Financial Theory Terms

  1. Subprime Credit

  2. Subprime Credit Card

  3. Subprime Market

  4. Subprime Meltdown

  5. Subscription Right

  6. Super Floater

  7. Supply

  8. Supply Chain Management - SCM

  9. Suspicious Activity Report - SAR

  10. Swap Dealer

  11. Swap Transferring Risk With Participating Element - STRIPE

  12. SWOT Analysis

  13. Synergy

  14. Synthetic

  15. Systematic Risk

  16. T Distribution

  17. Tainted Alpha

  18. Target Rate

  19. Tariff War

  20. Tax-Exempt Security

  21. Tech Bubble

  22. Technical Progress Function

  23. Technocracy

  24. Term

  25. Terminal Value - TV

  26. Terotechnology

  27. Theory Of The Firm

  28. Thomas C. Schelling

  29. Throughput

  30. Tier 1 Common Capital Ratio

  31. Tight Monetary Policy

  32. Time Horizon

  33. Time Series

  34. Time Value of Money - TVM

  35. Time-Period Basis

  36. Time-Preference Theory Of Interest

  37. Tit For Tat

  38. Tjalling C. Koopmans

  39. Toehold Purchase

  40. Top-Down Analysis

  41. Total Bond Fund

  42. Total Liabilities

  43. Total Utility

  44. Trade Surplus

  45. Trading Strategy

  46. Traditional Theory Of Capital Structure

  47. Tragedy Of The Commons

  48. Transaction Deposit

  49. Transfer Of Risk

  50. Traveler's Dilemma

  51. Tree Diagram

  52. Trembling Hand Perfect Equilibrium

  53. Treynor Index

  54. Treynor Ratio

  55. Treynor-Black Model

  56. Tri-Star

  57. Trimmed Mean

  58. Trinomial Option Pricing Model

  59. Triple Exponential Average - TRIX

  60. Trygve Haavelmo

  61. Turnkey Solution

  62. Turtle

  63. Tweezer

  64. Tying

  65. Type I Error

  66. Type II Error

  67. Unconditional Probability

  68. Uncovered Interest Arbitrage

  69. Uncovered Interest Rate Parity - UIP

  70. Underinvestment Problem

  71. Undervalued

  72. Unearned Discount

  73. Uneconomic Growth

  74. Unlevered Cost Of Capital

  75. Unlevered Free Cash Flow - UFCF

  76. Unrealized Loss

  77. Unsold Inventory Index

  78. Unsterilized Foreign Exchange Intervention

  79. Unsystematic Risk

  80. Utilitarianism

  81. Valuation Analysis

  82. Value At Risk - VaR

  83. Value Averaging

  84. Value Chain

  85. Value Network Analysis

  86. Variability

  87. Variable Interest Entity - VIE

  88. Variance

  89. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

  90. Vertical Integration

  91. Viral Site

  92. Volatility Skew

  93. Walras' Law

  94. Waterfall Payment

  95. Weak Form Efficiency

  96. Weekend Effect

  97. Weighted Alpha

  98. Weighted Average

  99. Welfare Economics

  100. What-If Calculation

Hot Definitions
  1. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  2. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  3. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
  4. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  5. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
  6. TIMP (acronym)

    'TIMP' is an acronym that stands for 'Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines.' Similar to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the acronym was coined by and investor/economist to group fast-growing emerging market economies in similar states of economic development.
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