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An electronic communications network owned by an association of banks and used to transfer messages between subscribing banks. Bankwire also offers a clearing service called Cashwire that includes a settlement facility.
The company, municipality, or government agency that issues a security, such as a stock, bond, or money market instruments.
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from its assets and dividing by the number of shares outstanding. Mutual funds calculate their NAVs at least once daily.
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