flat

(redirected from flattish)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Flat

Convertibles: Earning interest on the date of payment only.
General: Having neither a short nor a long position in a stock. Clean.
Market: Characterized by horizontal price movement, usually the result of low activity.
Equities: To execute without commission or markup.

Flat

1. Describing a stock or other security that is neither rising nor falling in price.

2. In foreign exchange, having no position. That is, an investor is flat if he/she has neither bought nor short sold a given currency.

3. Describing a bond that trades without interest that has accumulated since the last coupon payment. It is fairly unusual for bonds to trade flat, as the buyer is normally expected to compensate the seller for the next coupon that the seller will no longer receive from the issuer. However, bonds in default trade flat.

flat

1. Of, relating to, or being a market maker's inventory position that is neither long nor short; that is, the inventory is zero.
2. Of, relating to, or being a bond that trades without accrued interest. For example, bonds of a company in bankruptcy proceedings trade flat. A bond trading flat is indicated in bond transaction tables by the symbol f.

flat

An apartment.
References in periodicals archive ?
They grow from flattish round tubers just below the soil surface and in time will form good sized colonies.
In many industries, of course, flattish sales would be cause for concern rather than celebration," Elliott wrote.
filipendulina bears bright yellow blossoms in large flattish clusters on 3- to 4-foot-tall stems that rise over mounds of ferny foliage.
The company saw good leverage on a flattish payroll," she adds, "with the number of hours worked being down at the store level as the company's systems continue to generate labor hour savings.
These flattish capital ratios were due to some dividends during the quarter as well as continued share buybacks.
The company's flattish guidance for 2018, compared to double-digit growth expectations on sales and earnings, will likely put a ceiling on the stock for the next couple of quarters, Galls said.
The report, however, said that stocks would exhibit flattish performance when compared with the previous quarter.
Karachi -- A bloodbath was observed at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday after three flattish sessions in the week.
The flattish growth in the second quarter was a temporary effect of the high earnings base in 2016 which was boosted by election-related spending, the company said.
While the overall assets and profits growth for the year are expected to remain flattish, the bank sees a turnaround to begin from the second half of this year.
2% MoM as opposed to flattish performance MoM in December 2015.
Surgutneftegas demonstrated a flattish performance MoM.