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Pool

In capital budgeting, the concept that investment projects are financed out of a pool of bonds, preferred stock, and common stock, and a weighted-average cost of capital must be used to calculate investment returns. In insurance, a group of insurers who share premiums and losses in order to spread risk. In investments, the combination of funds for the benefit of a common project, or a group of investors who use their combined influence to manipulate prices.

Pool

1. A group of financial instruments that may be placed into the same investment vehicle. A major example is a mortgage pool, which consists of mortgages that are divided up and placed into large groups to be sold as securities.

2. Funds that a group of investors put together to invest for mutual benefit. A major example of a pooled fund is a mutual fund.

pool

1. A temporary affiliation of two or more people in an attempt to manipulate a security's price and/or volume. The pool is necessary in order to acquire the capital needed to manipulate a stock having a large market value. Pools were especially popular in the 1920s and early 1930s but now have been regulated out of existence. See also blind pool, trading pool.

pool

A group of mortgage loans used as security for a bond issue. See collateralized mortgage backed securities.

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A major theme supported by farmers and peasants in Via Campesina is that the world is not for sale and certainly this includes the gene pools of the people of the world.
Lara concludes that the failure of priests to have children "has lowered and continues to lower the quality of the Catholic gene pool across the centuries and around the world.
Japan's National Institute of Genetics (NIG) Deputy Director Takashi Gojobori, who is also Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor of NCKU, pointed out that efforts will be focused on the research of the variation of native species in Taiwan, especially the collection and analysis of seed gene pool, to build a complete gene sequencing database and also conduct a complete gene sequencing analysis on the collected genes.
This restricts the attractions of a political career, at exactly the time when we most need the gene pool of our politicians to be varied.
Based on archaeological evidence, it had long been thought that horse domestication originated in the western part of the Eurasian Steppe (Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan); however, a single origin in a geographically restricted area appeared at odds with the large number of female lineages in the domestic horse gene pool, commonly thought to reflect multiple domestication "events" across a wide geographic area.
It's just nature's way of ensuring his pitifully damaged DNA doesn't pollute the gene pool.
Having looked at pictures of her father recently, I think anyone who managed to drag themselves from that gene pool looking like her should be given a standing ovation.
This can have implications on the subsequent gene pool, he told Science News.
Other twerps from the shallow end of the gene pool included Carlie "six kids at 17", Sian "proud to be a mistress", and Keith, 21 "five kids with five different women.
Some claim the record fish caught by George Perry wasn't a bass or it could be that fishing pressure has removed too many big fish from the bass gene pool.
The study published in PLOS Biology revealed that thousands of years ago there was not a big enough population of early humans to develop a wide and varied gene pool which would fight mutations.
The fate of the gene pool for the asters and mums that grace many fall gardens rests in seed coolers, greenhouses, and fields at Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, backed up by the vaults of the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.