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Subject:  Stock float Date:  4/11/2004  2:42 AM
Author:  badsin Number:  1346 of 2244

Hi - you might want to consider adding the definition of 'Float' as applied to equities as it pops up often in considering the risk of a company's stock.

Here's what Yahooo has to say:
"Number of shares of a corporation that are outstanding and available for trading by the public, excluding insiders or restricted stock on a when-issued basis. A stock's volatility is inversely correlated to its float."
http://biz.yahoo.com/f/g/ff.html
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