Business buzzwords: Compensation

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    A golden ..... is an exceptional compensation package offered by an acquiring company to the top executives of the company being bought, meant to keep them interested in retaining their positions; but it may not be in the best interests of shareholders.

  • 2

    The ..... policy combines commercial discretion with legally enforceable mandatory controls; it is required in the operation of many financial services organizations and is, therefore, perhaps as significant to the financial world as Bell-LaPadula's policies are to the military.

  • 3

    In the first quarter of fiscal 2007, Adobe achieved revenue of $649.4 million and earnings per share were $0.30; the consensus estimates were for $655 million in revenue and $0.29 in eps, which means that for the quarter Adobe missed on the ..... line but more than made it up by controlling expenses.

  • 4

    Securities held by a brokerage firm that meet specific qualifications are used as collateral for securing brokers' loans or customers' margin positions; they are held in safekeeping for clients of a broker/dealer or for the broker/dealer itself in a physical location known as the 'active .....'.

  • 5

    The Commission's Order finds that various NYSE specialists repeatedly engaged in unlawful proprietary trading, which took various forms, including ..... the firms' dealer accounts between customer orders and trading ahead for their dealer accounts in front of executable agency orders on the same side of the market.

  • 6

    A ..... economy has left many private golf clubs desperate for new members; stagnant growth of golf participation during the past five years, a surplus of private courses and the recession are prime reasons this is one of the best buyer's markets for private golf in recent memory.

  • 7

    The inter-relation of economic empire ....., both in terms of control over overseas markets and enterprises, is closely linked to domestic policies: tax cuts for the corporation and rich increase capital for export, and privatized social security adds billions in profits for Wall Street investment banks.

  • 8

    Given that we approach the holiday season and that ANZ has potential further upside, a trading strategy referred to as ..... may be an appropriate strategy for this stock; this option strategy involves buying a call option and selling two call options all with different strike prices.

  • 9

    This book highlights advanced technologies that might help you make decisions on when to buy or sell stocks, track their ups and downs, and analyze your portfolio, while you're at it; but don't forget, though they might give a bit of techie buzz to investing, there are limits to what ..... science can do to help investors.

  • 10

    ..... up is a process where the company's assets will be gathered and will be used to pay all debts, and the balance for the cost of this process will be distributed among the shareholders according to their interests in the company.

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