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BLOCK TRADE Definition
BLOCK TRADE is a purchase or sale of a large quantity of stock of 10,000 shares or more. For purposes of NASD Rule 6541 regarding Limit Order Protection, a block trade is defined as one for 10,000 shares or more and greater than $20,000 in value.
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STRIPS, in securities, is dividing a Treasury bond or mortgage-backed security into its principal and interest payments and selling the claims to these payments as new and separate securities. The principal portion is called a principal only (PO) security, and the interest portion is called an interest only (IO) security
RFID is Radio Frequency Identification Tag. An RFID is attached to and identifies a thing such as an item in inventory, a case of items, a pallet of cases, a car passing through a reader on a toll way, or a person passing through a doorway. It is like a UPC (universal product code) on items in a store, but can be scanned from a longer distance. A transceiver sends an activating signal and receives identification information. An active RFID tag has an internal battery and has a longer range than a passive tag which is powered by the radio signal it receives.