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HOLDING COMPANY: A company (usually a corporation) that owns enough stock in another corporation to exercise virtually complete control over its management. Holding companies often own controlling interest in several diverse corporations, allowing it to engage in diverse activities (some of which might be risky) while limiting its liability should problems arise. While holding companies exist in most types of industries, then tend to be quite popular in banking. Through a holding company, a bank can essentially take part in other financial markets (selling insurance, underwriting securities, or acting as a broker) that are beyond the legal authority of the bank itself.

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SELLERS' MARKET: A disequilibrium condition in a competitive market that has a shortage, such that sellers are able to force the price up. Note that a sellers' market does not mean that the lack of competition among demanders have given sellers market control. A sellers' market is a competitive market that is faced with a temporary imbalance between the quantity supplied by the sellers and the quantity demanded by the buyers.

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SCARCE

A condition in which a given good or resource is limited relative to its desired uses. This is a special condition of the general condition of scarcity. A scarce good or resource is typically exchanged through markets and carries a positive price.

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