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MAKING A MARKET is securities dealers showing both a bid and an offer for a particular maturity and type of secu­rity. This is not to be confused with a quote, which is a general indication of prices rather than a specific price at which a transaction may be executed.

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MODIFIED INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN is the rate of return which equates the initial investment with the terminal value, where the terminal value is the future value of the cash inflows compounded at the required rate of return (the opportunity cost of capital).

SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY is total assets minus total liabilities. It is the same as EQUITY, NET WORTH and stockholder's equity.

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