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Definition:

A stock paying high dividends with a low beta and noncyclical business, that is an extremely safe investment.

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Italian Derivatives Market (IDEM)

A derivatives market operated by the Italian Stock Exchange Council. It trades futures and options on the 30 index and individual stock options. See: Italian Stock Exchange.

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