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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Sell Side


Brokers. Brokerages. People who SELL stocks for a living. Their counterparts are the BUY side who manage money for a living. The two arenas are tangential but vastly different in mindsets.