Specialness

Definition:

Difference between interest earned on a specific stock loan's collateral and the prevailing interest rate for stock loan collateral. A typical stock has specialness equal to zero. When there is positive specialness, a stock is said to be on special.

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Term of the Day

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The part of a sales contract that indicates the point at which title and risk of loss of merchandise pass from the seller to the buyer. See: Incoterms.

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