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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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One of the ways to keep manic episodes at bay is to get proper sleep, which is why every time I have an official meeting in another city, I fly a night before to avoid sleep deprivation," says Sahay.
About one-third of my bipolar disorder patients had their first manic episode while on an overseas vacation or upon their return.
Although he was under regular lithium therapy, he continued to have manic episodes for which his treatment was arranged as lithium at a dosage of 900 mg/day and sodium valproate at a dosage of 500 mg/day Under this treatment, he had no manic episode or any side effects after one year An informed consent was obtained from the patient for the publication of the manuscript as a case report.
A manic episode was observed in 23% of patients, and a mixed episode was observed in 22%.
The patients' mean age was 16 years; the mean age at first manic episode was 13 years.
NEW YORK--The overarching goal of preventing bipolar relapse should be kept in mind from the time that the first acute manic episode is treated, Dr.
While traditional drugs are effective for most youngsters, they can lead to an earlier onset of a manic episode for children at risk of bipolar disorder.
Doctors used to prescribe anti-depressants to bipolar patients temporarily for fear that long-term use would invoke a manic episode.
Although mania is popularly thought of as a state of excess euphoria, patients report that a depressive mood is as frequent as euphoria during a manic episode, and irritability is the most common symptom.
His family history is significant for a younger brother who had a single manic episode at age 12 and a suicide attempt as a young adult.
Dear Clive I was in hospital on Section 3 of the Mental Health Act after a manic episode as I have Bipolar, my Dr then put me on a Community Treatment Order (CTO), as he does not think I will take my medication and will refuse to see my CPN when I am back home.
Anyway, while he's huffing and puffing at Billy, his other regular punching bag, Ian, right, is having a bit of a manic episode wondering whether to propose to Denise.