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 Fifth letter of aNasdaqstock symbol specifying theissuehas no voting rights.
KCBT
KE
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KENYA.
KES
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Kenyan Shilling.
KG
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KYRGYZSTAN.
KGS
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Kyrgyzstan Som.
KH
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for CAMBODIA.
KHR
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Cambodian Riel.
KI
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KIRIBATI.
KLCE
KLOFFE
KLSE
KMF
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Comoros Franc.
KN
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS.
KP
 The two-characterISO3166 country code for KOREA, DEMOCRATICPEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF.
KPW
  TheISO4217 currency code for the North Korean Won.
KR
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KOREA, REPUBLIC OF.
KRW
  TheISO4217 currency code for the South Korean Won.
KW
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KUWAIT.
KWD
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Kuwait Dinar.
KY 
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for CAYMAN ISLANDS.
KYD
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Cayman Islands Dollar.
 
KM
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for COMOROS.
KZ
  The two-characterISO3166 country code for KAZAKSTAN.
KZT
  TheISO4217 currency code for the Kazakhstan Tenge.
Kaffirs
 South African gold miningsharesthattradeon theLondon Stock  Exchange.
Kangaroos
 Australian stocks.
Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT)
  The U.S.-based futures and options exchange for no. 2 red wheatfutures and, options, Value Line Index futures and Mini Value Linefutures and options.
Kappa
 The ratio of the dollar price change in the price of anoptionto a 1%change in the expectedvolatility.
Karachi Stock Exchange
  The major securities exchange of Pakistan.
Keiretsu
 A network of Japanesecompaniesorganized around a major bank. Theterm is also used outside of Japan to describe how a largecorporation with manysubsidiariesand associatedfirmscan manipulate revenues. For example, firm A and B arecontrolledby firm C. Firm A is forced tobuyits input from firm B at a high price. As a result, A is unprofitableand B is very profitable.
Keogh plan
 A type of pensionaccount in which taxes aredeferred. Available to those who areself-employed.
Key industry
 Anindustrythat plays a critical role in a nation's economy.
Key man (or woman) insurance
 Alife insurance policy purchasedby acompanyto insure the life of a key executive. The company is thebeneficiaryin case of theexecutive's death.
Keynesian economics
 An economic theory of British economist, John Maynard Keynes thatactive government intervention is necessary to ensure economicgrowth and stability.
"Kick it out"
Used in the context of general equities. "Liquidateaposition(sell a long/cover ashort) without regard to price."
Kickback 
 In the context of finance, refers tocompensationof dealersbysales  finance companiesfordiscountinginstallmentpurchasepaper.
 
In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insurethat thecontractgoes to a specificfirm.
Kicker
 An additional feature of adebt obligationthat increases its marketability and attractiveness toinvestors.
Kiddie tax
  Tax owed for theinvestment incomeof children if the amount is morethan $1,400.
Killer bees
  Those who aid acompanyin fending off atakeover bid, usually investment bankerswho devisestrategiesto make thetargetless attractive or more difficult toacquire.
Kiting
 Used in banking to refer to the practice of depositing and drawingchecksat two or more banks and taking advantage of the time it takesfor the second bank to collect funds from the first bank.Also refers to illegally increasing theface valueof acheckby changing the numbers on the check.In the context of securities, refers to the manipulation andinflationof  stockprices.
Knock-out option
 Anoptionthat- is worthless atexpirationif theunderlying commodity  orcurrencyprice reaches a specific price level.
Know your customer
 An ethical foundation of securities brokersthat an adviser who recommends thepurchase or saleof anysecurityto a customer, must believe that the recommendation is suitable for the customer, giventhe customer's financial situation.
Kondratieff Wave
 An economic theory of the Soviet economist Kondratieff stating thatthe economies of the western world are susceptible to major up-and-down "supercycles" lasting 50 to 60 years.
Korea Stock Exchange
  The major securities market of Korea.
Kruggerand
 Agold coinminted by the republic of South Africa that typically sellsfor slightly higher prices than themarket valueof the gold it contains.
Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange (KLCE)
  The Malaysian commodity exchange fortrading futuresin crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil, tin, rubber, and cocoa.
Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE)
 Established in 1995, the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial FuturesExchange offers equity derivative products based on underlyinginstruments traded on theKuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE)
 

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