- Wall Street analyst
- Related: Sell-side analyst
- An options contract often sold with another security. For instance,
corporate bonds may be sold with warrants to buy common stock of that corporation.
Warrants are generally detachable.
- Weak form efficiency
- A form of pricing efficiency where the price of the security
reflects the past price and trading history of the security. Related: Semistrong form efficiency,
Strong form efficiency
- Weighted-average portfolio yield
- The weighted average of the yield of all the bonds in
- Whole life insurance
- A contract with both insurance and investment components: (1)
It pays off a stated amount upon the death of the insured, and (2) it accumulates a
cash value that the policyholder can borrow against or redeem.
- Wild card option
- The right of the seller of a Treasury bond futures contract to give
notice of intent to deliver at or before 8:00 p.m. Chicago t-me after the closing of the
exchange (3.15 p.m. Chicago time) when the futures settlement price has been
fixed. Related: Timing option
- Window contract
- A guaranteed investment contract purchased with deposits over
some future designated time period (the "window"), usually between 3 and 12 months.
All deposits made are guaranteed the same credit rating. Related: Bullet contract
- Wire house
- A firm operating a private wire to its own branch offices or to other
firms, commission houses or brokerage houses.
- The seller of an option.
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