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BID TICK RULE Definition
BID TICK RULE is a NASD rule prohibiting a short sale transaction when the current best bid in a security is less than the previous best bid. That is, when it is on a "down-tick." The bid tick rule does not apply to the OTCBB.
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BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS AUDIT (BPA) is similar to the Audit Bureau of Circulation; the BPA is a third-party organization that verifies the circulation of print media through periodic audits.
STANDARD AND POORS (S&P) 500 is an index of the 500 largest, most actively traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. It provides a guide to the overall health of the US stock market.