Junior security

Definition:

A security that has a lower-priority claim on a company's assets and income than a senior security. For example common stock is junior to preferred stock.

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Double-dip lease

A cross-border lease in which the different rules of the lessor's and lessee's countries let both parties be treated as the owner of the leased equipment for tax purposes.

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