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Commingling

Definition:

In the context of securities, this involves mixing customer-owned securities with brokerage firm-owned securities. This process is referred to as rehypothecation, which is the use of customers' collateral to secure their loans. This is legal with customer consent, although some securities and collateral must be kept separately.

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Oligopoly

A Market characterized by a small number of producers who often act together to control the supply of a particular good and its market price.

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