Lehman Brothers Mortgage Backed Securities Index

 

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Lehman Brothers Mortgage Backed Securities Index

A benchmark index that includes 15- and 30-year fixed-rate securities backed by mortgage pools of the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), and Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA).



Lehman Brothers Mortgage Backed Securities Index

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Unlisted securities

Unlisted securities

Shares (usually in small companies) which are not listed on a Recognised Investment Exchange. A limited number of unlisted securities have traded since 1980 on the unlisted securities market (USM) which however closed at the end of 1996. The USM was replaced by the alternative investment market (AIM).


Treasury securities (treasuries)

Treasury securities (treasuries)

Debt obligations issued by the US government and secured by full faith and credit. Income from treasuries is subject to federal tax but not state and local taxes. They fall into three categories, Treasury bills, Treasury bonds and Treasury notes.


Fixed income securities

Fixed income securities

Securities which pay a fixed rate of interest. Government bonds (gilts) are the best known example. Compared to shares, fixed income securities have the attraction of certainty - you know what income you will get in advance - and they are less risky than shares. But the upside is not as good, and you will never get the really high returns with a bond that you might get with a share that does well.


International Securities Identification Number

International Securities Identification Number

International code for a listed security.


Book entry securities

Book entry securities

System in which securities are not represented by paper securities but are maintained in computerized records at the securities in the names of member banks, which in turn keep computer records of the securities they own as well as those they are holding for customers. In the case of other securities where a securities has developed, certificates reside in a central securities or by another securities. These securities do not move from holder to holder.


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