Economics Terms

  1. Sovereign Credit Rating

  2. Sovereign Debt

  3. Sovereign Default

  4. Sovereign Fund Of Brazil

  5. Sovereign Risk

  6. Special Administrative Region - SAR

  7. Special Assessment Tax

  8. Special Drawing Rights - SDR

  9. Special Economic Zone - SEZ

  10. Special Purchase and Resale Agreement - SPRA

  11. Special Revenue Fund

  12. Specified Investment Flow-Through Tax - SIFT

  13. Speculative Bubble

  14. Splash Crash

  15. Spotting Clues In Qs

  16. Spurious Correlation

  17. Stability And Growth Pact - SGP

  18. Stabilization Policy

  19. Stable Value Fund

  20. Stagflation

  21. Stagnation

  22. Stamp Duty

  23. Standard & Poor's - S&P

  24. Standard & Poor's 500 Index - S&P 500

  25. Standard & Poor's Underlying Rating - SPURs

  26. Standard Deviation

  27. Standard Error

  28. Standard Of Living

  29. Standard Of Living Bubble

  30. Standardization

  31. Standby Letter of Credit - SLOC

  32. Staple Thesis

  33. State Income Tax

  34. Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts - SFAC

  35. Statement of Financial Accounting Standards - SFAS

  36. Static Gap

  37. Statistical Significance

  38. Statistically Significant

  39. Statistics

  40. Statistics Canada (StatsCan)

  41. Statutory Debt Limit

  42. Stealth Taxes

  43. Stepwise Regression

  44. Sterilization

  45. Sterilized Intervention

  46. Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate - SONIA

  47. Sticky Wage Theory

  48. Stimulus Check

  49. Stimulus Package

  50. Stochastic Modeling

  51. Stochastic Volatility - SV

  52. Stock Market Capitalization To GDP Ratio

  53. Stock Market Crash

  54. Stock Market Crash Of 1929

  55. Stock Market Crash Of 1987

  56. Stock Screener

  57. Stockalypse

  58. Stockholm Interbank Offered Rate - STIBOR

  59. Stocky

  60. Store Of Value

  61. Strategic Alliance

  62. Stratified Random Sampling

  63. Structural Adjustment

  64. Structural Unemployment

  65. Stub Quote

  66. Sub-Sovereign Obligation - SSO

  67. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

  68. Subjective Probability

  69. Subjective Theory Of Value

  70. Subprime

  71. Subprime Market

  72. Subprime Meltdown

  73. Subsidy

  74. Sudden Stop

  75. Sugar No.11

  76. Sum Of Squares

  77. Sunk Cost

  78. Sunk Cost Dilemma

  79. Sunspot

  80. Super Currency

  81. Supervisory Capital Assessment Program - SCAP

  82. Supply

  83. Supply Chain Management - SCM

  84. Supply Shock

  85. Supply-Side Theory

  86. Supranational

  87. Surcharge

  88. Suriname Guilders

  89. Survival Analysis

  90. Suspended Loss

  91. Swap Network

  92. Sweet Spot

  93. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - FSO

  94. Swiss National Bank

  95. Symmetrical Distribution

  96. System Open Market Account - SOMA

  97. Systematic Sampling

  98. Systemically Important Financial Institution – SIFI

  99. T Distribution

  100. T-Test

Hot Definitions
  1. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  2. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  3. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  4. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  5. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
  6. Okun's Law

    The relationship between an economy's unemployment rate and its gross national product (GNP). Twentieth-century economist Arthur Okun developed this idea, which states that when unemployment falls by 1%, GNP rises by 3%. However, the law only holds true for the U.S.
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