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Fixed Income
Source: Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance (9h Edition) by Charles J Woelfel
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Income which does not fluctuate in accordance with the general price level.  Those whose income is wholly dependent upon the return from bonds, annuities, or pensions are said to have a fixed income.  While business incomes and wages tend to rise and fall with the general price level, fixed incomes do not.  The fixed-income class also includes workers whose salaries tend to resist adjustment to changes in the general price level.  A period of low prices is beneficial and a period of high prices disadvantageous to those having a fixed income.

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