INTEREST ONLY Definition

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INTEREST ONLY (IO),in securities, is the interest only portion of a stripped mortgage-backed security. For IO securities, all of the interest distribution is due to the registered holder based on the current face value of the underlying mort­gage-backed security.

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INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN (IRR) is the discount rate that makes the project have a zero Net Present Value (NPV). IRR is an alternative method of evaluating investments without estimating the discount rate. IRR takes into account the time value of money by considering the cash flows over the lifetime of a project. The IRR and NPV concepts are related but they are not equivalent.

FINISHED GOODS INVENTORY (FGI) is that portion of goods in inventory which have completed manufacture and are available for sale.

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