Y is a ticker-symbol extension that signifies that a stock is an American Depository Receipt.

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Also called institutional shares, Y shares are mutual fund shares that are available for sale only to institutions.  

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Yankee bonds are bonds issued in the U.S. bond market by a foreign entity, and they are denominated in U.S. dollars. Governments, companies, and other entities issue Yankee bonds.

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A Yankee CD is a certificate of deposit issued by a foreign bank in the United States and denominated in U.S. dollars.

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Yankee Market is slang for the U.S. stock market.

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In the finance world, yard is slang for one billion. The term comes from the French word milliard, which means one billion.

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In the business world, a year is a 12-month period, four-quarter period, or 13-period stretch of time. It is not always 365 days long, though it is usually very close to that. In business, note that a

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Year over year, often referred to using the acronym "YoY," refers to the mathematical process of comparing one year of data to the previous year of data. In business, note that a fiscal year does

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Year to date (YTD) refers to the period extending from the beginning of the year to the present. In business, note that the beginning of the year is not always January 1; many companies have fiscal ye

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A year-end bonus is extra money given to an employee, typically as a reward for helping the company achieve financial goals.

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Similar to the Pink Sheets, the Yellow Sheets are information about the prices of corporate bonds traded on the over-the-counter market (that is, bonds not listed on the mainstream exchanges).

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Yield refers to the cash return to the owner of a security or investment. 

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Yield advantage is the difference between yields on two different securities issued by the same company. It is the additional amount an investor can expect to earn if he or she chooses one security ov

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Yield basis refers to the act of quoting bond prices in terms of yield percentages rather than in dollars.

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Yield burning is the illegal practice of excessively marking up municipal and/or Treasury bonds in order to complete a bond offering.

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The yield curve, also known as the "term structure of interest rates," is a graph that plots the yields of similar-quality bonds against their maturities, ranging from shortest to longest. (Note that

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Yield curve risk refers to the probability that the yield curve will shift in a manner that affects the values of securities tied to interest rates -- particularly, bonds.

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A yield elbow is the highest point on the yield curve.

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Yield maintenance is a kind of prepayment fee that borrowers pay to banks to reimburse them for the loss of interest resulting from the prepayment of a loan. 

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Yield on cost (YOC) is an investment's annual dividend divided by the original purchase price of the investment.

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Yield pickup is the increase in yield an investor gets by selling one bond and buying another one with a higher yield.

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Yield spread is the difference in yield between two securities or, more commonly, two classes of securities.

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The yield to average life is the yield on a security based on the security's average maturity rather than the maturity date of the issue. The concept is usually applied to bonds with sinking funds

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Yield to call is a measure of the yield of a bond if you were to hold it until the call date.

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Yield to maturity (YTM) measures the annual return an investor would receive if he or she held a particular bond until maturity.

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Yield to worst (YTW) is the lowest yield an investor can expect when investing in a callable bond.

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A yield-based option is a financial instrument that gives the owner the right but not the obligation to purchase a debt security. The value of the yield-based option depends on the difference between

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Also known as negative points, yield-spread premiums are rebates lenders pay to mortgage brokers or borrowers. Yield-spread premiums are a percentage of the principal.

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Yo-yo is slang describing volatility in the market.

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Yupcap stands for Young Urban Professionals Who Can't Afford Property.

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Yuppie is short for young urban professional.

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