BARBELL is a bond management strategy where maturities are clustered at extremes of the yield curve. For example, the price performance of one-year and 30-year bonds, in combination, may exceed that of a l0-year, even though the average maturity of the two strategies may be equal.
VALUE ADDED TAX is a consumption tax where taxes are levied at each step of a manufacturing process where value is added to that product at that point in the manufacturing cycle; as well as at the point where the consumer purchases the end product.
CUSTOMS BROKER is an individual or firm licensed to process entry and clear goods into the country for another.
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