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. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  2. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  3. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  4. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  5. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  6. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
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