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Amortization

Definition 1

The gradual elimination of a 

Liability

, such as a 

Mortgage

, in regular payments over a specified period of time. Such payments must be sufficient to 

Cover

 both 

Principal

 and 

Interest

.

Definition 2

Writing off an intangible 

Asset

 investment over the projected life of the assets.



Related Terms: 11

Asset

,

Cover

,

ECI

,

FIN

,

Intangible asset

,

Interest

,

Inc.

,

Liability

,

Mortgage

,

Principal

,

Tangible asset


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12b-1 funds

,

Active asset

,

Alternative assets

,

Asset

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Available assets

,

Average collection period

,

Asset management account

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

Amortization of premium

,

Asset-backed security

,

Asset swap

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjustable life insurance

,

At risk

,

Asset acquisition

,

Asset class

,

Asset financing

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Asset-based finance

,

Asset-based lending

,

Asset conversion loan

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

Assumable mortgage

,

Average life

,

A shares

,

Asset allocation fund

,

Assets under management

,

Asset turnover

,

Automatic investment plan

,

Average price per share

,

At the money

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Back pay

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Book value per share

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Base interest rate

,

Base period

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Balloon payment

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Blackout period

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Blow-off top

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capital asset

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized interest

,

Capital liability

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Central assets account

,

Compound interest

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Chartered Life Underwriter

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit life insurance

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contingent liability

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Chattel mortgage

,

Commercial mortgage

,

Consumer interest

,

Conventional mortgage

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Cure period

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Capital Asset Pricing Model

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Cover

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Delivery vs. payment

,

Dual currency bond

,

Dual listing

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Distribution period

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Decreasing term life

,

Dual life insurance

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Deferred payment

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Down payment

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dual-purpose fund

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Deferred payment annuity

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Depth of market

,

Earning asset

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Either-or order

,

ECI

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Equity mortgage

,

Explicit interest

,

Expiration time

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Financial asset

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

,

Federal National Mortgage Association

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Forward cover

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

First mortgage

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Forward interest rate

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Finite-life REIT

,

Free and clear

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

FIN

,

Government National Mortgage Association

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Grace period

,

General mortgage

,

Graduated payment

,

Growing equity mortgage

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hidden asset

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Holding period

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Inactive asset

,

Intangible asset

,

Investment flows

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Investment multiplier

,

Interest rate futures

,

Insurable interest

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Insured mortgage

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

Investment property

,

Immediate payment annuity

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Investment philosophy

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint mortgage

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint life annuity

,

Last In First Out

,

Liability

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Life expectancy

,

Life insurance

,

Letter of comment

,

Lockup period

,

Legal age

,

Legal assets

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Life annuity

,

Life expectancy method

,

Leading the market

,

Limited Liability Company

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Mortgage-backed certificate

,

Mortgage-backed security

,

Mortgage bond

,

Mortgage pass-through security

,

Mortgage pool

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Make a market

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Mortgage life insurance

,

Mortgage lien

,

Minimum payment

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage

,

Mortgage banker

,

Mortgage banking

,

Mortgage broker

,

Mortgage debt

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage note

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mortgage REIT

,

Mortgage risk

,

Mortgage servicing

,

Net current assets

,

Net interest margin

,

Net investment

,

Net quick assets

,

Net tangible assets

,

Noncurrent asset

,

Non-financial asset

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

Nominal asset

,

Notice period

,

Nonparticipating life insurance policy

,

Net Asset Value

,

Null and void

,

Nonperforming asset

,

Notice of Default

,

Notional principal amount

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Normal retirement age

,

Off-balance-sheet financing

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Other current assets

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Open interest

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open mortgage

,

Original principal balance

,

Overlying mortgage

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Payment date

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Payment for order flow

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Periodic payment plan

,

Private Mortgage Insurance

,

Per stirpes

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Package mortgage

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Principal

,

Principal amount

,

Principal balance

,

Principal risk

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Projected maturity date

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Plan asset

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Payback period

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Quick assets

,

Quiet period

,

Real asset

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Real interest rate

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Regular-way delivery

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Receive against payment

,

Receive versus payment

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rule 15c3-1

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Regulation A

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Remaining principal balance

,

Residential mortgage

,

Reverse-annuity mortgage

,

Reverse mortgage

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Roll over

,

Rollover mortgage

,

Rule of 78

,

Registered options principal

,

Redemption period

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Stranded asset

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Stop payment

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Standard of living

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Single-premium life insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Second mortgage

,

Security interest

,

Self-amortizing mortgage

,

Share appreciation mortgage

,

Single-payment loan

,

Standard payment calculation

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Single-life annuity

,

Selling short against the box

,

Short cover

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Tangible asset

,

Tangible net worth

,

Times interest earned

,

Total assets

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trailing P/E

,

Total asset turnover

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Two-step mortgage

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Transfer payments

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Umbrella liability insurance

,

Universal life

,

Unearned interest

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable life

,

Variable universal life

,

Vesting period

,

With interest

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-over-year

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-investment portfolio


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