- The margin or difference between the actual market value of a security and the value assessed by the lending side of a transaction ( ie. a repo). The New York Times Financial Glossary
* * *1. a small amount off the normal selling price of a bond, share etc:
• Congress forced depositors to take a mandatory 10 to 15% haircut in order to regulate the industry.2. a reduction in the budget for a plan, investment etc:
• By year end, the project had been given three haircuts, and the managers began to worry about its final outcome.
* * *The difference between the actual market value and the value ascribed to the collateral used in a repo transaction.► See also Repurchase Agreement.
* * *haircut UK US /ˈheəkʌt/ noun [C] US INFORMAL FINANCE► a small reduction in the price of a share, bond, etc.► a reduction in an amount of money: »
The museum director took a haircut of about 8% from his salary.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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haircut — n. 1) to get a haircut 2) to give smb. a haircut 3) a short haircut * * * a short to get a haircut to give smb. a haircut … Combinatory dictionary
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