Principal-only (PO)

Definition:

A mortgage-backed security (MBS) whose holder receives only principal cash flows on the underlying mortgage pool. All the principal distribution due from the underlying collateral pool is paid to the registered holder of the stripped MBS on the basis of the current face value of the underlying collateral pool.

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Arrangement established in 1972, that ties European currencies to each other within specified limits.

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