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