Economics Terms

  1. Export Credit Agency - ECA

  2. Export Incentives

  3. Export Trading Company - ETC

  4. Export-Import Bank Of The United States - Ex-Im Bank

  5. Exposure Draft

  6. Expropriation

  7. External Debt

  8. External Diseconomies Of Scale

  9. External Economies Of Scale

  10. Factor Income

  11. Fair Credit Billing Act - FCBA

  12. Fair Credit Reporting Act - FCRA

  13. Fair Trade Investing

  14. Fallen Angel

  15. Farm Credit System - FCS

  16. Farm Income

  17. Farm Price Index - FPI

  18. Farmers Home Administration - FmHA

  19. FASB 157

  20. Fat Finger Error

  21. FDIC Problem Bank List

  22. Fed Balance Sheet

  23. Fed Model

  24. FED Pass

  25. Fed Speak

  26. Federal Advisory Council

  27. Federal Communications Commission - FCC

  28. Federal Debt

  29. Federal Discount Rate

  30. Federal Employee Retirement System - FERS

  31. Federal Farm Credit System - FFCS

  32. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council - FFIEC

  33. Federal Funds

  34. Federal Funds Rate

  35. Federal Housing Finance Agency - FHFA

  36. Federal Income Tax

  37. Federal Land Bank - FLB

  38. Federal Open Market Committee - FOMC

  39. Federal Open Market Committee Meeting - FOMC Meeting

  40. Federal Poverty Level - FPL

  41. Federal Reserve Bank

  42. Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta

  43. Federal Reserve Bank Of Boston

  44. Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

  45. Federal Reserve Bank Of Cleveland

  46. Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas

  47. Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City

  48. Federal Reserve Bank Of Minneapolis

  49. Federal Reserve Bank Of New York

  50. Federal Reserve Bank Of Philadelphia

  51. Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond

  52. Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco

  53. Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis

  54. Federal Reserve Board - FRB

  55. Federal Reserve Communications System For The Eighties - FRCS-80

  56. Federal Reserve Credit

  57. Federal Reserve Float

  58. Federal Reserve Note

  59. Federal Reserve Regulations

  60. Federal Reserve System - FRS

  61. Federal Savings and Loan

  62. Federal Tax Brackets

  63. Federal Trade Commission - FTC

  64. Federal Trade Readjustment Allowance

  65. Federal Unemployment Tax Act - FUTA

  66. Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program

  67. Fedwire

  68. Feed-In Tariff

  69. Feedback-Rule Policy

  70. Fiat Money

  71. Filing Extension

  72. Filing Status

  73. Financial Accelerator

  74. Financial Accounting Foundation - FAF

  75. Financial Accounting Standards Board - FASB

  76. Financial Crisis

  77. Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee

  78. Financial Economics

  79. Financial Holding Company (FHC)

  80. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - FINRA

  81. Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy Unit - FIPP

  82. Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery And Enforcement Act - FIRREA

  83. Financial Modeling

  84. Financial Obligation Ratio - FOR

  85. Financial Operating Plan - FOP

  86. Financial Repression

  87. Financial Services Authority - FSA

  88. Financial Stability Oversight Council

  89. Financial System

  90. Financing Squeeze

  91. Finmins

  92. Firm

  93. First Mover

  94. First World

  95. First-Year Allowance

  96. Fiscal Agent

  97. Fiscal Capacity

  98. Fiscal Cliff

  99. Fiscal Deficit

  100. Fiscal Drag

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  4. 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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