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. Cash and Carry Transaction

    A type of transaction in the futures market in which the cash or spot price of a commodity is below the futures contract price. Cash and carry transactions are considered arbitrage transactions.
  2. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  3. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  4. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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