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  1. Tax-Equivalent Yield

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  3. Gilts

    Bonds that are issued by the British government and ...
  4. Bond Equivalent Yield - BEY

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    A yield curve in which there is little difference between ...
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    When an individual or organization can no longer meet ...
  1. Frexit

    Frexit – short for "French exit" – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June of 2016.
  2. Bremain

    Bremain is an abbreviation of "British Remain", which refers to the June 23, 2016 referendum by British voters who voted to Remain part of the European Union.
  3. Brexit

    The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
  4. Disposable Income

    The amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after income taxes have been accounted for. Disposable personal income is often monitored as one of the many key economic ...
  5. Restricted Cash

    Monies earmarked for a specific purpose and therefore not available for immediate and general use by an organization. Restricted cash, if the amount is material, is shown separately from cash ...
  6. EBITDA to sales ratio

    A financial metric used to assess a company's profitability by comparing its revenue with earnings. More specifically, since EBITDA is derived from revenue, this metric would indicate the percentage ...
  7. Special Warranty Deed

    A special warranty deed is a deed in which the seller warrants or guarantees the title only against defects arising during the period of his or her tenure or ownership of the property. The grantor ...
  8. Rehypothecation

    The practice by banks and brokers of using, for their own purposes, assets that have been posted as collateral by their clients. Clients who permit rehypothecation of their collateral may be ...
  9. Human Capital

    A measure of the economic value of an employee's skill set. This measure builds on the basic production input of labor measure where all labor is thought to be equal. The concept of human capital ...
  10. Political Risk

    The risk that an investment's returns could suffer as a result of political changes or instability in a country. Instability affecting investment returns could stem from a change in government, ...
  11. Price Sensitivity

    The degree to which the price of a product affects consumers purchasing behaviors. The degree of price sensitivity varies from product to product and from consumer to consumer. In economics, ...
  12. Nonprofit Organization

    A business entity that is granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to a nonprofit organization are often tax deductible to the individuals and businesses making the ...

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