ORDER-TO-CASH (OTC) is the process where everything that leads from the order, packaging, delivery to having the actual money in the bank is included.
INVESTMENT GRADE, in securities, is a high credit rating indicating bonds generally considered to have the strongest possibility of paying interest and repaying principal when due. Standard & Poor's Corporation considers investment grade bonds to be those it rates from AAA through BBB. Moody's considers investment grade to be from AAA to Baa3. Below investment grade bonds also are known as high yield or junk bonds. The NAIC designates investment grade bonds with the numerical rating of "I" or "2".
RETROACTIVE is to affect and modify things past, e.g. a retroactive tax increase.
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