Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)

Business / Real Estate / Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS): A security guaranteed by pools of mortgages and used to channel funds from securities markets to housing markets. Ginnie Mae has a popular MBS program recognized for its low risk and high yield. The Ginnie Mae MBS security is a pool of VA and FHA mortgages put together as a bond. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae also have MBS programs.

Other Words for Security

Security Verb Synonyms: safety, shelter, protection, fastness, refuge, safe keeping, sanctuary, asylum
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Security Deposit (Initial)

Business / Finance / Security Deposit (Initial): Synonymous with the term margin. A cash amount that must be deposited with the broker for each contract as a guarantee of fulfillment of the futures contract. It is not considered as part payment or p MORE

Security Deposit

Business / Real Estate / Security Deposit: Money deposited by or for the tenant with the landlord, to be held by the landlord for the following purposes: 1. to remedy tenant defaults for damage to the premises (be it accidental or intentional) MORE

Security Characteristic Line

Business / Finance / Security Characteristic Line: A plot on a graph of the excess return on a security over the risk-free rate as a function of the excess return on the market. The slope of this line is the security's beta. MORE

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