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The legal name for a mutual fund, indicating that it stands ready to redeem, buy back, its shares from investors on any business day.
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Examination of a bank’s assets, income, and expenses-as well as operations by representatives of Federal and State bank supervisory authority-to ensure that the bank is solvent and is operating in conformity with banking laws and sound banking principles.
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