Pickup

Business / Finance / Pickup: The gain in yield that occurs when a block of bonds is swapped for another block of higher-coupon bonds.

Pickup Pattern

Technology / Television (TV) / Pickup Pattern: In microphones, the shape of the space in which the microphone is sensitive to sound. Common patterns include omnidirectional and cardioid. MORE

Pickup Syllable

Entertainment / Literature / Pickup Syllable: Another term the unstressed syllable in anacrusis. MORE

Pure Yield Pickup Swap

Business / Finance / Pure Yield Pickup Swap: Moving to higher yield-bonds. MORE

Yield Differential-Pickup

Business / Finance / Yield Differential-Pickup: Investments that position a portfolio to capitalize on expected changes in the shape of the Treasury yield curve. MORE

Pickup Bond

Business / Finance / Pickup Bond: A bond with a relatively high coupon that is close to the date at which it is callable, meaning that a fall in interest rates will most likely cause early redemption of the bond at a premium. MORE

Focal Point

Science / Astrology / Focal Point: Any point in a horoscope where several influences converge or disperse, such as the position of the squared planet in a T-square formation, the action point in a yod, the handle of a bucket, etc. See MORE

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