NETBACK Definition

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NETBACK is linkage of the price of crude oil to the market price of products refined from it.

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PRODUCTIVITY RATIO is the ratio of outputs to inputs. The closer the ratio is to 1.0, the higher the productivity; the closer the ratio is to 0.0, the lower the productivity. Productivity is important because it relates to an organizations ability to compete, and to the overall wealth and standard of living of a nation. Productivity is affected by work methods, capital, quality, technology, and management.

UNDERWATER, in securities, is securities held in a portfolio with an unrealized market loss. Selling them would mean real­izing the loss and, according to statutory accounting, a reduction in policyholders' surplus.

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