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Any investments with a maturity of one year or less.


Referring to any investment, financial plan, or anything else lasting for one year or less. Short term investments and financial plans usually involve less uncertainty than long-term investments and financial plans because, generally speaking, market trends are more easily predictable for one year than for any longer period. Likewise, short-term financial plans are more easily amendable as a result of the short time frame. Short-term financial plans usually involve investing in short-term securities, such as T bills or commercial paper See also: Long Term.


1. Of or relating to a gain or loss on the value of an asset that has been held less than a specified period of time. For individual tax purposes, an asset held for a year or less is classified as short-term. Compare long-term. See also holding period.
2. Of or relating to a debt security in which a short period of time remains until the face value is paid to the investor. Exactly what constitutes short-term is subjective, although five years and under may be considered the norm.
3. Of or relating to business assets that are expected to be converted to cash within one year and to business liabilities that are due within one year.
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According to Greenwich's research, a third of corporations studied benchmark their short-term cash and marketable securities performance against the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), while just over another third--36 percent--benchmark against an index of money market funds, such as the iMoney Net Money Fund Average.
According to the 2004 Greenwich Associates research, it appears that most of the companies surveyed have a low risk/low return policy and expectation in managing their short-term investments.
As a result of the study, Cigna said it will offer discounts of 3% to 7% for employers who purchase short-term and long-term disability coverages in connection with medical coverage.
federal government will have bought back all of its obligations -- long-term and short-term -- in the next fourteen years.
There is another good reason for Germany to create a highly liquid market in short-term debt: It saves taxpayers' money.
Milestones for a primary short-term objective of reviewing medical records might be obtaining copies of plaintiffs current medical records, retention of a rehabilitation expert, or arranging for the expert's independent examination of the plaintiff.
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are essentially short-term loans.
The following Short-term Issuer Default Ratings are assigned:
In such a case, distributions of short-term capital gain from a RIC would constitute ordinary income distributions which the RUPIA provides should be treated as accounting income.
Again, members of the military have a demonstrated need for access to short-term credit.
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