• Refers to securities which are approved for trading on a recognized exchange. Is a security or instrument which is traded on a recognized exchange. This compares to the unlisted or Over-the-Counter market.

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 Accounts payable: Money owed by a company and payable within one year. It is Listed on the Balance Sheet under Current Liabilities.Short term liabilities which reflect the amount owed vendors and suppliersMoney owed to suppliers.

 Bond quote: One of a number of quotations Listed in the financial press and most daily newspapers that provide representative bid prices from the previous day's bond market. Quotes for corporate and government bonds are percentages of the bond's face value (usually $1,000). Corporate bonds are quoted in increments of 1/8th, where a quote of 99 1/8 represents 99.125% of par ($1,000), or $991.25. Government bonds are quoted in 1/32nds. Municipal Bonds may be quoted on a dollar basis or on a yield-to-maturity basis. See also: Quotation; Stock Quote.

 Common stock: These are securities that represent equity ownership in a company. Common shares let an investor vote on such matters as the election of directors. They also give the holder a share in a company's profits via dividend payments or the capital appreciation of the security.A share of ownership in a corporation; stockholders participate in the profits or losses of a company through dividends and changes in the stock s market price.Is the shareholder's equity stake in a corporation. Sometimes, there are different classes of stock that may have greater or lesser voting rights than the ordinary common shares. For many years the New York Stock Exchange only permitted one class of common stock for a Listed corporation.A class of stock in a company, normally with voting rights. Corporations may have several classes of common stock, as well as Preferred Stock, or they may have a single class of common stock. Common stockholders are on the bottom of the ladder in a corporation's ownership structure, and have rights to a company's assets only after bond holders, preferred shareholders and other debt holders have been satisfied.

 Credit risk: The risk that an issuer of debt securities or a borrower may default on his obligations or that the payment may not be made on a negotiable instrument. Related: Default riskIs the risk related to counterparty failure. It is a key concern for Over-the-Counter transactions. This compares to Listed trades passing through a clearinghouse.Credit risk refers to the possibility that borrowers sometimes default on their promises.
The risk that an issuer of debt securities or a borrower may default on his obligations, or that payment may not be made on sale of a negotiable instrument. (See overnight delivery risk.)

 Execution: The process of completing an order to buy or sell securities. Once a trade is executed, it is reported by a Confirmation Report; settlement (payment and transfer of ownership) occurs in the U.S. between 1 (mutual funds) and 5 (stocks) days after an order is executed. Settlement times for exchange Listed stocks are in the process of being reduced to three days in the U. S.The completion of a buy or sell order.

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