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Glossary of Stock Investing Terms: O

  • Odd lot:

    A buy or sell transaction involving less than 100 shares of stock.

  • Open order:

    An order to buy or sell a security that will remain in effect until it is either canceled by the customer or executed.

  • Operating expenses:

    The day-to-day costs of running a business.

  • Operating income:

    The profit realized from a business's operations.

  • Other current assets :

    A balance sheet item. The value of non-cash assets, such as prepaid expenses and accounts receivable, due within one year.

  • Other long term liabilities:

    A balance sheet item. Value of leases, future employee benefits, deferred taxes and other obligations not requiring interest payments that must be paid over a period of more than one year.

  • Over the counter market:

    Abbreviated as OTC, used to describe a security that is traded through via broker-dealers on telephone and computer networks (such as NASDAQ) rather than through an auction exchange.

  • Overbought/oversold:

    Technical analysis terms that try to define when a market's prices have moved too far and too fast in either direction than are justified by the fundamentals.

 

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