Personal Finance Terms

  1. Cat Spread

  2. Catastrophe Excess Reinsurance

  3. Catastrophe Futures

  4. Catastrophe Insurance

  5. Catastrophe Loss Index - CLI

  6. Catastrophic Illness Insurance

  7. Catch-Up Contribution

  8. Caveat Emptor

  9. Cedent

  10. Ceding Company

  11. Ceiling

  12. Central Bank

  13. Central Guarantee Fund

  14. Central Loss Fund

  15. Central Provident Fund - CPF

  16. Central Purchasing

  17. Certain And Continuous

  18. Certificate Of Insurance

  19. Certificate Of Title

  20. Certified Annuity Specialist - CAS

  21. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist - CAMS

  22. Certified Bank Auditor - CBA

  23. Certified Check

  24. Certified Consumer Debt Specialist - CCDS

  25. Certified Data Processor - CDP

  26. Certified Financial Planner - CFP

  27. Certified Financial Statement

  28. Certified Fraud Examiner - CFE

  29. Certified Fund Specialist - CFS

  30. Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA

  31. Certified Insolvency And Reorganization Accountant - CIRA

  32. Certified Internal Auditor - CIA

  33. Certified Public Accountant - CPA

  34. Certified Senior Consultant - CSC

  35. Certified Treasury Professional - CTP

  36. Cession

  37. Chaebol Structure

  38. Chain Of Title

  39. Chain Store Sales

  40. Chain-Weighted CPI

  41. Challenger Job-Cut Report

  42. Chamber Of Commerce

  43. Chandelier Bid

  44. Chapter 12

  45. Chapter 13

  46. Chapter 9

  47. Character Loan

  48. Charge And Discharge Statement

  49. Charge Card

  50. Charge-Off

  51. Chargeable Gain

  52. Chargeback

  53. Charging Order

  54. Charitable Contributions Deduction

  55. Charitable Donation

  56. Charitable Gift Annuity

  57. Charitable Gift Life Insurance

  58. Charitable Lead Trust

  59. Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

  60. Charitable Remainder Trust

  61. Charitable Split-Dollar Insurance Plan

  62. Charles Biderman

  63. Charles M. Cawley

  64. Charles Milhaud

  65. Charlie Ergen

  66. Charter

  67. Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

  68. Chartered Asset Manager - CAM

  69. Chartered Financial Consultant - ChFC

  70. Chartered Insurance Professional - CIP

  71. Chartered Life Underwriter - CLU

  72. Chartered Portfolio Manager - CPM

  73. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor - CRPC

  74. Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS)

  75. Chartered Trust And Estate Planner

  76. Chartered Wealth Manager - CWM

  77. Chattel Mortgage

  78. Cheap Jack

  79. Check

  80. Check Clearing For The 21st Century Act - Check 21

  81. Check Conversion

  82. Check Hold

  83. Check Representment

  84. Check Safekeeping

  85. Checkbook

  86. Checking Account

  87. Child And Dependent Care Credit

  88. Child Support

  89. Child Tax Credit

  90. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

  91. China Credit Information Service - CCIS

  92. Chip Card

  93. Christmas Club

  94. Citizenship Test

  95. Civil Service Retirement System - CSRS

  96. Civilian Labor Force

  97. Claims Adjuster

  98. Claims Reserve

  99. Clash Reinsurance

  100. Clean Sheeting

Hot Definitions
  1. Genuine Progress Indicator - GPI

    A metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is often considered as a replacement to the more well known gross domestic product (GDP) economic indicator. The GPI indicator takes everything the GDP uses into account, but also adds other figures that represent the cost of the negative effects related to economic activity (such as the cost of crime, cost of ozone depletion and cost of resource depletion, among others).
  2. Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR

    A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment bank borrows the shares from clients or share lenders and sells them to the company.
  3. Microeconomic Pricing Model

    A model of the way prices are set within a market for a given good. According to this model, prices are set based on the balance of supply and demand in the market. In general, profit incentives are said to resemble an "invisible hand" that guides competing participants to an equilibrium price. The demand curve in this model is determined by consumers attempting to maximize their utility, given their budget.
  4. Centralized Market

    A financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with no other competing market. The quoted prices of the various securities listed on the exchange represent the only price that is available to investors seeking to buy or sell the specific asset.
  5. Balanced Investment Strategy

    A portfolio allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return. Such portfolios are generally divided equally between equities and fixed-income securities.
  6. Negative Carry

    A situation in which the cost of holding a security exceeds the yield earned. A negative carry situation is typically undesirable because it means the investor is losing money. An investor might, however, achieve a positive after-tax yield on a negative carry trade if the investment comes with tax advantages, as might be the case with a bond whose interest payments were nontaxable.
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