STRIPS Definition

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STRIPS, in securities, is dividing a Treasury bond or mortgage-backed security into its principal and interest payments and selling the claims to these payments as new and separate securi­ties. The principal portion is called a principal only (PO) security, and the interest portion is called an interest only (IO) security

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ENVIRONMENT, in an accounting control assessment, is the attitude, awareness, and actions of the board, management, owners, and others about importance of control. It
includes integrity and ethical rules, commitment to competence, board or audit committee participation, organization structure, assignment of authority and responsibility, and human resource policies and practices.

UNAPPLIED FUNDS is available money credited to a temporary holding (suspense) account, pending determination or instruction on the breakdown of how the money is to be allocated.

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