Sector

Business / Finance / Sector: Used to characterize a group of securities that are similar with respect to maturity, type, rating, industry, and/or coupon.

Intermarket Sector Spread

Business / Finance / Intermarket Sector Spread: The spread between the interest rate offered in two sectors of the bond market for issues of the same maturity. MORE

Public Sector Net Cash Requirement

Business / Debt / Public Sector Net Cash Requirement: Formerly known as Public Sector Borrowing Requirement (PSBR), PSNCR is the difference between the expenditure of the public sector and its income. Where there is a deficit it is financed by borrowing MORE

Bad Sector

Technology / Computers / Bad Sector: A sector on a disk or disk drive that cannot reliably store data because of a flaw in the media or damaged format markings. MORE

Intramarket Sector Spread

Business / Finance / Intramarket Sector Spread: The spread between two issues of the same maturity within a market sector. For instance, the difference in interest rates offered for five-year industrial corporate bonds and five-year utility corpora MORE

Shadow Sector

Technology / Radar / Shadow Sector: A sector on the radarscope in which the appearance of radar echoes is improbable because of an obstruction near the antenna. While both blind and shadow sectors have the same basic cause, blind sector MORE

Sector Fund

Business / Taxes / Sector Fund: Sector mutual funds, also called specialty or specialized funds, concentrate their investments in a single segment of an industry, such as biotechnology, natural resources, utilities, or regional bank MORE

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