DEBT INSTRUMENT Definition

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DEBT INSTRUMENT is a written promise to repay a debt. Examples: notes, bills, bonds, CDs, GICs, commercial paper, and bankers acceptances.

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SENSITIVE ASSETS are those assets that can be affected by uncontrollable external factors. There are interest rate sensitive assets (assets yielding cash-flows at some fixed points in the future) and theft-sensitive assets (inventory for example).

ECONOMIC VALUE (EV) is the value of an asset deriving from its ability to generate income.

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