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take a haircut

take a haircut  v. phr.— «When securities are used, the brokerage firm take a “haircut” on their value. This means that, for capital purposes, they are valued at somewhat less than their market prices. How much less is up to...

take a haircut

take a haircut v. phr. (in finance) to accept a valuation or return that is less than optimal, especially to partially forgive a debt. Editorial Note: A related term is take a bath, meaning “to suffer substantial or complete loss (of an...

take a haircut

take a haircut  v. phr.— «The intent of such sessions is to identify what creditors will settle for. “But there was no goal seeking,…other than that everyone wanted 100 cents on the dollar. I think that nobody wanted to accept...

take a haircut

take a haircut  v. phr.— «To account for the fact that the shares cannot be sold, FBR uses an accounting technique known as a “liquidity discount,” or, in the jargon of Wall Street, “taking a haircut.” Back to your...

take a haircut

take a haircut  v. phr.— «D’Amico “did one dastardly deed, and now he is missing in action and won’t talk to anybody,” the major-label financial executive says. “There hasn’t even been an ‘ask’ yet.” By that, he...

super senior

super senior  n.— «John Wilcox, a fifth-year “super senior” at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has a shaggy haircut, ripped jeans and an eyebrow ring. He describes his spiritual persuasion as druid and wears sandals without...