MARKET SHARE Definition

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MARKET SHARE is the percentage of sales a company captures for a particular product line, i.e., the percentage of total industry sales that a particular company controls within a given market.

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INTEREST DATES are the dates on which interest is payable to the holders of bonds: for government, corporate and municipal bonds, twice a year; for mortgage-backed securities, every month, and for foreign securities typically once a year.

PRESENT VALUE is the discounted value of a payment or stream of payments to be received in the future, taking into consideration a specific interest or discount rate. Present Value represents a series of future cash flows expressed in todays dollars. A given amount of money is almost always more valuable sooner than later, so present values are generally smaller than corresponding future values.

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