X or XD Definition

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X or XD is a symbol used in newspapers to indicate that a stock is trading ex-dividend, i.e., without dividend. The x symbol is also used in bond tables to signify without interest.

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CONTINGENCY PLAN is a plan that provides an outline of decisions and measures to be taken if defined circumstances, outside the control of the affected organization, should occur.

BOTTOM LINE, in accounting/finance, is specifically net income after taxes. In general, it is an expression as to the end results of something, e.g. the net worth of a corporation on a balance sheet, sales generated from a marketing campaign, or final decision on most any subject (Often said: 'give me the bottom line').

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