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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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