Economics Terms

  1. Nonparametric Statistics

  2. Nonresident Alien

  3. Nonsegregated Disclosures

  4. Nontariff Barrier

  5. Noon Average Rate Contract - NARC

  6. Noon Rate

  7. Nordic Tiger

  8. Normal Distribution

  9. Normal Good

  10. Normal Profit

  11. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

  12. North American Industry Classification System - NAICS

  13. Notice Of Deficiency

  14. Notice Of Seizure

  15. Nouriel Roubini

  16. Null Hypothesis

  17. NY Empire State Index

  18. Obamanomics

  19. Objective Probability

  20. Ocean Bill Of Lading

  21. October Effect

  22. Odious Debt

  23. Off Balance Sheet - OBS

  24. Office Audit

  25. Office Of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight - OFHEO

  26. Office Of Foreign Asset Control - OFAC

  27. Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency - OCC

  28. Office Of Thrift Supervision - OTS

  29. Official Staff Commentary

  30. Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio

  31. Okun Gap

  32. Okun's Law

  33. Old Lady

  34. Oligopoly

  35. Oligopsony

  36. Ombudsman

  37. One-Child Policy

  38. One-Day Certificate

  39. One-Tailed Test

  40. One-Third Rule

  41. Ontario Securities Commission - OSC

  42. Open Market

  43. Open Market Operations - OMO

  44. Open Mouth Operations

  45. Open-Market Rate

  46. Operation Twist

  47. Operational Target

  48. Opportunity Cost

  49. Optimal Currency Area

  50. Optimum Currency Area Theory

  51. Order Paper

  52. Organization Of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries - OAPEC

  53. Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC

  54. Organizational Economics

  55. Original Cost

  56. Outcome Bias

  57. Output Gap

  58. Outsourcing

  59. Overdraft

  60. Overextension

  61. Overfitting

  62. Overheated Economy

  63. Overnight Delivery Risk

  64. Overnight Index Swap

  65. Overnight Limit

  66. Overnight Rate

  67. Overseas Private Investment Corporation - OPIC

  68. Overshooting

  69. Oversupply

  70. P-Test

  71. P-Value

  72. P/E 10 Ratio

  73. Pacific Rim

  74. Pale Recession

  75. Panic Selling

  76. Paper Industry ETF

  77. Paper Money

  78. Paradox Of Thrift

  79. Pareto Efficiency

  80. Pareto Improvement

  81. Paris Club

  82. Parity Product

  83. Participation Rate

  84. Partnership

  85. Passbook Loan

  86. Pay Czar

  87. Pay Czar Clause

  88. Pay To Bearer

  89. Paycation

  90. Payment

  91. Payroll Tax

  92. Peace Dividend

  93. Peak

  94. Peak Debt

  95. Peak Pricing

  96. Pearson Coefficient

  97. Pent Up Demand

  98. Per Capita

  99. Per Capita GDP

  100. Perfect Competition

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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