Mark-to-market

Mark-to-market
The process whereby the book value or collateral value of a security is adjusted to reflect current market value. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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mark-to-market UK US noun [U] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
the rule that shares, etc. should be shown in accounts at their current price rather than the price they were bought for, or another price: »

The US and Japan are the only two countries to use mark-to-market for financial instrument securities.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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