BRADY BONDS Definition

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BRADY BONDS were issued by the Mexican government as part of its 1990 debt restructuring. Named after James Brady.

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UNSYSTEMATIC RISK, in securities, is price fluctuations resulting from the unique characteristics of specific securities. Unsys­tematic risk generally is eliminated in a well diversified portfolio. Also known as non-systematic risk.

DEFERRED INCOME is that income for which the cash has been collected by the company, but have yet to be "earned". For example, a customer pays their annual software license upfront on the 1st Jan. As the company financial year-end is 31st May, the company would only be able to record five months of the income as turnover in the profit and loss account. The rest would be accrued in the balance sheet as a "deferred" creditor.

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