FACTOR is the proportion of the outstanding principal balance of a mortgage or asset-backed security to its original principal balance expressed as a decimal.
EQUITY INSTRUMENT covers any share (or part thereof) in the equity share capital of a company (or a comparable member's interest in a close corporation). The term also includes share options and any other financial instrument convertible into a share (such as a convertible debenture).
REAL ACCOUNTS, also called permanent accounts, are the accounts; asset, liability, reserve and capital; whose balances are not canceled out at the end of an accounting period, but are carried over to the next period. These accounts appear on the post-closing trial balance and the statement of condition (balance sheet).
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