Economics Terms

  1. Pundit

  2. Purchase and Resale Agreements - PRAs

  3. Purchasing Managers Index - PMI

  4. Purchasing Power

  5. Purchasing Power Loss/Gain

  6. Purchasing Power Parity - PPP

  7. Push On A String

  8. Pyramid Scheme

  9. Pyrrhic Victory

  10. Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio)

  11. Qualified Disclaimer

  12. Qualified Exchange Accommodation Arrangements

  13. Qualified Reservist

  14. Qualitative Analysis

  15. Quantitative Analysis

  16. Quantitative Easing

  17. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

  18. Quantity Demanded

  19. Quantity Supplied

  20. Quantity Theory Of Money

  21. Quarter To Date - QTD

  22. Quarterly Services Survey

  23. Quartile

  24. Quick-Rinse Bankruptcy

  25. Quintiles

  26. Quota

  27. R

  28. R-Squared

  29. Radner Equilibrium

  30. Ragnar Frisch

  31. Random Factor Analysis

  32. Random Variable

  33. Random Walk Theory

  34. Rate Level Risk

  35. Rating

  36. Ratings Service

  37. Rational Expectations Theory

  38. Rationing

  39. Raw Materials

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

  41. Reaganomics

  42. Real Bills Doctrine

  43. Real Economic Growth Rate

  44. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit - REMIC

  45. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  46. Real Interest Rate

  47. Real Rate Of Return

  48. Real Time Gross Settlement - RTGS

  49. Real Value

  50. Reasonableness Standard

  51. Rebound

  52. Recession

  53. Recession Proof

  54. Recession Resistant

  55. Recession Rich

  56. Recessionary Gap

  57. Recessionista

  58. Recessionship

  59. Reciprocal Currency Arrangement

  60. Recognition Lag

  61. Reconstruction Finance Corporation - RFC

  62. Recourse

  63. Recursive Competitive Equilibrium - RCE

  64. Redeposit

  65. Rediscount

  66. Reference Base Period

  67. Reference Rate

  68. Reflation

  69. Regional Check Processing Center - RCPC

  70. Regression

  71. Regressive Tax

  72. Regulated Market

  73. Regulation 9

  74. Regulation AA

  75. Regulation B

  76. Regulation BB

  77. Regulation C

  78. Regulation CC

  79. Regulation D - Reg D

  80. Regulation DD

  81. Regulation E

  82. Regulation EE

  83. Regulation F

  84. Regulation Fair Disclosure - Reg FD

  85. Regulation H

  86. Regulation I

  87. Regulation J

  88. Regulation K

  89. Regulation L

  90. Regulation M

  91. Regulation N

  92. Regulation NMS

  93. Regulation O

  94. Regulation P

  95. Regulation Q

  96. Regulation R

  97. Regulation SHO

  98. Regulation T - Reg T

  99. Regulation U

  100. Regulation V

Hot Definitions
  1. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  2. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  3. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  4. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  5. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  6. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
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