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The Investment and Finance Knowledge Base/ The Financial Encyclopedia provides up-to-date definitions and concepts and almost everything about finance, investment, financial markets, financial instruments and products including stocks, bonds, money market tools, active trading, mutual funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, derivatives, forex, banking, real estate and so on. Content is categorized into sections and subsections, each with its own focus and perspective. The encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 terms covering everyday jargon and terminology of the financial world.

A collection of articles shed more light on all the topics and concepts relevant to the main theme of this website. The "question and answers" section provides concise and precise answers to a wide array of questions we encounter in the investment and finance arena. In tutorials, users would have access to educational materials and how-to guides and instructions. Tools include ideas, insights, books, publications, reports, and financial calculators, among others. Finally, the watcher enlists editor's picks, selected news and analyses, and anything of the sort.

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The Investment and Finance Knowledge Base/ The Financial Encyclopedia provides up-to-date definitions and concepts and almost everything about finance, investment, financial markets, financial instruments and products including stocks, bonds, money market tools, active trading, mutual funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, derivatives, forex, banking, real estate and so on. Content is categorized into sections and subsections, each with its own focus and perspective. The encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 terms covering everyday jargon and terminology of the financial world.

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firefox Swap Positioning: A practice whereby an intermediary enters into one side of the swap transaction, such as fixed rate payer (or floating rate payer) to a client who wishes to be a floating rate payer (or a fixed rate payer). Then the intermediary waits for a matching counterparty and offloads the swap thereto. In other words, swap positioning involves holding a portfolio of swaps usually by a swap dealer without seeking to offset each swap with an identical mirror swap. In this sense, the swap dealer becomes a counterparty to every swap held in its portfolio The dealer earns, for its services as a dealer, a pay-receive spread (bid-ask spread) which is equal to ... read more »

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Mid-Swap: the reference rate which is used to calculate the premium that a bond buyer will pay. Adding a spread to a reference rate is one method to value a bond....

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