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.
LOCKED QUOTATION is a temporary condition, normally associated with fast-moving, active markets, where the ask price of one Market Maker in a given security is the same or lower than the bid price of another Market Maker, thereby producing locked or crossed quotations, respectively. Trading continues to occur. Also known as a CROSSED QUOTATION.
CORE BUSINESS is the sector(s) of business activity that is the reason or purpose for being, e.g. providing communications services within a telephone company would be considered core, while real estate holdings and the securities investment portfolio will likely be considered non-core business activities.
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