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All of the varieties within a given type of security. For example, subclasses of a stock include mid-cap, small cap, high cap, growth and value stocks, among others. While all securities are most similar to others of the same type, discussing subclasses is useful to describe the differences in expense, risk, expected rate of return, and other factors within a certain type.
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Each asset class -- stock, bonds, and cash equivalents, for example -- is made up of a number of different groups of investments called subclasses.

Each member of a subclass shares distinctive qualities with other members of the subclass.

For example, some of the subclasses of the asset class bonds are US Treasury bonds, mortgage-backed agency bonds, corporate bonds, and high-yield bonds.

Similarly, some of the subclasses of stock are large-, medium-, and small-company stock, blue chip stock, growth stock, value stock, and income stock.

Because different subclasses of an asset class perform differently, carry different risks, and may go up and down in value at different times, you may be able to increase your return and offset certain risks by diversifying your portfolio, which means holding individual securities within a variety of subclasses within each asset class.

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The ICC was calculated for subclasses of descriptors scored as a percentage and case-level gestalt overall damage scores.
This relationship, between IgG4 concentration and an IN positive bias relative to LC-MS/MS, for select subclass measurements, is further depicted in bias plots included in Fig.
Serum Antibodies and IgG Subclasses. Serum GAD autoantibodies (GADA) and IA-2A were estimated in duplicate by means of a radio-binding assay, using [sup.35]S-labeled recombinant human [GAD.sub.65] as previously described [26].
In this study, we explored the levels of FLCs in MG patients, along with titers of specific auto-abs and IgG subclasses. These results were compared with those from patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD) and from healthy blood donors (HBD).
There are three drugs in this sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor subclass: canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance).
In view of Theorem 2, we introduce subclass M[D.sup.*.sub.m] (p, q; [alpha], [beta]) which consists of functions of the form
Raina, Fractional q-calculus and certain subclass of univalent analytic functions, Mathematica (Cluj), 55 (2013), 62-74.
Netanyahu [3] introduced certain subclasses of biunivalent function class [SIGMA] similar to the familiar subclasses [S.sup.*]([alpha]) and k([alpha]) of starlike and convex functions of order a (0< [alpha] [less than or equal to] 1).
With the help of this operator several authors introduced and studied many subclasses of analytic and univalent functions, see for detail [4,8,19,11,12,17,19].
Intakes of other subclasses were not significantly associated with risk.