ACTIVE MANAGEMENT Definition

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ACTIVE MANAGEMENT, in securities, is the trading of securities to take advantage of market opportunities as they occur, in contrast to a buy-and-hold strategy.

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SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY is total assets minus total liabilities. It is the same as EQUITY, NET WORTH and stockholder's equity.

ADJUSTABLE RATE PREFERRED (ARP) is preferred stock issues in which dividends are reset quarterly either at a fixed spread or at a percentage of the highest of three benchmarks on the yield curve. Also known as floating­-rate preferreds.

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