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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
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