Economics Terms

  1. Happiness Economics

  2. Hard Landing

  3. Hard Loan

  4. Hard Money

  5. Hardship Exemption

  6. Harmonic Average

  7. Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices - HICP

  8. HARPEX Shipping Index

  9. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Of 1976

  10. Hawk

  11. Headline Inflation

  12. Health Insurance Marketplace

  13. Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act - HIPAA

  14. Health Plan Categories

  15. Healthcare Sector

  16. Heatmap

  17. Heavy Industry

  18. Heckscher-Ohlin Model

  19. Hedonic Regression

  20. Helicopter Drop

  21. Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury

  22. Heterodox Economics

  23. Heteroskedastic

  24. Heteroskedasticity

  25. Hidden Taxes

  26. Hierarchy Of GAAP

  27. High-Deductible Health Plan - HDHP

  28. High-Frequency Trading - HFT

  29. High-Speed Data Feed

  30. High-Yield Bond

  31. Highly Leveraged Transaction - HLT

  32. HIPAA Waiver of Authorization

  33. Histogram

  34. Historical Returns

  35. Historical Volatility - HV

  36. Hockey Stick Bidding

  37. Hockey Stick Chart

  38. Hodrick-Prescott (HP) Filter

  39. Holocaust Restitution Payments

  40. Home Market Effect

  41. Homoskedastic

  42. Hong Kong Monetary Authority - HKMA

  43. Hope Now Alliance

  44. Horizontal Equity

  45. Horizontal Integration

  46. Horizontal Market

  47. Horizontal Merger

  48. Hospital Visitation Authorization

  49. Hot Waitress Economic Index

  50. House Call

  51. House Maintenance Requirement

  52. Housing And Economic Recovery Act (HERA)

  53. Housing Bubble

  54. Housing Choice Voucher Program

  55. Housing Policy Council - HPC

  56. Hubbert Curve

  57. Hubbert Peak Theory

  58. Human Development Index - HDI

  59. Hybrid Indicator

  60. Hyperbolic Absolute Risk Aversion

  61. Hyperdeflation

  62. Hyperinflation

  63. Hypothesis Testing

  64. Hysteresis


  66. Ifo Business Climate Survey

  67. IMF Nonfuel Commodity Index

  68. Immediate Credit

  69. Immunization

  70. Impaired Credit

  71. Imperfect Competition

  72. Implementation Lag

  73. Implicit Cost

  74. Implicit Rental Rate

  75. Implied Call

  76. Import

  77. Import And Export Prices

  78. Import Duty

  79. Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI)

  80. Impression

  81. Imputed Value

  82. In The Tank

  83. Income Effect

  84. Income Elasticity Of Demand

  85. Income Risk

  86. Income Spreading

  87. Incoterms

  88. Incremental Capital Output Ratio - ICOR

  89. Incremental Tax

  90. Incremental Value At Risk

  91. Indentured Servitude

  92. Index Divisor

  93. Index Of Economic Freedom

  94. Indexation

  95. Indifference Curve

  96. Indirect Bidder

  97. Individual Transfer Quota - ITQ

  98. Induced Taxes

  99. Industrial Organization

  100. Industrial Production Index - IPI

Hot Definitions
  1. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  2. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  3. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  4. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  5. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  6. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
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