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COUNTRY RISK is the risk a depositor takes when placing funds on deposit outside the United States. The host country where the funds are domiciled may decree that no fund may be expatriated, or sent out of that country, until the decree is lifted.

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RULE OF THUMB is a rough and useful principle or method, based on experience rather than precisely accurate measures.

TAX EQUIVALENT YIELD is the yield that must be offered before factoring in taxes so that an investment pays off a certain after-tax yield. This measure is often necessary to compare taxable and tax-free investments, since tax-free issues tend to have lower pre-tax yields due to the fact that the investments proceeds will not be reduced by taxes. Tax equivalent yield is equal to required after-tax yield divided by (1 minus the tax rate).

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