1. Williams %R

  2. Williams Act

  3. Willie Sutton Rule

  4. Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index - TMWX

  5. Win/Loss Ratio

  6. Windfall Profits

  7. Windfall Shares

  8. Windfall Tax

  9. Winding Up

  10. Window Dressing

  11. Window Guaranteed Investment Contract

  12. Window Of Opportunity

  13. Window Settlement

  14. Windstorm Hazard

  15. Windstorm Insurance

  16. Wingspread

  17. Winner's Curse

  18. Winner-Takes-All Market

  19. Winnipeg Commodities Exchange - WCE

  20. Winsorized Mean

  21. Winter Range Form

  22. WIR Bank

  23. Wire Fate Item

  24. Wire Fraud

  25. Wire House

  26. Wire House Broker

  27. Wire Room

  28. Wire Transfer

  29. Wisconsin School of Business

  30. Wisconsin State Life Fund

  31. Witching Hour

  32. With Approved Credit - WAC

  33. With Benefit Of Survivorship

  34. With Discretion

  35. Withdrawal

  36. Withdrawal Benefits

  37. Withdrawal Credits, Pension Plan

  38. Withdrawal Penalty

  39. Withdrawal Plan

  40. Withholding

  41. Withholding Allowance

  42. Withholding Tax

  43. Without Evidence of Insurability

  44. Without Recourse

  45. WM/Reuters Benchmark Rates

  46. Wolfe Wave

  47. Wombat

  48. Women Leaders Round Table - WLRT

  49. Woody

  50. Wool Growers Floater

  51. Word-Of-Mouth Marketing - WOM Marketing

  52. Work And Materials Clause

  53. Work Cell

  54. Work In Progress - WIP

  55. Work Opportunity Tax Credit

  56. Work Ticket

  57. Workable Indication

  58. Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act – WARN

  59. Workers' Compensation

  60. Workers' Compensation Catastrophe Cover

  61. Workers' Compensation Coverage A

  62. Workers' Compensation Coverage B

  63. Workflow

  64. Working Capital

  65. Working Capital Loan

  66. Working Capital Management

  67. Working Capital Turnover

  68. Working Class

  69. Working Control

  70. Working Interests

  71. Working Ratio

  72. Working Reserves

  73. Working-Age Population

  74. Workout Agreement

  75. Workout Assumption

  76. Workout Market

  77. Workout Period

  78. World Bank Group

  79. World Congress Of Accountants - WCOA

  80. World Economic Forum

  81. World Economic Outlook - WEO

  82. World Equity Benchmark Series - WEBS

  83. World Federation Of Stock Exchanges

  84. World Fund

  85. World Gold Council - WGC

  86. World Insurance

  87. World Trade Organization - WTO

  88. WorldCom

  89. Worldwide Coverage

  90. Worldwide Income

  91. Worn Currency

  92. Worthless Securities

  93. Wrap Account

  94. Wrap Fee

  95. Wrap-Around Insurance Program

  96. Wrap-Around Loan

  97. Wrap-Up Insurance

  98. Wraparound Annuity

  99. Wraparound Mortgage

  100. Writ

Hot Definitions
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
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