INTEREST EARNINGS Definition

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INTEREST EARNINGS is amounts from interest on all interest-bearing deposits and accounts; accrued interest on investment securities sold; interest on funds held for construction; and interest related public debt for private purposes. Excludes interest on deposits and investments of employee retirement and other insurance trust funds; dividends from investments; accrued interest on bonds issued by the government; recorded profits on sale of investments; and accrued interest on the purchase of investments.

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EXPOSURE, generally, is the extent to which a product is kept in the public eye through the press, radio, television, and public appearances. In finance, exposure refers to the amount that a business or person can lose. For example: in foreign exchange, it refers to the degree to which a company is affected by exchange rate changes.

OVERSOLD is the state of the market when much more selling occurs than is warranted by market conditions. If investors and speculators sell large amounts of securi­ties, including short sales, over a period of time, at some point the market will become oversold and buying is likely to increase. Depending upon the degree of buying, prices will either stop falling or will rise. A rise in prices under these conditions is known as a technical rally.

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