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Interest on interest

Interest earned on reinvestment of each interest payment on money invested.
See: compound interest.


Level-coupon bond

Bond with a stream of coupon payments that are the same throughout the life of the bond.


Price risk

The risk that the value of a security (or a portfolio) will decline in the future. Or, a type of
mortgage-pipeline risk created in the production segment when loan terms are set for the borrower in advance
of terms being set for secondary market sale. If the general level of rates rises during the production cycle, the
lender may have to sell his originated loans at a discount.


Signaling view (on dividend policy)

The argument that dividend changes are important signals to investors
about changes in management's expectation about future earnings.


Period costs

The costs that relate to a period of time.


accounts payable

Short-term, non-interest-bearing liabilities of a business
that arise in the course of its activities and operations from purchases on
credit. A business buys many things on credit, whereby the purchase
cost of goods and services are not paid for immediately. This liability
account records the amounts owed for credit purchases that will be paid
in the short run, which generally means about one month.



return on assets (ROA)

Although there is no single uniform practice for
calculating this ratio, generally it equals operating profit (before interest
and income tax) for a year divided by the total assets that are used to
generate the profit. ROA is the key ratio to test whether a business is
earning enough on its assets to cover its cost of capital. ROA is used for
determining financial leverage gain (or loss).


break-even chart

a graph that depicts the relationships among revenues, variable costs, fixed costs, and profits (or losses)


fixed overhead volume variance

see volume variance


globalization

a changeover in market focus from competition
among local or national suppliers to competition
among international suppliers


MRP

see materials requirements planning


Medium of Exchange

Any item that can be commonly exchanged for goods and services.


Equity Security

An ownership interest in an enterprise, including preferred and common stock.


Bin

A storage area, typically a subdivision of a single level of a storage rack.


asset

Anything owned by, or owed to, an individual or business which has commercial or exchange value (e.g., cash, property, etc.).


 

 

 

 

 



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