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RUNNING TOTAL Definition
RUNNING TOTAL is the sum of any given set of numbers that is incremented/decremented as additional numbers become available over time. For example, a retail store makes sales throughout a time period; the running total is the sum of their sales, including returns/credits, at any given point of time during that time period: day, week, month, quarter, and year.
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CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK is preferred stock which can be converted into common stock at the option of the holder of the preferred stock.
INTEREST DATES are the dates on which interest is payable to the holders of bonds: for government, corporate and municipal bonds, twice a year; for mortgage-backed securities, every month, and for foreign securities typically once a year.