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Watch List

What is the 'Watchlist'

1. A list of securities being monitored closely by a brokerage or exchange in order to spot irregularities. Firms on the watchlist might be suspected of regulatory violations, about to issue new securities, attracting usually heavy volume, etc.
2. A list of securities being monitored for potential trading or investing opportunities. An investor or trader may have a watchlist of several, dozens or even hundreds of trading instruments. The investor waits for certain criteria to be met--such as trading over a certain volume, breaking out of a 52-week range or moving above its 200-day moving average--before placing trade orders.

Explaining 'Watchlist'

1. A watchlist is a used to specify companies where irregularities are present, or where the potential for insider trading or other corruption exists. The watchlist can be considered a surveillance tool used to identify risks from customers, consultants, suppliers and other business partners.


Further Reading


The economic function of credit rating agencies–What does the watchlist tell us?
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

The economic function of credit rating agencies-What does the watchlist tell us?The economic function of credit rating agencies-What does the watchlist tell us?
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

Trade-based money laundering and terrorist financingTrade-based money laundering and terrorist financing
www.degruyter.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

The economics of rating watchlists: Evidence from rating changesThe economics of rating watchlists: Evidence from rating changes
www.econstor.eu [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

Credit watch and capital structureCredit watch and capital structure
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

The effect of commercial paper rating changes and credit‐watch placement on common stock pricesThe effect of commercial paper rating changes and credit‐watch placement on common stock prices
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

Terrorism watch lists, suspect ranking and decision-making biasesTerrorism watch lists, suspect ranking and decision-making biases
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

The clean air act watch list: An enforcement and compliance natural experimentThe clean air act watch list: An enforcement and compliance natural experiment
www.journals.uchicago.edu [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …

Climate watch list: Key issues for Cancun NegotiationsClimate watch list: Key issues for Cancun Negotiations
www.osti.gov [PDF]
… the first to give an extensive overview on the characteristics and information value of credit watches. They observe that watch-preceded rating changes are more often triggered by corporate events than are direct rating actions and that the watchlist instrument helps …


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