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ZERO BOND: Also termed a zero coupon bond, a bond that does not pay interest, in which the return is generated by the difference between the purchase price and the face value paid at maturity. Because they do not pay interest, zero bonds are sold at a discount. For example, a $10,000 zero bond that matures in one year, would generate a 10% return if it sold at a discount of $9,000.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 2: Banking Details Page: 6 of 24

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The second type is a savings and loans association.

History:

  • Created by the Federal Home Loan Act after the WWII.
  • Promoted homed ownership for the middle class.
  • Regulated by the Federal Home Loan Bank and by the Federal Savings and Loan Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Operated during the 50's and 60's using the 3-6-3 rule.
  • Used savings accounts to make mortgage loans.
  • Didn't offer checking accounts or business loans.

Changes in the 70's:

  • Went for riskier loans and offered checking accounts.

In the 80's:

  • Many went out of business, others merged with traditional banks, and a few survived.
  • Operate now like traditional banks: Offer the same services and come under the same regulations.

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MACROECONOMICS

The branch of economics that studies the entire economy, especially such topics as aggregate production, unemployment, inflation, and business cycles. It can be thought of as the study of the economic forest, as compared to microeconomics, which is study of the economic trees.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time watching the shopping channel seeking to buy either a coffee cup commemorating the 1960 Presidential election or a how-to book on fixing your computer, with illustrations. Be on the lookout for poorly written technical manuals.
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A communal society, a prime component of Karl Marx's communist philosophy, was advocated by the Greek philosophy Plato.
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

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