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    The Yahoo Small Business Dictionary defines, explains, and cross-references more than 1,800 key small business words, phrases, acronyms, and concepts, covering topics including small business finance, management, sales, startup, exit strategy, and growth. To use the dictionary, type a word in the search box or click a letter to browse the listings alphabetically.

    Kiting

    Used in banking to refer to the practice of depositing and drawing checks at two or more banks and taking advantage of the time it takes for the second bank to collect funds from the first bank. Also refers to illegally increasing the face value of a check by changing the numbers on the check. In the context of securities, refers to the manipulation and inflation of stock prices.

    Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
    Copyright © 2006, Campbell R. Harvey. All worldwide rights reserved. Do not reproduce without explicit permission.

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