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. Federal Reserve Note

    The most accurate term used to describe the paper currency (dollar bills) circulated in the United States. These Federal Reserve Notes are printed by the U.S. Treasury at the instruction of the Federal Reserve member banks, who also act as the clearinghouse for local banks that need to increase or reduce their supply of cash on hand.
  2. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  3. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  4. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  5. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  6. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
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