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Qualified Plan: Tax-deferred plan, like 401(k) and 403(b), enabling employees to accumulate savings for retirement.

Qualitative Analysis: Analysis that is concerned with such questions as the experience, character, and general caliber of management, employee morale, and the status of labor relations rather than with the actual financial data about the company.

Quantitative Analysis: Analysis dealing with measurable factors such as: the value of assets, the cost of capital, the historical and projected patterns of sales, costs and profitability of a company.

Quotation: Highest bid to buy, and the lowest offer to sell a security in a given market at a particular time.