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PEAK is the period of maximal use or demand or activity; for example, at peak commute hours, street traffic can be unbelievable. See OFF-PEAK.

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INDICATIVE is a stock price quote that is non-firm. All quotes displayed by Market Makers in OTCBB issues are required to be firm, with the exception of DPPs which are limited to indicative quotes only.

STRAPS is Stated Term Rate Auction Preferred Stock; issues having a fixed dividend rate, usually for three to five years. After this period, the security becomes an auction-rate preferred and the holder can sell the stock at par on the date of the first auction. STRAPs trade like and are com­pared to a short-term sinking fund preferred stock.

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