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- Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying the issue has no voting rights.
- See: Kansas City Board of Trade
- See: Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange
- See: Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange
- See: Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
- South African gold mining shares that trade on the London Stock Exchange.
- Australian stocks.
- Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT)
- The U.S.-based futures and options exchange for no. 2 red wheat futures and, options, Value Line Index futures and Mini Value Line futures and options.
- The ratio of the dollar price change in the price of an option to a 1% change in the expected volatility.
- A network of Japanese companies organized around a major bank.
- Keogh plan
- A type of pension account in which taxes are deferred. Available to those who are self-employed.
- Key industry
- An industry that plays a critical role in a nation's economy.
- Key man (or woman) insurance
- A life insurance policy purchased by a company to insure the life of a key executive. The company is the beneficiary in case of the executive's death.
- Keynesian economics
- An economic theory of British economist, John Maynard Keynes that active government intervention is necessary to ensure economic growth and stability.
- "Kick it out"
- Used in the context of general equities. "Liquidate a position (sell a long/cover a short) without regard to price."
- In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper.
In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insure that the contract goes to a specific firm.
- An additional feature of a debt obligation that increases its marketability and attractiveness to investors.
- Kiddie tax
- Tax owed for the investment income of children if the amount is more than $1,400.
- Killer bees
- Those who aid a company in fending off a takeover bid, usually investment bankers who devise strategies to make the target less attractive or more difficult to acquire.
- Used in of banking to refer to the practice of depositing and drawing checks at two or more banks and taking advantage of the time it takes for the second bank to collect funds from the first bank.
Also refers to illegally increasing the face value of a check by changing the numbers on the check.
In the context of securities, refers to the manipulation and inflation of stock prices.
- Knock-out option
- An option that- is worthless at expiration if the underlying commodity or currency price reaches a specific price level.
- Know your customer
- An ethical foundation of securities brokers that an adviser who recommends the purchase or sale of any security to a customer, must believe that the recommendation is suitable for the customer, given the
customer's financial situation.
- Kondratieff Wave
- An economic theory of the Soviet economist Kondratieff stating that the economies of the western world are susceptible to major up-and-down "supercycles" lasting 50 to 60 years.
- A gold coin minted by the republic of South Africa that typically sells for slightly higher prices than the market value of the gold it contains.
- Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange (KLCE)
- The Malaysian commodity exchange for trading futures in crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil, tin, rubber, and cocoa.
- Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE)
- Established in 1995, the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange offers equity derivative products based on underlying instruments traded on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
- Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE)
- Established in 1973, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) is the only stock exchange in Malaysia.
- Measures the fatness of the tails of a probability distribution. A fat-tailed distribution has higher-than-normal chances of a big positive or negative realization. Kurtosis should not be confused with skewness, which measures the fatness of one tail. Kurtosis is sometimes
refered to as the volatility of volatility.