AVOIDABLE COST is the amount of expense that would not occur if a particular decision were to be implemented (e.g., if an employee is laid off at a company that is self-insured for unemployment compensation, the avoidable cost is total direct salary less payments for unemployment benefits plus savings in employee benefits).
BA see BANKER'S ACCEPTANCE.
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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