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A bond rating assigned to a somewhat speculative debt instrument. A BB rating reflects an opinion that that the issuer has the current capacity to meet its debt obligations but faces more solvency risk than an A-rated issue and less than a ...

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A privately owned company that provides a real-time quotation system listing bid and ask prices for over-the-counter stocks. The term Pink Sheets originated when ...
A junk bond rating assigned to fairly speculative debt instruments. A CC rating indicates the issuer is at greater risk of default than a CCC-rated issue ...
A broker who buys and sells stocks as a principal to the transaction. Some brokerage firms maintain an inventory of stock holdings from which it attempts to fill ...
A temporary pause in trading on a particular security or futures contract. For securities, a trading halt is sometimes issued pending the release of news but may ...
A measure of a company's projected profitability, calculated by dividing price per share by cash flow per share (or market capitalization by cash flow). Like the ...