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Typically one-ten years.


Describing a plan, strategy, security, or anything else with a term longer than the short term but shorter than the long term. The exact length varies according to the usage; it could be a few weeks or a few years. For example, an intermediate term financial plan outlines investment and other financial goals for any time between roughly six months and one year, while an intermediate term bond has a maturity of five to 10 years.


Of or relating to an investment with an expected holding period somewhere between short-term and long-term. For bonds, collectibles, and real estate, intermediate-term usually refers to a holding period that ranges between one and seven years. For stocks, intermediate-term indicates a somewhat shorter period of six months to several years. For futures and options contracts, intermediate-term ranges from one month to several months.
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Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday that Japan's real estate market remained strong in fiscal 2005 ended in March on the back of the nation's economic recovery and is expected to stay upbeat in the intermediate term.
Spanish-language television, favorable demographic trends of target Spanish-language audience, and Fitch's expectations for continued strong operating performance over the intermediate term.
The rating action for Mitsubishi reflects Moody's view that the firm's cash flow-generating ability and its stability may continue to improve over the medium term, while Mitsui Fudosan's cash flow-generating ability and financial flexibility are likely to improve over the intermediate term, it said.
As of 12/31/06, the TCW Core Fixed Income Fund (N share) was rated against the following numbers of US-domiciled Intermediate Term Bond funds over the following time periods: 951 funds in the last three years, 759 funds in the last five years and 364 funds in the last ten years.
As of 11/30/06, the TCW Total Return Bond Fund (I share) was rated against the following numbers of US-domiciled Intermediate Term Bond funds over the following time periods: 949 funds in the last three years, 749 funds in the last five years and 363 funds in the last ten years.
Fitch expects fiscal year-end credit metrics to remain fairly stable over the intermediate term with total debt/operating EBITDA in the mid 2x range.
The failure of the torcetrapib project heightens the risk of a large corporate acquisition in the intermediate term.
In the intermediate term, further reduction of leverage is expected given solid free cash flow generation and significant amortization of the term loan.
Imminent acquisition of ATI Technologies (ATYT), which will provide AMD with the capabilities necessary to offer platform products in the intermediate term, as well as additional revenue growth opportunities resulting from ATYT's relatively small but rapidly growing exposure to consumer markets (gaming, digital televisions, and cell phones);
Concerns include challenges in the near to intermediate term from exposure to price ceilings on contracts with certain customers which limit the pass-through of increased aluminum costs on 20% of sales in 2006 (moving to 10% in 2007).
As if NEM wasn't in dire enough straights from a technical perspective, the continued addition of overhead call open interest could make it even harder for the shares to stage any meaningful form of rally over the short- to intermediate term.
However, short interest on DIS has risen in tandem with the shares, so maybe there is hope over the intermediate term.

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