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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PEP see PERSONAL EQUITY PLAN.

RUNNING TOTAL is the sum of any given set of numbers that is incremented/decremented as additional numbers become available over time. For example, a retail store makes sales throughout a time period; the running total is the sum of their sales, including returns/credits, at any given point of time during that time period: day, week, month, quarter, and year.

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