C as the fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock descriptor indicates that the issue is exempt from Nasdaq listing requirements for a temporary period of time.
JOINT VENTURE is a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise. See also VENTURE.
INVERSE FLOATING RATE is a security that has a fixed maturity with a coupon rate that is reset at a pre-specified amount, minus a given short-term rate or index, such as 18% minus the six-month LIBOR rate, or 30% minus three times the 30-day commercial paper composite rate. These instruments provide a way to hedge against lower short-term rates and/or a steeper yield curoe without extending the maturity. As shortterm rates decline, the coupon rate increases.
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