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Glossary Term: LADDER

Definition(s) for LADDER:


1. ) A portfolio strategy where investors assemble the maturities of their bond holdings in order to provide regular income as the bonds come due and smooth out the effects of interest rate fluctuations. A laddered portfolio hedges interest rate changes by providing liquidity with short-term securities while at the same time providing a relatively steady source of income with long-term, fixed-income investments.


See Also:
MATURITY LADDER, LADDER STRATEGY, BOND LADDER


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