Personal Finance Terms

  1. Dangerous Asset

  2. Daniel P. Amos

  3. Data Mining

  4. David Dreman

  5. David Koch

  6. Dawn Raid

  7. DB(k) Plan

  8. De Minimis Tax Rule

  9. Dealer Financing

  10. Dealer Incentive

  11. Dean Analytic Schedule

  12. Death Benefit

  13. Death Bond

  14. Death Master File (DMF)

  15. Death Taxes

  16. Death Valley Curve

  17. Debit Card

  18. Debris Removal Insurance

  19. Debt Assignment

  20. Debt Bomb

  21. Debt Buyer

  22. Debt Cancellation Contract

  23. Debt Collector

  24. Debt Consolidation

  25. Debt Deflation

  26. Debt Discharge

  27. Debt Fatigue

  28. Debt Instrument

  29. Debt Loading

  30. Debt Overhang

  31. Debt Relief

  32. Debt Rescheduling

  33. Debt Restructuring Fraud

  34. Debt Service

  35. Debt-To-Income Ratio - DTI

  36. Debt/Equity Ratio

  37. Deceased Account

  38. Deceased Alert

  39. Decedent

  40. Decedent (IRD) Deduction

  41. Declaration Of Trust

  42. Decreasing Term Insurance

  43. Decree Of Foreclosure And Sale

  44. Deductible

  45. Deduction

  46. Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure

  47. Deed Of Reconveyance

  48. Deed Of Release

  49. Deed Of Surrender

  50. Deep Assortment

  51. Default

  52. Default Probability

  53. Default Rate

  54. Default Risk

  55. Defeasance Clause

  56. Defeasance Process

  57. Defect Of Record

  58. Defective Title

  59. Deferred Account

  60. Deferred Acquisition Costs - DAC

  61. Deferred Annuity

  62. Deferred Billing

  63. Deferred Compensation

  64. Deferred Credit

  65. Deferred Gain On Sale Of Home

  66. Deferred Income Tax

  67. Deferred Interest

  68. Deferred Interest Mortgage

  69. Deferred Load

  70. Deferred Payment Annuity

  71. Deferred Profit Sharing Plan - DPSP

  72. Deferred Revenue

  73. Deferred Tax Asset

  74. Deferred Tax Liability

  75. Deficiency

  76. Deficiency Judgment

  77. Deficit Net Worth

  78. Defined-Benefit Plan

  79. Defined-Contribution Plan

  80. Delayed Annuity

  81. Delayed Draw Term Loan

  82. Delayed Perpetuity

  83. Delinquency Rate

  84. Delinquent

  85. Delinquent Mortgage

  86. Deliverables

  87. Demand Deposit

  88. Demand Draft

  89. Demand Letter

  90. Demand-Pull Inflation

  91. Demolition Insurance

  92. Dependent

  93. Dependent Care Benefits

  94. Dependent Care Credit

  95. Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  96. Deposit

  97. Deposit Insurance Fund - DIF

  98. Deposit Interest Rate

  99. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization – DD&A

  100. Derogatory Information

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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