VALUATION ALLOWANCE/RESERVE is an allowance to provide for changes in the value of a companys assets, such as depreciation or if an asset is deemed impaired.
OPEN REPURCHASE AGREEMENT is a repurchase agreement with no set maturity date and often a rate of return that fluctuates on a daily basis, depending on market rates. The yield on this type of investment is higher than on a daily repurchase agreement because the agreement often runs several days and the dealer usually requires some short notice before the investor can withdraw funds.
DEFLATION is a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices.
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