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National Securities Exchange


A "national securities exchange" is a securities exchange that has registered with the SEC under Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  For a complete list of national securities exchanges and recently approved exchange applications please check here.

Nationally Recognized Municipal Securities Information Repositories (NRMSIRs)

Prior to July 1, 2009, a Nationally Recognized Municipal Securities Information Repository (NRMSIR) was an entity, designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to which an issuer of municipal securities or an obligated person that entered into a continuing disclosure agreement was contractually required to send annual financial information and disclosures of certain events relating to a municipal security.

Net Asset Value

"Net asset value," or "NAV," of an investment company is the company's total assets minus its total liabilities. For example, if an investment company has securities and other assets worth $100 million and has liabilities of $10 million, the investment company's NAV will be $90 million. Because an investment company's assets and liabilities change daily, NAV will also change daily. NAV might be $90 million one day, $100 million the next, and $80 million the day after.

Net Income

The profit earned by a company after all expenses and taxes have been deducted from revenue. A simple way to think about net income is it’s the price of a widget multiplied by the number of widgets sold (this result is revenue) minus the cost to make and sell the widgets, other expenses and any interest or taxes.

No Action Letters

An individual or entity who is not certain whether a particular product, service, or action would constitute a violation of the federal securities law may request a "no-action" letter from the SEC staff.

No-load Fund

A fund that does not charge any type of sales load. But not every type of shareholder fee is a "sales load," and a no-load fund may charge fees that are not sales loads. No-load funds also charge operating expenses.