MANDATORY SPENDING is spending that is automatically obligated due to previously-enacted laws. In the United States, this would include things such as Social Security, Medicare, and the interest on the national debt. See DISCRETIONARY SPENDING.
INELIGIBLE is securities not quoted on the OTCBB. A Form 211 and two copies of the issuer's information must be filed with the FINRA OTC Compliance Unit no less than three business days prior to the publication on the OTCBB in order to obtain clearance that will grant the security OTCBB eligible status.
CONTANGO is the commission paid by a buyer for the postponement of a transaction on a stock exchange when prices for future delivery are higher than those for cash or spot transactions. The opposite is backwardation.
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