Flat trades

Definition:

A bond in default trades flat; that is, the price quoted covers both principal and unpaid accrued interest. Any security that trades without accrued interest or at a price that includes accrued interest is said to trade flat.

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A curve conjecturing that economic output will increase if marginal tax rates are cut. Named after economist Arthur Laffer.

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