VEST / VESTING / VESTED Definition

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VEST / VESTING / VESTED, in law, is to give a secured right of present or future award. An entity has a vested right to an asset that cannot be taken away by a third party, even if physical possession of the asset has not yet been realized.

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MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEM (MCS) is the software program used to control the routing and transfer of material within an automated material handling and control system.

MARK-TO-MARKET (MTM) is the recording of the price or value of a security, portfolio, or account on a daily basis, to calculate profits and losses or to confirm that margin requirements are being met. This is done most often in futures accounts to make sure that margin requirements are being met. If the current market value causes the margin account to fall below its required level, the trader will be faced with a margin call. Mutual funds are marked to market on a daily basis at the market close so that investors have an idea of the funds NAV.

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