AUCTION MARKET is a trading system in which buyers enter competitive bids and sellers enter competitive offers simultaneously. This, as opposed to the over-the-counter market, where trades are negotiated. Examples: the NYSE and the AMEX. It is sometimes called double auction market.
GRACE PERIOD is the period of time between your statement date and the due date, i.e. it is the time period stipulated in most loan contracts and insurance policies during which a late payment will not result in penalties, default or cancellation.
BAD DEBT is an open account balance or loan receivable that has proven to be uncollectible and is written off.
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