MONEY MARKET FUND is a fund that invests in various short-term debt instruments, i.e., commercial paper, negotiable certificates of deposit, bankers acceptances, Treasury bills, etc. Shares seek to maintain a net asset value of $1 but the interest rate changes daily.
LIQUIDITY RATIO see CASH RATIO.
BILL OF LADING is the contract between the owner of the goods and the cargo carrier to move the goods to a specified destination. A clean bill of lading is issued by the carrier verifying receipt of the merchandise in apparent good condition (without visually apparent damage or defect). Bills of lading can sometimes be made to cover the whole trip, or separate bills of lading can be prepared for each carrier. Ocean shipments generally require two, an Inland Bill of Lading covering land transportation to the port and an Ocean Bill of Lading covering the ship portion. Bills of lading are negotiable while cargo is in transit.
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