Economics Terms

  1. Pump Priming

  2. Pundit

  3. Purchase and Resale Agreements - PRAs

  4. Purchasing Managers Index - PMI

  5. Purchasing Power

  6. Purchasing Power Loss/Gain

  7. Purchasing Power Parity - PPP

  8. Push On A String

  9. Pyramid Scheme

  10. Pyrrhic Victory

  11. Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio)

  12. Qualified Disclaimer

  13. Qualified Exchange Accommodation Arrangements

  14. Qualified Reservist

  15. Qualitative Analysis

  16. Quantitative Analysis

  17. Quantitative Easing

  18. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

  19. Quantity Demanded

  20. Quantity Supplied

  21. Quantity Theory Of Money

  22. Quarter To Date - QTD

  23. Quarterly Services Survey

  24. Quartile

  25. Quick-Rinse Bankruptcy

  26. Quintiles

  27. Quota

  28. R

  29. R-Squared

  30. Radner Equilibrium

  31. Ragnar Frisch

  32. Random Factor Analysis

  33. Random Variable

  34. Random Walk Theory

  35. Rate Level Risk

  36. Rating

  37. Ratings Service

  38. Rational Expectations Theory

  39. Rationing

  40. Raw Materials

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

  42. Reaganomics

  43. Real Bills Doctrine

  44. Real Economic Growth Rate

  45. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit - REMIC

  46. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  47. Real Interest Rate

  48. Real Rate Of Return

  49. Real Time Gross Settlement - RTGS

  50. Real Value

  51. Reasonableness Standard

  52. Rebound

  53. Recession

  54. Recession Proof

  55. Recession Resistant

  56. Recession Rich

  57. Recessionary Gap

  58. Recessionista

  59. Recessionship

  60. Reciprocal Currency Arrangement

  61. Recognition Lag

  62. Reconstruction Finance Corporation - RFC

  63. Recourse

  64. Recursive Competitive Equilibrium - RCE

  65. Redeposit

  66. Rediscount

  67. Reference Base Period

  68. Reference Rate

  69. Reflation

  70. Regional Check Processing Center - RCPC

  71. Regression

  72. Regressive Tax

  73. Regulated Market

  74. Regulation 9

  75. Regulation AA

  76. Regulation B

  77. Regulation BB

  78. Regulation C

  79. Regulation CC

  80. Regulation D - Reg D

  81. Regulation DD

  82. Regulation E

  83. Regulation EE

  84. Regulation F

  85. Regulation Fair Disclosure - Reg FD

  86. Regulation H

  87. Regulation I

  88. Regulation J

  89. Regulation K

  90. Regulation L

  91. Regulation M

  92. Regulation N

  93. Regulation NMS

  94. Regulation O

  95. Regulation P

  96. Regulation Q

  97. Regulation R

  98. Regulation SHO

  99. Regulation T - Reg T

  100. Regulation U

Hot Definitions
  1. Quanto Swap

    A swap with varying combinations of interest rate, currency and equity swap features, where payments are based on the movement of two different countries' interest rates. This is also referred to as a differential or "diff" swap.
  2. Genuine Progress Indicator - GPI

    A metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is often considered as a replacement to the more well known gross domestic product (GDP) economic indicator. The GPI indicator takes everything the GDP uses into account, but also adds other figures that represent the cost of the negative effects related to economic activity (such as the cost of crime, cost of ozone depletion and cost of resource depletion, among others).
  3. Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR

    A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment bank borrows the shares from clients or share lenders and sells them to the company.
  4. Microeconomic Pricing Model

    A model of the way prices are set within a market for a given good. According to this model, prices are set based on the balance of supply and demand in the market. In general, profit incentives are said to resemble an "invisible hand" that guides competing participants to an equilibrium price. The demand curve in this model is determined by consumers attempting to maximize their utility, given their budget.
  5. Centralized Market

    A financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with no other competing market. The quoted prices of the various securities listed on the exchange represent the only price that is available to investors seeking to buy or sell the specific asset.
  6. Balanced Investment Strategy

    A portfolio allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return. Such portfolios are generally divided equally between equities and fixed-income securities.
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