commercial transactions

wage attachment

Wage attachment, also known as wage garnishment, is a court order by which the court attaches debtors' wages to help pay their creditors by directly transferring the wages to the creditors. Although a wage attachment order can be obtained...

waiting period

The waiting period is the stage in the initial public offering (IPO) process after the issuer files their registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and waits for the SEC to declare their registration statement...

wash sale

Wash sale is defined as selling of an asset such as stocks or bonds on a loss and repurchasing of other stocks or bonds of substantially similar nature within a very short period of time frame. This method is often used to realize a loss, so...

watered stock

Watered stock refers to any stock issued by a corporation to someone in exchange for assets that under-compensate for the stock. The issue was a larger problem in the early 20th century when investors depended on the par value of stocks which...

well-known seasoned issuer (WKSI)

Well-known seasoned issuer (WKSI) is a category of issuer which allows greater flexibility in accessing U.S. public markets.

Qualification as a well-known seasoned issuer

For an issuer to qualify as a WKSI, they must...

whole life insurance

Whole life insurance (also referred to as permanent life insurance) refers to life insurance policies that are meant to last until death and have an investment aspect. As long as the person pays the required premiums, the insurance policy...

world wide web (www)

The World Wide Web (WWW), often known as WWW, W3, or the Web, is the most widely used software platform on the globe. Tim Berners-Lee proposed the architecture of what became the World Wide Web. It is an information-based environment where...

Pages