RUNNING RATE is a sustained constant rate, often the only important single rate except for zero observed under a given schedule (as in some ratio performances) also known as stream rate.
BID TICK RULE is a NASD rule prohibiting a short sale transaction when the current best bid in a security is less than the previous best bid. That is, when it is on a "down-tick." The bid tick rule does not apply to the OTCBB.
BALANCING OFF THE BOOKS means totaling off the various amounts to find out how much money is left or, how overdrawn the organization is. At certain times; e.g. once a month, quarterly, for management committee meetings; it may be necessary to balance off the books".
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