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Impact Fee

DefinitionAn impact fee is a fee that is imposed by a local government within the United States on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing

Impact Day

Impact Day What is 'Impact Day' The date on which a corporation makes a secondary offering of its shares available for sale to the public. Such a secondary offering increases the total num

October Effect

October Effect What is 'October Effect' The theory that stocks tend to decline during the month of October. The October effect is considered mainly to be a psychological expectation rather

One-Child Policy

DefinitionThe one-child policy, a part of the family planning policy, was a population planning policy of China. It was introduced in 1979 and began to be formally phased out near the end of

Mandatory Convertible

Mandatory Convertible What is a 'Mandatory Convertible' A mandatory convertible is a type of convertible bond that has a required conversion or redemption feature. Either on or before a co

Ratings Service

Ratings Service What is 'Ratings Service' A company, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, that rates various debt and preferred stock issues for safety of payment of principal, intere

Bad Paper

Bad Paper What is 'Bad Paper' Unsecured short-term fixed income instrument that is issued either by a corporation, city, state or country, that has a high probability of defaulting on thei

Call Price

Call Price What is a 'Call Price' A call price is the price at which a bond or a preferred stock can be redeemed by the issuer. This price is set at the time the security is issued. Also r

Pass-Through Rate

Pass-Through Rate What is the 'Pass-Through Rate' The pass-through rate is the rate on a securitized asset pool -- such as a mortgage-backed security (MBS) -- that is "passed-through" to i

Quartile

DefinitionA quartile is a type of quantile. The first quartile is defined as the middle number between the smallest number and the median of the data set. The second quartile is the median o
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