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Agree to specified terms, as in a contract.

Active Account

An account at a brokerage firm or a bank which generates more activity and transactions then normal.

Active Participant

An individual who participates in a retirement plan sponsored either by his/her employer or, if self-employed, by himself or herself. A person would be considered an active participant if his/her account balance in the retirement plan has received any contributions at all in a given year.


The volume of a stock or exchange over a given period of time.

ADP Non-Farm Employment Change

Represents an estimated change in the number of employed people during the previous month, with the exception of the farming industry and government institutions.


A firm or individual that places transactions for securities in the place of clients.

Aggregate Demand

The total amount of goods and services demanded in the economy at a given overall price level and in a given time period.


A notification, often by email or pager, of a market event such as a stock reaching a target price.