Business Buzzwords: Price Fixing

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

    The US Congress passed the Sherman ..... Act in 1890, and most if not all states have comparable statutes prohibiting monopolistic conduct, price fixing agreements, and other acts in restraint of trade having strictly local impact.

  • 2

    Both parents in a ..... household want to work fewer hours, but that kind of cutback can mean jeopardizing advancement, so usually one partner works to maintain a career (usually the man) while the other parent scales back the career to provide child care (usually the woman).

  • 3

    The broker has to know when to accept a counterparty's price quotation and get the trade done: there are times when a broker just has to lift the offer or ..... the bid, particularly if the futures market is rocking and rolling - if a glance at the board shows the numbers continually changing, it's not the time to try to finesse the prices.

  • 4

    Known as 'the Oracle of Omaha', ..... is Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and arguably the greatest investor of all time; his wealth fluctuates with the performance of the market, but for the last few years he has been reported to be worth over $30 billion, making him the second richest man in the world.

  • 5

    We can feast away on stocks that the big boys might like but don't bother with since a few grams of profit won't help them at all; our goal is to find the most promising small companies that one day will grow large enough to attract the ..... investors.

  • 6

    Most 'sell-side' active management investment firms produce long term excess returns of zero, blurred by a short term noise band which is sometimes positive, and sometimes negative; in George A. Ackerlof's terms, these firms are ......

  • 7

    Under normal operation environment, the ..... price of a stock on the HKE is determined by taking the median of 5 nominal prices in the last minute of the trading hours: the system will take up 5 snapshots on the nominal prices at 15-second interval starting from 3:59:00 p.m.

  • 8

    The ..... effect is related to the weekend market analysis performed by millions of investors and traders: many people think 'linearly', and they believe in trends.

  • 9

    The more drastic poison pill methods involve taking on large debts that the acquiring company would have to pay off; in rare cases, a company decides that it would rather go out of business than be acquired, so they intentionally rack up enough debt to force bankruptcy - this is known as the ..... Defense.

  • 10

    Kellogg Company has a rich history of corporate ..... responsibility, a history that has grown and evolved to meet the complexities of today's business world and the challenges of a global society; our founder, W.K. Kellogg, sought to "invest my money in people", and that legacy continues to guide our company and our people.

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