Economics Terms

  1. Fiscal Drag

  2. Fiscal Effort

  3. Fiscal Imbalance

  4. Fiscal Localism

  5. Fiscal Multiplier

  6. Fiscal Neutrality

  7. Fiscal Policy

  8. Fisher Effect

  9. Fitch Ratings

  10. Five Hundred Dollar Rule

  11. Fixed Cost

  12. Fixed Exchange Rate

  13. Fixed Interest Rate

  14. Fixed-Rule Policy

  15. Fixing

  16. Flash Crash

  17. Flash Services PMI

  18. Flat Tax

  19. Floating Interest Rate

  20. Floor

  21. Floor Trader - FT

  22. Flow Of Funds - FOF

  23. Food And Agriculture Organization - FAO

  24. Food And Drug Administration - FDA

  25. Fool In The Shower

  26. Force Majeure

  27. Forecasting

  28. Foreclosure Crisis

  29. Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act - FBSEA

  30. Foreign Debt

  31. Foreign Exchange Dealers Coalition - FXDC

  32. Foreign Exchange Intervention

  33. Foreign Housing Exclusion And Deduction

  34. Foreign Investment

  35. Foreign Official Dollar Reserves - FRODOR

  36. Foreign Qualification

  37. Foreign Sales Corporation - FSC

  38. Forfaiting

  39. Form 1045: Application For Tentative Refund

  40. Form 1078

  41. Form 1098

  42. Form 1099-INT

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

  44. Form 2106-EZ: Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses

  45. Form 2106: Employee Business Expenses

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

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

  48. Form 3903

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

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

  51. Form 4506

  52. Form 4562: Depreciation and Amortization

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

  54. Form 4684: Casualties And Thefts

  55. Form 4797

  56. Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction

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

  58. Form 6251: Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals

  59. Form 6252: Installment Sale Income

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

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

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

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

  64. Form 8283

  65. Form 8396: Mortgage Interest Credit

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

  67. Form 8606

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

  69. Formal Tax Legislation

  70. Forward Averaging

  71. Forward Guidance

  72. Forward Start Option

  73. Four Asian Tigers

  74. Fourier Analysis

  75. Fourth World

  76. Fox-Trot Economy

  77. Franchise Tax

  78. Franchised Monopoly

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

  80. Free Alongside - FAS

  81. Free Carrier - FCA

  82. Free Enterprise

  83. Free Market

  84. Free On Board - FOB

  85. Free Reserves

  86. Free Rider Problem

  87. Free Trade

  88. Free Trade Area

  89. Freeganism

  90. Freight Derivatives

  91. Frequency Distribution

  92. Frequency Of Exclusion

  93. Friedrich Hayek

  94. Frugalista

  95. Full Employment

  96. Full Value

  97. Full-Cost Method

  98. Fully Indexed Interest Rate

  99. Functional Cost Analysis (FCA)

  100. Functional Finance

Hot Definitions
  1. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  2. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  3. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  4. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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