Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration Volume 5

Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...through the wicket or by wire, it is immediately transferred to the floor man and he proceeds to buy or sell as the instructions are given. In an active market the client must take the chances of slight fluctuations, which are just as likely to be in his favor as against him. The floor man reports the sales or purchases as soon as made, with the price paid and from whom purchased. The entries are immediately made to the customer's account. CLEARING HOUSE 10. The boards of trade in different cities maintain a clearing house somewhat similar to that used by the banks, to settle the deals of each member of the board each day. The deals consummated during the day's session are reported to the clearing house and the amounts due from and payable to each firm or individual member are computed. If the brokerage firm has purchased ten thousand dollars more than it has sold, a check is given to the board for ten thousand dollars, as there must be some other firm or firms who have sold more than they have purchased to whom this ten thousand dollars is due, and to whom it is paid. Deliveries of stock are made at the time the balance is paid. RING SETTLEMENT. 11. At the close of the day, settlements for grain purchases are made between brokers at an agreed settlement price. If brokers have bought and sold to each other in varying amounts, only the difference in the price is adjusted with each other. What are called ring settlements save considerable time, money, and labor. The ring settlement is a settlement between three or more parties without the necessity of margining and may be illustrated in this manner: A has bought 50,000 bushels of wheat of B, and has sold 50,000 bushels to C. By inquiry, it is found that C has sold 50,000 bushels to B, It more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896041
  • 9781236896049