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Definition of Figuring the tail

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Figuring the tail

Calculating the yield at which a future money market (one available some period hence) is
purchased when that future security is created by buying an existing instrument and financing the initial
portion of its life with a term repo.



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Detailed Program

Design In software development, a detailed step-by-step plan for completing the software.


Retail

Individual and institutional customers as opposed to dealers and brokers.


Retail credit

Credit granted by a firm to consumers for the purchase of goods or services.
See: consumer credit.


Retail investors, individual investors

Small investors who commit capital for their personal account.


Spectail

A dealer that does business with retail but that concentrates more on acquiring and financing its own
speculative positions.



Tail

1) The difference between the average price in Treasury auctions and the stopout price.
2) A future
money market instrument (one available some period hence) created by buying an existing instrument and
financing the initial portion of its life with a term repo.
3) The extreme end under a probability curve.
4) The odd amount in a MBS pool.


Direct stock-purchase programs

The purchase by investors of securities directly from the issuer.


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Entitlement Program

A program, such as social security, under which everyone meeting the eligibility requirements is entitled to receive benefits from the program, so that costs are not known in advance.


Guarantor program

Under the Freddie Mac program, the aggregation by a single issuer (usually an S&L)
for the purpose of forming a qualifying pool to be issued as PCs under the Freddie Mac guarantee.


Integer programming

Variant of linear programming whereby the solution values must be integers.


integer programming

a mathematical programming technique in which all solutions for variables must be restricted to whole numbers


Linear programming

Technique for finding the maximum value of some equation subject to stated linear constraints.


linear programming

a method of mathematical programming used to solve a problem that involves an objective function and multiple limiting factors or constraints long-term variable cost a cost that was traditionally viewed as a fixed cost


Mathematical programming

An operations research technique that solves problems in which an optimal
value is sought subject to specified constraints. Mathematical programming models include linear
programming, quadratic programming, and dynamic programming.


mathematical programming

a variety of techniques used
to allocate limited resources among activities to achieve a
specific objective


Planned capital expenditure program

Capital expenditure program as outlined in the corporate financial plan.


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Planned financing program

program of short-term and long-term financing as outlined in the corporate
financial plan.


Planning, programming and budgeting system (PPBS)

A method of budgeting in which budgets are allocated to projects or programmes rather than to responsibility centres.



program budgeting

an approach to budgeting that relates
resource inputs to service outputs


Program trades

Also called basket trades, orders requiring the execution of trades in a large number of
different stocks at as near the same time as possible. Related: block trade


Program trading

Trades based on signals from computer programs, usually entered directly from the trader's
computer to the market's computer system and executed automatically.


Retail credit

Credit granted by a firm to consumers for the purchase of goods or services.
See: consumer credit.


Retail investors, individual investors

Small investors who commit capital for their personal account.


Tandem programs

Under Ginnie Mae, mortgage funds provided at below-market rates to residential
mortgage buyers with FHA Section 203 and 235 loans and to developers of multifamily projects with Section
236 loans initially and later with Section 221(d)(4) loans.


Zero-one integer programming

An analytical method that can be used to determine the solution to a capital
rationing problem.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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