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Tier

A group of securities according to company size or quality. For example, blue chip stocks may belong in one tier, while startup stocks belong in another. See also: Secondary stock, Credit rating.
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tier

A grouping of securities, usually by company size or security quality. See also secondary stock.
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tier

A row of townships extending east and west. See public land survey system.

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