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Instrument

Definition 1

A document containing some 

Legal

 right or 

Obligation

. Examples include 

Note

, agreements, and 

Contract

.

Definition 2

Any tool that can be used in 

Order

 to implement 

Economic

 policy. For example, the government may use 

Interest

 rates as an 

Instrument

 for implementing 

Monetary

 policy, and taxes as an 

Instrument

 of implementing 

Fiscal

 policy.



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,

Contract

,

Economic

,

Fiscal

,

Fiscal policy

,

FIN

,

Interest

,

Inc.

,

Instrument

,

Interest rate

,

Legal

,

Leg

,

Monetary

,

Monetary policy

,

Net

,

Note

,

Obligation

,

Order

,

Policy

,

Right

,

Tax


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12b-1 funds

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Adjustable rate

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

After-tax basis

,

Amortization of premium

,

Anticipation note

,

At par

,

ABC agreement

,

All or any part

,

Alternative order

,

At best

,

At call

,

Automated Order Entry System

,

Accumulated earnings tax

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Accommodative monetary policy

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

Adhesion contract

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

,

Advance rate

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

After-tax contributions

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Abusive tax shelter

,

After-tax

,

Alternative Minimum Tax

,

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

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Burn rate

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bank Note

,

Bearer instrument

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bond anticipation note

,

Bullet contract

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Balloon note

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Broker loan rate

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Back taxes

,

Before-tax income

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capitalized interest

,

Contra account

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Credit order

,

Compound interest

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Collateralized Bond Obligation

,

Collateralized Mortgage Obligation

,

Collaterized Loan Obligation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Coupon rate

,

Current production rate

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Contingency order

,

Contingent order

,

Contra broker

,

Contract broker

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

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

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Contract grades

,

Contract market

,

Contract month

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

CLU

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Confidentiality agreement

,

Contract

,

Contract for deed

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Collateral note

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Contract size

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Capital gains tax

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Consolidated tax return

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Debit note

,

Deferred tax

,

Deficit net worth

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Day order

,

Designated Order Turnaround

,

Discretionary order

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend rate

,

Desk (the)

,

Discount rate

,

Division of labor

,

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

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Double net lease

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Depth of market

,

Economic surplus

,

Economic value

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Equity-linked note

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

Extendible note

,

Either-or order

,

European Monetary System

,

Exchange rate

,

Easy monetary policy

,

Economic

,

Economic cycle

,

Economic growth

,

Economic growth rate

,

Economic indicator

,

Economic sanctions

,

Edge Act

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Effective tax rate

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Ex-all

,

Express agreement

,

Explicit interest

,

Ex-warrants

,

Economic rent

,

Estate tax

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Earned income tax credit

,

Estimated tax

,

Excess profits tax

,

Excise tax

,

First In First Out

,

Fiscal

,

Fiscal year

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Federal Reserve Note

,

Financial instrument

,

Fiscal agent

,

Flight to quality

,

Flip-flop note

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Fiscal policy

,

Futures contract

,

Fee-for-service

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Fixed rate

,

Fixed-rate loan

,

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

,

Floating rate

,

Forward interest rate

,

Forward Rate Agreement

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal Tax Identification Number

,

Federal tax lien

,

FIN

,

Flat tax

,

Franchise tax

,

General Obligation Bond

,

Government Bond

,

Government National Mortgage Association

,

Government Paper

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

Government expenditure

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Gift tax

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hypothecation agreement

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Hidden tax

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Inflation rate

,

International Monetary Fund

,

Interest rate futures

,

Interbank Rate

,

Individual policy pension trust

,

Insurable interest

,

Insurance policy

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Instrument

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Investment policy

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Inheritance tax

,

Installment sales contract

,

Interest-only strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Individual tax return

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint tax return

,

Last In First Out

,

Legal list

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal

,

Legal age

,

Legal entity

,

Legal risk

,

Legal assets

,

Line of credit

,

Loan note

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Leg

,

Long leg

,

Land contract

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Luxury tax

,

Level I quotes

,

Money order

,

Master notes

,

Moral obligation bond

,

Municipal note

,

Make a market

,

Margin agreement

,

Margin rate

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

May Day

,

Medium of exchange

,

Monetary

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Monetary indicator

,

Monetary policy

,

Master policy

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage note

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mill rate

,

Net

,

Net book value

,

Net current assets

,

Net income

,

Net income multiplier

,

Net interest margin

,

Net investment

,

Net margin

,

Net Operating Income

,

Net operating margin

,

Net profit

,

Net profit margin

,

Net quick assets

,

Net sales

,

Net surplus

,

Net tangible assets

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable instrument

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Nominal rate

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

Net capital ratio

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

No-Fault

,

Nonparticipating life insurance policy

,

Net Asset Value

,

Net estate

,

No-Action Letter

,

Non-compete agreement

,

Non-disclosure agreement

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Note loan

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Non-resident alien tax

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Net lease

,

No-load stock

,

Net change

,

Net position

,

Net transaction

,

Net volume

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Obligation

,

Obligation bond

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Open order

,

Or better

,

Order

,

Order flow

,

Order ticket

,

Operating rate

,

Open interest

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Option contract

,

Out of the money

,

Occupancy agreement

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Order book official

,

Order imbalance

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Primary instrument

,

Payment for order flow

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Policy

,

Policy limit

,

Policy loan

,

Policy surrender

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prime rate

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Promissory note

,

Prime rate fund

,

Property tax

,

Purchase agreement

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Progressive tax

,

Proportional tax

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Reports and Records

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Revenue anticipation note

,

Reading the tape

,

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

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Right

,

Regulation A

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Roll over

,

Rule of 78

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Regressive tax

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Repurchase agreement

,

Reverse repurchase agreement

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Series EE bond

,

Spot rate

,

Structured note

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell the book

,

Significant order

,

Small Order Execution System

,

Split order

,

Stop-limit order

,

Stop order

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Swap rate

,

Special Drawing Right

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Supplemental agreement

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Security interest

,

Start rate

,

Scorched-earth policy

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Short leg

,

Special use property

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Social Security Tax

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Sales tax

,

S Corporation

,

Self-employment tax

,

Separate tax returns

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Scale order

,

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 net worth

,

Times interest earned

,

Tax anticipation note

,

Tax-exempt bond

,

Tax renevue anticipation note

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Note

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight monetary policy

,

Tax haven

,

Tax

,

Tax schedule

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Teaser rate

,

Time note

,

Triple net lease

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tax-managed fund

,

Tax lien

,

Tax roll

,

Tenancy at will

,

Transfer tax

,

Tax deferral

,

Tax-deferred

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Tax-advantaged

,

Tax audit

,

Tax base

,

Tax basis

,

Tax bracket

,

Tax-deductible

,

Tax deduction

,

Tax-efficient

,

Tax evasion

,

Tax-exempt

,

Tax identification number

,

Tax loss carryback

,

Tax loss carryforward

,

Tax lot

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax planning

,

Tax preference item

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax return

,

Tax sale

,

Tax shelter

,

Tax shield

,

Tax swap

,

Tax tables

,

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

,

Unlimited tax bond

,

Underwriting agreement

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unemployment rate

,

Uniform submission agreement

,

Unearned interest

,

Unified Tax Credit

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Vanishing premium policy

,

Voting right

,

Value Added Tax

,

With interest

,

Williams Act

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

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


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