Personal Finance Terms

  1. Competition-Driven Pricing

  2. Competitive Pricing

  3. Completed Operations Insurance

  4. Compliance Examination

  5. Compound Interest

  6. Compound Probability

  7. Comprehensive Income

  8. Comps

  9. Compulsive Shopping

  10. Concealed Unemployment

  11. Concealment

  12. Concentration Bank

  13. Concept Company

  14. Concurrent Causation

  15. Conditional Binding Receipt

  16. Conditional Offer

  17. Conditional Sales Floater

  18. Condominium

  19. Condominium Fee

  20. Condotel

  21. Conduit IRA

  22. Confining Condition

  23. Conforming Loan

  24. Conforming Loan Limit

  25. Connie Lee - College Construction Loan Insurance Association - CCLIA

  26. Consequential Loss

  27. Consignment

  28. Consignment Insurance

  29. Consolidated Mortgage Bond

  30. Consortium

  31. Consortium Bank

  32. Conspicuous Consumption

  33. Constant Dollar

  34. Constant Percent Prepayment

  35. Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance - CPPI

  36. Construction Mortgage

  37. Constructive Receipt

  38. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  39. Constructive Total Loss

  40. Consumables

  41. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  42. Consumer And Business Lending Initiative

  43. Consumer Bankers Association - CBA

  44. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  45. Consumer Credit

  46. Consumer Credit Delinquencies Bulletin

  47. Consumer Debt

  48. Consumer Interest

  49. Consumer Liability

  50. Consumer Packaged Goods - CPG

  51. Consumer Price Index - CPI

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

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

  54. Consumption Smoothing

  55. Consumption Tax

  56. Contingent Beneficiary

  57. Continuation Statement

  58. Continuing Claims

  59. Continuous Compounding

  60. Contract Holder

  61. Contraction Risk

  62. Contractor Fraud

  63. Convenience Of Employer Test

  64. Convention Expenses

  65. Conventional Mortgage

  66. Conversion Option

  67. Conversion Privilege

  68. Convertible ARM

  69. Conveyance Tax

  70. Cooperative Insurance - Co-Op Insurance

  71. Core Inflation

  72. Core Retail Sales

  73. Corporate Cannibalism

  74. Corporate Credit Rating

  75. Corporate Culture

  76. Corporate Fraud

  77. Corporate Headquarters

  78. Corporate Hierarchy

  79. Corporate Inversion

  80. Corporate Ladder

  81. Corporate Ownership Of Life Insurance - COLI

  82. Corporate Pension Plan

  83. Corporate Profit

  84. Corporate Sponsorship

  85. Correspondence Audit

  86. Corridor Rule

  87. Cosign

  88. Cost Accounting

  89. Cost Control

  90. Cost Cutting

  91. Cost Of Attendance

  92. Cost Of Funds

  93. Cost Of Goods Sold - COGS

  94. Cost of Living

  95. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  96. Cost Of Revenue

  97. Cost Of Savings Index - COSI Index

  98. Cost Per Thousand - CPM

  99. Cost-Push Inflation

  100. Cost-Sharing Reductions

Hot Definitions
  1. Federal Reserve Note

    The most accurate term used to describe the paper currency (dollar bills) circulated in the United States. These Federal Reserve Notes are printed by the U.S. Treasury at the instruction of the Federal Reserve member banks, who also act as the clearinghouse for local banks that need to increase or reduce their supply of cash on hand.
  2. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  3. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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