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Jump ball

Used in the context of general equities. (1) Deal in which no trading house has exclusivity (each firm is in direct competition for a piece of business); (2) no preference in picking a particular side (buy/sell) of a stock as profile, indicated during the block call, indicate that the sales force could have the stock either way.
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There were no less than 10 jump balls and 35 fouls, all of them notes in a seemingly unending symphony of whistles.
Tournament will be played with experimental rules, including wider key and jump balls at midcourt rather than the alternating possession rule .