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A
Abnormal returns
Abstract (of Title)
Abstract
Acceleration clause
Acceleration Clause
Accounts receivable turnover
Accretion
Accrued interest
Accumulated benefit obligation
Acid-test ratio
Acknowledgement
Acre
Active portfolio strategy
Actuals
Adjustment interval
Administrator
Adverse possession
After-tax profit margin
Agency basis
Agency pass-throughs
Agency
Agreement corporation
Agreement of Sale
Agreement
Alpha Equation
Alpha
American Depositary Receipts
American option
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
American-Style Option
Amortization
Amortized loan
Analyst
Annual fund operating expenses
Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Annual Report
Annuity
Appraisal fee
Appraisal
Approved attorney
Appurtenance
Arbitrage pricing theory (APT)
Arbitrage
Arbitrage-free option-pricing models
Arithmetic average (mean) rate of return
Arithmetic mean return
Arms Index
Ask price
Ask
Assessment
Asset allocation decision
Asset classes
Asset swap
Asset turnover
Asset
Asset/equity ratio
Asset/liability management
Asset-backed securities
Assign
Assignee
Assignment
Assignor
Assumption of Mortgage
Assumption
At The Money
Attachment
Attorney in fact
Attribute bias
Auditor's report
Automated Clearinghouse (ACH)
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
Automatic Transfer Service (ATS) Account
Autoregressive
Average (across-day) measures
Average Maturity
Average

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B
Back office
Back-end loan fund
Backwardation
Balanced fund
Balanced mutual fund
Balloon (payment) mortgage
Balloon maturity
Balloon payment
Bank discount basis
Bank For International Settlements (BIS)
Bank holding company
Bank regulation
Bank supervision
Banker's Acceptance
Bankruptcy
Bankwire
Barbell strategy
BARRA's performance analysis (PERFAN) factor model
Base interest rate
Base probability of loss
Basis point
Basis risk
Basis
Basket trades
Bear Market
Bear Raid
Bear
Before-tax profit margin
Bellwether issues
Benchmark interest rate
Benchmark issues
Benchmark
Beneficiary
Beta (Mutual Funds)
Beta Equation (Mutual Funds)
Beta Equation (Stocks)
Biased expectations theories
Bid
Big Board
Binder
Black-Scholes option-pricing model
Blanket mortgage
Block trade
Blow-off Top
Bond indenture
Bond indexing
Bond
Bond-equivalent basis
Bond-equivalent yield
BONDPAR
Book value per share
Book value
Bootstrapping
Bottom-up equity management style
Breach of contract
Break
Break-even time
Breakout
Broker loan rate
Broker
Building Line or Setback
Building restriction line
Bull Market
Bull Spread
Bull
Bulldog market
Bullet contract
Bullet strategy
Business risk
Busted convertible
Butterfly shift
Buy in
Buy limit order
Buy on close
Buy on margin
Buy on opening
Buy-and-hold strategy
Buy-down
Buydown
Buyout
Buy-side analyst
By-laws

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C
Calendar effect
Call money rate
Call Option
Call price
Call protection
Call provision
Call risk
Call swaption
Call
Capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
Capital Expenditures
Capital Gain
Capital gains
Capital Loss
Capital market line (CML)
Capital market
Capitalization method
Capitalization ratios
Capitalization
Capitalized
Car
Carry
Cash And Equivalents
Cash commodity
Cash Dividend
Cash flow matching
Cash Flow
Cash markets
Cash settlement contracts
Cash-equivalent items
Cashflow
Cash-surrender value
Caveat emptor
CC&R's
Cease-and-desist order
Certificate of deposit (CD)
Certificate of eligibility
Certificate of occupancy
Certificate of satisfaction
Certificate of Title
CFTC
Chain of title
Changes In Financial Position
Chartists
Chattel
Cheapest to deliver issue
Check clearing
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Churning
Clean opinion
Clearing member
Clearinghouse Interbank Payments System (CHIPS)
Clearinghouse
Close, the
Closed-end credit
Closed-end fund
Closing Costs
Closing Day
Closing Purchase
Closing range
Closing Sale
Closing
Cloud (On Title)
Cloud on title
Cluster analysis
Coefficient of determination
Coinsurance
Collateral trust bonds
Collateral
Collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)
Combination matching
Combination strategy
Commercial banks
Commercial paper
Commission house
Commission
Commitment
Committee for Performance Presentation Standards (CPPS)
Commodities Exchange Center (CEC)
Commodity
Common shares
Common stock equivalent
Common stock market
Common Stock/Other Equity
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
Company-specific risk
Comptroller of the Currency
Condemnation
Condominium
Confidence Indicator
Confidence Level
Confirmation
Consensus forecast
Conservator
Constant-growth model
Construction loan
Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
Consumer Price Index
Contango
Contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC)
Contingent immunization
Contract for deed
Contract month
Contract of Purchase
Contract
Contractor
Convention statement
Conventional loan
Conventional mortgage
Conventional pass-throughs
Convergence
Conversion factors
Conversion parity price
Conversion ratio
Conversion value
Convertible bonds
Convertible Eurobond
Convertible preferred stock
Convertible security
Convex
Cooperative Housing
Cooperative
Corner A Market
Corporate bonds
Correspondent bank
Cosigner
Cost approach
Cost of carry
Cotenancy
Counterparties
Counterparty risk
Coupon Rate
Coupon
Covenant
Cover
Coverage ratios
Covered call writing strategy
Covered Call
Covered or hedge option strategies
Covered Put
Credit analysis
Credit card
Credit history
Credit report
Credit risk
Credit scoring system
Credit spread
Credit unions
Credit
Crediting rate
Creditworthiness
Cross hedging
Cumulative preferred stock
Cumulative probability distribution
Currency risk
Current account balance
Current Assets
Current Liabilities
Current Ratio
Current Yield
Current-coupon issues
Custodial fees
Customized benchmarks

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D
Day Order
Day trading
Dealer options
Dealer
Debenture bond
Debit card
Debt instrument
Debt market
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt-to-income ratio
Decile Rank
Declaration Date
Dedicating a portfolio
Deed of Trust
Deed
Default risk
Default
Deferred futures
Deferred interest
Deferred Taxes
Deficiency judgment
Defined benefit plan
Defined contribution plan
Delivery notice
Delivery options
Delivery points
Delivery price
Delivery
Delta
Demand deposits
Depository Institutions Deregulation Committee (DIDC)
Depreciation
Derivative instruments
Derivative markets
Derivative Security
Deterministic models
Detrend
Difference From S&P
Differential disclosure
Diffusion process
Disclaimer of opinion
Discount rate
Discount
Discretionary account
Distributions
Divergence
Diversifiable risk
Dividend discount model (DDM)
Dividend rate
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)
Dividend Yield (Funds)
Dividend Yield (Stocks)
Dividend
Dividends Per Share
Documentary Stamps
Dollar duration
Dollar return
Dollar safety margin
Dollar-weighted rate of return
Domestic market
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dower
Down payment
Downgrade
Downpayment
Dual agency
Dual-currency issues
Due on sale clause
Duration
Dynamic asset allocation
Dynamic hedging

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E
Earnest Money
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
Earnings surprises
Earnings Yield
Earnings
Easement Rights
Easement
Economic surplus
EDGAR
Edge act corporation
Effective convexity
Effective date
Effective duration
Efficient portfolio
Electronic Fund Transfer Systems (EFTS)
Embedded option
Emerging markets
Eminent domain
Encroachment
Encumbrance
Endowment funds
Enhanced indexing
Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)
Equilibrium market price of risk
Equity cap
Equity claim
Equity collar
Equity floor
Equity market
Equity Options
Equity sharing
Equity swap
Equity
Equity-linked policies
Equivalent taxable yield
Escheat
Escrow
Euro straight
Eurobond
Eurodollar bonds
Eurodollar
Eurodollars
Euroequity issues
European option
European-Style Option
Euroyen bonds
Evaluation period
Evening up
Event risk
Ex post return
Exante return
Except for opinion
Excess reserves
Excess returns
Exchange rate risk
Exchange
Exchange, The
Exchangeable security
Ex-Dividend Date
Ex-dividend
Execution costs
Execution
Executor
Exercise price
Exercise
Expectations theories
Expected return
Expected value
Expense Ratio
Expensed
Expiration Cycle
Expiration Date
External efficiency
External market
Extrapolative statistical models

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F
Face value
Fair price
Feasible portfolio
Feasible set of portfolios
Federal Advisory Council (FAC)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal funds market
Federal funds rate
Federal funds
Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB)
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC)
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Federal reserve float
Federal reserve system
Federally related institutions
Fedwire
Fee simple
Fill or kill order
Fill
Filter
Finance charge
Financial analysts
Financial institution
Financial leverage ratios
Financial market
Financial risk
Financing statement
First notice day
First-in-first-out (FIFO)
Fixed rate
Fixed-charge coverage ratio
Fixed-income equivalent
Fixed-income instruments
Fixed-income market
Fixed-rate payer
Fixture
Flattening of the yield curve
Floating-rate contract
Floating-rate payer
Floor broker
Floor trader
Flow-through method
Foreclosure
Foreign exchange desk
Foreign exchange transactions
Foreign market
Forward contract
Forward rate
FRCS-80
Full faith-and-credit obligations
Full price
Fully modified pass-throughs
Fund Family
Fundamental beta
Fundamental descriptors
Funding ratio
Funding risk
Funds From Operations (FFO)
Futures commission merchant
Futures contract multiple
Futures Contract
Futures option
Futures price
Futures

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G
General Warranty Deed
Good 'Til Canceled
Graduated Payment Mortgage (GPM)
Graduated payment
Grandfathered activities
Grantee
Grantor
Gross income
Gross margin
Ground lease
Growth Rates
Guardian

Glossary Sources:
Federal Reserve Board Glossaries
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Futures and Options Glossary
Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Home Buyer's Vocabulary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Real Estate Dictionary
Craig E. Buck, real estate attorney and former Chairman of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Standard Forms Committee

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