LIQUIDITY Definition

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LIQUIDITY is a. a companys ability to meet current obligations with cash or other assets that can be quickly converted to cash; b. in securities, it is the ease with which an instrument can be bought or sold at or near prevailing market prices in the secondary market (often reflected by the range of the bid-asked spread).

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STANDARD AND POORS (S&P) 500 is an index of the 500 largest, most actively traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. It provides a guide to the overall health of the US stock market.

UNSYSTEMATIC RISK, in securities, is price fluctuations resulting from the unique characteristics of specific securities. Unsys­tematic risk generally is eliminated in a well diversified portfolio. Also known as non-systematic risk.

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