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Cap

An upper limit on the interest rate on a floating-rate note (FRN) or an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Also, an OTC derivatives contract consisting of a series of European interest rate call options; used to protect an issuer of floating-rate debt from interest rate increases. Each individual call option within the cap is called a caplet. Opposite of a floor.

Cap

1. Informal for market capitalization.

2. In a floating-rate note or an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the highest possible interest rate. For example, if one has an adjustable-rate mortgage on a house, the interest rate fluctuates periodically. However, if the homeowner has a cap on the interest rate, there is a guarantee that it will never rise above a certain percent, no matter what the ARM formula would otherwise dictate. A cap is designed to protect the person or company making the interest payments. See also: Floor, Collar.

cap

1. An upper limit on the interest rate to be paid on a floating-rate note.

Cap.

A cap is a ceiling, or the highest level to which something can go.

For example, an interest rate cap limits the amount by which an interest rate can be increased over a specific period of time. A typical cap on an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) limits interest rate increases to two percentage points annually and six percentage points over the term of the loan.

In a different example, the cap on your annual contribution to an individual retirement account (IRA) is $4,000 for 2006 and 2007 and $5,000 in 2008, provided you have earned at least that much. If you're 50 or older, you can make an additional catch-up contribution of $1,000 each year.

CAP

see COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY.

cap

A ceiling on the adjustments that can be made in the payments or interest rate of an adjustable-rate loan.

Cap

Same as Float-Down.

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These devices are easy to insert and remove for most women, although some women can't use the cervical cap because they have an irregularly shaped cervix.
Table 1: Percentage of unintended pregnancies in the first year of contraceptive use Method Perfect use Typical use Male condom 2 15 Female condom 5 21 Diaphragm 6 16 Cervical cap (Parous woman) 26 32 Cervical cap (Nulliparous woman) 9 16 Spermicides 18 29 Combined pill and minipill 0.
When used with a female mechanical barrier method (for example a cervical cap or diaphragm) N-9 is more effective than when used alone.
The Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the cervical cap in May 1988 after a National Institutes of Health study and other reports demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.
A cervical cap is a thimble or cap-shaped device smaller than a diaphragm that fits snugly over the cervix.
The success of this product is the result of Rinovum having provided the first take-home true aid in conception for consumers that is a safe, easy way to perform cervical cap insemination, an established conception technique previously available only by prescription and in a doctor's office.
1% Barrier Methods: Male Latex Condom(*) 14% Diaphragm(**) 5-20% Cervical Cap (no previous births)(**) 15% Cervical Cap (previous births)(**) 30% Female Condom 21% Sponge 18-28% Spermicide: (gel, foam, suppository, film) 26% Natural Methods: Withdrawal 18-20% Natural Family Planning (calendar, temperature, cervical mucus) 15-20% No Method 85% * used without spermicide ** used with spermicide
D] The cervical cap, one of the most effective and convenient
The risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria were identical to those predisposing the women to symptomatic infections: recent sexual intercourse, use of a diaphragm with spermicide, spermicide used alone, and use of a cervical cap, said Dr.
The Stork OTC gives couples a way to use cervical cap insemination, an established conception technique, in the privacy of their home, Bollinger says.
1% Barrier Methods: Male Latex Condom (*) 14% Diaphragm (**) 5-20% Cervical Cap (no previous births) (**) 15% Cervical Cap (previous births) (**) 30% Female Condom 21% Sponge 18-28% Spermicide: (gel, foam, suppository, film) 26% Natural Methods: Withdrawal 18-20% Natural Family Planning (calendar, temperature, cervical mucus) 15-20% No Method 85% (*) used without spermicide (**) used with spermicide