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10-Year Treasury Note
A 10-year Treasury Note represents debt owed by the United  more...
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30-Year Treasury Bond
The 30-year Treasury Bond is a debt obligation issued by  more...
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Allocation
In general, allocation means to distribute according to some plan.  more...
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American Association of Individual Investors
American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a Chicago-based, investor  more...
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American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation
The American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation is one of the  more...
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AMEX
AMEX is the American Stock Exchange. AMEX is sometimes  more...
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Arbitrage
Arbitrage is a financial transaction that involves a simultaneous purchase  more...
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Arbitrageur
An arbitrageur is an individual or an organization that engages  more...
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Asset-Backed Security
An asset-backed security (ABS) is a bond backed by a  more...
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Balanced Fund
A balanced fund is a mutual fund that invests in  more...
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Balanced Investment Strategy
A balanced investment strategy is an investment approach that tries  more...
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Base Interest Rate
The base interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Bellwether
A bellwether stock is a stock that is generally viewed  more...
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Benchmark Interest Rate
The benchmark interest rate is the lowest interest rate that  more...
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Bid
In practical terms, the bid is the available price at  more...
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Bid/Ask Spread
The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price sellers  more...
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Bonds
A bond is a financial instrument that is purchased by  more...
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Call
A call is a type of option contract. A  more...
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Call Price
The call price is the price at which an issuer  more...
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Cash Equivalents
Cash equivalents are investments that are so liquid and so  more...
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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  more...
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Convertible Bond
A convertible bond is a debt instrument that holders can  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  more...
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Coupon
A coupon refers to the annual interest rate a bond  more...
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Credit Rating
A credit rating refers to the capability of companies to  more...
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Credit Spread
A credit spread is an option strategy implemented by the  more...
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Current Yield
Current yield is equal to a bond's annual interest payment  more...
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CUSIP
CUSIP is an abbreviation for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification  more...
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Date of Maturity
The date of maturity is the date on which a  more...
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Death Put
A death put, sometimes called a survivor's option, is a  more...
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Debt Security
A debt security is a written agreement to repay a  more...
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Debtholder
A debtholder is the investor who holds a debt instrument,  more...
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Default
Default can be generally defined as a failure of a  more...
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Default Risk
Default risk is the risk born by a creditor that  more...
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Defensive Investment Strategy
Defensive investment strategy is an investment approach to allocating a  more...
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Deleveraging
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging  more...
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Discount
A discount is a difference between the price paid for  more...
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Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index
The Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index is a fixed-income index.  more...
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Equity Risk Premium
Equity risk premium is a premium return of the stock  more...
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Equivalent Taxable Yield
The equivalent taxable yield is used by investors to compare  more...
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Face Value
Face value is the nominal, or stated, amount of security.  more...
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Fair Value
Fair value is a market price that both the buyer  more...
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Fairly Valued
A fairly valued stock is a stock whose perceived value  more...
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Fed Funds Rate
The Federal Reserve Board has the power to influence the  more...
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Flight to Quality
Flight to quality refers to investors moving investments into low-risk  more...
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General Obligation Bond
A general obligation bond is a municipal bond backed by  more...
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Inverted Yield Curve
An inverted yield curve is one where the most long-term  more...
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Investment Club
An investment club is a membership organization for investors.  more...
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Investment Company
An investment company is a firm whose business is to  more...
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Investment Newsletter
An investment newsletter is a publication designed to help investors  more...
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Investment Return
Investment return is the change in value of the investment  more...
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Joint Account
Joint account is opened by two or more owners. The  more...
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Joint Bond
Joint bond, or a "joint-and-several bond" is a bond guaranteed  more...
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Junior
Junior is a term that signifies that which is younger  more...
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Junior Debt
Junior debt is a debt (such as a bond) that  more...
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Junior Equity
Junior equity is equity that ranks lower than some other  more...
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Junior Refunding
Junior refunding refers to a refinancing of government or corporate  more...
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Junk Bond
A junk bond is any bond that is rated below  more...
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LIBOR
LIBOR stands for London Interbank Offered Rate. The British  more...
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Long Bond
In the US, is the thirty-year Treasury bond is often  more...
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Money Market Account
A money market account is a savings account that offers  more...
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Morningstar Rating System
The Morningstar rating system evaluates mutual funds according to a  more...
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Mortgage Bond
A mortgage bond is a debt obligation secured by a  more...
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Municipal Bond
A municipal bond is a bond issued by a city,  more...
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Negative Yield Curve
A negative yield curve has short-term rates, or yields, higher  more...
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Normal Yield Curve
The normal yield curve is a yield curve with interest  more...
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Refund
The term refund has several meanings. A refund is  more...
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Registered Security
A registered security is a security whose ownership is registered  more...
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Risk-Free Rate of Return
The return an investor can expect to receive on a  more...
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Sharpe Ratio
The Sharpe Ratio is a simple measure of the risk-adjusted  more...
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Sortino Ratio
The Sortino Ratio is a tool, like the Sharpe Ratio,  more...
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Spread
Spread can mean several different things to investors, depending on  more...
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Stock Buyback
A stock buyback occurs when a company repurchase their own  more...
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Tax-Exempt Security
A tax-exempt security is an investment instrument that produces income  more...
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TED Spread
A TED spread is a yield spread. On any  more...
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Time Value of Money
Time value of money is the financial concept that deals  more...
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TIPS
TIPS are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities. As with other notes  more...
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Treasury Bill
To help finance federal spending, the Treasury sells short term  more...
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Treasury Inflation-Protected Security
A Treasury Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS) is a U.S. Treasury bond  more...
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Underlying Debt
For municipal bonds, an underlying debt is the debt held  more...
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Uniform Gift to Minors Act
The Uniform Gift to Minors Act creates a custodial vehicle  more...
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US Savings Bond
A US savings bond is a bond sold by the  more...
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US Treasury
The US Treasury (United States Department of the Treasury) is  more...
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US Treasury Bill
A US Treasury bill is a short-term bond sold by  more...
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US Treasury Bond
A US Treasury bond is a government bond sold by  more...
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US Treasury Note
A US Treasury note is a government bond sold by  more...
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US Treasury Securities
US Treasury securities are debt obligations (bonds) sold by the  more...
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Variable Life
Variable life is a type of whole life insurance that  more...
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Warrant
A warrant, or stock warrant, is a security issued by  more...
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XW
The letters XW are a symbol used to identify when  more...
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Yield
In general, yield is a term that defines a return  more...
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Yield Curve
A yield curve is a plot of the yields of  more...
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Yield Spread
The term yield spread is the name given to the  more...
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Yield to Maturity
Yield to maturity, the most widely quoted yield for bonds,  more...
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ZEBRA
ZEBRA is an abbreviation for zero basis risk swap. A  more...
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Zero Basis Risk Swap
A zero basis risk swap, or ZEBRA, is a specialized  more...
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Zero-Coupon Bond
A zero-coupon bond is a bond that does not pay  more...
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Zero-Coupon Convertible
A bond that has no coupon and is convertible into  more...
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