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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

K   Dico Tools
Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying the issue has no voting rights.

Kaffirs   Dico Tools
South African gold mining shares that trade on the London Stock Exchange.

Kangaroos   Dico Tools
Australian stocks.

Kansas City Board Of Trade (KCBT)   Dico Tools
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.

Kappa   Dico Tools
The ratio of the dollar price change in the price of an option to a 1% change in the expected volatility.

KCBT   Dico Tools
See: Kansas City Board of Trade

Keiretsu   Dico Tools
A network of Japanese companies organized around a major bank.

Keogh Plan   Dico Tools
A type of pension account in which taxes are deferred. Available to those who are self-employed.

Key Industry   Dico Tools
An industry that plays a critical role in a nation's economy.

Key Man (or Woman) Insurance   Dico Tools
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   Dico Tools
An economic theory of British economist, John Maynard Keynes that active government intervention is necessary to ensure economic growth and stability.

Kickback   Dico Tools
In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper.

Kicker   Dico Tools
An additional feature of a debt obligation that increases its marketability and attractiveness to investors.

Kiddie Tax   Dico Tools
Tax owed for the investment income of children if the amount is more than $1,400.

Killer Bees   Dico Tools
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.

Kiting   Dico Tools
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.

KLCE   Dico Tools
See: Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange

KLOFFE   Dico Tools
See: Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange

KLSE   Dico Tools
See: Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

Knock-out Option   Dico Tools
An option that- is worthless at expiration if the underlying commodity or currency price reaches a specific price level.

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Know Your Customer   Dico Tools
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   Dico Tools
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.

Kruggerand   Dico Tools
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   Dico Tools
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 Exchang   Dico Tools
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   Dico Tools
Established in 1973, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) is the only stock exchange in Malaysia.

Kurtosis   Dico Tools
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.

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