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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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71 could have a diaeresis on io (which is quite common in the Divine Comedy, as I shall show) instead of the exceptional dialefe, but this would also lose the accented fourth and sixth syllables; so could 76, 79, 80, 83, 92, 98, 99 ('Tal era[?
My inclination would be to leave the dialefe in example 101, thus preserving the typical phrase-break after an accented sixth, but to replace it with a diaeresis on io in example 100, which in this case would make no difference to the phrase-break (the change is reflected in my statistics).
Of these about half (577) are marked by Petrocchi, and the remainder almost all involve vowel combinations that normally constitute two syllables, and where the diaeresis is therefore traditionally not marked; there are also a very few cases where Petrocchi ought to have marked a diaeresis, in my view, but has not done so, as well as those where I shall argue that his diaeresis ought to be replaced.