Economics Terms

  1. Commercial Grain Stock

  2. Commercial Hedger

  3. Commercial Paper Funding Facility - CPFF

  4. Commercial Policy

  5. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States - CFIUS

  6. Committee On Payment And Settlement Systems - CPSS

  7. Commodity

  8. Commodity Channel Index - CCI

  9. Commodity Credit Corporation - CCC

  10. Commodity Index

  11. Commodity Market

  12. Commodity Paper

  13. Commodity Pool

  14. Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

  15. Commodity Trading Advisor - CTA

  16. Common Gap

  17. Common Pool Resource - CPR

  18. Communism

  19. Commuted Value

  20. Comparative Advantage

  21. Competition In Contracting Act - CICA

  22. Competitive Advantage

  23. Competitive Devaluation

  24. Competitive Equilibriums

  25. Competitive Pricing

  26. Complement

  27. Composite Index of Coincident Indicators

  28. Composite Index of Leading Indicators

  29. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

  30. Compound Probability

  31. Compound Return

  32. Comptroller General

  33. Compustat

  34. Concentration Ratio

  35. Condemnation

  36. Conditional Probability

  37. Conditional Value At Risk - CVaR

  38. Conditionality

  39. Conduit Financing

  40. Confederation Of British Industry - CBI

  41. Confidence Interval

  42. Conflict Theory

  43. Congestion Pricing

  44. Congress

  45. Congressional Oversight Panel - COP

  46. Constant Default Rate - CDR

  47. Constant Dollar

  48. Constant Maturity

  49. Constitutional Economics - CE

  50. Construction Spending

  51. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  52. Consular Invoice

  53. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  54. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  55. Consumer Credit Protection Act Of 1968

  56. Consumer Cyclicals

  57. Consumer Goods

  58. Consumer Internet Barometer

  59. Consumer Price Index - CPI

  60. Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

  61. Consumer Price Index For Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Workers - CPI-W

  62. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC

  63. Consumer Sentiment

  64. Consumer Spending

  65. Consumer Surplus

  66. Consumption Function

  67. Contagion

  68. Contemporaneous Reserves

  69. Contestable Market Theory

  70. Contingent Guarantee

  71. Continuous Bond

  72. Contract Theory

  73. Contraction

  74. Contractionary Policy

  75. Control

  76. Convenience Good

  77. Conventional Cash Flow

  78. Copey

  79. Copula

  80. Core Durable Goods Orders

  81. Core Inflation

  82. Corn/Hog Ratio

  83. Corner A Market

  84. Corporate Credit Rating

  85. Corporate Inversion

  86. Correlation

  87. Correlation Coefficient

  88. Coskewness

  89. Cost and Freight - CFR

  90. Cost Control

  91. Cost Of Labor

  92. Cost of Living

  93. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  94. Cost Of Revenue

  95. Cost Per Available Seat Mile - CASM

  96. Cost, Insurance and Freight - CIF

  97. Cost-Push Inflation

  98. Cost-Sharing Reductions

  99. Council of Economic Advisors - CEA

  100. Counter-Cyclical Stock

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  3. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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