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Federal Home Loan Banks

The institutions that regulate and lend to savings and loan associations. The
Federal Home Loan Banks play a role analogous to that played by the Federal Reserve Banks vis-Ó-vis
member commercial banks.



Lynch & Co

Liquidating dividend
Payment by a firm to its owners from capital rather than from earnings.


Out-of-the-money option

A call option is out-of-the-money if the strike price is greater than the market price
of the underlying security. A put option is out-of-the-money if the strike price is less than the market price of
the underlying security.


Office expense

The amount of expense incurred for the general operation of an office.


Markup

An increase in the cost of a product to arrive at its selling price.


IRR

See internal rate of return.


Accomodating Policy

A monetary policy of matching wage and price increases with money supply increases so that the real money supply does not fall and push the economy into recession.


Discount

The percentage amount at which bonds sell below their par value. Also the percentage amount at which a currency sells on the forward market below its current rate on the spot market.


Money Multiplier

Change in the money supply per change in the money base.


Consumer Credit Protection Act

A federal Act specifying the proportion of
total pay that may be garnished.


Provision for Doubtful Accounts

An operating expense recorded when the allowance for
doubtful accounts is increased to accommodate an increase in uncollectible accounts receivable.


In-transit inventory

Inventory currently situated between its shipment and delivery
locations.



Point-of-use delivery

A delivery of stock to a location in or near the shop floor
adjacent to its area of use.


Trust Company

Organization usually combined with a commercial bank, which is engaged as a trustee for individuals or businesses in the administration of Trust funds, estates, custodial arrangements, stock transfer and registration, and other related services.


Unearned Premium

Premiums paid for coverage not yet provided.


 

 

 

 

 



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