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Warrant
A certificate giving the holder the long-term and at times perpetual privilege but not the obligation of purchasing securities at a specified price.
Wash trade
A matched deal which produces neither a gain nor a loss.
Wertpapierkennummer
Security code number on German stock exchanges. The German securities identification number is a 6-digit numeric code. Codes up to 499,999 are allocated to fixed-interest securities, codes from 500,000 are allocated to shares, warrants and unit trusts.
When issued
A transaction made conditionally in a security authorised but not yet issued.
White knight
A company which rescues another which is in financial difficulty, especially one which saves a company from an unwelcome takeover bid.