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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Pre-Emptive Rights


Rights that prevent something from happening or give the owner of those rights to do something ahead of others. Like you get to invest in the next 2 rounds on the same terms as everyone else - you have a pre-emptive right to invest.