DEPRECIATION EXPENSE Definition

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DEPRECIATION EXPENSE is the amount deducted from gross profit to allow for a reduction in the value of something because of its age or how much it has been used. When you buy and own equipment, your business may be entitled to deduct a depreciation expense.

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LEHMAN FORMULA is a compensation formula originally developed by investment bankers Lehman Brothers for investment banking services:
- 5% of the first million dollars involved in the transaction for services rendered
- 4% of the second million
- 3% of the third million
- 2% of the fourth million
- 1% of everything thereafter (above $4 million)
NOTE: Most investment bankers now require an additional multiplier to offset inflation.

OTCBB is an electronic quotation medium for unlisted, over-the-counter securities. The OTC Bulletin Board allows Market Makers to display firm prices for domestic securities, foreign securities, and ADRs that can be updated on a real-time basis. The service also permits the display of non-firm prices for DPPs, unpriced indications of interest, and telephone numbers for participating Market Makers.

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