Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. Laws & Regulations

    Article 9

    An article under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) that governs secured transactions. Article 9 encompasses a wide variety ...
  2. Taxes

    Estimated Tax

    Periodic advance payment of taxes which are based upon the amount of income that is earned and the amount of estimated tax ...
  3. Small Business

    American National Standards Institute - ANSI

    An organization that oversees the creation and dissemination of norms and standards in almost every U.S. business sector. ...
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Commercial Paper Funding Facility - CPFF

    An institution created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on October 27, 2008, as a result of the credit crunch faced ...
  5. Mutual Funds

    Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Fund Liquidity Facility - AMLF

    A lending program created by the Federal Reserve Board on September 19, 2008, that will provide new funding to U.S. financial ...
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Money Market Investor Funding Facility - MMIFF

    A facility created by the Federal Reserve board on November 24, 2008, in an effort to stimulate institutional investors to ...
  7. Politics & Money

    Primary Dealer Credit Facility - PDCF

    An institution created by the Federal Reserve to provide overnight loans to primary dealers through their clearing banks ...