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F
 Fifth letter of aNasdaqstock symbol specifying that theissueis a foreigncompany.
FAC
FAS
 Abbreviation for the IncotermFree Alongside Ship. 
FASB
FCA
 Abbreviation for theFree Carrier 
FCIA
FCM
FDI
FDIC
FFO
FI
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for FINLAND.
FICO
FIFO
FIM
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Finnish Markka.
FIRREA
FJ
 The two-characterISO3166 country code for FIJI.
FJD
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Fijian Dollar.
FK 
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for FALKLAND ISLANDS(MALVINAS).
FKP
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Falkland Islands Pound.
FO
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for FAROE ISLANDS.
FOK 
FM
 
 
 The two-characterISO3166 country code for MICRONESIA, FEDERATEDSTATES OF.
FPA
 Abbreviation for theinsurancetermFree of Particular Average 
FR
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for FRANCE.
FRA
FRF
  TheISO4217 currency code for the French Franc.
FRN
FSC
F.T.C.
FX Rate
Face-amount certificate
 Adebt security issuedby face amount. The holder makes payments periodically to theissuer, and the issuer promises to pay the purchasertheface valueatmaturityor thesurrendered valueif thesecurityis presented at the maturity specified in thecertificate.
Face value
 See:Par value 
Facilitation
  The process of providing a market for asecurity. Normally, this refersto bids and offers made for large blocks of securities, such as thosetraded by institutions. Listed options may be used to offset part of therisk assumed by the trader who is facilitating the large block order. Seealso:Hedge ratio.
Factor
 Afinancial institutionthat buys afirm's accounts receivableand collects the accounts.
Factor analysis
 A statistical procedure that seeks to explain a certain phenomenon,such as thereturnon acommon stock, in terms of the behavior of a set of predictivefactors.
Factor model
 A way of decomposing the forces that influence asecurity's rate of   returninto common andfirm-specificinfluences.
Factor portfolio
 Awell-diversified portfolioconstructed to have abetaof 1.0 on one factorand abetaof zero on any otherfactors.
Factor Return
 
 
 Thereturnattributable to a particularcommon factor. We decompose asset returnsinto common factor components, based on the asset's exposures to common factors times the factor returns, and a specificreturn.
Factoring
Fade
Refers toover-the-counter trading. Fill anotherOTC dealer'sbidfor or offerof stock.
Fail
 A deal is said to fail if on thesettlement dateeither the seller does notdeliver securitiesin proper form or the buyer does not to deliver funds in proper form.
Fair-and-equitable test
 A set of requirements for a plan of reorganizationto be approved bythebankruptcycourt.
Fair game
 An investment prospect that has a zerorisk premium.
Fair market price
 Amount at which anassetwould change hands between two parties,where both have knowledge of the relevant facts. Also referred to asmarket price.
Fair price
 Theequilibrium priceforfutures contracts. Also called thetheoretical  futures price, which equals thespot price continuously compoundedat thecost of carry ratefor some time interval. In the context of corporate goverance, Fair-Price provisions limit the range of prices abidder can pay in two-tier offers. They typically require a bidder to payto all shareholders the highest price paid to any shareholder during aspecified period of time before the commencement of a tender offerand do not apply if the deal is approved by the board of directors or asupermajority of the target's shareholders. The goal of this provision isto prevent pressure on the target's shareholders to tender their sharesin the front end of a two-tiered tender offer, and they have the result of making such an acquisition more expensive. A majority of states havefair price laws.
Fair price provision
Fair rate of return
  Therate of returnthat state governments allow apublic utilityto earn on itsinvestmentsandexpenditures. Utilities then use theseprofitsto payinvestorsand provide service upgrades to their customers.
Fair value
In the context of futures, theequilibrium priceforfutures contracts. Also called thetheoretical futures price, which equals thespot price 

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