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  1. Hollowing Out

    The deterioration of a country’s manufacturing sector when producers opt for low-cost facilities overseas. Some economists argue that the economies of Japan, the United States and other developed ...
  2. Abenomics

    Nickname for the multi-pronged economic program of Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe. Abenomics seeks to remedy two decades of stagnation by increasing the nation’s money supply, boosting government ...
  3. Short Call

    A type of strategy regarding a call option, which is a contract that allows (but does not mandate) its holder to buy a security, in practice a stock, at a particular price during a certain future ...
  4. The Great Recession

    The steep decline in economic activity during the late 2000s, which is generally considered the largest downturn since the Great Depression.
  5. Payout Ratio

    The proportion of earnings paid out as dividends to shareholders, typically expressed as a percentage.
  6. Economic Exposure

    A type of foreign exchange exposure caused by the effect of unexpected currency fluctuations on a company’s future cash flows.
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