Minimum quote size
Minimum quote sizeA London Stock Exchange term which refers to the minimum number of shares in which market makers must display prices on the SEAQ for those securities for which they are registered.
Minimum variance portfolioMinimum variance portfolio
The portfolio of risky assets with lowest variance.
Minimum import priceMinimum import price
See minimum price system.
Minimum maintenanceMinimum maintenance
The minimum amount of equity which must be kept in a margin account as specified by the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers and brokerage firms.
Minimum funding requirementMinimum funding requirement
A rule introduced in the wake of the Maxwell pensions scandal which was intended to ensure that company pensions funds always had enough assets to pay out their liabilities (i.e. pensions to retired members of the scheme).The legislation uses the yield from long term gilts as the yardstick by which a pensions fund's liabilities are measured. To stay within the rules, funds have felt obliged to buy these long-term bonds, with the result that their price has gone sky high.One alternative being considered is to change the whole way liabilities are valued and, in effect, to allow the funds to invest in more exciting securities than gilts, but to couple this with an insurance fund that bails out those funds that are unable to meet their liabilities. This insurance fund would be called the Central Discontinuance Fund (CDF).
Minimum lending rateMinimum lending rate
The minimum rate of interest at which the Bank of England was willing to lend to the money markets. Discontinued in 1981.
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Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
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Minimum price system
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alternative minimum tax