Economics Terms

  1. SEC Form S-11

  2. SEC Form S-3

  3. SEC Form S-4

  4. SEC Form S-4EF

  5. SEC Form S-6

  6. SEC Form S-8

  7. SEC Form SB-2

  8. SEC Form SP15D2

  9. SEC Form TA-1

  10. SEC Form TA-2

  11. SEC Form U-1

  12. SEC Form X-15AJ-1

  13. SEC Form X-17A-5

  14. SEC RW Filing

  15. SEC Schedule 13E-3

  16. Second Chance Loan

  17. Section 1031

  18. Section 1035 Exchange

  19. Section 1041

  20. Section 1231 Property

  21. Section 1237 Capital Gain Opportunity

  22. Section 1244 Stock

  23. Section 1245

  24. Section 1256 Contract

  25. Section 1341 Credit

  26. Section 179

  27. Section 988

  28. Sectoral Reciprocity

  29. Securities Act Of 1933

  30. Securities And Exchange Commission - SEC

  31. Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

  32. Securities Industry Regulatory Authority - SIRA

  33. Securities Investor Protection Corporation - SIPC

  34. Securities Subsidiary

  35. Security Market Line - SML

  36. Seed Stock

  37. Segregated Disclosures

  38. Seigniorage

  39. Select Mortality Table

  40. Self-Interest

  41. Semi-Variable Cost

  42. Semideviation

  43. Semivariance

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

  45. Sensitivity Analysis

  46. Sequestration

  47. Serial Correlation

  48. Severance Tax

  49. Shadow Open Market Committee - SOMC

  50. Shadow Rating

  51. Shapley Value

  52. Shared National Credit Program

  53. Sheriff's Sales

  54. Sherman Antitrust Act

  55. Shipping Certificate

  56. Shock Absorber

  57. Shock Therapy

  58. Short Run

  59. Short-Term Paper

  60. Shortage

  61. Shovel Ready

  62. Shovel-Ready

  63. Shutdown Point

  64. Sight Draft

  65. Silver Thursday

  66. Simon Kuznets

  67. Simple Random Sample

  68. Sin Tax

  69. Sine Wave

  70. Singapore Interbank Offered Rate - SIBOR

  71. Single Filer

  72. Sixteenth Amendment

  73. Skewness

  74. Skilled Labor

  75. SKK (Slovak Koruna)

  76. Slow Loan

  77. Sluggish Economy

  78. Slumburbs

  79. Slump

  80. Slush Fund

  81. Small And Midsize Enterprises - SME

  82. Smokestack Industry

  83. Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

  84. Social Choice Theory

  85. Social Economics

  86. Social Sciences

  87. Social Security

  88. Social Security Number - SSN

  89. Social Security Tax

  90. Socialism

  91. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications - SWIFT

  92. Socionomics

  93. Soft Commodity

  94. Soft Economic Moat

  95. Soft Landing

  96. Soft Loan

  97. Soft Money

  98. Soft Patch

  99. Solidarity Tax

  100. Solow Residual

Hot Definitions
  1. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  2. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  3. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  4. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  5. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  6. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
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