Statistics Terms

  1. Kurtosis

  2. Law Of Large Numbers

  3. Lawrence Klein

  4. Least Squares

  5. Least Squares Method

  6. Leptokurtic

  7. Liar's Poker

  8. Line Of Best Fit

  9. Linear Relationship

  10. Liquidity Coverage Ratio - LCR

  11. Local Volatility

  12. Log-Normal Distribution

  13. Long Tail

  14. Longitudinal Data

  15. Mainstream Economics

  16. Manifest Variable

  17. Marginal Analysis

  18. Marginal VaR

  19. Market Proxy

  20. Market Share

  21. Markov Analysis

  22. Mathematical Economics

  23. Maturity Gap

  24. McDonough Ratio

  25. Mean

  26. Mean-Variance Analysis

  27. Median

  28. Mesokurtic

  29. Metrics

  30. Metropolitan Statistical Area - MSA

  31. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index - MCSI

  32. Mode

  33. Modified Sharpe Ratio

  34. Mortality Table

  35. Multi-Factor Model

  36. Multicollinearity

  37. Multinomial Distribution

  38. Multiple Discriminant Analysis - MDA

  39. Multiple Linear Regression - MLR

  40. Multivariate Model

  41. Mutually Exclusive

  42. National Association of Purchasing Management Chicago - NAPM Chicago

  43. National Retail Federation - NRF

  44. Negative Confirmation

  45. Negative Correlation

  46. Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate Of Unemployment - NAIRU

  47. Non-Fluctuating

  48. Non-Sampling Error

  49. Nonlinear Regression

  50. Nonlinearity

  51. Nonparametric Method

  52. Nonparametric Statistics

  53. Normal Distribution

  54. Null Hypothesis

  55. Objective Probability

  56. Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio

  57. One-Tailed Test

  58. Overfitting

  59. P-Test

  60. P-Value

  61. Pareto Efficiency

  62. Participation Rate

  63. Pearson Coefficient

  64. Per Capita

  65. Permutation

  66. PHI-Ellipse

  67. Philadelphia Fed Survey

  68. Platykurtic

  69. Platykurtosis

  70. Poisson Distribution

  71. Polynomial Trending

  72. Population

  73. Portable Alpha

  74. Portfolio Variance

  75. Positive Correlation

  76. Posterior Probability

  77. Prediction Market

  78. Prepayment Model

  79. Price Level

  80. Prior Probability

  81. Probability Density Function - PDF

  82. Probability Distribution

  83. Profitability Index Rule

  84. Proved Reserves

  85. Qualitative Analysis

  86. Quantitative Analysis

  87. Quartile

  88. Quintiles

  89. R

  90. R-Squared

  91. Ragnar Frisch

  92. Random Factor Analysis

  93. Random Variable

  94. Random Walk Theory

  95. Rate Level Risk

  96. Regression

  97. Representative Sample

  98. Rescaled Range Analysis

  99. Reserve-Replacement Ratio

  100. Residual Standard Deviation

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    A mortgage transaction in which a first and second mortgage are simultaneously originated. The first position lien has an 80% loan-to-value ratio, the second position lien has a 10% loan-to-value ratio and the borrower makes a 10% down payment. 80-10-10 mortgage transactions are piggy-back mortgage transactions, and are frequently used by borrowers to avoid paying private mortgage insurance.
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    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another market so that it balances out. So when examining a specific market, if all other markets are in equilibrium, Walras' Law asserts that the examined market is also in equilibrium.
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    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
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    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
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