Ion

Science / Geology / Ion: An atom or group of atoms that have gained or lost one or more electron and as a result has an electrical charge.

Inflation-Indexed Securities

Business / Finance / Inflation-Indexed Securities: A clause in a contract providing for increases or decreases in inflation depending on fluctuations in the cost of living, production costs, and so forth. MORE

Foreign Currency Translation

Business / Finance / Foreign Currency Translation: An option that conveys the right (but not the obligation) to buy or sell a specified amount of foreign currency at a specified price within a specified time period. MORE

Financing Corporation (FICO)

Business / Finance / Financing Corporation (FICO): Share price indexes for U.K. companies The denominator in the index formula is the market capitalization at the base date, adjusted for all capital changes affecting the particular index since the bas MORE

Information Coefficient (IC)

Business / Finance / Information Coefficient (IC): Condition that information is known to some, but not all, participants. MORE

Information-Motivated Trades

Business / Finance / Information-Motivated Trades: Trades that are the result of either a reallocation of wealth or an implementation of an investment strategy that acts only on existing information. MORE

National Market System (NMS)

Business / Finance / National Market System (NMS): Refers to over-the-counter trading. System of trading OTC stocks under the sponsorship of the NASD. Must meet certain criteria for size, profitability and trading activity. More comprehensive informat MORE

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