ACCRUED INTEREST Definition

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ACCRUED INTEREST is interest earned but not paid since the last due date.

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MATURITY is the date on which the last principal payment of a debt instrument becomes due and payable.

MAKING A MARKET is securities dealers showing both a bid and an offer for a particular maturity and type of secu­rity. This is not to be confused with a quote, which is a general indication of prices rather than a specific price at which a transaction may be executed.

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