Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe

Brent Radcliffe is a digital analyst with a software company based in the Washington, DC area. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in International Economics, and minors in both French and International Relations. Radcliffe is a freelance writer covering topics related to economics, trade and investing.

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  1. Term

    Structured Transaction

    A series of transactions that could have been treated as a single transaction, but that were broken up in order to avoid regulatory oversight.
  2. Term

    Cost Test

    A standard test applied to a process to determine if the net present value of costs associated with an activity will exceed a benchmark or other limit.
  3. Term

    Tenured Capital

    Loans offered by the government to key business sectors.
  4. Term


    A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
  5. Term

    Regional Asset Liquidation Agreement (RALA)

    An agreement between an asset manager and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the disposition of an insolvent bank’s assets.
  6. Term

    Transfer Risk

    The risk that a local currency cannot be converted into the currency that a debt is denominated in.
  7. Term

    The New Deal

    A series of domestic programs designed to help the United States economy from the Great Depression.
  8. Term

    Systematic Manager

    A manager who adjusts a portfolio’s long and short-term positions on a particular security according to price trends.
  9. Term

    Inverse Transaction

    A transaction that can cancel out a forward contract that has the same value date.
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    Unconstrained Investing

    An investment style that does not require a fund or portfolio manager to adhere to a specific benchmark.
  11. Term

    Reference Equity

    The underlying equity that an investor is seeking price movement protection for.
  12. Term

    See-Through Trust

    A trust that is treated as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account.
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    An upgrade or downgrade of a security for reasons considered to poor.
  14. Term

    Valium Picnic

    A market holiday or a slow trading day.
  15. Term


    A broker or investor who makes small size trades.
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