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repurchase agreement

Syllabification: re·pur·chase a·gree·ment

Definition of repurchase agreement in English:

noun

Finance
A contract in which the vendor of a security agrees to repurchase it from the buyer at an agreed price.
Example sentences
  • The main refinancing operations are regular liquidity providing reserve transactions or repurchase agreements which have a weekly frequency and a maturity of two weeks.
  • Corporate treasurers often pickup a few extra basis points of interest in return for lending cash for so-called repurchase agreements (repos, for short).
  • Wall Street, that finances their massive balance sheets with repurchase agreements and other short-term vehicles, assumes they will always have access to borrowings to maintain their bloated balance sheets.

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Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…