Venture capital

Venture capital

Venture capital

An investment in a start-up business that is perceived to have excellent growth prospects but does not have access to capital markets. Type of financing sought by early-stage companies seeking to grow rapidly.

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Variation margin

Variation margin

Variation margin

An additional required deposit to bring an investor’s equity account up to the initial margin level when the balance falls below the maintenance margin requirement.

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Variance rule

Variance rule

Variance rule

Specifies the permitted minimum or maximum quantity of securities that can be delivered to satisfy a TBA trade. For Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Feddie Mac pass-through securities, the accepted variance is plus or minus 2.499999 percent per million of the par value of the TBA quantity.

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Variance

Variance

Variance

A measure of dispersion of a set of data points around their mean value. The mathematical expectation of the squared deviations from the mean. The square root of the variance is the standard deviation.

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Variable rate loan

Variable rate loan

Variable rate loan

Loan made at an interest rate that fluctuates based on a base interest rate such as the Prime Rate or LIBOR.

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Variable rate CDs

Variable rate CDs

Variable rate CDs

Short-term certificate of deposits that pay interest periodically on roll dates. On each roll date, the coupon on the CD is adjusted to reflect current market rates.

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