Economics Terms

  1. Alpha Risk

  2. Alternative Mortgage Transaction Parity Act - AMTPA

  3. Altman Z-Score

  4. Amended Return

  5. American Bankruptcy Institute - ABI

  6. American Experience Table

  7. American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

  8. American Risk and Insurance Association

  9. American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012

  10. Americans With Disabilities Act - ADA

  11. Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 – ADAAA

  12. Analysis Of Variance - ANOVA

  13. Analysis Of Variances - ANOVA

  14. Anarcho-Capitalism

  15. Angel Bond

  16. Anglo-Saxon Capitalism

  17. Animal Spirits

  18. Annual Cap

  19. Annual Return

  20. Anti-Diversion Clause

  21. Anti-Dumping Duty

  22. Anticipated Interest

  23. Antitrust

  24. APB Opinion

  25. APICS Business Outlook Index

  26. Appeals Conference

  27. Applicable Federal Rate - AFR

  28. Applied Economics

  29. Appraisal Management Company - AMC

  30. Arab League

  31. Arc Elasticity

  32. Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

  33. Asian Century

  34. Asian Development Bank

  35. Asian Financial Crisis

  36. Assay

  37. Assembly Service

  38. Asset Quality Rating

  39. Asset Retirement Obligation

  40. Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Fund Liquidity Facility - AMLF

  41. Asymmetrical Distribution

  42. At Risk Rules

  43. ATA Carnet

  44. Atlanta Fed Index

  45. Attribute Sampling

  46. Austerity

  47. Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS

  48. Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) Bank-Bill Reference Rate (BBSW)

  49. Autarky

  50. Authorized Forex Dealer

  51. Authorized Settlement Agent

  52. Autocorrelation

  53. Automatic Stabilizer

  54. Autonomous Expenditure

  55. Autonomous Investment

  56. Autoregressive

  57. Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity - ARCH

  58. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average - ARIMA

  59. Average Cost Pricing Rule

  60. Average Propensity To Consume

  61. Average Return

  62. Away From Home

  63. B-Note

  64. B1/B+

  65. B2/B

  66. Ba1/BB+

  67. Ba2/BB

  68. Ba3/BB-

  69. Baby Bells

  70. Baby Boomer Age Wave Theory

  71. Back Taxes

  72. Back Up The Truck

  73. Back-End Ratio

  74. Back-Of-The-Envelope Calculation

  75. Backward Integration

  76. Bad Bank

  77. Bailout

  78. Bailout Bond

  79. Bailout Takeover

  80. Balance Of Payments (BOP)

  81. Balance Of Trade - BOT

  82. Balanced ANOVA

  83. Balanced Budget

  84. Balanced Trade

  85. Baltic Dry Index - BDI

  86. Baltic Exchange

  87. Baltic Tiger

  88. Bank Credit

  89. Bank Examination

  90. Bank For International Settlements - BIS

  91. Bank Insurance

  92. Bank Lending Survey

  93. Bank Of Canada - BOC

  94. Bank Of Central African States

  95. Bank of England - BoE

  96. Bank Of Japan - BoJ

  97. Bank Rate

  98. Bank Rate Monitor Index

  99. Bank Rating

  100. Bank Reserve

Hot Definitions
  1. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  2. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  3. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  4. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
  5. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will be executed at a specified price (or better) after a given stop price has been reached. Once the stop price is reached, the stop-limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
  6. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put another way, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
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