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Hardening What is 'Hardening' 1. A term used to describe a price of commodity or futures contracts that is gradually stabilizing. 2. A futures market that is slowly advancing in prices.


DefinitionA heat map is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. "Heat map" is a newer term but shading matrices have e

Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO)

Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) What is 'Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization - NRSRO' The formal term to describe credit rating agencies t

Oil Services Industry ETF

Oil Services Industry ETF What is 'Oil Services Industry ETF' A sector exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in companies engaged in providing services such as drilling and seismic testi

Ratings Service

Ratings Service What is 'Ratings Service' A company, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, that rates various debt and preferred stock issues for safety of payment of principal, intere

Partially Convertible Debenture (PCD)

Partially Convertible Debenture (PCD) What is 'Partially Convertible Debenture - PCD' A type of convertible debenture, part of which will be redeemed by the issuing company after a specifi

National Bank

National Bank What is a 'National Bank' A national bank, in the United States, is a commercial bank chartered by the comptroller of the currency of the U.S. Treasury. A national bank funct

Quarterly Income Preferred Securities (QUIPS)

Quarterly Income Preferred Securities (QUIPS) What is 'Quarterly Income Preferred Securities - QUIPS' Shares that are an interest in a limited partnership that exists solely for the purpos

Vandalism Endorsement

Vandalism Endorsement What is 'Vandalism Endorsement' An optional type of coverage that can be added to a basic hazard or property and casualty insurance policy to provide remuneration to

Vendor Note

Vendor Note What is 'Vendor Note' A type of debt instrument used in a particular type of short-term loan agreement in which the seller of goods or merchandise sells them to the buyer, but
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