BIG BANG Definition

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BIG BANG are changes in UK stock exchange practices that took place in 1986. They permitted institutions such as banks and insurance companies to own stock exchange subsidiaries, abolished the segregation between brokers and jobbers and ended the system of fixed commissions.

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OUT-OF-THE-MONEY OPTION is an option that has no intrinsic value; for example, an option whose strike price, in the case of a put, is lower than the stocks current price, or in the case of a call, is higher. An investor who buys an out-of-the-money option is speculating that the option will rise in value and become in-the-money. See IN-THE-MONEY OPTION.

MONETARY UNIT is the unit used to measure economic activity (e.g., U.S. $).

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