LONG-TERM Definition

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LONG-TERM is a long period of time. In securities, for a bond it is 10 or more years or as it relates to a buy and hold investment strategy. In accounting, it is thought of as being in excess of 12 months, e.g. long-term liabilities. See SHORT-TERM.

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RESTRICTED STOCK is stock which is acquired through an employee stock option plan or other private means and which may not be transferred. Restricted stock may be forfeited if any SEC regulations related to it are violated or the employee either does not exercise his/her option or terminates employment prior to fully vesting.

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