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1. Contumacy

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3. Closed Position

4. cost synergy

5. Careless

6. computerized market timing system

7. circle of competence

8. crowd

9. Consumer Leasing Act

10. coverage part

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30. Complete Coverage

31. coemployment

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34. Canadian Royalty Trust - CANROY

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37. collision

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39. COD

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63. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

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66. creditor's committee

67. Canadian Securities Course™ - CSC™

68. continuing undertaking rule

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70. call-over price

71. condense

72. contractual liability

73. centers

74. cum rights

75. Closed Network

76. Custody (Of A Child)

77. Cash Transfer

78. Closing the books

79. CODA

80. chip board

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82. Contingent Assets

83. CBT

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85. Cafeteria Plan

86. Cash settlement contracts

87. cooktop

88. Coking Coal

89. Conveyance

90. cash-flow financing

91. Cross-training

92. commodity channel index

93. cipolin

94. Citizen bonds

95. china clay

96. California bungalow

97. customer margin

98. corporate agent

99. cash cycle

100. common accident

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Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO)

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CMOs are fixed-income investments backed by mortgages or pools of mortgages. A conventional mortgage-backed security has a single interest rate and maturity date. In contrast, the pool of mortgages in a CMO is divided into four tranches, each with a different interest rate and term. Owners of the first three tranches receive regular interest payments and principal is repaid to reflect the order in which the tranches mature. The fourth tranche is usually a deep-discount zero coupon bond on which interest accrues until maturity, when the full face value is repaid. CMOs usually involve high-quality mortgages or those guaranteed by the government. Their yield may be lower than those of other mortgage-backed investments.However, the way in which they are repaid makes them especially attractive to institutional investors including insurance companies and pension funds. The risk, as with all mortgage-backed securities, is that a change in interest rates can affect the rate of repayment and the market value of the CMO.

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