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Glossary

Loan Loss Provision

What Is A Loan Loss Provision? A loan loss provision is an amount of money a bank charges to its expenses on its income statement in anticipation that some of…

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Investment-Grade Bonds

What Are Investment-grade Bonds? Investment-grade bonds—also known as "high-grade" bonds—are debt securities issued by corporations and municipal governments that are generally considered to have a low risk of default. Bonds…

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Animal Spirits

What Are Animal Spirits? "Animal spirits" is a term coined by the British economist John Maynard Keynes to describe emotional or "gut" instincts by investors and businesspeople to take risks…

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Junk Bonds

What Is A Junk Bond? Junk bonds are debt securities issued by corporations with poor credit ratings, which means they yield more than investment-grade bonds because of their greater risk…

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Yield Spread

What Is Yield Spread? The yield spread is the difference in yield between two different bonds. Investors use the yield spread to measure the relative value of two different securities,…

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