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. Yield Burning

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
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