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Finance 02

Chapter 2 Terms

capital markets The financial markets for stocks and for intermediate- or long-term debt (one year or longer).
closely-held corporation A corporation that is owned by a few individuals who are typically associated with the firm's management.
commercial bank The traditional department store of finance serving a variety of savers and borrowers.
dealer market Includes all facilities that are needed to conduct security transactions not conducted on the physical location exchanges.
derivative Any financial asset whose value is derived from the value of some other "underlying" asset.
financial services corporation A firm that offers a wide range of financial services, including investment banking, brokerage operations, insurance, and commercial banking.
futures market The markets in which participants agree today to buy or sell an asset at some future date.
going public The act of selling stock to the public at large by a closely held corporation or its principal stockholders.
initial public offering (IPO) market The market for stocks of companies that are in the process of going public.
physical location exchange Formal organizations having tangible physical locations that conduct auction markets in designated ("listed") securities.
primary markets Markets in which corporations raise capital by issuing new securities.
private markets Markets in which transactions are worked out directly between two parties.
public markets Markets in which standardized contracts are traded on organized exchanges.
publicly owned corporation A corporation that is owned by a relatively large number of individuals who are not actively involved in the firm's management.
secondary markets Markets in which securities and other financial assets are traded among investors after they have been issued by corporations.
spot markets The markets in which assets are bought or sold for "on-the-spot" delivery.
Created by: kgaither