SAFE HARBOR RULE is a concept in statutes and regulations whereby a person who meets listed requirements will be preserved from adverse legal action. Frequently, safe harbors are used where a legal requirement is somewhat ambiguous and carries a risk of punishment for an unintended violation.
CONVERSION DATE, dependent upon usage, there are likely many definitions varying within the industries in which the term is being used. Basically, it is a date on which an asset is converted into a similarly valued but different asset.
COST BASIS, in securities, is the purchase price after commissions or other expenses. It is used to calculate capital gains or losses when the security is eventually sold.
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