STOCK RESERVE Definition

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STOCK RESERVE (SR) or buffer stock is a stock quantity which is based on the normal average expected consumption during the lead-time to replenish depleted stock. See also SAFETY STOCK.

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BUYERS MARKET is where the quantity of goods for sale exceeds the amount consumers are willing and able to buy at the current market price. It is characterized by low prices. For example, a market condition that occurs in real estate where more homes are for sale than there are interested buyers.

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR is a bank, mutual fund, pension fund, or other corporate entity that trades securities in large volumes.

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