Personal Finance Terms

  1. Sales Lead

  2. Sales Meeting

  3. Sales Mix

  4. Sales Mix Variance

  5. Sales Per Share

  6. Sales Per Square Foot

  7. Sales Price Variance

  8. Sales Tax

  9. Sales To Cash Flow Ratio

  10. Sallie Mae - Student Loan Marketing Association

  11. Salomon Brothers

  12. Same Property Rule

  13. Same-Day Funds

  14. Same-Store Sales

  15. Sandwich Generation

  16. Sandwich Lease

  17. Santa Claus Rally

  18. Satellite Operation

  19. Satisfaction of Mortgage

  20. Saver's Tax Credit

  21. Savings

  22. Savings Account

  23. Savings Association Insurance Fund - SAIF

  24. Savings Bond Plan

  25. Savings Club

  26. Savings Incentive Match Plan For Employees Of Small Employers - SIMPLE

  27. Savings Rate

  28. Savior Plan

  29. SBO-401(k)

  30. Schedule A

  31. Schedule D

  32. Schedule I Bank

  33. Schedule K-1

  34. Schedule L

  35. Scheduled Personal Property

  36. Scheduled Recast

  37. Scientific Retailing

  38. Scrambled Assortment

  39. Scripophily

  40. Search Cost

  41. Seasonal Credit

  42. Seasons

  43. SEC Form N-3

  44. SEC Form N-4

  45. SEC Form N-6

  46. Second Chance Loan

  47. Second Lien Debt

  48. Second Mortgage

  49. Second-To-Die Insurance

  50. Secondary Beneficiary

  51. Secondary Business

  52. Secondary Buyout

  53. Secondary Mortgage Market

  54. Secondary Mortgage Market Enhancement Act - SMMEA

  55. Section 1031

  56. Section 1035 Exchange

  57. Section 1041

  58. Section 1231 Property

  59. Section 1237 Capital Gain Opportunity

  60. Section 1244 Stock

  61. Section 1245

  62. Section 1256 Contract

  63. Section 1341 Credit

  64. Section 179

  65. Section 988

  66. Secure Electronic Transaction - SET

  67. Secure Option ARM

  68. Secured Credit Card

  69. Secured Creditor

  70. Secured Debt

  71. Securities Fraud

  72. Securities Industry Regulatory Authority - SIRA

  73. Securitization

  74. Security Deposit

  75. Security Interest

  76. Seed Capital

  77. Segregated Disclosures

  78. Select Mortality Table

  79. Self Employed Contributions Act Tax - SECA Tax

  80. Self-Amortizing Loan

  81. Self-Build Insurance

  82. Self-Directed IRA - SDIRA

  83. Self-Directed RRSP

  84. Self-Employed

  85. Self-Employed Person

  86. Self-Employment Tax

  87. Self-insure

  88. Seller Financing

  89. Seller-Financed Sale

  90. Seller-Paid Points

  91. Selling Out Of Trust

  92. Selling, General & Administrative Expense - SG&A

  93. Senior Bank Loan

  94. Separate Account

  95. Separate Return

  96. Sequence Risk

  97. Sergey Brin

  98. Series A Financing

  99. Series B Financing

  100. Serious Delinquency

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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