Financial Theory Terms

  1. Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act

  2. General Equilibrium Theory

  3. Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH)

  4. Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) Process

  5. Geographical Pricing

  6. Geometric Mean

  7. Gharar

  8. Gold Fund

  9. Golden Share

  10. Granular Portfolio

  11. Greater Fool Theory

  12. Green Marketing

  13. Green Tech

  14. Gresham's Law

  15. Grey Wave

  16. Gross Domestic Income - GDI

  17. Gross National Happiness - GNH

  18. Group of 11 - G11

  19. Growth And Income Fund

  20. Growth Industry

  21. Growth Recession

  22. Guanxi

  23. Gunnar Myrdal

  24. Hamada Equation

  25. Hang Seng Index - HSI

  26. Hardship Withdrawal

  27. Harmonic Average

  28. HARPEX Shipping Index

  29. Harry Markowitz

  30. Harvard MBA Indicator

  31. Headline Inflation

  32. Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model - HJM Model

  33. Hedonic Regression

  34. Hedonic Treadmill

  35. Herfindahl-Hirschman Index - HHI

  36. Hierarchy-Of-Effects Theory

  37. High Flier

  38. High Minus Low - HML

  39. High-Frequency Trading - HFT

  40. High-Yield Bond

  41. High-Yield Bond Spread

  42. Himalayan Option

  43. Historical Returns

  44. Homemade Dividends

  45. Homemade Leverage

  46. Homogeneous Expectations

  47. Honesty Bond

  48. Horizon Analysis

  49. Horizontal Integration

  50. Horizontal Skew

  51. Hubbert Curve

  52. Hubbert Peak Theory

  53. Hubris

  54. Hull–White Model

  55. Humped Yield Curve

  56. Hypothesis Testing

  57. Hysteresis

  58. Icarus Factor

  59. Illiquid

  60. Imperfect Competition

  61. Imperfect Market

  62. Implementation Lag

  63. Implicit Rental Rate

  64. Imputed Value

  65. In Specie

  66. Incipient Default

  67. Income Effect

  68. Incorporation

  69. Incremental Analysis

  70. Incremental Dividend

  71. Incubation

  72. Indemnity Insurance

  73. Index Divisor

  74. Index ETF

  75. Industry

  76. Industry Lifecycle

  77. Inefficient Market

  78. Infectious Greed

  79. Inflation Targeting

  80. Information Coefficient - IC

  81. Informationally Efficient Market

  82. Initial Production

  83. Inorganic Growth

  84. Input-Output Analysis

  85. Insured Bond

  86. Intellectual Capital

  87. Interest Due

  88. Interest Rate Parity

  89. Interest Sensitive Stock

  90. Interlocking Directorates

  91. Internal Rate Of Return - IRR

  92. International Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

  93. International Currency Markets

  94. International Portfolio

  95. Internet Bubble

  96. Interpolation

  97. Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model - ICAPM

  98. Intertemporal Equilibrium

  99. Intraday Return

  100. Inverse Correlation

Hot Definitions
  1. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
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    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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