ANNUALIZE is a statistical technique whereby figures covering a period of less than one year are extended to cover a 12-month period. The technique, to be accurate, must take seasonal variations into consideration.
DISCOUNT PAPER is securities that are issued at a discount and mature at face, or par value. The difference, rather than coupon payments, represents the interest earned at maturity .
BOOKS OF ACCOUNT are the financial records of a business. Usually refers to the lowest level of recorded data, before summaries are made.
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