Decimal Pricing

Business / Taxes / Decimal Pricing: US stocks, derivatives linked to stocks, and some bonds trade in decimals, or dollars and cents. That means that the spread between the bid and ask prices can be as small as one cent. The switch to decimal stock trading, which was completed in 2001, was the final stage of a conversion from trading in eighths, or increments of 12.5 cents. Trading in eighths originated in the 16th century, when North American settlers cut European coins into eight pieces to use as currency. In an intermediary phase during the 1990s, trading was handled in sixteenths, or increments of 6.25 cents.

Job Pricing

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Job Pricing: The process of determining pay rates for jobs within the organization by analyzing industry or regional salary survey data in order to establish appropriate job pay rates. MORE

Multiple Component Pricing

Business / Agriculture / Multiple Component Pricing: The practice of valuing farm milk according to the value of its protein, fat, and mineral content. This practice has been adopted by many regions for federal milk marketing orders. Historically, milk MORE

Hexadecimal Number

Technology / Computers / Hexadecimal Number: A number encoded in base-16. Includes the letters A-F and 0-9. For example, the hex number 8BF3 equals 35,827 in Base-10. Base-10 is the number system we are familiar with. MORE

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