Security Characteristic Line
Security Characteristic Line: A plot on a graph of the excess return on a security over the risk-free rate as a function of the excess return on the market. The slope of this line is the security's beta.
Online Photo Printer: A company that receives digital photos uploaded to its Web site, prints them, then sends the prints back by mail or courier.
Online Medical Control: When taking care of a patient in the field, paramedics must sometimes communicate with a physician.
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Out Of Line: A stock price that is too high or too low in comparison with similar-quality stocks in the same industry, according to its price/earnings ratio.
Online Brokerage Firm: To buy and sell securities online, you set up an account with an online brokerage firm. The firm executes your orders and confirms them electronically. When the markets are open, the turnaro . . . View Full Definition