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Overdue dividends or interest for a preferred share of stock or bond.

Ascending Channel

Price data activity where high and low prices are trending upwards for a sustained period of time


Ask is the price that a seller is willing to accept for a security. Also commonly referred to as the offer price.

Assessment Bond

A special Municipal bond used primarily for development projects, where the interest due to the lender is collected through taxes levied on the community benefiting from the development project.

Asset Allocation

An investment strategy where an investor strives to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of the portfolio invested in a particular asset based upon the risk tolerance, goals and time frame of the investor.

Asset Allocation Funds

Funds that seek to provide an optimal blend of stocks, bonds, and cash.

Assymetrical Distribution

This is imbalance of variable values that are occurring at irregular frequencies where the mode, mean and media are also at different points.

At The Money

Refers to the strike price of an option being equal to the market price of the underlying asset.


A broker's instruction (order) to fill the order at a specific price or above.


A broker's instruction (order) to buy or sell at the prevalent bid or ask at the time the order is processed. 

Auction Market

A market in which buyers specify the highest price they will pay and sellers indicate the lowest price they will accept. A transaction occurs when the buyer and seller reach an agreement on price. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) operates as an Auction Market.

Average Directional Index

A techncial indicator designed by J. Welles Wilder that measures the strength or weakness of a trend.

Average True Range

Designed by J. Welles Wilder, this is a technical indicator that measures volatility in Commodities markets.

Away From the Market

Describes the occurrence of a bid on a limit order being lower, or an offer price being higher than the current market price, for a specific security.

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