THIN MARKET Definition

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THIN MARKET is a market in which there is not an abun­dance of securities available, where any activity, either a purchase or sale, may have a substantial effect on market prices. See TIGHT MARKET.

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YIELD CURVE, in investments, is a graph depicting the change in yield as it relates to the time to maturity of a fixed income security. A parallel yield curve shift refers to a change in interest rates that is the same at every maturity point along the yield curve, e.g., when short-term rates rise 100 basis points, intermediate and long-term rates also rise 100 basis points.

TRUE VALUE is the amount that a buyer is finally willing to pay.

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