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.
IMAD, dependent upon usage, is Input Messaging Accountability Data: A time stamp that is assigned to a Fedwire message when it is processed by the Federal Reserve Bank Funds Transfer application; or, Information Management Assimilation & Delivery; or, Industrial Management and Distribution System.
INVESTMENT is the purchase of real property, stocks, bonds, collectible annuities, mutual fund shares, etc, with the expectation of realizing income or capital gain, or both, in the future. Investment is longer term and usually less risky than speculation.
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