Electronic Communication Network or ECN

What is an Electronic Communication Network or ECN?

  I recently read about an Electronic Communication Network. But what is it anyway? An electronic communication network, or ECN, is a computerized system used for buying and selling securities, and is an alternative to stock exchanges. It is where buy and sell orders from different market participants are directly matched, eliminating middlemen like brokers. …

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Electronic Communication Network or ECN
FDIC - FDIC Insured - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

What is FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and FDIC Insured?

  I’ve heard in some bank commercials that the account is FDIC insured. What does it mean? FDIC stands for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It is a federal agency that insures deposits in participating US banks, which protects the depositors if the bank goes bankrupt. It was formed as a result of the great depression, …

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FDIC - FDIC Insured - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Municipal Bonds - Munis

What are Municipal Bonds or Munis?

  What is a municipal bond? Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by cities, states, counties, or other local governments. They are also commonly known as Munis, and could be issued for 1 to 10 years. Why is a municipal bond issued? These bonds are issued to raise funds for public projects like highways, schools, …

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Municipal Bonds - Munis
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