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Speed

1. In mortgage-backed securities, the estimated rate at which homeowners will pay off the underlying mortgages of an MBS. The equivalent of the coupon on a mortgage-backed security is a percentage of the interest and principal paid on the mortgages backing the security. A risk associated with mortgage-backed securities is that too many homeowners will pay off their mortgages with too much speed, depriving the holder of the MBS from future interest payments.
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Any settled virtue includes the feelings of promptitude, pleasure, ease, or at least the absence of regret (see De virtutibus q.
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
ce manque de promptitude a entendre et a repondre tient intimement a leur psychologie et a l'idee un peu hagarde qu'ils se font de l'univers.
One with his fierce eye and brow, and brawny black and blue limbs looked like the very spirit of evil; yet even he was courteous, and when I attempted to get a crust of sugar, moved away the impediments with a promptitude that wrung my heart a great deal more than if he had flung the burning fluid in my face.
5(3), or the requirement of promptitude, because it was not possible to
The six factors of The Blackwall are as follows: (1) the labor expended by salvors in rendering the salvage service; (2) the promptitude, skill and energy displayed in rendering the service and saving property; (3) the value of the property employed by the salvors in rendering the service, and the danger to which such property was exposed; (4) the risk incurred by the salvors in securing the property from the impending peril; (6) the value of the property saved; (6) the degree of danger from which the property was rescued.
And the first editorial talked about the launch of the new Echo saying: "An evening paper is now a universally appreciated luxury, if not necessity, of town life, and, if properly worked succeeds in conveying the news even into country districts with such celerity and promptitude as to create quite a new interest in public events.
The administrator's preference for autonomy might stem from his respect for rules and regulations and uniformity, and from his genuine concern for speed and promptitude.
On the contrary, India which watches the war from sidelines is not only heard with compassion but all its legal and illegal demands met with promptitude and its outrageous complaints against Pakistan listened to.
The virtues of the two authorities differ: "In the legislative, promptitude of decision is oftener an evil than a benefit.
He said the French government and the French people would feel the deepest gratitude for the promptitude of the Italian government and its generosity in desiring to return the masterpiece to the Salon Carre in the Louvre, 'rendered historic and sacred by its presence'.