Economics Terms

  1. Public-Private Investment Program - PPIP

  2. Pump Priming

  3. Pundit

  4. Purchase and Resale Agreements - PRAs

  5. Purchasing Managers Index - PMI

  6. Purchasing Power

  7. Purchasing Power Loss/Gain

  8. Purchasing Power Parity - PPP

  9. Push On A String

  10. Pyramid Scheme

  11. Pyrrhic Victory

  12. Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio)

  13. Qualified Disclaimer

  14. Qualified Exchange Accommodation Arrangements

  15. Qualified Reservist

  16. Qualitative Analysis

  17. Quantitative Analysis

  18. Quantitative Easing

  19. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

  20. Quantity Demanded

  21. Quantity Supplied

  22. Quantity Theory Of Money

  23. Quarter To Date - QTD

  24. Quarterly Services Survey

  25. Quartile

  26. Quick-Rinse Bankruptcy

  27. Quintiles

  28. Quota

  29. R

  30. R-Squared

  31. Radner Equilibrium

  32. Ragnar Frisch

  33. Random Factor Analysis

  34. Random Variable

  35. Random Walk Theory

  36. Rate Level Risk

  37. Rating

  38. Ratings Service

  39. Rational Expectations Theory

  40. Rationing

  41. Raw Materials

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

  43. Reaganomics

  44. Real Bills Doctrine

  45. Real Economic Growth Rate

  46. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit - REMIC

  47. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

  48. Real Interest Rate

  49. Real Rate Of Return

  50. Real Time Gross Settlement - RTGS

  51. Real Value

  52. Reasonableness Standard

  53. Rebound

  54. Recession

  55. Recession Proof

  56. Recession Resistant

  57. Recession Rich

  58. Recessionary Gap

  59. Recessionista

  60. Recessionship

  61. Reciprocal Currency Arrangement

  62. Recognition Lag

  63. Reconstruction Finance Corporation - RFC

  64. Recourse

  65. Recursive Competitive Equilibrium - RCE

  66. Redeposit

  67. Rediscount

  68. Reference Base Period

  69. Reference Rate

  70. Reflation

  71. Regional Check Processing Center - RCPC

  72. Regression

  73. Regressive Tax

  74. Regulated Market

  75. Regulation 9

  76. Regulation AA

  77. Regulation B

  78. Regulation BB

  79. Regulation C

  80. Regulation CC

  81. Regulation D - Reg D

  82. Regulation DD

  83. Regulation E

  84. Regulation EE

  85. Regulation F

  86. Regulation Fair Disclosure - Reg FD

  87. Regulation H

  88. Regulation I

  89. Regulation J

  90. Regulation K

  91. Regulation L

  92. Regulation M

  93. Regulation N

  94. Regulation NMS

  95. Regulation O

  96. Regulation P

  97. Regulation Q

  98. Regulation R

  99. Regulation SHO

  100. Regulation T - Reg T

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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