Statistics Terms

  1. 100% Equities Strategy

  2. 11th District Cost of Funds Index - COFI

  3. 60-Plus Delinquencies

  4. A Priori Probability

  5. Abnormal Return

  6. Absolute Frequency

  7. Absorption Rate

  8. Acceptable Quality Level - AQL

  9. Acceptance Sampling

  10. Acceptance Testing

  11. Accident-Year Statistics

  12. ACNielsen

  13. Activity Driver Analysis

  14. Actual Return

  15. Actuarial Age

  16. Actuarial Assumption

  17. Actuarial Consultant

  18. Actuarial Equivalent

  19. Actuarial Life Table

  20. Actuarial Risk

  21. Actuarial Science

  22. Actuarial Service

  23. Actuarial Valuation

  24. Actuary

  25. Addition Rule For Probabilities

  26. Address Coding Guide - ACG

  27. Adjusted Mean

  28. Aggregate Function

  29. Aggregate Mortality Table

  30. Algebraic Method

  31. Alpha

  32. Alpha Risk

  33. Altman Z-Score

  34. American Experience Table

  35. American Risk and Insurance Association

  36. Analysis Of Variance - ANOVA

  37. Analysis Of Variances - ANOVA

  38. Annual Return

  39. Assay

  40. Asymmetrical Distribution

  41. Attribute Sampling

  42. Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS

  43. Autocorrelation

  44. Autoregressive

  45. Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity - ARCH

  46. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average - ARIMA

  47. Average Return

  48. Back-End Ratio

  49. Back-Of-The-Envelope Calculation

  50. Balanced ANOVA

  51. Barra Risk Factor Analysis

  52. Base Period

  53. Batting Average

  54. Bayes' Theorem

  55. Bell Curve

  56. Benchmark For Correlation Values

  57. Beneish Model

  58. Beta

  59. Beta Risk

  60. Bias

  61. Bid-to-Cover Ratio

  62. Binomial Distribution

  63. Black Scholes Model

  64. Black Swan

  65. Bond Equity Earnings Yield Ratio - BEER

  66. Bonferroni Test

  67. Boolean Algebra

  68. Box-Jenkins Model

  69. Brand Potential Index (BPI)

  70. BRIC ETF

  71. Capital Adequacy Ratio - CAR

  72. Center For Research In Security Prices - CRSP

  73. Central Limit Theorem - CLT

  74. CEO Confidence Survey

  75. Characteristic Line

  76. Chi Square Statistic

  77. Cliometrics

  78. Clive W.J. Granger

  79. Coefficient of Determination

  80. Coefficient Of Variation - CV

  81. Cokurtosis

  82. College Of Insurance

  83. Commodity Channel Index - CCI

  84. Commuted Value

  85. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

  86. Compound Probability

  87. Compound Return

  88. Compustat

  89. Conditional Probability

  90. Conditional Value At Risk - CVaR

  91. Confidence Interval

  92. Constant Default Rate - CDR

  93. Consumer Goods

  94. Consumer Internet Barometer

  95. Consumer Sentiment

  96. Consumer Spending

  97. Contagion

  98. Control

  99. Conventional Cash Flow

  100. Copula

Hot Definitions
  1. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
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