MINIMUM QUOTE SIZE REQUIREMENT Definition

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MINIMUM QUOTE SIZE REQUIREMENT, NASD Rule 6650, is the minimum size at which a market maker is permitted to display bid or offers in the BBX. The minimum size required depends on the price of the stock. For example, all quotes on the OTCBB priced under $0.50 have a minimum quote size of 5,000 shares.

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NET PROFIT MARGIN (NPM Pre-Tax) incorporates all of the expenses associated with ordinary business (excluding taxes) thus is a measure of the overall operating efficiency of the firm prior to any tax considerations which may mask performance. For a business to be viable in the long term profits must be generated; making the net profit margin ratio one of the key performance indicators for any business. It is important to analyze the ratio over time. A variation in the ratio from year-to-year may be due to abnormal conditions or expenses which need to be addressed. A decline in the ratio over time may indicate a margin squeeze suggesting that productivity improvements may need to be initiated. In some cases, the costs of such improvements may lead to a further drop in the ratio or even losses before increased profitability is achieved. Formula: Net Earnings / Net Revenue

PROBABILITY PROPORTIONAL TO SIZE SAMPLING (PPS) is a sampling plan that bases the likelihood of selecting a particular account on the relative size of that account, so larger accounts have a greater probability of being selected for the sample than smaller accounts. Also known as dollar unit.

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