INSIDER TRADING Definition

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INSIDER TRADING is the trading, primarily of securities, by management or others who have special access to unpublished information. If the information is used to illegally make a profit, there may be large fines and possible jail sentences.

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FLOATING-RATE CMO is a collateralized mortgage obligation with a variable interest rate, usually reset quarterly, and set at a basis point spread over LIBOR. Also known as: Continuously Offered Long-Term Securities (COLTS), Floating Interest Rate Short-Term Securities (FIRSTS), Home Owner Mortgage Eurosecurities (HOMES), Option to Purchase or Sell Specific Mortgage-Backed Securities (OPOSSMS).

DISCOUNT HOUSE is a company that specializes in discounting bills of exchange, Treasury bills and short-dated government bonds.

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