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Finance Glossary

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RAN - Revenue Anticipation Note


A very short-term muni bond.


The municipality has plans to launch a muni bond offering. But they need cash now, so the RAN covers them until that larger offering is made. The money from the larger offering then pays for the shorter-term bond.