Window


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Window

A brokerage firm's cashier department, where delivery of securities and settlement of transactions take place.

Window

1. A physical place at a bank or brokerage where a customer goes to receive services. For example, a client may approach a window at a bank to deposit a check or make a withdrawal. Likewise, a client goes to a window at a brokerage to settle an account or deliver and receive securities.

2. A time during which it would be advantageous to conduct a certain transaction. For example, an investor has a window in which to make a profit on a security by buying while the price tends to rise and selling when it tends to fall.

window

A period of time during which an action can be expected to generate a successful result. For example, underwriters may have a window for corporate debt issues sandwiched between two periods of heavy U.S. Treasury offerings.
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Anatole with his swaggering air strode up to the window.
I waited quietly at the window, certain that they could neither of them see me in the darkness of the room.
Yes," said Monsieur de Marquet, "but what you have not guessed is that this single window in the vestibule, though it has no iron bars, has solid iron blinds.
He must have climbed up the rose-trellis or somewhere, and of course he can get right into the house through the east window in the attic.
They sat side by side outside the window, whispering and listening.
cried the little girl; and as he perceived her fright, he pulled up another rose, got in at the window, and hastened off from dear little Gerda.
Swiftly and furtively the man stood suddenly erect, and began to push the window slowly up.
One of us should go to the door and one to each window; Macbride here has a ladder for the upper window.
At the sight of another human being my torpor passed, and I leaned out of the window eagerly.
Incautiously her head had risen to the middle of the window.
It was the sultriest day of the whole season--surely they could not think of shutting up the second-floor back windows to-night!
Mary asked no more questions but waited in the darkness of her corner, keeping her eyes on the window.