CPR Definition

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CPR is Constant Payment Rate, used to estimate the average life of mortgage-backed securities based on historical payments.

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QUASI-BUSINESS EXPENSES are those tax deductible expenses that could qualify as a personal or business expense dependent upon the situation, e.g. lavish automobiles, country club dues or dubious travel expenses.

PRICE EARNINGS MULTIPLE: The price-earnings ratio (P/E) is simply the price of a companys share of common stock in the public market divided by its earnings per share. Multiply this multiple by the net income and you will have a value for the business. If the business has no income, there is no valuation. If the common stock in not publicly traded, valuation of the stock is purely subjective. This may not be the best method, but can provide a benchmark valuation.

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