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A good way to gain a lot of income with minimal volatility is with a prime rate fund invested in bank loans; banks make these loans to companies as part of leveraged buyout deals and then sell them to mutual funds and other institutional investors.

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The internationally-accepted transfer pricing standard applied for tax purposes is the arm's-length price; this standard separates tax considerations from economic decisions and promotes international trade and investment growth.

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A consensus recommendation is a good way to gain a broad view, but it doesn't necessarily offer the best solution for the investor; the criteria used by each analyst may vary, so it should be considered only as an indicator.

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Resyndication limited partnerships are partnerships in which new limited partners buy the existing properties in order to receive tax advantages that the old partners can no longer claim.

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Typically, securities loans are collateralized, reducing the lender's credit exposure to the borrower; the collateral may be a letter of credit, cash, or other stocks, bonds or investments.

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The direct rollover method of transfer from employer-sponsored plan to employee IRA allows the latter to avoid IRS withholding tax deducted with a distribution by the company plan to the employee, even if the employee intends to place it immediately into an IRA.

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The bond's straight value is its value disregarding its share conversion option and based solely on its future cash payments (its maturity value plus coupons).

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You should invest in mutual funds with a low portfolio turnover ratio, which means that the fund manager does less buying-and-selling and more buying-and-holding, thus making the fund more tax-efficient and helping you in the long run.

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The foundation of arbitrage pricing theory is the concept that a security's price is driven by several factors, both company-specific factors and macro factors.

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Including such names as BMW and Bayer, the DAX 100 is the abbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex 100, which is a price-weighted index for Germany's top one hundred stocks.

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