Personal Finance Terms

  1. Solvency Capital Requirement

  2. Sotheby's

  3. Sovereign Credit Rating

  4. Sovereign Debt

  5. Special Assessment Tax

  6. Special Finance

  7. Special Item

  8. Special Needs Child

  9. Special Needs Trust

  10. Special Revenue Fund

  11. Special Warranty Deed

  12. Specific-Shares Method

  13. Specified Investment Flow-Through Tax - SIFT

  14. Spending Phase

  15. Spice Trader

  16. Split Payroll

  17. Split-Funded Annuity

  18. Spoofing

  19. Spot Loan

  20. Spousal Beneficiary Rollover

  21. Spousal IRA

  22. Spousal Stripping

  23. Sprinkling Provision

  24. Squatter

  25. Squeeze

  26. Stability And Growth Pact - SGP

  27. Stafford Loan

  28. Stagflation

  29. Stagnation

  30. Standalone Profit

  31. Standard & Poor's - S&P

  32. Standard & Poor's 500 Index - S&P 500

  33. Standard & Poor's Underlying Rating - SPURs

  34. Standard Deduction

  35. Standard Mileage Rate

  36. Standard of Value

  37. Standby Line of Credit

  38. Standing Loan

  39. Standing Mortgage

  40. Startup

  41. Startup Capital

  42. State Guaranty Fund

  43. State Income Tax

  44. State Medicaid Program

  45. Stated Income / Stated Asset Mortgage - SISA

  46. Statement Of Changes In Net Assets Available For Pension Benefits

  47. Statement Of Retained Earnings

  48. Statement Stuffer

  49. Static Budget

  50. Status Symbol

  51. Statute of Frauds

  52. Statutory Debt Limit

  53. Statutory Employee

  54. Statutory Liability

  55. Statutory Reserves

  56. Statutory Stock Option

  57. Staycation

  58. Stealth Taxes

  59. Step-Up In Basis

  60. Sterile Investment

  61. Steve Ballmer

  62. Steve Forbes

  63. Sticky Wage Theory

  64. Stipend

  65. Stock And Warrant Off-Balance Sheet R&D - SWORD

  66. Stock Appreciation Right - SAR

  67. Stock Compensation

  68. Stock Keeping Unit - SKU

  69. Stock Savings Plan

  70. Stock-For-Stock

  71. Stop Payment

  72. Store Of Value

  73. Stored-Value Card

  74. Straight Credit

  75. Straight Life Annuity

  76. Stranger-Owned Life Insurance - STOLI

  77. Strategic Default

  78. Strategic Gap Analysis

  79. Strategic Joint Venture

  80. Straw Buyer

  81. Straw Buying

  82. Stretch Annuity

  83. Stretch IRA

  84. Stripped MBS

  85. Stripper

  86. Strong Sell

  87. Stuart A. Miller

  88. Student Debt

  89. Student Loan Forgiveness

  90. Student Loan Interest Deduction

  91. Student Visa

  92. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

  93. Subcontracting

  94. Subject Offer

  95. Subjective Theory Of Value

  96. Sublease

  97. Subordination Agreement

  98. Subprime

  99. Subprime Auto Loan

  100. Subprime Borrower

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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