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. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  2. Debit Spread

    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.
  3. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  4. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
  5. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by additional investment would not warrant the expense. A harvest strategy is employed when a line of business is considered to be a cash cow, meaning that the brand is mature and is unlikely to grow if more investment is added.
  6. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will be executed at a specified price (or better) after a given stop price has been reached. Once the stop price is reached, the stop-limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
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