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Interest

Definition 1

The fee charged by a 

Lender

 to a borrower for the use of borrowed 

Money

, usually expressed as an annual percentage of the principal; the rate is 

Dependent

 upon the time value of 

Money

, the 

Credit risk

 of the borrower, and the 

Inflation rate

. Here, 

Interest

 per year divided by 

Principal

 amount, expressed as a percentage. also called 

Interest

 rate.

Definition 2

The 

Return

 earned on an investment.

Definition 3

Partial or total ownership in an 

Asset

.



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,

Borrow

,

Charge

,

Call

,

Credit risk

,

Credit

,

Dependent

,

Flat

,

FIN

,

Inflation rate

,

Interest

,

Inc.

,

Interest rate

,

Lend

,

Lender

,

Money

,

Owe

,

Own

,

Principal

,

Principal amount

,

Return

,

Risk


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10-K

,

12b-1 funds

,

Active asset

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Asset

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Average accounting return

,

Adjustable rate

,

Asset management account

,

Above par

,

Accreted value

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

Amortization of premium

,

Amortized value

,

Asset-backed security

,

Asset swap

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Active money

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Annual return

,

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

,

Advance rate

,

Annual mortgagor statement

,

Annual Percentage Rate

,

Applicable federal rate

,

Asset-based finance

,

Asset-based lending

,

Asset conversion loan

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Asset allocation fund

,

Asset turnover

,

Automatic investment plan

,

Average price per share

,

At the money

,

Absorption rate

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Average contribution percentage

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Adoption credit

,

Amended return

,

Amount recognized

,

Annual exclusion

,

Assessed value

,

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

,

Book value per share

,

Burn rate

,

Bank credit

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Barren money

,

Below par

,

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

,

Broad money

,

Basic earnings per share

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Base interest rate

,

Base-year analysis

,

Board of Governors

,

Borrowed reserves

,

Beneficial owner

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Base rate

,

Blended rate

,

Borrow

,

Broker loan rate

,

Business credit

,

Bust-up takeover

,

Breakup value

,

Back-end load

,

Benchmark risk

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Borrowed stock

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Calendar year

,

Capital asset

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized interest

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Charge

,

Commercial year

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Credit order

,

Compound interest

,

Credit card

,

Credit union

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Conversion value

,

Coupon rate

,

Credit analyst

,

Credit risk

,

Current market value

,

Current production rate

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Credit balance

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capitalization rate

,

Cap rate

,

Civilian unemployment rate

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Credit squeeze

,

Carrying charge

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Crop year

,

Country risk

,

Cash surrender value

,

Cash value

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit insurance

,

Credit life insurance

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash credit

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Charge card

,

Closed-end credit

,

Commercial credit

,

Commitment fee

,

Conduit borrower

,

Consumer credit

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit

,

Credit agency

,

Credit default swap

,

Credit derivative

,

Credit enhancement

,

Credit limit

,

Credit line

,

Credit score

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

Contingent deferred sales charge

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Counterparty risk

,

Covered call

,

Credit spread

,

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

,

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

,

Deferred charge

,

Deferred credit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend rate

,

Demand inflation

,

Demand-pull inflation

,

Desk (the)

,

Diminishing return

,

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

,

Default risk

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Diversifiable risk

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Dependent

,

Depth of market

,

Downside risk

,

Earning asset

,

Economic value

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Equity risk premium

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Event risk

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Exchange rate

,

Extended broad money

,

Effective par

,

Earned surplus

,

Economic growth rate

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Excluded risk

,

Effective tax rate

,

Ex-all

,

Expected return

,

Equitable owner

,

Express agreement

,

Explicit interest

,

Exit fee

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Earned benefit

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Earned income tax credit

,

Education credit

,

Even up

,

Financial asset

,

First In First Out

,

Fiscal year

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Face-amount certificate

,

First call date

,

Flat

,

Flat yield curve

,

Flight to quality

,

Floating-rate bond

,

Flow of funds

,

Federal Call

,

Fictitious credit

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fiat money

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Fully diluted earnings per share

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Discount Rate

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Face amount

,

Fee-for-service

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Finance charge

,

Financial risk

,

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

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

FIN

,

Flat tax

,

Fair value

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hidden asset

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

High credit

,

Home equity line of credit

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Hope credit

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Imputed value

,

Inactive asset

,

Inflation accounting

,

Intangible asset

,

Investment flows

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Inflation-indexed security

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

Intrinsic value

,

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

,

Inflation rate

,

Investment multiplier

,

Interest rate futures

,

Interbank Rate

,

Insurable interest

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Impaired credit

,

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

,

Income risk

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Interest-only strip

,

Investment property

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Idiosyncratic risk

,

Investment philosophy

,

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 ownership

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint return

,

Joint tax return

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidation value

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Limited risk

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Long Market Value

,

Lawful money

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Loose credit

,

Limit up

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Legal risk

,

Lend

,

Lender

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Load-adjusted return

,

Leading the market

,

Lifetime learning credit

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Money center bank

,

Money order

,

Maturity value

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Maintenance call

,

Maintenance fee

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Margin rate

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Money management

,

Medium of exchange

,

Money

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Marginal lender

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Mortgage rate

,

Mortgage risk

,

Mill rate

,

Mean return

,

Market return

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Money flow

,

Net book value

,

Net interest margin

,

Net investment

,

Noncurrent asset

,

Non-financial asset

,

National Credit Union Administration

,

Near money

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Nominal rate

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

Nominal asset

,

Net Asset Value

,

Null and void

,

Nonperforming asset

,

Non-revolving credit card

,

Notice of Default

,

Notional principal amount

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Normal retirement age

,

Nominal value

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Operating rate

,

Open interest

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Original principal balance

,

Origination fee

,

Owe

,

Owner financing

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Own

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Owner-employee

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Par bond

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Premium over bond value

,

Premium over conversion value

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Payment for order flow

,

P&L

,

Primary earnings per share

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Partial surrender

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Per stirpes

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid up

,

Partial release

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prepayment risk

,

Prime rate

,

Principal

,

Principal amount

,

Principal balance

,

Principal risk

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Private Market Value

,

Prime rate fund

,

Plan asset

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Public ownership

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Put/call ratio

,

Quick turn

,

Real asset

,

Replacement value

,

Reports and Records

,

Residual value

,

Retention rate

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Risk adjusted return

,

Run rate

,

Real interest rate

,

Rate covenant

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Return

,

Risk

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

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

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Round turn

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Reinvestment risk

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Rate-improvement

,

Rate lock

,

Remaining principal balance

,

Renegotiable rate

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Redemption fee

,

Registered options principal

,

Roll up

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Risk arbitrage

,

Risk-averse

,

Risk management

,

Risk neutral

,

Risk premium

,

Risk seeking

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Risk capital

,

Salvage value

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Stranded asset

,

Sales charge

,

Sales fee

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Selling flat

,

Series EE bond

,

Spot rate

,

Step-up bond

,

Straight value

,

SEC fee

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Savings rate

,

Standard of living

,

Swap rate

,

Systemic risk

,

Series 3

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Surrender value

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Summary annual report

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secured credit card

,

Security interest

,

Start rate

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Step-up warrant

,

Special use property

,

Step-up lease

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Surrender charge

,

Shareholder value

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Standard mileage rate

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Smart money

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Tangible asset

,

Times interest earned

,

Total assets

,

Total cost

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Total return

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight money

,

Total asset turnover

,

Total return index

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Teaser rate

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Theoretical value

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax return

,

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 risk

,

Unemployment rate

,

Unearned interest

,

Uncovered call

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unsystematic risk

,

Unified Tax Credit

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable rate

,

Value stock

,

Value averaging

,

Value investing

,

Value Added Tax

,

Written-down value

,

With interest

,

Wrap fee

,

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

,

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