Personal Finance Terms

  1. Cost-Push Inflation

  2. Cost-Sharing Reductions

  3. Coterminous

  4. Council Of Insurance Agents & Brokers

  5. Countermand

  6. Counteroffer

  7. Country Club Billing

  8. Country Limit

  9. Cover Letter

  10. Cover Your Ass

  11. Coverdell Education Savings Account - ESA

  12. Covered Earnings

  13. Cowboy Marketing

  14. Crammed Down

  15. Creative Destruction

  16. Credence Good

  17. Credit

  18. Credit Agency

  19. Credit Agreement

  20. Credit Analyst

  21. Credit Application

  22. Credit Bureau

  23. Credit Business Associate - CBA

  24. Credit Card

  25. Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility And Disclosure Act Of 2009

  26. Credit Card Balance

  27. Credit Card Balance Transfer

  28. Credit Card Debt

  29. Credit Card Teaser Rate

  30. Credit Cliff

  31. Credit Control

  32. Credit Counseling

  33. Credit Crisis

  34. Credit Criteria

  35. Credit Crunch

  36. Credit Default Insurance

  37. Credit Denial

  38. Credit Easing

  39. Credit Enhancement

  40. Credit Event

  41. Credit For Qualified Retirement Savings Contribution

  42. Credit History

  43. Credit Inquiry

  44. Credit Insurance

  45. Credit Life Insurance

  46. Credit Limit

  47. Credit Netting

  48. Credit Quality

  49. Credit Rating

  50. Credit Reference

  51. Credit Repair

  52. Credit Report

  53. Credit Reporting Agency

  54. Credit Review

  55. Credit Risk

  56. Credit Risk Certification

  57. Credit Score

  58. Credit Scoring

  59. Credit Shelter Trust - CST

  60. Credit Sweep

  61. Credit Union

  62. Credit Union National Association - CUNA

  63. Credit Utilization Rate

  64. Credit Watch

  65. Credit Worthiness

  66. Creditor

  67. Crisis Management

  68. Critical Path Analysis - CPA

  69. Cross Collateralization

  70. Cross Culture

  71. Cross-Border Financing

  72. Cross-Firing Scam

  73. Cross-Sell

  74. Crossed Check

  75. Crowdfunding

  76. Crowding Out Effect

  77. Crown Loan

  78. Crummey Power

  79. Crummey Trust

  80. Cult Brand

  81. Curb Appeal

  82. Current Account, Savings Account (CASA)

  83. Current Income

  84. Current Index Value

  85. Curtesy

  86. Custodial Agreement

  87. Custodial Care

  88. Customer

  89. Customer Information File (CIF)

  90. Customer Relationship Management - CRM

  91. Customer Service

  92. Customer To Customer (C2C)

  93. Customer Type Indicator Codes - CTI

  94. Customer's Loan Consent

  95. Customer-Driven Pricing

  96. Cut-Off Score

  97. Cy Pres Doctrine

  98. Cyber Monday

  99. Cyclical Unemployment

  100. DAGMAR

Hot Definitions
  1. Identity Fraud Reimbursement Program

    A financial product that offers reimbursment for the costs associated with having been a victim of identity theft. These costs may include getting affidavits notarized for police and financial institutions, postage for sending certified mail to police and financial institutions, lost earnings resulting from time spent recovering one's identity, and legal fees.
  2. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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