Economics Terms

  1. SEC Form S-6

  2. SEC Form S-8

  3. SEC Form SB-2

  4. SEC Form SP15D2

  5. SEC Form TA-1

  6. SEC Form TA-2

  7. SEC Form U-1

  8. SEC Form X-15AJ-1

  9. SEC Form X-17A-5

  10. SEC RW Filing

  11. SEC Schedule 13E-3

  12. Second Chance Loan

  13. Section 1031

  14. Section 1035 Exchange

  15. Section 1041

  16. Section 1231 Property

  17. Section 1237 Capital Gain Opportunity

  18. Section 1244 Stock

  19. Section 1245

  20. Section 1256 Contract

  21. Section 1341 Credit

  22. Section 179

  23. Section 988

  24. Sectoral Reciprocity

  25. Securities Act Of 1933

  26. Securities And Exchange Commission - SEC

  27. Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

  28. Securities Industry Regulatory Authority - SIRA

  29. Securities Investor Protection Corporation - SIPC

  30. Securities Subsidiary

  31. Security Market Line - SML

  32. Seed Stock

  33. Segregated Disclosures

  34. Seigniorage

  35. Select Mortality Table

  36. Self-Interest

  37. Semi-Variable Cost

  38. Semideviation

  39. Semivariance

  40. Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SOSLP)

  41. Sensitivity Analysis

  42. Sequestration

  43. Serial Correlation

  44. Severance Tax

  45. Shadow Open Market Committee - SOMC

  46. Shadow Rating

  47. Shapley Value

  48. Shared National Credit Program

  49. Sheriff's Sales

  50. Sherman Antitrust Act

  51. Shipping Certificate

  52. Shock Absorber

  53. Shock Therapy

  54. Short Run

  55. Short-Term Paper

  56. Shortage

  57. Shovel Ready

  58. Shovel-Ready

  59. Shutdown Point

  60. Sight Draft

  61. Silver Thursday

  62. Simon Kuznets

  63. Simple Random Sample

  64. Sin Tax

  65. Sine Wave

  66. Singapore Interbank Offered Rate - SIBOR

  67. Single Filer

  68. Sixteenth Amendment

  69. Skewness

  70. Skilled Labor

  71. SKK (Slovak Koruna)

  72. Slow Loan

  73. Sluggish Economy

  74. Slumburbs

  75. Slump

  76. Slush Fund

  77. Small And Midsize Enterprises - SME

  78. Smokestack Industry

  79. Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

  80. Social Choice Theory

  81. Social Economics

  82. Social Sciences

  83. Social Security

  84. Social Security Number - SSN

  85. Social Security Tax

  86. Socialism

  87. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications - SWIFT

  88. Socionomics

  89. Soft Commodity

  90. Soft Economic Moat

  91. Soft Landing

  92. Soft Loan

  93. Soft Money

  94. Soft Patch

  95. Solidarity Tax

  96. Solow Residual

  97. Solutionary

  98. Solvency Capital Requirement

  99. South African Reserve Bank

  100. South Sea Bubble

Hot Definitions
  1. Pension Risk Transfer

    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities to former employee beneficiaries. The plan sponsor can do this by offering vested plan participants a lump-sum payment to voluntarily leave the plan, or by negotiating with an insurance company to take on the responsibility for paying benefits.
  2. XW

    A symbol used to signify that a security is trading ex-warrant. XW is one of many alphabetic qualifiers that act as a shorthand to tell investors key information about a specific security in a stock quote. These qualifiers should not be confused with ticker symbols, some of which, like qualifiers, are just one or two letters.
  3. Quanto Swap

    A swap with varying combinations of interest rate, currency and equity swap features, where payments are based on the movement of two different countries' interest rates. This is also referred to as a differential or "diff" swap.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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