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Deed of trust

Indenture.


Fully modified pass-throughs

Agency pass-throughs that guarantee the timely payment of both interest and
principal. Related: modified pass-throughs
Functional currency As defined by FASB No. 52, an affiliate's functional currency is the currency of the
primary economic environment in which the affiliate generates and expends cash.


Minimum-variance frontier

Graph of the lowest possible portfolio variance that is attainable for a given
portfolio expected return.


Pool factor

The outstanding principal balance divided by the original principal balance with the result
expressed as a decimal. Pool factors are published monthly by the Bond Buyer newspaper for Ginnie Mae,
Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac(Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) MBSs.


Straight line depreciation

An equal dollar amount of depreciation in each accounting period.


Warehousing

The interim holding period from the time of the closing of a loan to its subsequent marketing to
capital market investors.



Amortization

See depreciation, but usually in relation to assets attached to leased property.


Portfolio

A collection of securities and investments held by an investor


Valuation

The process of estimating the value of financial assets or
securities


JIT

see just-in-time


net present value method

a process that uses the discounted
cash flows of a project to determine whether the
rate of return on that project is equal to, higher than, or
lower than the desired rate of return


Inventory

Goods that a firm stores in anticipation of its later sale or use as an input.


Average-Cost Inventory Method

The inventory cost-flow assumption that assigns the average
cost of beginning inventory and inventory purchases during a period to cost of goods sold and
ending inventory.


Deductible

A flat amount that an insured must pay before the insurance company makes any benefit payments under a health insurance policy.


Insurer

The party in an insurance contract that promises to pay a benefit if a specified loss occurs. Usually an insurance company.


 

 

 

 

 



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