Stocks Terms

  1. Base-Year Analysis

  2. Basel Accord

  3. Basel I

  4. Basel II

  5. Basel III

  6. Basic Earnings Per Share

  7. Basic Materials Sector

  8. Basis Risk

  9. Basis Trading

  10. Basis Value

  11. Basket

  12. Basket Trade

  13. Batch Processing

  14. Batch Trading

  15. Batch-Level Activities

  16. BAX Contract

  17. Bay Street

  18. Bayes' Theorem

  19. BBA Mortgage Approvals

  20. BCG Growth Share Matrix

  21. Bear

  22. Bear CD

  23. Bear Fund

  24. Bear Hug

  25. Bear Market Rally

  26. Bear Position

  27. Bear Raid

  28. Bear Squeeze

  29. Bear Stearns

  30. Bear Trap

  31. Bearer Share

  32. Beating The Gun

  33. Bed And Breakfast Deal

  34. Before Reimbursement Expense Ratio

  35. Beginning Inventory - BI

  36. Beginning Market Value (BMV)

  37. Behavioral Accounting

  38. Behavioral Economics

  39. Behavioral Finance

  40. Behaviorist

  41. Beirut Stock Exchange - BSE

  42. Bell

  43. Bellwether

  44. Bellwether Stock

  45. Below Full Employment Equilibrium

  46. Below The Market

  47. Belt And Suspenders

  48. Benchmark

  49. Benchmark Error

  50. Benchmark For Correlation Values

  51. Beneficial Owner

  52. Benefit Cost Ratio - BCR

  53. Beneish Model

  54. Benjamin Graham

  55. Benjamin Method

  56. Berkshire Hathaway

  57. Berlin Stock Exchange (BER) .B

  58. Bermuda Stock Exchange - BSX

  59. Bernard Madoff

  60. Berne Exchange - BX

  61. Bernoulli's Hypothesis

  62. Berry Ratio

  63. Bertil Ohlin

  64. Bespoke CDO

  65. Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement - BATNA

  66. Best Bid

  67. Best Efforts

  68. Best Of Breed

  69. Best Practices

  70. Best-Price Rule - Rule 14D-10

  71. Beta

  72. Beta Alpha Psi

  73. Bias

  74. Biased Expectations Theory

  75. Bid

  76. Bid And Asked

  77. Bid Price

  78. Bid Size

  79. Bid Support

  80. Bid Tick

  81. Bid Wanted

  82. Bid Whacker

  83. Bid-Ask Spread

  84. Bidder

  85. Bidding Up - Securities

  86. Bifurcation

  87. Big Bang

  88. Big Bath

  89. Big Ben

  90. Big Blue

  91. Big Board

  92. Big Figure

  93. Big Four (or Big Five, Big Six, Big Eight)

  94. Big Mac PPP

  95. Big Six Banks

  96. Big Ticket Item

  97. Big Uglies

  98. Bilateral Credit Limit

  99. Bilateral Monopoly

  100. Bilateral Trade

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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