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Aval

Definition:

Term meaning inseparable from the financial instrument. This gives a guarantee and is abstracted from the performance of the underlying trade contract: Article 31 of the 1930 Geneva Convention of the Bills Of Exchange states that the aval can be written on the bill itself or on an allonge. US Banks are prohibited from avalizing drafts.

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Price value of a basis point (PVBP)

Also called the dollar value of a basis point; a measure of the change in the price of a bond if the required yield changes by one basis point.

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