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The researchers say volunteers who preferred taking the ticket to meet an obligation to a friend endorsed an interpersonal choice; those who chose not to take the ticket made a justice judgement.
Thus, an investment manager may purchase a 10-year, 10-percent coupon bond in order to meet an obligation in 10 years only to find that soon after the security is purchased, market rates decline and the return earned from the reinvestment of interest payments is considerably less than originally anticipated.