Statistics Terms

  1. Residual Sum Of Squares - RSS

  2. Revenue Per Available Seat Mile - RASM

  3. Rig Utilization Rate

  4. Risk

  5. Risk Analysis

  6. Risk Measures

  7. Risk-Adjusted Return

  8. RiskGrades - RG

  9. Robert F. Engle III

  10. Robust

  11. Rule Of 70

  12. Rule Of 72

  13. Runs Test

  14. Sales Price Variance

  15. Sample

  16. Sample Selection Bias

  17. Sampling

  18. Sampling Distribution

  19. Sampling Error

  20. Sanford J. Grossman

  21. Scattergraph Method

  22. Scenario Analysis

  23. Scheffe's Test

  24. Seasonal Adjustment

  25. Seasonality

  26. Security Market Line - SML

  27. Select Mortality Table

  28. Semideviation

  29. Semivariance

  30. Sensitivity Analysis

  31. Serial Correlation

  32. Simon Kuznets

  33. Simple Random Sample

  34. Skewness

  35. Solow Residual

  36. Solutionary

  37. Spurious Correlation

  38. Standard Deviation

  39. Standard Error

  40. Statistical Significance

  41. Statistically Significant

  42. Statistics

  43. Statistics Canada (StatsCan)

  44. Stepwise Regression

  45. Stochastic Modeling

  46. Stochastic Volatility - SV

  47. Stock Screener

  48. Stratified Random Sampling

  49. Subjective Probability

  50. Sum Of Squares

  51. Sunspot

  52. Survival Analysis

  53. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - FSO

  54. Symmetrical Distribution

  55. Systematic Sampling

  56. T Distribution

  57. T-Test

  58. Tail Risk

  59. Target Market

  60. Texas Ratio

  61. The Kelly Criterion

  62. The Net Internal Rate Of Return - Net IRR

  63. Thinly Traded

  64. Three-Sigma Limits

  65. Three-Way ANOVA

  66. Time Series

  67. Time-Period Basis

  68. Time-Varying Volatility

  69. Tragedy Of The Commons

  70. Tree Diagram

  71. Trimmed Mean

  72. Triple Exponential Average - TRIX

  73. Two-Tailed Test

  74. Two-Way ANOVA

  75. Type I Error

  76. Type II Error

  77. Unannualized

  78. Unbiased Predictor

  79. Unconditional Probability

  80. Unconventional Cash Flow

  81. Underemployment

  82. Underlying Mortality Assumption

  83. Uniform Distribution

  84. Unique Indicator

  85. Unsold Inventory Index

  86. Unweighted Index

  87. Valuation Mortality Table

  88. Valuation Premium

  89. Value At Risk - VaR

  90. Variability

  91. Variable Cost Ratio

  92. Variance

  93. Variance Inflation Factor

  94. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

  95. Venn Diagram

  96. Volatility

  97. Wassily Leontief

  98. Weighted Average Loan Age - WALA

  99. Westpac Consumer Confidence Index

  100. Wilcoxon Test

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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