BACKWARDATION is the commission paid by a seller for the postponement of a transaction on a stock exchange when prices for cash delivery are higher than for forward delivery.
LADDER is a form of diversification in which investments with widely varying maturities are held within an investment portfolio. Spreading investments over a range of maturities reduces interest rate risk on reinvestment by averaging out interest rate cycles. This strategy assures a continuous cash flow over time with some potential sacrifice of optimum total return.
ADVISORY SERVICES is a consulting service in which the CPA develops the findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented for client decision-making.
This differs from attestation, where the CPA expresses a conclusion about a written assertion of another.
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