Economics Terms

  1. South Sea Bubble

  2. Sovereign Bond

  3. Sovereign Credit Rating

  4. Sovereign Debt

  5. Sovereign Default

  6. Sovereign Fund Of Brazil

  7. Sovereign Risk

  8. Special Administrative Region - SAR

  9. Special Assessment Tax

  10. Special Drawing Rights - SDR

  11. Special Economic Zone - SEZ

  12. Special Purchase and Resale Agreement - SPRA

  13. Special Revenue Fund

  14. Specified Investment Flow-Through Tax - SIFT

  15. Speculative Bubble

  16. Splash Crash

  17. Spotting Clues In Qs

  18. Spurious Correlation

  19. Stability And Growth Pact - SGP

  20. Stabilization Policy

  21. Stable Value Fund

  22. Stagflation

  23. Stagnation

  24. Stamp Duty

  25. Standard & Poor's - S&P

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

  27. Standard & Poor's Underlying Rating - SPURs

  28. Standard Deviation

  29. Standard Error

  30. Standard Of Living

  31. Standard Of Living Bubble

  32. Standardization

  33. Standby Letter of Credit - SLOC

  34. Staple Thesis

  35. State Income Tax

  36. Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts - SFAC

  37. Statement of Financial Accounting Standards - SFAS

  38. Static Gap

  39. Statistical Significance

  40. Statistically Significant

  41. Statistics

  42. Statistics Canada (StatsCan)

  43. Statutory Debt Limit

  44. Stealth Taxes

  45. Stepwise Regression

  46. Sterilization

  47. Sterilized Intervention

  48. Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate - SONIA

  49. Sticky Wage Theory

  50. Stimulus Check

  51. Stimulus Package

  52. Stochastic Modeling

  53. Stochastic Volatility - SV

  54. Stock Market Capitalization To GDP Ratio

  55. Stock Market Crash

  56. Stock Market Crash Of 1929

  57. Stock Market Crash Of 1987

  58. Stock Screener

  59. Stockalypse

  60. Stockholm Interbank Offered Rate - STIBOR

  61. Stocky

  62. Store Of Value

  63. Strategic Alliance

  64. Stratified Random Sampling

  65. Structural Adjustment

  66. Structural Unemployment

  67. Stub Quote

  68. Sub-Sovereign Obligation - SSO

  69. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

  70. Subjective Probability

  71. Subjective Theory Of Value

  72. Subprime

  73. Subprime Market

  74. Subprime Meltdown

  75. Subsidy

  76. Sudden Stop

  77. Sugar No.11

  78. Sum Of Squares

  79. Sunk Cost

  80. Sunk Cost Dilemma

  81. Sunspot

  82. Super Currency

  83. Supervisory Capital Assessment Program - SCAP

  84. Supply

  85. Supply Chain Management - SCM

  86. Supply Shock

  87. Supply-Side Theory

  88. Supranational

  89. Surcharge

  90. Suriname Guilders

  91. Survival Analysis

  92. Suspended Loss

  93. Swap Network

  94. Sweet Spot

  95. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - FSO

  96. Swiss National Bank

  97. Symmetrical Distribution

  98. System Open Market Account - SOMA

  99. Systematic Sampling

  100. Systemically Important Financial Institution – SIFI

Hot Definitions
  1. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  2. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  3. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  4. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  5. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  6. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
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