A rating within speculative grade Moody's Long-term Corporate Obligation Rating. Obligations rated C are the lowest rated class of bonds and are typically in default, with little prospect for recovery of principal or interest. Rating one notch higher is Ca.

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Tax straddle

Technique used in futures and options trading to create tax benefits. For example, an investor with a capital gain takes a position creating an artificial offsetting loss in the current tax year and... Read More

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