Counterparty risk

Definition:

The risk that the other party to an agreement will default. In an options contract, the risk to the option buyer that the option writer will not buy or sell the underlying as agreed.

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Mortgage bond

A bond in which the issuer has granted the bondholders a lien against the pledged assets. See: Collateral trust bonds

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