Economics Terms

  1. Public Elevator

  2. Public Good

  3. Public Sector Net Borrowing

  4. Public-Private Investment Program - PPIP

  5. Pump Priming

  6. Pundit

  7. Purchase and Resale Agreements - PRAs

  8. Purchasing Managers Index - PMI

  9. Purchasing Power

  10. Purchasing Power Loss/Gain

  11. Purchasing Power Parity - PPP

  12. Push On A String

  13. Pyramid Scheme

  14. Pyrrhic Victory

  15. Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio)

  16. Qualified Disclaimer

  17. Qualified Exchange Accommodation Arrangements

  18. Qualified Reservist

  19. Qualitative Analysis

  20. Quantitative Analysis

  21. Quantitative Easing

  22. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

  23. Quantity Demanded

  24. Quantity Supplied

  25. Quantity Theory Of Money

  26. Quarter To Date - QTD

  27. Quarterly Services Survey

  28. Quartile

  29. Quick-Rinse Bankruptcy

  30. Quintiles

  31. Quota

  32. R

  33. R-Squared

  34. Radner Equilibrium

  35. Ragnar Frisch

  36. Random Factor Analysis

  37. Random Variable

  38. Random Walk Theory

  39. Rate Level Risk

  40. Rating

  41. Ratings Service

  42. Rational Expectations Theory

  43. Rationing

  44. Raw Materials

  45. RBC Consumer Attitudes And Spending By Household Index - RBC CASH Index

  46. Reaganomics

  47. Real Bills Doctrine

  48. Real Economic Growth Rate

  49. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit - REMIC

  50. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  51. Real Interest Rate

  52. Real Rate Of Return

  53. Real Time Gross Settlement - RTGS

  54. Real Value

  55. Reasonableness Standard

  56. Rebound

  57. Recession

  58. Recession Proof

  59. Recession Resistant

  60. Recession Rich

  61. Recessionary Gap

  62. Recessionista

  63. Recessionship

  64. Reciprocal Currency Arrangement

  65. Recognition Lag

  66. Reconstruction Finance Corporation - RFC

  67. Recourse

  68. Recursive Competitive Equilibrium - RCE

  69. Redeposit

  70. Rediscount

  71. Reference Base Period

  72. Reference Rate

  73. Reflation

  74. Regional Check Processing Center - RCPC

  75. Regression

  76. Regressive Tax

  77. Regulated Market

  78. Regulation 9

  79. Regulation AA

  80. Regulation B

  81. Regulation BB

  82. Regulation C

  83. Regulation CC

  84. Regulation D - Reg D

  85. Regulation DD

  86. Regulation E

  87. Regulation EE

  88. Regulation F

  89. Regulation Fair Disclosure - Reg FD

  90. Regulation H

  91. Regulation I

  92. Regulation J

  93. Regulation K

  94. Regulation L

  95. Regulation M

  96. Regulation N

  97. Regulation NMS

  98. Regulation O

  99. Regulation P

  100. Regulation Q

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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