GEARING is the proportion of the capital employed of a company that is financed by lenders rather than shareholders.
CATS is Certificate of Accrual on Treasury Securities; a zero coupon bond created by stripping Treasury bonds.
HAIRCUT is the amount of reduction in market value given to securities pledged as collateral, typically in a repurchase agreement or a reverse repurchase agreement. This reduction assures the lender of funds in this type of transaction that, even if the collateral's market value declines, there is time to call for additional collateral to bring the collateral value back up to an acceptable level.
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