ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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INTEREST ONLY Definition
INTEREST ONLY (IO),in securities, is the interest only portion of a stripped mortgage-backed security. For IO securities, all of the interest distribution is due to the registered holder based on the current face value of the underlying mortgage-backed security.
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SENSITIVE ASSETS are those assets that can be affected by uncontrollable external factors. There are interest rate sensitive assets (assets yielding cash-flows at some fixed points in the future) and theft-sensitive assets (inventory for example).
CHURNING, in securities, is the frequent trading of an account in order to generate commissions.