Economics Terms

  1. Fiscal Effort

  2. Fiscal Imbalance

  3. Fiscal Localism

  4. Fiscal Multiplier

  5. Fiscal Neutrality

  6. Fiscal Policy

  7. Fisher Effect

  8. Fitch Ratings

  9. Five Hundred Dollar Rule

  10. Fixed Cost

  11. Fixed Exchange Rate

  12. Fixed Interest Rate

  13. Fixed-Rule Policy

  14. Fixing

  15. Flash Crash

  16. Flash Services PMI

  17. Flat Tax

  18. Floating Interest Rate

  19. Floor

  20. Floor Trader - FT

  21. Flow Of Funds - FOF

  22. Food And Agriculture Organization - FAO

  23. Food And Drug Administration - FDA

  24. Fool In The Shower

  25. Force Majeure

  26. Forecasting

  27. Foreclosure Crisis

  28. Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act - FBSEA

  29. Foreign Debt

  30. Foreign Exchange Dealers Coalition - FXDC

  31. Foreign Exchange Intervention

  32. Foreign Housing Exclusion And Deduction

  33. Foreign Investment

  34. Foreign Official Dollar Reserves - FRODOR

  35. Foreign Qualification

  36. Foreign Sales Corporation - FSC

  37. Forfaiting

  38. Form 1045: Application For Tentative Refund

  39. Form 1078

  40. Form 1098

  41. Form 1099-INT

  42. Form 1310: Statement Of Person Claiming Refund Due A Deceased Taxpayer

  43. Form 2106-EZ: Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses

  44. Form 2106: Employee Business Expenses

  45. Form 2439: Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains

  46. Form 2848: Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative

  47. Form 3903

  48. Form 4070: Employee's Report Of Tips To Employer

  49. Form 4070A: Employee's Daily Record of Tips

  50. Form 4506

  51. Form 4562: Depreciation and Amortization

  52. Form 4563: Exclusion Of Income For Bona Fide Residents Of American Samoa

  53. Form 4684: Casualties And Thefts

  54. Form 4797

  55. Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction

  56. Form 5405: First-Time Homebuyer Credit And Repayment Of The Credit

  57. Form 6251: Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals

  58. Form 6252: Installment Sale Income

  59. Form 6781: Gains And Losses From Section 1256 Contracts And Straddles

  60. Form 706-GS(D): Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return For Distributions

  61. Form 706-NA: United States Estate (And Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return

  62. Form 706: United States Estate (And Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return

  63. Form 8283

  64. Form 8396: Mortgage Interest Credit

  65. Form 843: Claim For Refund And Request For Abatement

  66. Form 8606

  67. Form 8689: Allocation Of Individual Income Tax To The U.S. Virgin Islands

  68. Formal Tax Legislation

  69. Forward Averaging

  70. Forward Guidance

  71. Forward Start Option

  72. Four Asian Tigers

  73. Fourier Analysis

  74. Fourth World

  75. Fox-Trot Economy

  76. Franchise Tax

  77. Franchised Monopoly

  78. Freddie Mac - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp - FHLMC

  79. Free Alongside - FAS

  80. Free Carrier - FCA

  81. Free Enterprise

  82. Free Market

  83. Free On Board - FOB

  84. Free Reserves

  85. Free Rider Problem

  86. Free Trade

  87. Free Trade Area

  88. Freeganism

  89. Freight Derivatives

  90. Frequency Distribution

  91. Frequency Of Exclusion

  92. Friedrich Hayek

  93. Frugalista

  94. Full Employment

  95. Full Value

  96. Full-Cost Method

  97. Fully Indexed Interest Rate

  98. Functional Cost Analysis (FCA)

  99. Functional Finance

  100. Functional Regulation

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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