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Ratings
Designations used by credit rating agencies to give relative indications of credit quality.


Realized Profit (or Loss)
Profit or loss resulting from the sale or other disposal of a security.


Registered bond

A bond whose owner is registered with the issuer or its agent. Transfer of ownership can only be accomplished when the securities are properly endorsed by the registered owner.


Reinvestment risk

The risk that interest income or principal repayments will have to be reinvested at lower rates in a declining rate environment. Because of changes in the 1986 Tax Reform Act, most CMOs are now issued in REMIC form to create certain tax advantages for the issuer. The terms REMIC and CMO are now used interchangeably.


REMIC (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit)Retail Investor

An investor who buys securities on his own behalf, not for an organization.


Retained Earnings

Net profits kept to accumulate in a business after dividends are paid.


Return on Equity

Amount, expressed as a percentage, earned on a company's common stock investment for a given period.

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Revenue bond
A municipal bond payable from revenues derived from tolls, charges or rents paid by users of the facility constructed with the proceeds of the bond issue.


REVOLVING FACILITY
The expression “revolving credit facility” or “revolving credit" means a credit line which can be used in several solutions.


Rights Offering

Offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold rights that entitles then to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which shares will later be offered to the public.