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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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Who knows, it may foster the establishment of an international commission for gene pool welfare.
This means it has made at least one "donation" to its gene pool. And since genetic diversity equates to numbers, and lion cubs outnumber their father, it is also very important to avoid at all costs a known pride male with dependent cubs less than a year and a half old which could be killed by his successor.
We have studied the relation between East Eurasian and West Eurasian lines in the gene pool of the Kazakhs using the data on polymorphism HVSI of mtDNA (frequencies of haplogroups).
It showed that a relatively small immigrant Anglo-Saxon population, made up of invaders from Germany, Holland and Denmark, could have changed the face of British gene pool simply by using their economic advantage during apartheid to outbreed the Brits, according to research by the UCL Department of Biology.
But love it or hate it, Fuksas has guts from the same gene pool as Will Alsop.
was worried that the American gene pool was declining.
From what's know about hybridization between world crops and wild relatives to issues of rare species preservation and gene pool vitality, Dangerous Liaisons provides some intriguing insights into what happens when cultivated plants mingle with wild ones.
Little information is available regarding the relationship of Caribbean bean landraces with the Andean and Mesoamerican gene pools of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) While small-seeded Mesoamerican black beans are prevalent in parts of the Caribbean, many of the regionally preferred red mottled and medium-to-large-seeded bean landraces found there are postulated to belong to the Andean gene pool.
"We struggled so hard in the beginning, I made a commitment to everyone who struggled along with me that any promotions within the company would go to the people who built it and not to someone from a lucky gene pool."
Other researchers are studying how the genes for left-handedness or longevity have moved through the Utah gene pool over time.
"William Merwin's collection of Pritchardias is an extraordinary gene pool representing these endangered species," Chapin says.