Window period

Definition:

The allotted time for parties to release themselves from any obligations to a contract without penalty; the period between the filing of a registration statement of a new security with the SEC and the date that security can be issued; the period in which company employees, executives, and other insiders are allowed to trade the company's stock. See Effective date

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Term of the Day

Forward delivery

A transaction in which the settlement will occur on a specified date in the future at a price agreed upon on the trade date.

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