BASIC TENETS OF ACCOUNTING Definition

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BASIC TENETS OF ACCOUNTING is four in number: 1. Assets = Liabilities + Owners Equity, 2. Debits = Credits, 3. Assets are on the left (debit side), and, 4. Liabilities and Equity are on the right (credit side).

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INTEREST DATES are the dates on which interest is payable to the holders of bonds: for government, corporate and municipal bonds, twice a year; for mortgage-backed securities, every month, and for foreign securities typically once a year.

MORTGAGE BOND is a bond in which the issuer has granted the bondholders a lien against the pledged assets.

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