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Delayed Perpetuity
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Delayed Perpetuity

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  What is Delayed Perpetuity  Delayed perpetuity is a perpetual stream of cash flows that start at a predetermined date in the future. For example, preferred fixed dividend paying shares are often val...

Credit Linked Note - CLN
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Credit Linked Note - CLN

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  What is a Credit Linked Note - CLN  A credit linked note (CLN) is a security with an embedded credit default swap permitting the issuer to shift a specific credit risk to credit investors. CLNs are ...

Cost Of Carry
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Cost Of Carry

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  What is the Cost Of Carry  The cost of carry refers to costs incurred as a result of an investment position. These costs can include financial costs, such as the interest costs on bonds, interest ex...

Wide Basis
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Wide Basis

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  What is Wide Basis  A wide basis is a condition found in the futures?market where the spot price?of a?commodity?is not close to the futures contract price for that same commodity. A?wide basis can e...

Advance Funding
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Advance Funding

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  What is Advance Funding  Advance funding is any advance made on a future commitment or payment.  BREAKING DOWN Advance Funding  The term advance funding is used very broadly, and can involve a wide ...

Bracketed Buy Order
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Bracketed Buy Order

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  What is a Bracketed Buy Order  Bracketed buy order refers to a buy order that has a sell limit order and a sell stop?order attached. The sell limit order gets priced above the buy order and the sell...

Cheapest to Deliver - CTD
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Cheapest to Deliver - CTD

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  What is Cheapest to Deliver - CTD  Cheapest to deliver (CTD) in a futures contract is the cheapest security that can be delivered to the long position to satisfy the contract specifications and is r...

Lost Decade
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Lost Decade

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  What is the Lost Decade  The Lost Decade is commonly used to describe the decade of the 1990& in Japan, a period of economic stagnation which became one of the longest-running economic crises in rec...

Is it possible to short sell a bond-
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Is it possible to short sell a bond-

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  Because bonds, like any other security, experience market fluctuations, it is possible to short sell a bond. Short selling is a way to profit from a declining security (such as a stock or a bond) by...

Annual Percentage Yield - APY
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Annual Percentage Yield - APY

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  What is the Annual Percentage Yield - APY  The annual percentage yield (APY) is the effective annual rate of return taking into account the effect of compounding interest. APY is calculated by:  The...

Accumulation Unit
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Accumulation Unit

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  What is an Accumulation Unit  An accumulation unit is a measurement of the value invested in a variable annuity account during the accumulation period or a kind of investment where a unit trust’s in...

MSCI KLD 400 Social Index
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MSCI KLD 400 Social Index

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  DEFINITION of MSCI KLD 400 Social Index  The MSCI KLD 400 Social Index, previously known as the Domini 400 Social Index, is a market cap weighted stock index of 400 publicly-traded companies that ha...

Accumulation Period
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Accumulation Period

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  What is an Accumulation Period  An accumulation period is the segment of time in which contributions to an investment are made regularly, or premiums are paid on an insurance product intended to be ...

Bull Put Spread
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Bull Put Spread

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  What is a Bull Put Spread  A bull put spread is an options strategy that is used when the investor expects a moderate rise in the price of the underlying asset. This strategy is constructed by purch...

Absolute Advantage
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Absolute Advantage

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  What is Absolute Advantage?  Absolute advantage is the ability of an individual, company, region or country to produce a good or service at a lower cost per unit than?another?entity that produces th...

Standalone Risk
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Standalone Risk

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  What is Standalone Risk  Standalone risk is the risk associated with a single operating unit of a company, a company division, or an area or?asset, as opposed to a larger, well-diversified portfolio...