• Is the process of initially selling or writing an option.
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| ||Collateral trust bond: A bond in which the issuer (often a holding company) Grants investors a lien on stocks, notes, bonds, or other financial asset as security. Compare mortgage bond.Is a security issued by a corporation and is secured by other securities. This bond compares to Mortgage Backed Securities which are secured by real property or unsecured bonds. Depending on the underlying collateral and the terms of the issue, these bonds can offer somewhat better financing rates to the issuer.|
| ||Exchangeable security: Security that Grants the security holder the right to exchange the security for the common stock of a firm other than the issuer of the security.|
| ||Grantor: Is the party who initially sells, writes or Grants an option.|
| ||Lessor: The owner of assets that are being leased.An entity that leases an asset to another entity.Is the person who leases out a property to another person (lessee). The lessor either owns the property of holds a master lease which Grants ownership-type powers. In the case of real estate, the lessor would be considered as the landlord.|
| ||Leveraged lease: A lease under which the lessor acts as an equity participant, supplying only about 20 percent of the cost of the asset, while a lender supplies the balance.The lessor provides only a minor portion of the cost of the leased equipment, borrowing the rest from another lender.A lease arrangement under which the lessor borrows a large proportion of the funds needed to purchase the asset and Grants the lender a lien on the assets and a pledge of the lease payments to secure the borrowing.|
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