STOCK OPTION is a contractual right granted by a company to the named holder of the option the right to purchase the companys stock at a fixed price stated on the stock option within a specified period of time. If the stock option is not exercised within the specified period of time, then the contractual right lapses.
TAXABLE EQUIVALENT YIELD is the yield that must be received on a taxable security to provide the holder with the same after-tax return as that earned on a tax-exempt bond or preferred stock.
ETHICAL STANDARDS, in accounting, is a written document containing basic principles and essential procedures together with related guidance in the form of explanatory and other material.
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