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S-1The form for filing for an IPO. ...
Sales LoadThe sales fee that the buyer pays in order to acquire an asset. ...
ScripStock certificate that is evidence of ownership. ...
SeatMembership in a stock or futures exchange. ...
SECSecurities and Exchange Commission: A commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect investors. It is composed of five commissioners appointed by the ...
SEC FilingsAs a general rule, the banker uses SEC filings to source historical financial information for comparable companies. This financial information is used to determine historical sales, ...
SectorSector refers to the industry or markets in which a company operates (e.g., chemicals, consumer products, healthcare, industrials, and technology). A company's sector can be further ...
Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) - Organization which regulates the US securities markets to protect investors. ...
SecurityAn instrument which can be traded (for example, stocks, bonds, and so on). ...
Sell StopTrade at the then best price, but ONLY IF a predetermined price level is met or exceeded. The order must first be triggered (or activated ...
Sell Stop-LimitThis is a version of the Sell Stop. This order says, “Don’t sell the shares unless they trade at 60 or less, but I won’t ...
Serial BondsThe issue is bought back in stages, usually an annual installment. This is the way municipal bonds are retired—a lot of money is borrowed in ...
SeriesAll option contracts of the same class that also have the same unit of trade, expiration date, and exercise price. Option contracts of the same ...
SettlementIn relation to stocks it is the arrangement between broking houses for the payment or receipt of cash or shares. ...
ShareA unit of equity in a company. ...
Share SplitIncreasing a companies shares outstanding by splitting the par value of existing shares and distributing additional shares pro rata to share holders. ...
ShortSelling an investment security in anticipation that the price will fall. ...
Short CallA bearish strategy that involves selling a call option to collect the premium. ...
Short PutA bullish strategy that involves selling a put option to collect the premium. ...
Short SellingA risky and speculative practice involving the sale of a stock that the seller doesn't possess. The seller is effectively betting that the price of ...
Short StockSelling shares of stock in anticipation that the price will go down. ...
Short StraddleA short straddle is the simultaneous sale of a put and a call on the same stock, with the same expiration date and the same ...
SkewA descriptive measure of lopsidedness in a distribution. ...
SlippageThe difference between estimated transaction costs and actual transaction costs. The difference is usually composed of price revisions or spread and commission costs. ...
Small-Cap StocksSmaller (and sometimes newer) companies associated with high risk and high potential rewards. Can be illiquid to trade with large bid–ask spreads. ...
Special Memorandum Account(SMA) - A holding place for available cash, a double bookkeeping entry.It increases when:A client’s portfolio goes to a new “all-time” high. Essentially SMA will ...
Speculative StocksSpeculative stocks have the potential for above-average returns, but they also carry above-average risk of loss if the company does poorly or goes bankrupt.Speculative stocks ...
SpeculatorAn investor or trader who is willing to take large risks for a chance to make large gains. ...
SpreadThe difference between the bid price and the ask price (buy price and sell price) ...
StochasticA technical indicator, which is an oscillator based on the relationship of the open, high, low, close of price bars. ...
StockA share of a company's stock translates into ownership of part of the company. Thus, when you own any shares of a company's stock, you ...
Stock SplitA stock split is when there is an increase in the number of outstanding shares without an increase in the shareholder equity. ...
Stop AlarmA "Stop Alarm" is held by the broker as well. The difference is, if the stock should trigger an alarm price, the broker is directed to ...
Stop LimitThis is an order that says once the stock's market price touches or goes below the stop limit order price, the stop limit order is ...
Stop LossIt is advisable to protect loss potential by entering an order that will "stop" the trade if the stock or option trades at a certain ...

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