Economics Terms

  1. Bank Restriction Act of 1797

  2. Bank Stress Test

  3. Barometer

  4. Barra Risk Factor Analysis

  5. Barriers To Entry

  6. Barter

  7. Base Effect

  8. Base Period

  9. Base-Year Analysis

  10. Basel Committee On Bank Supervision

  11. Basel III

  12. Basket Of Goods

  13. Batting Average

  14. Bayes' Theorem

  15. BDT (Bangladesh Taka)

  16. Bear Stearns

  17. Beggar-Thy-Neighbor

  18. Behavioral Economics

  19. Beige Book

  20. Bell Curve

  21. Below Full Employment Equilibrium

  22. Ben Bernanke

  23. Benchmark For Correlation Values

  24. Beneish Model

  25. Bertil Ohlin

  26. Beta

  27. Beta Risk

  28. Bhutan Ngultrum (BTN)

  29. Bias

  30. Bid-to-Cover Ratio

  31. Bidding War

  32. Biflation

  33. Big Ben

  34. Big Box Retailer

  35. Bilateral Monopoly

  36. Bilateral Tax Agreement

  37. Bilateral Trade

  38. Bill Of Exchange

  39. Bill Of Lading

  40. Bills Payable

  41. Bimetallic Standard

  42. Binomial Distribution

  43. Bioeconomics

  44. Biofuel

  45. Biotechnology Industry ETF

  46. Black Economy

  47. Black Friday

  48. Black Liquor Tax Credit

  49. Black Market

  50. Black Monday

  51. Black Money

  52. Black Scholes Model

  53. Black Swan

  54. Black Thursday

  55. Black Tuesday

  56. Black Wednesday

  57. Blanket Appropriation

  58. Block Grant

  59. Blocked Account

  60. Boehner Bill

  61. Bond Discount

  62. Bond Equity Earnings Yield Ratio - BEER

  63. Bond for Bond Lending

  64. Bond Insurance

  65. Bond Rating

  66. Bond Rating Agencies

  67. Bonferroni Test

  68. Book To Ship Ratio

  69. Bookout

  70. Boolean Algebra

  71. Boom And Bust Cycle

  72. Both-To-Blame Collision Clause

  73. Bottomry

  74. Box-Jenkins Model

  75. Brain Drain

  76. Brand Potential Index (BPI)

  77. Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC

  78. Brazil, Russia, India, China And South Africa - BRICS

  79. Breakeven Tax Rate

  80. Breakfast Index

  81. Bretton Woods Agreement

  82. BRIC ETF

  83. Bridge Bank

  84. BRL (Brazilian Real)

  85. Broad Money

  86. Bubble

  87. Bubble Company

  88. Bubble Theory

  89. Bubblecovery

  90. Budget Control Act - BCA

  91. Budget Deficit

  92. Build America Bonds - BABs

  93. Build-Operate-Transfer Contract

  94. Building Activity Indicators

  95. Bumbershoot Policy

  96. Bundesbank

  97. Bureau of Census

  98. Bureau of Economic Analysis - BEA

  99. Bureau Of Labor Statistics - BLS

  100. Bush Tax Cuts

Hot Definitions
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Negative Carry

    A situation in which the cost of holding a security exceeds the yield earned. A negative carry situation is typically undesirable because it means the investor is losing money. An investor might, however, achieve a positive after-tax yield on a negative carry trade if the investment comes with tax advantages, as might be the case with a bond whose interest payments were nontaxable.
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