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U.S. Treasury Securities
Definition: Interest-bearing obligations if the U.S. government issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a means of borrowing money to meet government expenditures not covered by tax revenues. There are three types of marketable Treasury securities-bills, notes and bonds.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for UKRAINE.
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for the Ukraine Hryvnia.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for UGANDA.
Definition: The ISO 4217 currency code for the Uganda Shilling.
Ultra Vires Activities
Definition: Corporate actions and operations that are not sanctioned by corporate charter, sometimes leading to shareholder lawsuits.
Ultra-short-term Bond Fund
Definition: A mutual fund that invests in bonds with very short maturity periods, usually one year or less.
Definition: Applies to derivative products. Firm proprietary software that stores, and sends baskets of stock through SEAQ to either the NYSE or the curb for program trading.
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS.
Umbrella Personal Liability Policy
Definition: A liability insurance policy that provides protection against damages not covered by standard liability policies, such as large jury awards in lawsuits.
Umbrella Policy
Definition: Insurance for exports of an exporter whose issuer handles all administrative requirements.
Definition: Unless they are designated "GTC" (Good Until Canceled) or "Open," all orders not filled by the end of a trading day are deemed "unable" and void.
Unamortized Bond Discount
Definition: Par value of a bond less the proceeds received from the sale of the bond, less whatever portion has been amortized.
Unamortized Premiums On Investments
Definition: The unexpensed portion of the difference between the price paid for a security and its par value.
Unbiased Expectations Hypothesis
Definition: Theory that forward exchange rates are unbiased predictors of future spot rates. See Forward parity.
Unbiased Predictor
Definition: A theory that spot prices at some future date will be equal to today's forward rates.
Definition: Separation of a multinational firm's transfers of funds into discrete flows for specific purposes. See: Bundling.
Uncollected Funds
Definition: The amount of bank deposits in the form of checks that have not yet been paid by the banks on which the checks are drawn.
Uncollectible Account
Definition: An account which cannot be collected by a company because the customer is not able to pay or is unwilling to pay.
Unconfirmed Letter Of Credit
Definition: A letter of credit which has not been guaranteed or confirmed by any bank other than the bank that opened it. The advising bank merely informs the beneficiary of the letter of credit terms and conditions.