AVERAGE LIFE Definition

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AVERAGE LIFE, in securities, is the weighted average retirement date of a bond issue or preferred stock; the average amount of time each dollar of principal amount will be outstanding.

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MERGER is the union of two or more commercial interests or corporations. The distinction being that identity of the merged companies, product lines, etc., may or may not lose its individual identity.

EXPORT BROKER is an entity that brings together foreign buyers with domestic manufacturers for a fee, generally providing little other services. An EMC, who is also a middleman, often provides extensive services to complete the transaction as well.

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