Statistics Terms

  1. Correlation

  2. Correlation Coefficient

  3. Coskewness

  4. Cost Per Available Seat Mile - CASM

  5. Covariance

  6. Cox-Ingersoll-Ross Model - CIR

  7. Cross-Correlation

  8. Data Mining

  9. Data Smoothing

  10. Dean Analytic Schedule

  11. Debasement

  12. Decile

  13. Decision Theory

  14. Decision Tree

  15. Default Model

  16. Default Probability

  17. Degrees Of Freedom

  18. Delphi Method

  19. Demographics

  20. Descriptive Statistics

  21. Detrend

  22. Discouraged Worker

  23. Discrete Distribution

  24. Dispersion

  25. Down Transition Probability

  26. Down-Market Capture Ratio

  27. Downside Deviation

  28. Durbin Watson Statistic

  29. Dutch Book Theorem

  30. Econometrician

  31. Econometrics

  32. Economic Capital

  33. Economic Forecasting

  34. Economic Indicator

  35. Economic Order Quantity - EOQ

  36. Empirical Probability

  37. Empirical Rule

  38. Endogenous Variable

  39. Entropy

  40. Equal Weight

  41. Equity Premium Puzzle - EPP

  42. Equivalent Martingale Measures

  43. Error Term

  44. Eurostat

  45. Excess Kurtosis

  46. Exogenous Growth

  47. Expected Return

  48. Expected Value

  49. Forward Start Option

  50. Fourier Analysis

  51. Frequency Distribution

  52. Frequency Of Exclusion

  53. Fuzzy Logic

  54. Gambler's Fallacy

  55. Gamma Pricing Model

  56. Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH)

  57. Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) Process

  58. Geometric Mean

  59. George A. Akerlof

  60. Gini Index

  61. Goal Seeking

  62. Gold/Silver Ratio

  63. Goodness-Of-Fit

  64. Government Actuary

  65. Growth Curve

  66. Harmonic Average

  67. Hedonic Regression

  68. Heteroskedastic

  69. Heteroskedasticity

  70. High-Speed Data Feed

  71. Histogram

  72. Historical Returns

  73. Historical Volatility - HV

  74. Hockey Stick Chart

  75. Hodrick-Prescott (HP) Filter

  76. Homoskedastic

  77. Hubbert Curve

  78. Hubbert Peak Theory

  79. Human Development Index - HDI

  80. Hybrid Indicator

  81. Hyperbolic Absolute Risk Aversion

  82. Hypothesis Testing

  83. Impression

  84. Imputed Value

  85. Income Risk

  86. Incremental Value At Risk

  87. Index Divisor

  88. Information Coefficient - IC

  89. Information Ratio - IR

  90. Inverse Correlation

  91. IRR Rule

  92. James A. Mirrlees

  93. James J. Heckman

  94. Jerry A. Hausman

  95. Jobs Growth

  96. Joint Probability

  97. Joseph Effect

  98. K-Percent Rule

  99. K-Ratio

  100. Key Ratio

Hot Definitions
  1. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
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