Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS): A 1986 act that set out rules for the depreciation of qualifying assets, allowing for greater acceleration over longer periods of time.
National Association Of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq): An electronic quotation system that provides price quotations to market participants about the more actively traded common stock issues in the OTC market. About 4000 common stock issues are . . . View Full Definition
National Association Of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (NASDAQ): NASDAQ is a computerized stock trading network that allows brokers to access price quotations for stocks being traded electronically or sold on the floor of a stock exchange.
Narrowband Advanced Mobile Phone System (NAMPS): Combines cellular voice processing with digital signaling, increasing the capacity of AMPS systems and adding functionality.
National Early Warning System: A program run by the Centers for Disease Control to increase federal support to state health departments to detect food borne diseases by increasing the number of scientists available to inv . . . View Full Definition
National Airspace System (NAS): The common network of US airspace: air navigation facilities, equipment and services, airports or landing areas: aeronautical charts, information and services: rules, regulations and procedu . . . View Full Definition
National Forest System (NFS): The 192 million acres administered by the Forest Service for multiple use: comprised of 155 national forests (in 117 units) with 187 million acres, 20 national grasslands with 4 million acre . . . View Full Definition
National Television System Committee (NTSC): Refers to the standards used for video broadcast and playback signal parameters in the U.S. Japan and other countries. Alternative systems used in Europe and some Asian countries are PAL and SECAM.
National Spatial Reference System (NSRS): A consistent national coordinate system that defines latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity, and orientation through out the nation, and how these values change with time. The NSRS is d . . . View Full Definition
National Market System (NMS): The National Market System (NMS) links all the major stock markets in the United States and was developed to foster competition among them. Federal rules require these trading centers to ens . . . View Full Definition
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Income Tax: Common stock with a high dividend yield and few profitable investment opportunities.