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This Finance Wikia page gives a list of various terms associated with Bonds, a major segment of Investments.

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Contents

0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AEdit

Accreted value
Accretion bond
Accrual bond
Accrued interest
Active tranche
Ad valorem tax
Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)
Advance refunding
Agency transaction
Agreement Among Underwriters (AAU)
Allotment
All or none (AON)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Amortization
Arbitrage
Arbitrage certificate
Ask price
Ask yield
Assessed valuation
Auction
Auction rate bonds
Authority
Authorizing resolution
Average life

BEdit

Basis point
Basis price
Bearer security
Benchmark
Beneficial owner
Bid
Bid list
Bill
Blended yield to maturity
Blue-sky memorandum
Bond
Bond anticipation note (BAN)
Bond bank
Bond counsel
Bond equivalent yield
Bond funds
Bond insurance
Bond purchase agreement (BPA)
Bond resolution
Bond swap
Bond year
Book entry
Bought deals
Broker
Bullet

CEdit

Call
Callable
Call date
Call premium
Call price
Call protection
Call risk
Cap
Carry
Certificate of ownership
Certificates of participation (COPs)
Clean CMO
Closed-end investment company
Closing date
Collar
Collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)
Commission
Common stock
Companion tranche
Competitive underwriting or sale
Compound accreted value
Concession
Confirmation
Constant maturity treasury (CMT)
Confirmation
Constant prepayment rate (CPR)
Continuing disclosure
Conventional mortgage loan
Convertible
Convexity
Cost of Funds Index (COFI);
Counterparty
Coupon
Covenant
Cover bid
CP Index
CPI-U
Credit enhancement
Credit ratings
Credit spread
Current face
Current refunding
Current yield
CUSIP

DEdit

Dated date (or issue date)
Daycount
Dealer
Dealer bank
Debenture
Debt limit
Debt service
Debt service coverage
Debt service requirements
Debt service reserve fund
Deep discount
Default
Default risk
Defeasance
Denomination
Derivative
Discount
Discount bond
Discount margin
Discount note
Discount rate
Distribution of principal
Divided account
Dollar bond
Double and triple tax-exemption
Double-barreled bond
Double exemption
Downgrade risk
Duration

EEdit

Embedded option
Evaluator
Excess spread
Exempt facilities bond
Expected maturity date
Extension risk
Extraordinary redemption

FEdit

Face amount
Face value
Factor
Federal funds rate
Federal Reserve commercial paper composite
Final maturity date
Financial advisor
Financial and operations principal
Firm
Fixed-rate bond
Fixed-rate mortgage
Floating-rate bond
Floor
Flow of funds
Forward cap
Forward floor
Forward swap
Fully registered
Futures contract

GEdit

General obligation bond (GO)
Ginnie Mae I
Ginnie Mae II
Global debt facility
Good-faith funds
Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE)
Grantor trust

HEdit

Hedge
High-yield bond

IEdit

I Bonds
Indenture
Index ratio
Indexed rate bonds
Industrial revenue bond
Inflation-adjusted principal
Inflation-indexed securities
Initial delivery
Initial offering price
Insurance
Interest
Interest rate cap
Inverse floater
Inverse floater bonds
Inverted, or negative, yield curve
Investment grade
IO (interest-only) security
Issue
Issue date
Issuer

JEdit

Joint managers
Jumbo pools
Jump Z-tranche
Junior security
Junk bond

KEdit

LEdit

Legal opinion
Letter of credit (LOC)
Level debt service
Level principal
Leverage
LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate)
Limited-liability company
Limited partnership
Limited tax bond
Line of credit
Liquidation value
Liquidity
Lockout
Long
Long-term debt

MEdit

Manager (or senior manager)
Mandatory sinking-fund redemption
Marketability
Market price or market value
Material events
Maturity date
Maturity schedule
Medium-term note
Modified duration
Monetary default
Monoline bond insurer
Moral obligation bond
Mortgage
Mortgage banker
Mortgage loan
Mortgage pass-through security
Mortgage revenue bond
Municipal bond
Municipal over bond (MOB)
Municipal securities principal
Municipal securities representatives
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Mutual fund

NEdit

NASD
Negative convexity
Negotiated underwriting
Net direct debt
Net interest cost
Net order
Net price
New-issue market
Noncallable bond
Non-investment grade
Notes
Notice of sale
Notional amount
NRMSIRS

OEdit

Odd lot
Offer
Offering price
Official statement (OS)
Off-the-run Treasuries
Option-adjusted duration (effective duration)
Option-adjusted spread
Optional principal redemption bond
Optional redemption
Order period
Original delivery
Original face
Original-issue discount
Original-issue discount bond (OID)
Overcollateralization
Overlapping debt
Over-the-counter market (OTC)
Owner trust

PEdit

P&I (Principal and Interest)
PAC (Planned Amortization Class) tranche
Par
Par amount
Parity debt
Participation
Party
Paying agent
Payment date
Performance
Perpetual floating-rate note
Plain-vanilla CMO
PO (principal-only) security
Point
Pollution control bond
Pool
Preferred stock
Preliminary official statement
Premium
Premium bond
Premium or discount price
Prepayment
Prepayment provision
Prepayment risk
Price
Primary market (new-issue market)
Primary tax-exempt derivative products
Prime rate
Principal
Principal transaction
Private activity bond
Private label
Private placement
Public offering price
Put bond
Put bond

QEdit

REdit

Ramp
Rate covenant
Rate reset
Ratings
Real yield
Recession
Reciprocal immunity doctrine
Record date
Redemption
Red herring
Redemption premium
Redemption provisions
Refunding
Registered bond
Registered owner
Reinvestment risk
Remarketing
Remarketing agent
REMIC (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit)
Request for proposals
Residual
Revenue anticipation note (RAN)
Revenue bond
Revolving trust
Risk
Round lot

SEdit

Safekeeping
Scale
Scenario analysis
Seasoning
Secondary market
Section 501(c)(3)
Sector
Secured debt
Security
Selling group
Senior manager
Senior securities
Sequential-pay CMO
Serial bonds
Servicing
Servicing fee
Settlement date
Short
Short-term debt
Single monthly mortality (SMM)
Sinker
Sinking fund
SMMEA
SMMEA securities
Special-purpose vehicle (SPV)
Special tax bond
Sponsor
Spread
Spread to Treasury
Standard Prepayment Model of The Bond Market Association
Stated maturity
STRIPS
Subordinated debt
Super PO
Superfloater
Support tranche
Surety bond
Swap
Syndicate

TEdit

TAC (targeted amortization class) tranche
Take-down
Tax Anticipation Note (TAN)
Taxable municipal bond
Tax-backed bond
Tax base
Tax-exempt bond
Tax-exempt commercial paper
Tax-exempt/taxable yield equivalent formula
T-bill rate
Technical default
Term bonds
Term funding
Toggle tranche
Total bonded debt
Total direct debt
Total return
Trade date
Tranche
Transcript of proceedings
Transfer agent
Transparency
Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities (TIIS)
Trigger
Triple-A claims-paying rating
True interest cost
True sale
True yield
Trust agreement
Trustee

UEdit

Undated issue
Underwrite
Underwriter
Undivided account
Unit
Unit investment trust
Unlimited tax bond

VEdit

Variable-rate demand obligation (VRDO)
Volatility
Volume cap

WEdit

Weighted average coupon (WAC)
Weighted average loan age (WALA)
Weighted average maturity (WAM)
Window

XEdit

YEdit

Yield
Yield burning
Yield curve
Yield spread
Yield to call
Yield to maturity
Yield to worst

ZEdit

Zero-coupon bond
Z-tranche

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