T-account

Definition:

A simplified representation of the actual accounts used for record-keeping. Called T-account because it looks like the letter T with debits under the left arm and credits under the right arm.

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Exact matching

A bond portfolio management strategy that involves finding the lowest cost portfolio generating cash inflows exactly equal to cash outflows that are being financed by investment.

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