Personal Finance Terms

  1. Clean Sheeting

  2. Clean-Up Requirement

  3. Cleantech

  4. Cleanup Fund

  5. Clear Business Setting Test

  6. Clear-Space Clause

  7. Clearance Certificate

  8. Cleared Funds

  9. Click And Mortar

  10. Click-Through Rate (CTR)

  11. Client Base

  12. Client Centric

  13. Client Facing

  14. Cliff Vesting

  15. Clifford Trust

  16. Clone Fund

  17. Close Corporation Plan

  18. Closed Corporation

  19. Closed-End Credit

  20. Closed-End Lease

  21. Closed-End Mortgage

  22. Closely Held Stock

  23. Closing

  24. Closing Bell

  25. Closing Costs

  26. Closing Entry

  27. Closing Points

  28. Closing Statement

  29. Clunker

  30. CMBX Indexes

  31. CMG Plan

  32. Co-Applicant

  33. Co-borrower

  34. Co-branded Card

  35. Co-Insurance

  36. Co-mortgagor

  37. Co-pay

  38. Co-Tenancy Clause

  39. Coaster

  40. Cobranding

  41. Codicil

  42. Coinsurance Formula

  43. Coinsurer

  44. Cold Calling

  45. Collateral

  46. Collateral Value

  47. Collateral Value Insurance

  48. Collateralization

  49. Collectible

  50. Collection Agency

  51. Collective Bargaining

  52. College Of Insurance

  53. Collision Insurance

  54. Combat Pay

  55. Combination Agency

  56. Combination Loan

  57. Combined Loan To Value Ratio - CLTV Ratio

  58. Combined Ratio

  59. Combined Statement

  60. Commercial Bank

  61. Commercial Credit

  62. Commercial Forgery Policy

  63. Commercial Health Insurance

  64. Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey - CLIPS

  65. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS)

  66. Commercial Multiple Peril Policy

  67. Commercial Property Floater

  68. Commercial Property Insurance

  69. Commercial Visa

  70. Commercialization

  71. Commission

  72. Commission Broker

  73. Commission House

  74. Commissioners Standard Industrial Mortality Table

  75. Commissioners Standard Ordinary Mortality Table

  76. Commissioners' Annuity Reserve Valuation Method - CARVM

  77. Commissioners' Values

  78. Commitment Fee

  79. Committed Capital

  80. Committed Credit Line

  81. Committed Facility

  82. Committee On Payment And Settlement Systems - CPSS

  83. Commoditize

  84. Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

  85. Common Policy Declarations

  86. Common Resource

  87. Common Size Income Statement

  88. Community Income

  89. Commutation

  90. Commuted Value

  91. Commuting Expenses

  92. Company

  93. Company Owned Life Insurance - COLI

  94. Comparative Advertising

  95. Comparative Interest Rate Method

  96. Comparative Market Analysis

  97. Comparative Negligence

  98. Comparative Statement

  99. Compensating Balance

  100. Compensatory Damages

Hot Definitions
  1. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  2. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  3. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  4. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
  5. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
  6. Okun's Law

    The relationship between an economy's unemployment rate and its gross national product (GNP). Twentieth-century economist Arthur Okun developed this idea, which states that when unemployment falls by 1%, GNP rises by 3%. However, the law only holds true for the U.S.
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