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

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