BUILDING SOCIETY Definition

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BUILDING SOCIETY, similar to a Savings and Loan in the U.S., is a UK savings institution that specializes in loans for house purchase. Their members own building societies.

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OVERSOLD is the state of the market when much more selling occurs than is warranted by market conditions. If investors and speculators sell large amounts of securi­ties, including short sales, over a period of time, at some point the market will become oversold and buying is likely to increase. Depending upon the degree of buying, prices will either stop falling or will rise. A rise in prices under these conditions is known as a technical rally.

REGULATORY ASSETS are those assets under control of a government entity, normally a utility, controlling access to the asset base as well as ascribing fees for gaining access to the use of the regulatory asset base being regulated.

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