Finance / Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO): Investment-grade bonds backed by a collection of junk bonds with different levels of risk, called tiers, that are determined by the quality of junk bond involved. CBOs backed by highly risky junk bond MORE

Market Sweep

Business / Finance / Market Sweep: A second offering following a tender offer, allowing institutional investors to obtain a controlling interest at a price higher than the original offer. MORE

Cash Plus Convertible

Business / Finance / Cash Plus Convertible: In the context of securities, this refers to the practice of institutional investors paying the full purchase price for securities in cash. MORE

Penny Stock

Business / Finance / Penny Stock: Used in the context of general equities. Stock that typically sells for less than $1 a share, although it may rise to as much as $10/share after the initial public offering, usually because of heavy p MORE