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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
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